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    The National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) administers an integrated program for the development and use of all operational civilian satellite-based environmental remote sensing systems and the national and international acquisition and exchange of environmental data. NESDIS is responsible for analyzing and disseminating environmental data from satellites and other sources for use by government agencies, commercial organizations, and the general public.

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    The physical worksite for this position is located in Silver Spring, MD. However, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position’s telework schedule will likely change in the future when NOAA moves away from its maximum telework posture. At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor. The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit’s telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval. Payment of relocation expenses, as applicable, will be paid in accordance with this Job Opportunity Announcement. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.

    The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems coordinates the acquisition of satellites, including the acquisition and development of new ground systems. The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems assesses the requirements and goals of the NESDIS satellite programs. This position provides expert oversight of NESDIS offices relating to the development of major system elements (spacecraft, sensors, communications, and data processing and delivery); and the integration, installation, and acceptance of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration civil operational remote sensing satellite systems. The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems has full responsibility for discharge of the following organizational functions for NESDIS:

    1. Plans and directs the acquisition, definition studies, overall system planning to develop objectives; establishes priorities and evaluates accomplishments.
    2. Responsible for coordination of NOAA’s satellite systems development and information processing systems activities with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, DoD, and other Federal agencies, non-Federal agencies/industry, and significant international agencies partners.
    3. Provides technical consultation for review of NESDIS policies regarding systems capability, development, implementation, and deployment to serve the civil remote sensing satellite user community. The incumbent participates in policy level studies within the government at the national level, under the authority of the Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services.
    4. Responsible for the overall policy direction, administration and portfolio management of all NESDIS satellite acquisition programs. Plans and directs the satellite program effort. Develops objectives, establishes priorities and evaluates accomplishments such as:  initiation of new programs; directing the development of major acquisition strategies; overseeing the execution of those strategies and all programs, including; review of all current satellite acquisition programs against mission objectives, performance measures and customer needs, both domestic and foreign. The maintenance of NESDIS posture in the forefront of satellite systems requires the incumbent to continually re-evaluate the resource requirements of various functions and the criticality of individual elements within the portfolio, and exercise top-level scientific and technical leadership over contractual negotiations with a diversified group of vendors involved in fabricating the systems for operational use.
    5. Provides authoritative policy-level representation at intergovernmental, national, and interagency meetings concerning NOAA interests in the areas of environmental observing systems; ensures that NOAA programs in general, and NESDIS, in particular, are coordinated with related programs of other federal agencies and nations.
    6. Supervises two or more NESDIS Satellite Program Offices, including the acquisition, development, and integration aspects of all NOAA's deep space, geostationary, and polar operating satellite programs.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position requires occasional travel to meetings, facility visits, etc.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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