Chief Science Data Officer

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 16, 2020
Closes
Oct 24, 2020
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent serves as the Science Mission Directorate's (SMD) Chief Science Data Officer. The incumbent is responsible for both leadership of SMD's data strategy and policy and the implementation of the Earth Science Division's (ESD) Data Program (approximately $300 million budget). This position will report to the ESD Division Director and will collaborate with all SMD divisions.
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Responsibilities

  • Determines and presents the ESD Data Programs to the ESD, NASA senior management, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress, and other agencies and organizations.
  • Leads SMD-wide strategic initiatives and establishes new data and software policies to improve the planning, management, and utilization of scientific data across divisions.
  • Leads the development and implementation of open data policies, agreements, and partnerships with interagency, commercial, and international partners for ESD; advises other divisions within SMD on the same.
  • Leads multifaceted projects within the ESD to capture, process and deliver data collected from over 20 active Earth science instruments and missions.
  • Serves as the SMD liaison to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the Business Innovation Office (BIO) for matters related to open data policies, data management, and associated digital transformation initiatives.
  • Leads, budgets, and implements scientifically relevant advanced data system engineering approaches that enable open science.
  • Demonstrates strategic leadership and collaboration experience with senior stakeholders to establish and achieve goals related to open data policies, data management, and associated digital transformation initiatives across science disciplines.
  • Negotiates agreements/contracts with commercial, academic, and international institutions.
  • Implements advanced data system engineering approaches including continuous evolution, open access methodologies for data and software, analysis tools like Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, cloud computing, and data science.
  • Maintains background in scientific data systems engineering, including the development of cloud computing and open source software for scientific analysis.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Position subject to random drug testing
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required


Qualifications

Candidates must possess broad engineering expertise at least 1 year of which is in positions at or comparable to the GS-15 level, and must be a recognized subject matter expert.

A qualified candidate must posses expert knowledge and substantial experience in leading, budgeting, and implementing scientifically relevant advanced data system engineering approaches (examples include: continuous evolution, open access methodologies for data and software, analysis tools like Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, cloud computing, and data science) that enable open science; demonstrated strategic leadership and collaboration experience with senior stakeholders (examples include: commercial, interagency and international stakeholders, organization internal stakeholders, and other research and end-user stakeholders) to establish and achieve goals related to open data policies, data management, and associated digital transformation initiatives across multiple science or other relevant disciplines; and experience in negotiating both contracts and agreements (examples of agreements include: commercial, academic, and international institutions). Experience must be clearly demonstrated in the resume.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you MUST address each Senior Level (SL) Evaluation Criteria. For the full definition of the SL Evaluation Criteria and Process please visit https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/final_sl_application_and_evaluation_process_2.pdf.

SL EVALUATION CRITERIA:

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

Education

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.

Additional information

If the selectee is a current Agency employee with placements rights, the employee will receive a temporary promotion and serve for a period of 3 to 5 years. Upon conclusion of the temporary promotion, the selectee will either return to an appropriate position at a grade level no lower than the grade previously held OR will be converted permanently without further competition.

If the selectee is not a current Agency employee, the selectee will be placed on a term appointment for a period of 3 to 5 years. Upon conclusion of the term appointment, the appointment will either conclude OR the selectee may be converted permanently without further competition.

This temporary promotion/term appointment may be terminated at any time.

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume.

NASA's Applicant Guide (https://applyonline.nasa.gov/applicant_guide.html) provides the information
needed to assist you in determining whether or not you can claim 5 or 10 point veterans preference. You
should not submit documents to prove your eligibility for veterans preference at this time. However, you
must be prepared to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-
15 plus proof required by that form) as requested by the Human Resources Office. Veterans preference will
only be considered based on what is supported For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only
able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. 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.

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.

U.S. citizenship is required.

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 the closing date of this vacancy.

A category rating method will be used to evaluate candidates. All candidates will be assigned to either the Minimally Qualified, Qualified, or Highly Qualified category based on the degree to which their competencies meet the General Qualifications. All candidates in the Highly Qualified group, which is the highest quality category, will be referred for further evaluation by a panel of subject matter experts against the Senior Level (SL) evaluation criteria under the "General Qualifications" section of this vacancy announcement. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the Panel. The three categories identified as Highly Qualified, Qualified, or Minimally Qualified categories are defined as:

Highly Qualified Category- Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

Qualified Category- Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

Minimally Qualified Category- Fails to meet criteria described in the Qualified category.

Information for Veterans: The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category.

Additional application guidance is available in NASA's Applicant Guide
(https://applyonline.nasa.gov/applicant_guide.html).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide . Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. 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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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