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    Serves as a Supervisory Physicist specializing in Optical Physics and as the Head of the Optics Branch. The Branch is active in all phases of optical instrument and technology development. These activities include optical design and analysis, optical fabrication, optical alignment, integration, and test, thin film coatings, optical alignment, optical component and system-level testing, and wavefront sensing and control.

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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!
    • We recognize the vital role 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.
    • Supervises and controls the work of the organization. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Instrument Systems and Technology Division, Optics Branch.
    • Provides administration in the planning, operation, direction and management and assumes responsibility for Branch management operations and project support and fulfillment of mission as needed.
    • Technical direction and coordination of Branch personnel for optical support and technology development, flight projects, instrument managers, earth and space science scientists, instrument engineers, and spacecraft system engineers.
    • Leads Associate Branch Heads, Group Leaders, Lead Engineers, and branch technology leads to identify technical issues critical to the accomplishment of flight/research programs and provides technical guidance for solutions to GSFC projects.
    • Provides occupational specific technical and administrative direction to employees performing the work and functions of the organization.
    • Defines jobs, selects employees, and assigns work; defines technical work requirements and milestones.
    • Leads technical personnel in conducting conceptual definition studies and analyses of highly unstructured and interconnected problems involving both difficult technology and complex human relations or programmatic issues.
    • Establishes unique methods that provide solutions to complex physics issues in the study of electro-optical and optical instrumentation, optomechanical systems, optical components, materials, systems design and alignment and test technology.
    • 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

    25% or less - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1310 Physics

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