Supervisory AST Engineering Program Manager (Robotics)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Greenbelt, Maryland
Posted
Nov 24, 2020
Closes
Dec 01, 2020
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Serves as the Associate Director for the Exploration and In-space Services (ExIS) Projects Division, supporting the Director and Deputy Directors of the Flight Project Directorates and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) senior leaders by leading and managing the division. Serving as the GSFC representative to the OSAM (On-Orbit Servicing Assembly Manufacturing) community.
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Responsibilities

  • Manages and performs professional, scientific, and technical work concerned with multi-disciplinary engineering projects such as the Raven, Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) to accomplish the Division work in support of Agency exploration programs.
  • Provides program and project management for all phases of development, including the planning, design, cost analysis, test and evaluation of early technology development, flight hardware development, and on-orbit operations.
  • Develops and implements a Program Risk Management Plan which identifies, analyzes, tracks, controls and mitigates identified programmatic risks to be presented to senior leadership.
  • Administers program activities such as development of mission architecture and strategic partnerships to meet the needs of the stakeholders from formulation of requirements through delivery of the final product.
  • Oversees budget, scheduling, and procurement activities for programs such as RRM.
  • Ensures compliance of program requirements.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement


Qualifications

You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, and/or directly related education, as shown below, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.

To qualify for GS-15, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level such as: Leading and/or managing a team of engineers in the flight maturation and development of the robotic satellite servicing spacecraft, various systems, and related servicing hardware that provides the key capabilities of refueling; Developing new mission architectures that are enabled by servicing and assembly capabilities such as robot hardware, modular and cooperative servicing interfaces, large assembled structures; Administering robotic and human servicing through the management of on-orbit servicing missions; Developing and presenting technical presentations that represent the work of the Division to senior leadership, stakeholders, and the public; Actively advocating for transferring servicing technologies to civil, security, and commercial stakeholders through activities such as writing concise proposals, creating and conducting presentations to all levels within the organization, and presenting information at national/international conferences.

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.

Education

You must have successfully completed a bachelor's or graduate degree with a major in either a) engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs or b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science, Computer Science*, or other field of physical science.
*Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus.

Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.

To find out if a school has an ABET accreditation, go to http://www.abet.org.

Degrees must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation.

Engineering degrees earned outside the United States: Engineering degrees earned outside the Unites States must be recognized by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), often known as accords. These are non-governmental agreements among organizations that accredit academic degree programs. MRAs recognize the substantial equivalence of mature accreditation systems and programs accredited by signatory organizations within their jurisdictions. For a listing of Signatories, please visit, https://www.abet.org/global-presence/mutual-recognition-agreements/is-your-program-recognized/.

Science and other related degrees earned within the United States: Science and other related degrees must have been awarded from colleges or universities that are accredited by recognized accrediting organizations. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, go to http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .

Science and other related degrees earned outside the United States: 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, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

Additional selections may be made for similar positions across NASA within the local commuting area of the location identified in this announcement . By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) within NASA. CTAP/ICTAP will be cleared for any additional selection from this announcement.

This position is announced under Direct Hire Authority.

If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must:
- Indicate your eligibility when applying for a position. The questionnaire asks you to identify your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility.
- Meet the minimum qualifications requirements for the position
-Submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP as indicated in 'Required Documents'

For additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, click here - https:// www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/#ictap.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.

You will be assessed on the following competencies:
Oral Communication, Planning and Evaluating, Technical Competence, Written Communication, Executive Management

NASA considers paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

A complete application package includes a resume, required documents and completion of the vacancy announcement questionnaire. Please see this guidance: What to include in your resume . Your resume should describe your specialized experience and support your answers to the vacancy announcement questionnaire

The following documents are required:
  • Resume
  • Transcript


There may be other supporting documents (licenses, certification, veterans preference, transcripts, etc.), depending on your answers to the questionnaire and job announcement description, that you may have to submit, please verify your application.

If you are a surplus or displaced employee (CTAP and ICTAP), submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes copies of your agency notice, most recent Performance Rating and most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

If you do not submit a transcript, we will not use your education when deciding if you're qualified for the job and you may lose consideration.

Official documents are required at the time of appointment for verification of eligibility and qualifications.

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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