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    The Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate, Sounding Rockets Program Office (Code 810), is looking for a highly skilled individual to serve as operations manager for NASA sounding rocket launch activities.


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    The duties described below are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

    As Operations Manager, specializing in Launch Site Support Management, you will ensure safe, cost effective, and successful implementation of NASA and reimbursable sounding rocket missions and field campaigns. You will develop plans for obtaining payload support services, facilities, equipment, and interface verification. You will prepare, consult, advise and execute program operation planning and identify and assess potential problem areas. You will conduct studies for new launch sites, while also establishing budget and resource requirements. You will monitor contracts of various domestic and international range.

    In addition, you will serve as the Sounding Rocket Program Office's ground and flight safety field implementation expert. In this position, you will provide implementation and oversight for the SPRO risk management process. You will ensure missions and campaigns are conducted in accordance with NASA safety requirements and established standards. You will provide periodic review of compliance with processes in their development, test, and operational phases. You will also plan, develop, and implement program/project development activities to ensure project effectiveness and cost performance for future projects and campaigns.

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    0801 General Engineering

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