Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs)

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The Tech Hubs program is an economic development initiative that leverages existing R&D strengths and technology demonstration and deployment capacities (public and private) within a region to drive technology- and innovation-centric growth and to catalyze the creation of good jobs for American workers at all skill levels equitably and inclusively. EDA is seeking quality job applicants under special hiring authority. Check out our open positions here and apply today. Employees hired under EDA’s Tech Hubs Hiring Authority are hired as Schedule A employees into the excepted service for a period not to exceed two years which may be extended an additional 2 years.

Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs (Tech Hubs)

Program Director (1 Position)

Location: Washington, D.C.


Program Implementation Oversight: Oversee the strategy and implementation of all assigned program.

  • Conduct outreach to build awareness, educate and provide technical assistance to potential applicants, particularly those from underserved communities;
  • Develop and implement a grant review process to review and evaluate application and select awardees in a transparent, consistent manner;
  • Announce awardee for the various grants, as well as appropriately notifying all applicants of their status, including informing key stakeholders (e.g., Congress, other federal agencies).
  • Provide technical assistance to applicants and awardees to ensure maximum participation in EDA programs

Project Management: Effectively run a project management team and office that will continually have a pulse on the status, metrics, success, issues, barriers, etc. of the various programs.

  • Regularly maintain an up-to-date dashboard on the key metrics to monitor progress and potential issues for the programs;
  • Appropriate action to address issues or escalating issues with the implementation of any programs;
  • Effectively coordinate grant management processes and decisions across programs.
  • Ensure all grant funds are distributed in a timely and effective manner.

Team Management: Oversee and manage a team of up to 10 direct reports and coordinate with a team to effectively implement EDA's programs.

  • Effectively work with and assign tasks to indirect reports.

Outreach and Communications: Oversee the outreach and communications strategy and implementation for the programs.

  • Manage the team that will execute the outreach and communications plan
  • Ensure outreach and communications aligns with overall priorities.
  • Ensure outreach and communications is designed to reach historically underserved communities.

Management & Program Analyst (2 Positions)

Location: Washington, D.C.


As a Management & Program Analyst (Public Notice Flyer), you will:

  • Support the design, creation, and evaluation of federal grant programs.
  • Serve as technical advisor for assigned program activities, obtaining appropriate resources to facilitate accomplishment of objectives.
  • Conduct programmatic analyses and in-depth reviews of grant and cooperative agreement proposals and modifications for program alignment, consistency, and conformity with EDA policy.
  • Make recommendations for the development or modification of program objectives and resource utilization to achieve the established goals, and to improve the performance of operating programs.
  • Plans and/or directs complex projects requiring evaluation and identification of a variety of operational problems, evaluating alternative solutions and recommending appropriate action.
  • Prepare and/or conduct briefings for higher level management to explain the specific analysis of subject matter, as well as to provide recommendations or action plans and provide guidance and/or direction for implementation.
  • Manage, track, and collect information on performance measurements and data while developing methods and practices to improve data quality and performance.
  • Provide information and technical assistance to both internal and/or external stakeholders on appropriate areas including program parameters and evaluation criteria.