POSITION SUMMARY: Provides specialized support to the Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratories in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD(R&E)) and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research (ODASD(R)). Supports oversight and program management of science and technology (S&T) to solve current and future challenges for the Department of Defense (DoD). The ODASD(R) requires highly specialized technical, program, and administrative support services to achieve its mission. RESPONSIBILTIES: The individual shall provide support required to manage and execute efforts in the Laboratories Office. These support activities include: Identify and analyze business models for the DoD in-house laboratories for improvements in productivity of the Department-wide research and engineering enterprise. Identify the Department of Defense core technical competencies (CTC) and assess the support of the CTCs by the DoD's laboratories. (Please note that a draft list of CTCs have been developed by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L))/OASD(R&E)/ODASD(R)/Laboratories Office). Survey recognized world class laboratories within industry, academia and other government agencies to develop recommendations for improvements within the existing defense laboratory system. Support the development of a strategy to sustain a world class laboratory system. Identify required critical facilities, equipment and infrastructure for in-house laboratories. Improve linkage between the Defense Laboratory Enterprise, warfighter, technology program management and the Department of Defense budget process by continuation of the Unified Research and Engineering Database (URED). In partnership with the DTIC, support the URED, and provide assistance to the DoD Components in complying with the OASD(R&E) data calls and requirements. Support strategy to expand rapid fielding capabilities of the DoD laboratories. Support Laboratory Office engagement on S&T Executive Committee (EXCOM) and associated S&T Deputies Council. Assist to improve Strategy to use Service laboratories to leverage private sector innovation and concurrently develop new business models for the Technology Transfer process. Build a long term strategic plan for Lab Military Construction (MILCON) and recapitalization. (Please note that with regard to the role of the Laboratories Office with the Services MILCON submissions, the Laboratories Office is providing coordination with the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment (DUSD(I&E)) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Support the Lab Office by drafting the charters and engaging on established and planned Laboratory Quality Enhancement Panel subgroups (e.g., personnel subpanel, infrastructure subpanel, etc.). Update the biennial DoD laboratory demographics report. Keep an updated register of the DoD Laboratory Enterprise. Prepare Congressional reports as directed from the annual National Defense Authorization Act. Update DoD instructions and directives as required by OUSD(AT&L). Gather data in support of the development of Congressional Reports. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires bachelor's degree or equivalent, and 10 to 12 years of related (project support or management) experience, but in this case requires a Master's degree. Experience Preferred: Five (5) years' recent and relevant experience. Demonstrated progressive responsibility in project management positions supporting the DoD science and technology enterprise. Work experience in positions requiring exceptional oral and written communication skills, and above-average skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel applications. Demonstrated success in the conception and execution of new projects (i.e., no pre-existing business processes), and without detailed guidance from the client, and often within very short deadlines. Education: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Master's degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, other relevant field is preferred. Degree requirement waived in lieu of significant recent and relevant work experience: minimum of five (5) years' active duty military or minimum of ten (10) years' experience. Travel: Occasional CONUS and OCONUS travel required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.