The competencies included represent the basic knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors that administrative employees at NIH need to be successful.
The competencies are divided into four sections:
- Non-Technical: These are foundational competencies such as “Communication” and “Leveraging Technology” which can be applied across NIH administrative positions.
- Technical: These competencies represent the skill sets required for specific functional areas.
- Leadership & Management: Represent the essential competencies necessary to be a successful leader or manager at NIH.
- Executive Proficiencies: These proficiencies are designed to identify the skill sets of the top levels of management and can be used as a guide for individuals aspiring to reach these positions (e.g., IC Director, Deputy IC Director, Scientific Director, Extramural Director, or Executive Officer).