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Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Goddard Space Flight Center

Job Announcement Number:GS13S0006

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$119,554.00 to $170,400.00 / Per Year


Thursday, October 31, 2013 to Friday, November 29, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Greenbelt, MD View Map


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 Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, with responsibility for ensuring that Center information resources are managed in compliance with Federal and Agency policies and procedures. Responsible for ensuring that the Center's investments in IT are in alignment with the Agency's Information Resources Management (IRM) Strategic Plan and that the Center complies with the NASA Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process in establishing the Center IT Investment Portfolio.



  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES.
  • This is a drug-testing designated position.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.


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The incumbent serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and reports to the Agency CIO, with responsibility for ensuring that Center information resources are managed in compliance with Federal and Agency policies and procedures. Relevant policies and procedures may be defined through legislation such as the Clinger-Cohen Act, the E-Gov Act, and the Federal Information Technology (IT) Security Management Act (FISMA); OMB Circulars (e.g., A-130); or policies established by the NASA Chief Information Officer.

The incumbent ensures that the Center's investments in IT are in alignment with the Agency's Information Resources Management (IRM) Strategic Plan and that the Center complies with the NASA Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process in establishing the Center IT Investment Portfolio. The CIO represents GSFC as a member of the NASA CIO Board, and is responsible for integrating, verifying, and communicating the Center's requirements, issues, and concerns on Agency-wide matters under Board consideration. The incumbent's Board responsibilities also include supporting the NASA CIO by remaining cognizant of current and planned Agencywide systems and services and coordinating Center participation in Agencywide CIO initiatives. The incumbent manages a range of information systems and services to support Center programmatic, engineering, scientific, and administrative functions for GSFC. This includes planning, engineering, acquiring and operating computer systems, including voice, data, and video networks, as well as the acquisition of software products and the development of application software.

Specifically the incumbent is responsible for:
-Managing organizational functions and efforts, including contract/procurement management, technology development, organizational planning and staffing, human capital management, and other senior management functions as assigned.
-Defining Center wide support process requirements and implementing cost effective solutions that enable the Center¿s science, engineering, and flight program/project community to meet Center mission requirements.
-Providing long-range planning for meeting Center requirements for information resources and management systems, IT security, software engineering technologies, administrative and technical management information.
- Providing technical management and direction to the associated hardware, software, and information systems contractors; developing and implementing project management activities associated with these functions, including the generation, definition, and execution of management plans, implementation plans, and schedules.

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.


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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 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.

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. Applicants must demonstrate significant experience and a proven track record of accomplishments in the direction, management, oversight and financial control of IT infrastructure and assets for an organization of comparable size and scope.

2. Applicants must demonstrate experience and accomplishments in developing both strategic and tactical linkages between mission, productivity, budget and implementation of IT policies, procedures, services, and compliance in a cost-effective manner.

3. Applicants must demonstrate state of the art working knowledge in areas such as modern IT systems, IT security procedures, local and wide-area networking architectures and quality of service standards. Operational experience with managing large scale security operations or consolidated services is desirable.

4. Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge or experience in areas such as IT research, development and operational environments and strategies for leveraging and integration across these environments.

5. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in a related field, such as computer science, information systems, science, or engineering is desirable.

U.S. citizenship is required


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.


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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.

Any individual selected for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.


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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.

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.


Charlee Marcus
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL


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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