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Job Title:Deputy Director of Space Flight Systems Directorate

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field

Job Announcement Number:GR13S0001

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0801-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Cleveland, OHView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

NASA is looking for exceptional leaders for the 21st century! If you are interested in leading dynamic organizations responsible for fulfilling or supporting exciting scientific and aeronautic missions, there may be a place for you on the team. Seize this opportunity to use your current skills, build new ones, and make significant contributions to our nation's future. As an added benefit, you would be joining an agency ranked as one of the best places in the Federal government to work.

Serves as Deputy Director of the Space Flight Systems Directorate at Glenn Research Center (GRC) and reports to the Director of Space Flight Systems. The employee serves as chair or member of various Agency, project, and Center panels, committees, or working groups. Duties involve management oversight of crosscutting functions as assigned; and, under delegated authority, exercises authority in project planning, budgeting, scheduling, engineering design and development, testing, and cost control of assigned programs/projects and activities that produce the best results in terms of quality, efficiency, economy, and timeliness.

At a minimum, candidates must be capable to be cleared at a secret security level. Any individual selected for this position must be able to obtain and maintain at a minimum a secret security clearance for this position.

Allowable relocation expenses will be made to any applicant selected from ouside the commuting area.

Note: Please refer to the "How You Will be Evaluated" section for additional application instructions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • First time SES appointees are subject to one-year probationary period.
  • Successful completion of a secret security investigation is required.
  • Position is subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES.
  • This is a drug-testing designated position and frequent travel is required.

DUTIES:

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Under delegation of authority by the Glenn Center Director, the Deputy Director¿s responsibilities include exercising authority in project planning, budgeting, scheduling, engineering design and development, testing, and cost control of assigned programs/projects and activities that produce the best results in terms of quality, efficiency, economy, and timeliness. As assigned by the Director of Space Flight Systems, the Deputy Director is responsible for management oversight of future Glenn assigned crosscutting functions associated with both immediate and long-range objectives and goals of NASA and Glenn Research Center (GRC). The Deputy Director exercises authority of the overall management of a variety of current and future programs and projects spanning all NASA space mission directorates. The Deputy Director negotiates, establishes, and maintains collaborations with other segments of GRC, other NASA Centers, NASA mission directorates, industry, and academia as necessary in support of the NASA mission to explore space and to develop products that benefit humankind. The Deputy Director develops concepts and manages the development of technologies to support the Agency¿s vision for space exploration with emphasis on GRC core competencies in power systems, in-space propulsion, communications, physical sciences, and materials. Additionally, the Deputy Director provides advice and assistance to the Director of Space Flight Systems and staff, other GRC directorate heads, and office chiefs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 projects/programs, 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.


A bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or univeristy in the appropriate field of engineering or the physical sciences (mathematics, life sciences, computer science or other field of science)

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

1. Ability to manage a multi-disciplined, highly sophisticated technical organization with the responsibility to conceptualize, develop, and integrate space flight and ground systems including the management of support and contract organizations.

2. Ability to negotiate, establish, and maintain collaborations with other segments of Glenn Research Center, NASA Centers, NASA mission directorates, national laboratories, industry, academia, and international partners in support of the NASA mission.

3. Ability to develop advanced concepts and manage the maturation and development of space propulsion, power, communications, materials, fluid physics, and related technologies in support of NASA¿s exploration, science, and economic objectives.

4. Experience in providing programmatic leadership in acquisition, project planning, and control of a multi-mission, multi-project organization.

5. Knowledge of aerospace systems engineering and systems integration across the project life cycle for human space flight, science, and technology programs.

1. Bachelor's degree from an accedited college or university in the appropriate field of engineering or the physical sciences (mathematics, life sciences, computer science or other field of science)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


BENEFITS:

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For information about employment as a Senior Executive, please refer to the OPM Handbook.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the Apply Online link. In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember: that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters (including spaces). You will not be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long. If you are a current career member of the SES, or have reinstatement eligibility based on prior service under a career SES appointment, you do not need to address the Executive Core Qualifications. Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to provide additional information, including narrative statements about your managerial and technical qualifications. Responses to the Executive Core Qualifications questions may not exceed 32,200 characters (approximately 10 pages). Responses to technical qualifications are also limited to 32,200 characters. Because your answers will not be saved until you complete the entire application, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS IN A SEPARATE TEXT DOCUMENT AND INSERT THEM INTO THE ON-LINE FORM. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT SAVED. Do NOT include your answers in the body of your USAJOBS resume, since they will be asked separately. We also recommend that you take some time to carefully prepare these documents, especially your Executive Core Qualifications. Helpful information can be found here. If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental information to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements. If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested. All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

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 need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. You must also respond to both the Executive Core Qualifications (Managerial Qualifications) and the Technical Qualifications. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. 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 unless we make you an employment offer. 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 use that as a basis for withdrawing our employment offer.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kimberly Mordaunt
Email: Kimberly.K.Mordaunt@nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Although you may or may not be contacted during the selection process, we will always advise you about the outcome of the announcement. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the individual identified in the Contact section.

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Job Announcement Number:

GR13S0001

Control Number:

338225400