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The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division (Code 610) seeks a highly skilled individual to provide leadership in coordinating and guiding Earth science communications, public engagement, and education activities.


NOTE: This opportunity is for a temporary promotion not to exceed one year. The temporary promotion may be extended or become permanent without further competition. Applicants selected at their current grade level will be considered for a detail opportunity.

Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.

As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

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As a Physical Scientist, specializing in Physical Science Technical Management, you will lead and manage the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) contribution to a NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative. Lead and manage the GSFC contribution to a cooperative agreement entitled 'NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative, Launching a New Era for STEM Education' in collaboration with the agreement principal investigator of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. Serve as the task manager for GSFC contract tasks supporting the cooperative agreement. Lead, mentor, and coordinate the efforts of those contractor employees assigned to the following tasks: Support and manage the GSFC involvement in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program as proposed for the cooperative agreement; Identify and provide core content from GSFC science research results for STEM education as proposed for the cooperative agreement. You will engage GSFC Earth scientists in STEM education activities as appropriate. Engage GSFC Earth scientists in STEM outreach activities as appropriate. Lead, manage, and coordinate Code 610 support of Center and Agency STEM outreach initiatives and public engagement events and exhibits. Filter and facilitate external requests to support outreach efforts and events in consultation with Code 610 leadership. Lead and manage the GSFC contribution to the annual Odyssey of the Mind event. You will coordinate Code 610 communications efforts with the NASA and GSFC Offices of Communication. Develop a business plan for funding Earth science support from the GSFC Office of Communications. Work with the GSFC legislative affairs office and the GSFC protocol officer to coordinate, plan, and schedule Earth science presentations for GSFC visitors. And, you will manage the GSFC Science on a Sphere exhibits.

To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree-received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.