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Job Vacancy Announcement – Scientific Talent and Recruitment Services Branch

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Office of Management (OM)
Scientific Talent and Recruitment Services (STARS) Branch

Position Overview

The NIMH Scientific Talent and Recruitment Services (STARS) Branch within the NIMH Office of Management (OM) has immediate openings for a Project Officer and Program Analyst.

The STARS Project Officer functions as the liaison between the government and the awarded vendors and works closely with the STARS Team (other project officers, program analysts, and team leadership) points of contact within NIH Institutes and Centers and the vendors. Interested candidates must be a GS-9/11, be able to master the STARS Automation System, and communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. This position requires excellent customer service skills.

The STARS Program Analyst is responsible for creating requisitions and processing vendors’ invoices. Interested candidates must be a GS-7/9, detail-oriented, have strong skills in Excel, and be able to learn the STARS automated system. Prior experience with procurement software (such as NIH Business System) is helpful but not mandatory.

Both positions have a full performance level to a GS-13.

How to Apply

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send your resume to Kim Black (, Branch Chief, NIMH STARS Office.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified candidates with diverse perspectives such as underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and women. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.