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    The Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate, Range and Mission Management Office (Code 840), is looking for a highly skilled individual to serve as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager you will plan, manage, develop, coordinate, and direct range support for aerospace flight vehicle missions and associated engineering and operational activities, including launch and landing operations.

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    As a Project Manager, specializing in launch and flight operations you will manage significant elements or phases of complex projects with three or more subsystems, services, capabilities, or products that support major function, programs, or projects. These efforts involve implementing and planning both orbital and sub-orbital launch or support systems, as well as directing ground systems to enable safe and successful launch operations. You will handle difficult and complex technical, project management, and organizational problems by guiding and coordinating the work of subordinates, secondary, and matrixed resources engaged in the mission and functions of the organization. You will provide engineering analysis and critical review of special and future projects and advance planning of new systems and capabilities.

    You will serve as expert authority in the establishment of operational networks for major space flight programs and projects. You will provide authoritative technical advice to senior management and key officials within the Agency and to external organizations. You will perform analysis of project progress and status, while also evaluating the results in relation to mission objectives. You will lead development of systems by evaluating and managing the control of facilities utilized for specific mission operations, aerospace vehicle and space craft integration, testing, command, control, and systems technology and capability development. You will plan and coordinate the efforts of teams of engineers for complex systems and procedural development by developing new methods and applying extensive technical knowledge on operational impact and design of propose vehicles and/or system operations.

    You will serve as an expert in the development of space flight operations concepts, spacecraft test and checkout, and vehicle integration. You will manage the planning, directions, coordination, integration, scheduling, and conduct of operations for projects. You will identify operational compatibilities and operational test requirements for flight operations, ground systems, and payload tests. You will provide expertise on cost, risk, services, safety processes, and unique mission requirements. You will develop plans for payload support services, facilities, equipment, and interface verification, consult with management on operational and planning issues, be representative on government agreements and committees, and prepare operational plans, mission directives, procedures, contingency plans, and support plans. You will establish budget and resource requirements and provide oversight to operations planning, facility and site activities and range interface.

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    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current federal employees on career/career-conditional appointments OR employed by an agency with an OPM interchange agreement. Former federal employees eligible for reinstatement. VEOA eligibles. Individuals eligible for special hiring authorities [VRA, 30% or more disabled veterans, Schedule A for individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps, AmeriCorps & VISTA employees, certain military spouses, certain former overseas employees]. NASA term employees with conversion eligibility.

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    0801 General Engineering

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