Director, Public Engagement and Multimedia

Washington D.C.
Apr 03, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be paid consistent with NASA's policy.

  • First time SES appointees are subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required
  • To qualify, candidates must have the skill and ability to perform the duties described above as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/managerial experience, normally with several years at the GS-15 level or equivalent, which demonstrates clearly the ability to manage people and resources. Candidates must also demonstrate qualifications in the managerial and technical areas noted below. See the SES Handbook and NASA's Guide to Effectively Preparing Executive Core Qualifications for more information. IMPORTANT: CANDIDATES MUST FULLY ADDRESS ALL ITEMS UNDER EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS AS WELL AS ALL ITEMS UNDER TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU COMPLETE YOUR ANSWERS OFF-LINE IN ADVANCE OF BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, SO THAT YOU CAN INSERT THEM INTO THE ELECTRONIC FORM. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT SAVED. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:1. Leading Change - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. 2. Leading People - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. 3. Results Driven - Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. 4. Business Acumen - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 5. Building Coalitions - Involves 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.

    SES Technical Qualification Questions

    1. Experience in leading the design and delivery of comprehensive communication initiatives, including
    complex and politically sensitive aerospace, technology and science policy issues orally and in writing.
    Significant experience in advising senior organization executives on possible public and media reactions to
    proposed policy statements or agency activities, decisions, strategies, etc., in order to achieve desired results.

    2. Executive-level leadership in the planning, design, conduct or oversee, and evaluate integrated, multiplatform
    (print, broadcast, web, social media, events, etc.) national and regional communication strategies to
    increase understanding and awareness of organizational topics, and engagement by internal and external

    3. Expertise in all facets of journalism, including demonstrable sound news judgment and ability to assess
    the merit and effectiveness of presented material with expertise in effectively editing news and other internal
    and external information for publication or broadcast.

    4. Executive-level experience in the development and execution of press conferences, media briefings,
    media availabilities, interviews and other news events, and facilitate media interviews with agency senior
    officials and provide guidance to interview subjects on advisable conduct during news media contacts.

    5. Supervision and leadership experience in the creation of employee work plans, monitor assignments,
    development and supervision of performance standards, and complete staff evaluations.

    There are no education requirements for this position.

    Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation. This announcement is for a career appointment to a position in the NASA Senior Executive Service (SES). Persons entering the SES for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period. A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES. This statement will be used to avoid conflicting situations in employment through advice and counseling. Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

    Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants
    NASA Credit for National Service

    Relocation expenses may be paid consistent with NASA's policy.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Panel based on the managerial and technical qualification requirements stated in this announcement. Eligible candidates will be placed in qualified and highly-qualified categories. Interviews, and qualification and suitability inquiries may be requested. The highly-qualified will be referred to the appropriate official who will recommend selection.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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