Physical Scientist, AST, Science Program Management

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Duties described below are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.
  • Organizes/implements proposal review teams, including coordination with HQ's, other Centers, other Agencies and institutions.
  • Manages proposal review processes, which result in mission and investigation selections for subsequent implementation by project organizations.
  • Communicates proposal evaluation results including technical, management and cost issues associated with Earth and/or Space science missions to top management officials both orally and through written documentation.
  • Analyzes internal and external customer requirements, presenting needed changes/activities to the highest levels of management.
  • Provides overall technical insight into the development/management of policies, procedures, and operational schedules necessary for evaluating space science missions.
  • Performs pre-program planning duties, such as analyze/develop SMD announcement of opportunities, provide or review preproposal conference material, and develops schedule and staff plan.
  • Manages and directs overall development efforts including monitoring contractors, for a significant end product or a major subject matter entity of extensive scope/variety, such as an assessment of a variety of spacecraft systems.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the SMD Science Programs and implementation processes as well as an understanding of project management, systems engineering and integration and test practices.
  • Leads special studies and/or independent assessments of aspects of space science missions.
  • Applying Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement, Announcement of Opportunity or NASA Research Announcements (NRAs) processes, and science program


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement
  • Please see the "Additional Information" section for important information about COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees.
  • This vacancy has been amended to extend the closing date from 1/12/22 to 1/19/22


Qualifications

In addition to the basic education requirement (shown below), 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.

To qualify for GS-14, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level: Applying Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement, Announcement of Opportunity or NASA Research Announcements (NRAs) processes, and science program goals toassist with planning, negotiating, formulating program solicitation requirements and evaluating flight project science mission proposals; supporting project management, systems engineering and integration and test practices for flight projects of science missions as required to support the mission and investigation evaluation and selection process.

To qualify for GS-15, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level: Managing and negotiating proposals and the review process; experience applying Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement, Announcement of Opportunity or NASA Research Announcements (NRAs) processes, and science program goals to formulate program solicitation requirements and evaluating flight project science mission proposals; experience with all phases of the project management process and performing systems engineering and integration and test practices for science missions to support the mission and investigative evaluations and selection process.

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

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. We will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.
Due to COVID-19, NASA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

Additional selections may be made for similar positions across NASA within the local commuting area(s) of the location(s) 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.

Current federal employees must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible for this position. To be eligible, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in a position no more than 1 grade lower than the advertised position. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. If your eligibility for both merit promotion and/or time-in-grade cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible. Please see Required Documents for additional information).
Note: Time-in-grade requirements also apply to applicants who have held a non-temporary, competitive service GS position in the past year.

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.
- Be well qualified for this position to receive consideration. Candidates rated in the 'Best Qualified' category are considered well-qualified. Please see 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for more information.
- 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.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility (http://nasapeople.nasa.gov/hclwp/term-appointments.htm) under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.