Job Overview


National Environmental Satellite,Data@Information Service(NESDIS)is looking for good people to manage our world-class satellite programs.  Our Satellites monitor US and global weather conditions and we also have three world-class data centers.  The data from NESDIS satellites help save lives and resources. Come be a part of NESDIS.

PUBLIC NOTICE:  The Office of Satellite and Product Operations(OSPO) manages and directs National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s 24/7 environmental satellite operations, acquisition,product development and the distribution of environmental data and derived products to domestic and foreign users, and associated services.  The environmental data,products and services are used to support analyses for environmental watches, warnings, forecasts and long-term climate analyses. The Office works with the NESDIS Offices and Centers in planning and developing new satellites, ground systems, supporting the transition of research products to operations, and major modifications of existing systems. The Office provides planning,management, and coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS), U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy and other users for exchange of environmental satellite data. The Office assesses, recommends and plans for acquisition and initiation of environmental satellite products and services with the United States and international community. The Office manages NOAA's Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT)system, and coordinates participation in the International Cospas-Sarsat Program. The Office manages the strategic and tactical environmental and oceanographic ice service at the NOAA Ice Center for the operational requirements of U.S. national interests. For more information click

This position is being posted under Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Authority authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. This position is subject to the provisions of the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Program (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). For more information of Office of Personnel Management Direct-Hire Authority, please click here Direct-Hire Authorities.


This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14. This position may require a one year probationary period. Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized. This is not a bargaining unit position. Must be a Certfied Information Systems Securaity Professional(CISSP);(Validated using 


In this role the incumbent will:

  • Serve as a OSPO Information System Security Officer (ISSO)
  • Serve as a focal point for OSPO IT Security
  • Be responsible for ensuring OSPO IT Security regulatory and reporting compliance
  • Act as the focal point for OSPO IT Security incident or violation response
  • Be responsible for establishing and implementing OSPO IT Security vulnerability scanning,monitoring,testing and disaster/recovery planning and testing.