Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 25, 2020
Closes
Oct 02, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Office, Human Exploration Mission Directorate (HEOMD), the incumbent provides the Deputy Associate Administrator with recommendations and coordination of communications and navigation policy and services supporting both human and robotic spaceflight missions.
This vacancy has been amended to extend the closing date to Monday, October 5, 2020.
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Responsibilities

This position reports to the Deputy Associate Administrator for SCaN/Program Manager. The Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation:

- Supports the Deputy Associate Administrator for SCaN and provides programmatic and policy recommendations for managing resources and assets of the integrated Agency-wide SCaN Program and associated networks and facilities, including overall responsibilities for frequency spectrum management and long term planning for all NASA scientific and human flight applications.

- Develops policy recommendations and provides guidance for functions supporting SCaN including spectrum, standards, technology, external coordination, resources, and systems engineering. As such, the incumbent advises senior leadership across the agency and in particular HEOMD on all matters of spectrum management, as well as international communications and navigation policies and processes critical to enabling interagency space interoperability.

- Provides leadership and advocacy at the Agency level, representing the SCaN Program functions, activities, and interests to the international, interagency, congressional, and commercial communities.

- Develops SCaN Program policy recommendations and guidelines relative to external organizations to ensure that customer requirements are effectively satisfied.

-Develops and maintains SCaN Program execution plan for ensuring mission success for all current and planned space flight missions through effective management of resources and funding priorities of the SCaN networks.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

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.
  • 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.


Qualifications

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 address the MTQs, but do not need to address the ECQs.

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 and NASA's Guide to Effectively Preparing Executive Core Qualifications . 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 national and international multi-Agency collaboration regarding space communications and navigation.

MTQ 2- Demonstrated experience in space communications systems engineering, architecture development, and radio telecommunications spectrum management related to space communications and space science sensing areas.

Education

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All qualifications requirements must be met by 10/05/2020. You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application will be evaluated based on your narrative statements addressing the ECQs and MTQs. Your application will then be referred to and evaluated by an Executive Resources Panel (ERP) and will be placed in one of the following categories: Not Qualified, Qualified, or Highly-qualified. Candidates may receive an interview and/or a reference check. The ERP will make a recommendation to the appropriate approving authority.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

You must provide a complete application package. If you do not provide all required information, you will not be considered for this position.

1. Resume showing relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry. Your resumes must not exceed ten (10) pages or 32,000 characters.
2. Executive Core Qualifications narrative responses, if applicable.
3. Mandatory Technical Qualifications narrative responses.

You may be asked to provide additional documentation to support your eligibility and the information provided in your application package. For example, we may request transcripts, SF-50s, SES Candidate Development Program certificate, etc. Therefore, we encourage you to have these documents prepared and ready when requested by the agency. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

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