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    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.

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    As the Deputy Director of Sciences and Exploration, the incumbent will report to the Director of Sciences and Exploration. The Sciences and Exploration Directorate (SED) is one of eight major organizational entities comprising the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Deputy Director shares, with the Director of, management responsibility for the Directorate. The incumbent's primary area of expertise and concern is the management of science organizations, science instrumentation flight development activities, human capital, and resources. To this end, the incumbent will review the Directorate's activities including the facilitating of new initiatives, and develops and executes corresponding policies, plans, goals, and procedures in concert with the Director of. In a broader sense, the incumbent also has an overall knowledge of the Sciences program, and works with the Director of in the overall management of the Directorate's activities.

    The incumbent will develop strategic plans for selected missions supporting Earth and Space Science. In this capacity, the incumbent will lead the establishment and management of policies and procedures to assure effective and efficient operations for Directorate flight mission, instrument and research projects. The incumbent will lead Directorate planning to establish organization roles and allocate resources to achieve Directorate scientific objectives. The incumbent will represent the Directorate in Center senior management teams for strategic planning, mission implementation, and general management of the Center. The incumbent will represent the Agency at meetings of national and international organizations and acts as expert technical consultant for the Agency in the incumbent's area of expertise and as a spokesperson for Science for the Goddard Space Flight Center.

    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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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