Job Title: Deputy Associate Director for Earth Science Projects DivisionJob Announcement Number: GS13S0002
Department: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency: Goddard Space Flight Center
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to
Friday, April 05, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Greenbelt, MDView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This announcement is open to All Qualified Individuals.
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.
The Earth Science Projects Division is characterized by high cost systematic missions that support interdisciplinary science programs and relatively low to moderate cost, small to medium sized projects that provide pathfinder exploratory and process oriented measurements of Earth science in the areas of atmosphere, oceans, land surface, polar ice and solid Earth. We are looking for a dynamic executive to implement and manage a new way of doing business utilizing innovative, streamlined and efficient management approaches, thereby reducing mission costs and schedule.
Please be prepared to answer the standard Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) questions and additional job-specific technical questions during your applications submission. It is recommended you prepare your answers prior to starting the applications process. It is also recommended you have plain-text versions of your answers. Pasting text directly from Microsoft Word will make your answer difficult to read.
NASA uses the USAJobs resume as the basic application document for SES positions. NASA limits all resumes to the equivalent of about six typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters (including spaces). You cannot complete the application process if your USAJobs resume is too long. More information about the NASA application process is also available under the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.
- Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
- This is a drug-testing designated position.
- First time SES appointees are subject to a one-year probationary period.
- A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES.
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent will serve as the Deputy Associate Director for Earth Science Projects Division (ESPD) in the Flight Projects Directorate and is responsible for designing, developing, integrating, testing, launching, and operating research and operational Earth observing missions that support world class Earth Science investigations for NASA and long-term continuing missions that provide data continuity for operational agencies. With the Associate Director, the Deputy Associate Director provides leadership for the management and coordination of the NASA¿s Earth Systematic Missions Program, supports NASA Earth Science activities in general, and oversees mission and instrument development for other agencies and associated organizations (e.g. NOAA, USGS). The Deputy Associate Director implements and manages a new way of doing business utilizing innovative, streamlined and efficient management approaches, thereby reducing mission costs and schedule.
The Deputy Associate Director will assist the Associate Director for Earth Science in directing the activities of multiple distinct projects and functions; each staffed with employees led by senior technical and administrative managers. In managing these diverse Earth observing missions, the Deputy Associate Director will deal directly and authoritatively with contractors, other NASA centers, the international community and other elements of GSFC. The Deputy Associate Director will report administratively to the Associate Director for Earth Science Projects Division.
The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity and diversity by taking positive steps to support the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in all areas under his/her supervision.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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 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.
1. Extensive experience in planning and establishing goals, objectives, and management strategies for project budgetary requirements and plans for spacecraft, instruments, software and other complex technical equipment and services. Negotiating plans with contractors, field center elements, Headquarters, and/or other government agencies.
2. Hands on experience directing all activities associated with the design, development, integration, testing, calibration, launch and operations of spaceflight instruments, missions and projects.
3. Demonstrated leadership in coordinating project requirements to assure operational requirements and international agreements are met and assuring strong engineering approach is taken for all missions.
4. Demonstrated ability in controlling cost and schedule performance on large spaceflight development projects to assure that fiscal accountability is maintained and that funds are properly expended.
U.S. citizenship is required.
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:Back to top
For information about employment as a Senior Executive, please refer to the OPM Handbook
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.Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
Occasional travel may be required.
Any individual selected for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
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.
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.
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.