<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position serves as a Program Manager reporting to the Director of the Strategy and Integration Division within the Office of Communications. Responsible for leading the planning, development and implementation of strategic Communications efforts and managing the integration of Communications functions and operations Agency-wide.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>The Program Manager is responsible for leading, developing and implementing strategic Communications initiatives, efforts, activities, policy and guidance.</li> <li>Leads the development, implementation, and execution of all actions associated with the NASA Communications Strategic Implementation Plan.</li> <li>Designs and conducts a wide variety of comprehensive studies and detailed analysis related to long-range planning.</li> <li>Identifies and establishes, convenes and coordinates Agency-wide working groups and Communications Coordinating Council (CCC) sub-committees as needed to implement various elements of the strategy.</li> <li>Coordinates a variety of tasks and activities devoted to the integration of Communications efforts in the across the organization and Centers.</li> <li>Provides overall technical insight into the development and management of policies and procedures across Communications functional areas.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Position subject to pre-employment background investigation</li> <li>A one-year probationary period may be required</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must also have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.<br /><br />Specialized experience to qualify at the GS-14 grade level is defined as:<br /><br />1): Experience in leading and or managing the development and implementation of strategic communications initiatives, plans, efforts and activities at the agency or company level;<br /><br />2): Designs and administers a wide variety of comprehensive complex studies and detailed analysis in relation to long-range planning; and<br /><br />3): Experience in leading the development of policy, procedures and guidance in a variety of Communications functional areas.<br /><br />****Experience working in Communications is preferred****<br /><br />Your resume must fully support how you meet the specialized experience in order to be found qualified for this position.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />There are no education requirements for this position.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.<br /><br />As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume.<br /><br />NASA's Applicant Guide provides the information needed to assist you in determining whether or not you can claim 5 or 10 point veterans preference. You should not submit documents to prove your eligibility for veterans preference at this time. However, you must be prepared to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form) as requested by the Human Resources Office. Veterans preference will only be considered based on what is supported For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.<br /><br />Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.<br /><br />Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants <br /> NASA Credit for National Service <br /><br />The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />NASA uses an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:<br /><br />90 pt. Category – Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.<br /><br />80 pt. Category – Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.<br /><br />70 pt. Category – Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.<br /><br />Additional application guidance is available in NASA's Applicant Guide .<br /><br />Information for Veterans : The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.<br /><br />For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />This position is being announced in conjunction with a Merit Promotion vacancy announcement number HQ19C0082. Current and former Federal employees, disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities wishing to be considered under merit promotion procedures may apply. Only one position will be filled as a result of these two vacancy announcements.<br /><br />The full performance level is GS-14.<br /><br />Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.<br /><br />As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.<br /><br />NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide . Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.<br /><br />To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.