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.
Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other relevant field of science. A Ph.D. is highly desirable. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.
1. Recognized in the science community for research and publications in development and application of Earth science and space-based observations, including EARTH system science, climate, remote sensing.
2. Experience in leading the implementation of complex Earth science research projects, including proposal development, budget formulation, managing and developing staff, and advocating new projects to senior level officials and the science community.
3. Ability to successfully manage an organization with a variety of research projects; a diverse staff including civil servants, university partners, and contractors; and advanced laboratory facility in a competitive research funding environment.
4. Demonstrated ability to serve as an effective advocate of an organization's science objectives and projects in the context of reviewing, studying, presenting and justifying various aspects of exploration requirements in a manner to provide for effective long-range planning and implementation without significant change in allocated resources (e.g., civil service staffing, support service contractor support).
5. Ability to build partnerships with external organizations with mutual goals to collaboratively develop advanced missions and research projects.
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.