Manager for Science and Technology Utilization

Wallops Island, Virginia
Nov 26, 2022
Dec 03, 2022
Full Time

The Manager for Science and Technology Utilization:
  • Guides science and technology maturation leaders, Artemis programs and missions, and ensures optimum use of International Space Station, Lower Earth Orbit, and ground analogs in preparation for human missions to Mars.
  • Oversees and leads the definition of critical research needed to develop requirements for the human exploration architecture. Defines tasks for the Science and Technology Utilization team members to accomplish the research needed.
  • Serves as an ombudsman on science and utilization of human spaceflight for exploration utilization, research, and demonstration/simulation strategy for ESDMD and SOMD Associate Administrators (AA), Deputy AAs, Division Directors, and Program Managers.
  • Serves as a liaison and coordinates activities with international partners across ESDMD and SOMD divisions and programs to achieve consistent human spaceflight science and utilization cooperation across spaceflight platforms.
  • Advises Science Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate on development and policy which will enhance utilization on human spaceflight platforms in support of the Agency's strategic goals.
  • Works in coordination with the NASA Chief Scientist, Chief Technologist, and Chief Health and Medical Officer on ESDMD and SOMD utilization plans.
  • Coordinates with programs and public affairs offices across the agency to develop communication strategy about exploration research and accomplishments to stakeholders and the public.


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
  • Successful completion of random drug screening may be required.
  • Must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Candidates must be a recognized subject matter expert with at least 1 year of directly related experience equivalent to the GS-15 level in technology utilization and operations including analyzing, interpreting, reporting, and/or publishing scientific data; flight research in multiple areas, including demonstrated experience managing the relationship between science and engineering, particularly as applied to human space flight.

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.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you MUST address each Senior Level (SL) Evaluation Criteria separately not to exceed a total of ten (10) pages. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible. Please cite experience directly related to the specialized experience requirements (outlined above) when addressing the SL evaluation criteria #2 (Technical Excellence and Contributions) and SL evaluation criteria #5 (Corporate Cooperation and Technical Leadership Skills). For the full definition of the SL Evaluation Criteria and Process please click here. Please include your full name on all documents submitted.


1. Education Level and Training

2. Technical Excellence and Contributions
a. Experience/Accomplishments
b. Technical and Strategic Problem Solving
c. Information Transfer

3. Awards and Recognition

4. Outside Professional Activities

5. Corporate Cooperation and Technical Leadership Skills


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 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, click here .

Additional information

This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date.

The selectee receives a temporary promotion and serves for a period of 3 to 5 years. Upon conclusion of the temporary promotion, the selectee will then return to an appropriate position at a grade level no lower than the grade previously held. This temporary promotion may be converted to a permanent appointment without further competition. This temporary promotion may be terminated at any time.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

NASA may discuss and consider candidate duty station location after selection, which means that the duties can be performed at any NASA location. The selected candidate will need to relocate and report to an on-site NASA location or duty station, which may be different from where he/she currently resides.