• Help



    The Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs works with Science Mission Directorate senior leadership to ensure programs and projects are organized and conducted for safety and success and in a manner consistent with National, Agency, and Directorate policies. The incumbent is responsible for assessing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of approximately one hundred spaceflight missions in formulation, development, and operations for technical and cost effectiveness, quality, and performance.

    Learn more about this agency


    • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the full range of Science Mission Directorate (SMD) programs and activities concerned with flight and ground system development and operations.
    • Oversees and manages the proper integration of technology efforts within the Directorate and spearheads all coordination efforts with technology undertaken at the Agency level, and among Agencies and other entities external to NASA.
    • Coordinates flight program and project content with the other NASA Mission Directorates, and federal agencies in which SMD has partnerships.
    • Oversees and manages Directorate-level coordination of sub-orbital class flight programs including scientific balloons, sounding rockets, and airborne research.
    • Leads the Directorate's programs to advance innovative methods to achieve science to include enhancing utilization of small spacecraft and leveraging excess launch vehicle capacity.
    • Develops, implements, and oversees the Directorate's activities in response to enterprise protection and cybersecurity threats.
    • Develops and presents to the Administrator and external entities (e.g., Congress, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Science and Technology Policy, and other Federal Agencies) detailed plans necessary to accomplish SMD strategic goals.

    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

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566942500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.