Job opening: Supervisory AST Technical Management (Direct Hire)
Salary: $158 026 - 183 500 per year
Published at: Aug 10 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as the Branch Chief for the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division. The Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office is responsible for the curation of all NASA-held extraterrestrial materials including the preservation, documentation, and preparation of samples for investigation by the worldwide scientific community
Supervise a team of scientists who curate and manage all samples of NASA-held extraterrestrial collections.
Initiate project or study reviews, monitor budget and resources, and evaluate progress or changing requirements; provide technical evaluation or study feasibility, justification of planetary mission and Astromaterials laboratory operations.
Serve as a nationally and internationally recognized technical management expert, technical authority, and technical adviser/consultant to NASA management, government agencies, scientific community, and the aerospace industry.
Develop a diverse and inclusive workforce and team and fosters a cooperative, open, helpful and collaborative work environment in the interest of increasing team effectiveness and job satisfaction.
Work with all levels of program officials to resolve and track complex and controversial problems in the area of planetary dynamics, astromaterials sample collection and analysis, and planetary surface observation interpretation.
Oversee related activities by support contractor(s) and its subcontractors, government furnished equipment providers, International Partners (IPs), and other NASA Centers to provide for expedient progress in accordance with program plans.
- This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
- Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
- You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement
- If selected, you will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement
- A one year supervisory probationary period may be required
In addition to the Basic Education Requirement (in the Education section below), to qualify for this position you must meet the requirements below. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
NASA utilizes OPM-approved qualification and rating requirements specific for Aerospace Technology (AST) positions which recognizes NASA's unique aerospace work. The specific qualifications and minimum education requirements are further described below and within the education section of the job announcement.
To qualify for GS-15, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level:
Serving as a Curator, principle investigator, or leader of research related to Astromaterials (i.e., planetary- or extraterrestrial materials) that includes material handling or materials management;
Managing an Astromaterials research laboratory or a collection of planetary- or extraterrestrial materials and planning for future objectives/purposes;
Working with and evaluating technical information related to Astromaterials, collaborating with the research community, and advising others on technical issues related to Astromaterials.
Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own wrds, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.
Basic Education Requirement:
You must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with a major in one of the following:
a) Engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs
b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science or other field of Science
c) Computer Science that included 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course work in any combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science with at least half of those hours in mathematics and statistics courses that included differential and integral calculus.
If you did not complete a qualifying bachelor's degree, you may be eligible if you have obtained a graduate degree in an AST qualifying field, as listed above.
Degrees in engineering technology are not
considered qualifying for this position.
Engineering degrees earned within the United States:
Engineering degrees earned within the United States must be from a college or university that has at least one ABET accredited engineering program. To find out if a school has at least one ABET accredited program, please visit http://www.abet.org
Engineering degrees earned outside the United States:
Engineering degrees earned outside the United States must be recognized by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), often known as accords. These are non-governmental agreements among organizations that accredit academic degree programs. MRAs recognize the substantial equivalence of mature accreditation systems and programs accredited by signatory organizations within their jurisdictions. For a listing of Signatories, please visit, https://www.abet.org/global-presence/mutual-recognition-agreements/is-your-program-recognized/.
Science and other related degrees earned within the United States:
Science and other related degrees must have been awarded from colleges or universities that are accredited by recognized accrediting organizations. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, go to http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
Science and other related degrees earned outside the United States:
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs. These education credentials must be deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
All degrees must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation.
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