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    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) engages the Nation's science community, sponsors scientific research, and develops and deploys satellites and probes in collaboration with NASA's partners around the world to answer fundamental questions requiring the view from and into space.

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    Responsibilities

    This position will function as the Program Scientist to the DAA for Exploration in support of the development of exploration strategies and execution plans and processes for landers, rovers, instruments, and orbital capabilities in alignment with the Agency cross-directorate exploration campaign, as well as the Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program managed by the DAA for Exploration. Primary responsibilities include:

    Serving as a senior science advisor to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in the management and administration of complex science programs and/or projects of national or international significance.

    Serving as an authority in overall science exploration program definition, organization, management, and direction in a specified area within the Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program.

    Serving as a lead NASA scientist responsible for the science content of flight mission programs or projects to carry out Science Mission Directorate (SMD) investigations.

    Developing, reviewing, and providing recommendations for proposed program requirements, budgetary estimates, and expected scientific results.

    Establishing methods and procedures to maximize science return and substantially reduce program costs.

    Providing expert advice to NASA senior management for strategic planning and program development.

    Working closely with the Program Executive in reviewing the status and progress of mission development and presenting the status and issues to the DAA for Exploration and to NASA senior management.

    Integrating and coordinating the efforts of the agency personnel with those of U.S. and foreign technologists, university personnel, industry contacts, or contractors in research, development, and physical science.

    Providing authoritative technical decisions, advice, and consultation on variables and unknowns affecting planning, management, coordination, and critical problems with respect to safety, costs, and economics.

    Serving as the expert consultant and adviser to subordinate activities in areas such as measurement and instrumentation relevant to space science investigations.

    Establishing validity criteria for studies to guide contract personnel specializing in various facets of the problems.

    Representing scientific disciplines to NASA senior management and serves as an advocate for the communities' scientific interests in the context of scientific trends and a balanced scientific portfolio.

    Serving as an expert consultant on the most challenging problems in a scientific field to an agency having responsibility for a program of national or international scope and impact.

    Working with the team to identify and implement creative and innovative solutions.

    Promoting diversity and inclusiveness within the workplace, within NASA appointed teams and committees, and within the science community.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515541900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.