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Job opening: Deputy Director Research and Engineering Directorate

Salary: $196 023 - 202 085 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Serves as Deputy Director, Research and Engineering Directorate and reports to the Director, Research and Engineering. The directorate is staffed by approximately 750 professional researchers, scientists, and engineers and technical and administrative civil service staff. The Directorate is responsible for enabling future aerospace missions and new technological capabilities for NASA and the nation with the Directorate's research, technology development, and engineering system development.


This position reports to the Director, Research and Engineering. The Deputy Director Research and Engineering Directorate, in collaboration with, and as assigned by the Director, responsibilities include: Plans, organizes, coordinates, and evaluates the work of the Directorate. Leads and manages the research and engineering for the Glenn Research Center (GRC) in support of aeronautics and space, reimbursable research and development assignments, and implementing technical authority for GRC's project assignments. Establishes and maintains Center engineering standards consistent with NASA engineering policies. Develops, maintains, manages, and allocates research and engineering work and the workforce to deliver on the Center's aeronautics, space, science, and space reimbursable programmatic commitments. Plans and directs research and engineering in the areas of propulsion, power, systems integration, communications, materials and structures. Advocates for resources to ensure a strong technical capability in strategic areas consistent with the Center's roles and mission. Serves as chair member of various Agency and/or Center boards, panels, working groups, and/or committees, as needed or requested. Provides budgetary oversight and management for research and engineering support contracts. Fosters and continually drives a culture of engagement, diversity, inclusiveness, excellence, and innovation within and outside of the organization and NASA. Champions the Agency's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and creates an environment and culture that promotes and enables the Agency's commitment to safety, inclusion, integrity, teamwork, and excellence.


  • The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report' (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Initial Senior Executive Service (SES) Career appointee is subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment and random drug testing may be required.
  • Must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


You must have the skill and ability to perform the duties described above as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/leadership experience, normally obtained over several years by serving in positions at the GS-15 level or equivalent. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you MUST address each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) and Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) separately. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible. We recommend you provide two (2) examples of relevant experience for each ECQ. Responses to ALL ECQs must not exceed ten (10) pages; MTQ responses must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Please include your full name on all documents submitted. If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program and been certified by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) you MUST submit a resume and in a separate document address the MTQs. Any ECQs submitted will not be considered. Your resume must clearly state that you are a current career SES, eligible for reinstatement, or SES CDP certified and year of certification. When preparing your responses to the ECQs and MTQs, you are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualification. For a sample template on how to format your ECQ narrative visit NASA's Executive Leadership Opportunities. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: ECQ 1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. ECQ 2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. ECQ 3 - Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: MTQ 1- Demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of research and engineering disciplines in basic and applied research, development, design, and integration of aeronautics and space flight systems, science, and technology. MTQ 2- Demonstrated experience in utilizing traditional and non-traditional partnerships (such as a diverse mix of private industry and other federal agencies) to develop research and engineering capabilities.


This position has a positive education requirement. To be eligible, you must clearly state in your resume the following: degree, major and/or minor, and college/university.

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: 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 credential evaluation service 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, click here.


  • Address Glenn Research Center 21000 Brookpark Rd Cleveland, OH 44135 US
  • Name: NASA Executive Staffing
  • Email: [email protected]


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