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    The Aeronautics Directorate (Code A) is seeking interested applicants to serve as the Associate Director to advise on, coordinate, monitor, and perform work in several phases of technical and resources planning and programming.

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

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    • Do you have a strong desire to lead, inspire and develop people? Do you want your career to leave an enduring impact on others? Do you have a passion for exploration? If you answered yes, we want you! At NASA, the key to our success is our people.
    • We recognize the vital role that supervisors play to empower our diverse workforce to achieve goals. At NASA, supervisors must have a unique combination of technical competence, individual energy, and the ability to connect with and motivate others.
    • In return, we offer a range of missions and people to support, where you'll have the opportunity to contribute to work that matters while helping us create and sustain an environment that fosters connection, engagement, teamwork and innovation.
    • As the Chief of Staff for the Directorate, oversees day-to-day operations and participates with the Director and Deputy Director in financial planning, coordinating, and strategic planning of research activities of the Aeronautics Directorate.
    • Aassigns work to employees; establishes performance standards and schedules for work accomplishments; defines technical work requirements and milestones; and provides informal feedback.
    • Evaluates employee performance and resolves informal complaints and grievances; and provides employees resources and information that insures a safe and healthy work environment.
    • Serves as an expert consultant in planning, monitoring, and administering projects of national or international significance characterized by a changing physical environment, critical problems, or other similar variables and unknowns.
    • Develops, analyzes, and evaluates long-range plans for aeronautics projects to anticipate impacts on resources.
    • Consults with other government agencies and other NASA centers to resolve aeronautics business problems and facilitate technology exchange.
    • Develops a wide variety of recurring and non-recurring correspondence, technical reports, and presentation materials.
    • Reviews and approves administrative actions submitted to the Directorate. Develops policies and procedures for more efficient Directorate operations.
    • Oversees or performs trend analyses and process analyses, and develops managerial control policies for advanced aeronautics technology projects.
    • Performs pre-project planning duties, such as concept development, master integration planning, operations planning, and programming design for aeronautics projects, taking into account feasibility, costs, and performance.
    • Represents Center at intra-/inter-agency boards, panels, and committees. Plans and analyzes long-range resource requirements, and develops long-range program planning and control systems.
    • Facilitates resolution of aeronautics technical problems and issues by coordinating with appropriate Aeronautics division chiefs. Reviews Ames-originated aeronautics technologies to determine transfer potential.
    • As a supervisor, you will provide equal opportunity in all Federal human capital and employment programs.
    • You will be expected to make decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, affiliation or non-affiliation with a labor organization, political affiliation, or status as a parent.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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