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    The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters will fill multiple Program Scientist positions in the Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, or Biological & Physical Sciences Divisions, Exploration Science Strategy & Integration Office, Front Office, and/or other SMD program offices. The duties below apply to all five divisions and all other offices. Click here for more information: https://science.nasa.gov/about-us.

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    • Plans, directs, and leads the integration of cross functional scientific programs in various technical disciplines.
    • Implements balanced programs across the breadth of a science portfolio within technological, scientific, budgetary, and programmatic constraints.
    • Oversees research and analysis programs for peer reviews to include the development solicitation, and evaluates scientific merit proposals.
    • Develops recommendations to management for selections that integrate peer review and programmatic considerations, initiates and monitors research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.
    • Provides innovative and implementable solutions that are strategic and tactical, and in alignment with the priorities of NASA, and national guidance.
    • Communicates, engages, and builds consensus with multiple stakeholders, including the scientific community, external advisory committees, senior NASA leaders, interagency and international partners, and programs and projects at NASA Centers.
    • Manages multiple and competing responsibilities using effective time management and organizational skills.
    • Actively promotes diversity and inclusiveness, within NASA appointed teams and committees, and within the science community.
    • Duties described above are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598926500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.