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Announcing the SES Standards Professional Competencies Project


SES has partnered with the Women in Standards to undertake an initiative to create a competency framework for standardization professionals and contributors. This framework will be used to support an overhaul of our current SES Certification Program and to guide our continuing professional development educational offerings moving forward. 

The first step in this process is to obtain a greater understanding of the various job roles and the associated required knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes needed for today’s standardization professionals. To that end, SES endeavors to develop a clearinghouse of job descriptions. This clearinghouse will be helpful in two distinct ways. First, the information can be used to provide a framework of the categories and necessary skills needed. Second, the information can serve as a resource to hiring managers and human resource professionals when creating new job descriptions or updating existing ones.


We are seeking to obtain sample job descriptions for all different levels of positions and different functions within the standardization profession. Ideally, we would like to collect sample job descriptions from government, industry, SDOs, conformity assessment organizations, standards product developers and resellers, etc. The position need not be a full-time standardization professional; we are equally interested to see position descriptions where any effort of work to support standards activities is listed.

Please send as many job descriptions as you are willing to share to:

All job descriptions submitted will be “genericized”, meaning we still strip away any specific organization identifying information such as organization name, etc., before sharing publicly. Please submit your job descriptions by: September 30, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding this project initiative, please contact Mike Morrell, SES Executive Director, at