AST, Engineering Technology Utilization and Commercialization

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 17, 2017
Closes
May 25, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Strategic Partnership Office (SPO), National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking a skilled engineer to serve as a Technology Transfer Discipline Manager. This position is one of the prime external interfaces in the SPO and serves as a GSFC expert in 1) developing external partnerships for the co-development of technologies; 2) developing commercialization partnership strategies for technologies developed at GSFC; 3) managing specific technology portfolios of inventions and innovations; and 4) licensing of intellectual property.

COMMENTS:

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KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Position subject to a pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required
  • In addition to the basic education requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

    Specialized experience is defined as 1) evaluating new technologies developed by/for U.S. federal research laboratories for potential commercial applications, and developing and implementing marketing strategies for identification of potential licensees of government owned intellectual property (IP), 2) establishing/negotiating IP licensing agreements in compliance with federal regulations regarding the licensing of government-owned patents and copyrights, 3) establishing/negotiating formal collaborative agreements (e.g. Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Space Act Agreements) between a U.S. federal laboratory and private sector companies, non-profit organizations, other government agencies, or academic institutions, and 4) managing an IP portfolio for technology transfer and strategic collaboration projects.

    To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree-received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.

    Basic education requirement (combine with appropriate grade level AST qualification statement) Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Life Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate physical science or engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.

    *Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science that provided in-depth knowledge of the following: (1) theoretical foundations 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; and (2) essential mathematical and statistical techniques. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus

    Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.

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