The Manager, Planetary Missions Program Office, is responsible for the successful implementation of the NASA Science Mission Directorate's Discovery & New Frontiers and Solar System Exploration programs, as well as lunar surface instrument and technology payloads which provide frequent, efficient, and high scientific return missions of national priority and international significance to the solar system scientific research community.
Responsible for implementation of the NASA Science Mission Directorate's Discovery & New Frontiers and Solar System Exploration programs which provide frequent, efficient and high scientific return missions of national and international significance.
Administers programs, manages contracts and budgets, and provides management oversight and technical insight of the selected missions from authority-to-proceed through development, integration, launch, in-space operations, and data analysis.
Provides administrative and programmatic guidance and direction relative to the day-to-day function of personnel assigned to the Planetary Missions Program Office.
Serves as expert consultant in the management and administration of programs/projects of national or international significance, characterized by constantly changing physical environment, critical problems, or other similar variables and unknowns.
Conditions of Employment
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS1. Demonstrated ability to plan, advocate, and execute large science mission research, development, operations, and end of life activities.2. Demonstrated experience delivering missions that meet or exceed science goals within defined cost caps and working with partners in industry, academia, other Government agencies, and local and national level stakeholders.3. Demonstrated program level experience with proven skills leading large space-based science instrument portfolios to ensure programmatic integration and cross-program efficiencies.4. Demonstrated experience providing day-to-day leadership and organizational management of a diverse, highly sophisticated technical organization in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS1. Demonstrated ability to plan, advocate, and execute large science mission research, development, operations, and end of life activities. 2. Demonstrated experience delivering missions that meet or exceed science goals within defined cost caps and working with partners in industry, academia, other Government agencies, and local and national level stakeholders.3. Demonstrated program level experience with proven skills leading large space-based science instrument portfolios to ensure programmatic integration and cross program efficiencies. 4. Demonstrated experience providing day-to-day leadership and organizational management of a diverse, highly sophisticated technical organization in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.To qualify, candidates must have the skill and ability to perform the duties described above as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/managerial experience, normally with several years at the GS-15 level or equivalent, which demonstrates clearly the ability to manage people and resources. Candidates must also demonstrate qualifications in the managerial and technical areas noted below. See the SES Handbook and NASA's Guide to Effectively Preparing Executive Core Qualifications for more information. IMPORTANT: CANDIDATES MUST FULLY ADDRESS ALL ITEMS UNDER EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS AS WELL AS ALL ITEMS UNDER TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU COMPLETE YOUR ANSWERS OFF-LINE IN ADVANCE OF BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, SO THAT YOU CAN INSERT THEM INTO THE ELECTRONIC FORM. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT SAVED. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS1. Leading Change - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. 2. Leading People - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. 3. Results Driven - Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. 4. Business Acumen - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 5. Building Coalitions - Involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
Candidates must possess an engineering degree, preferably an advanced degree, from an accredited engineering curriculum at an accredited college or university in a closely related engineering discipline.
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