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Job opening: General Engineer, AST - Engineering Program Management (Direct Hire)

Salary: $139 395 - 191 900 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC is seeking highly experienced engineers to fill multiple Engineering Program Executive positions, serving as technical/programmatic experts in the management & administration of complex agency aerospace programs, supporting the following divisions: Earth Science, Planetary Science, Heliophysics, and Joint Agency Satellite.

Duties

Duties described below are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee. Provides oversight and manages engineering program/project planning for the development and operation of multi-million/multi-billion dollar spacecraft, instruments, data/ground systems, including technology development activities. Monitors and reports on execution of processes and plans, including consideration of analysis, forecasting, and integration, such as earned value management and risk management, related to space flight and ground system development programs. Provides overall technical advice and consultation on variables and situations affecting planning, integration, coordination, resource allocation and critical management problems associated with flight programs and projects. Performs management planning duties such as concept development, master integration planning, and programming design for programs or projects taking into account technical and programmatic feasibility and agency/partner strategic goals/objectives. Provides technical insight into the development and management of policies, procedures, and operational schedules associated with program and flight projects. Collaborates within HQ, field centers, all levels of management, commercial industry reps, and partner organizations to ensure the successful development, integration and test, launch, and commissioning of spaceflight missions and ground systems. Interacts with senior management to formulate and document agreements and plans for institutional support of flight and data/ground systems activities. Analyzes, coordinates, and integrates a number of complex program elements into activities that represent a program-level position. Promotes diversity and inclusiveness within the workplace, within NASA appointed teams and committees, and within the science community. Fosters a culture of engagement, diversity, inclusiveness, excellence and innovation. Champions NASAs commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility to create an environment that promotes a commitment to safety, integrity, and teamwork.

Requirements

  • 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 or higher level clearance. Investigation/Clearance may differ and be required based on the duties/location-NASA Center requirements.
  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Financial Disclosure, Drug Testing, and/or the Travel Requirements for this position may differ and be required based on the duty location/NASA Center requirements.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.

Qualifications

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 at the GS-14 level, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level: Providing technical guidance in long-range project planning, that may include, developing metrics, analyzing budgets and schedules, and executing the processes for overall scientific or technology development activities; Providing guidance and contributing to project lifecycle milestones and/or participating on reviews; Participating in the development of program concepts, integration plans, and program design for programs and projects aligned with strategic goals and objectives OR participating in the development, integration, testing, launching and/or commissioning of spaceflight instruments, missions, or data/ground systems To qualify at the GS-15 level, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level: Providing technical guidance and leadership in developing and managing policies and procedures, strategic objectives, and/or operational schedules, that may include: developing and managing long-range project planning, establishing metrics, analyzing budgets and schedules, and executing the processes for overall scientific or technology development activities; Managing and overseeing project lifecycle milestones, making decisions and providing evaluations of project reviews; Integrating and/or coordinating concepts, master integration plans, and program design for programs and projects aligned with strategic goals and objectives; OR leading the development, integration, testing, launch and/or commissioning of spaceflight components, instruments, missions or data/ground systems. Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, 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.

Education

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; and that provided an in-depth knowledge of theoretical and practical applications of computer science, including digital computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representations and transformations.

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://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.

All degrees must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation.

Contacts

  • Address NASA Headquarters 300 E St SW Washington, DC 20546 US
  • Name: NASA Shared Services Contact Center
  • Phone: 1-877-677-2123
  • Email: [email protected]

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