Competencies Dictionary

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).

Technical Competencies Group

Administration

Analysis

Communications

Finance

Information Technology

Scientific

Workforce Management