<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate, Range and Mission Management Office (Code 840), is looking for a highly skilled individual to serve as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager you will plan, manage, develop, coordinate, and direct aerospace flight vehicle missions and associated engineering and operational activities, including launch and landing operations. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Specialized in launch and flight operations you will manage significant elements or phases of complex projects with three or more subsystems, services, capabilities, or products that support major function, programs, or projects.</li> <li>Efforts involve implementing and planning sub-orbital launch or support systems, sub-orbital small orbital instruments, and vehicles.</li> <li>Provides engineering analysis and critical review of special and future projects and advance planning of new systems and capabilities.</li> <li>Serves as expert authority in the establishment of operational networks for major space flight programs and projects. Provides authoritative technical advice to senior management and key officials within the Agency and to external organizations.</li> <li>Performs analysis of project progress and status, while also evaluating the results in relation to mission objectives.</li> <li>Leads development of systems by evaluating out-of-family flight anomalies and managing the control of facilities utilized for specific mission operations, aerospace vehicle & space craft integration, control & systems technology.</li> <li>Plans and coordinate the efforts of teams of engineers for complex systems and procedural development by developing new methods and applying extensive technical knowledge on operational impact and design of propose vehicles and/or system operations.</li> <li>Serves as an expert in the development of space flight operations concepts, spacecraft test and checkout, and vehicle integration</li> <li>Manages the planning, directions, coordination, integration, scheduling, and conduct of operations for projects. Identifies operational compatibilities and operational test requirements for flight operations, ground systems, and payload tests.</li> <li>Provides expertise on cost, risk, services, safety processes, and unique mission requirements.</li> <li>Develops plans for payload support services, facilities, equipment, and interface verification ,representative on government agreements and committees, prepare operational plans, mission directives, procedures, contingency plans, and support plans.</li> <li>Establishes budget and resource requirements and provide oversight to operations planning, facility and site activities and range interface.</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>A one-year probationary period may be required</li> <li>Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent</li> <li>Occasional travel may be required</li> <li>Position subject to a pre-employment drug test</li> <li>Position subject to pre-employment background investigation</li> <li>Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement</li> <li>This is a drug-testing designated position</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />In addition to the Basic Education Requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.<br /><br />Specialized experience is defined at the GS-13 level as (1) managing complex projects for aerospace vehicles, subsystems, instruments, capabilities, and products; (2) authority on the development of spaceflight operations, concepts, integration, and scheduling; (3) developing, preparing, and executing program operational plans, tests, and launch processes; AND (4) developing new tools, methods, techniques, or systems to support aerospace projects or operational missions.<br /><br />Specialized experience is defined at the GS-14 level as (1) managing complex projects for aerospace vehicles, subsystems, instruments, capabilities, and products; (2) expert authority on the development of spaceflight operations, concepts, integration, and scheduling; (3) developing, preparing, and executing program operational plans, tests, and launch processes; AND (4) developing new tools, methods, techniques, or systems to support aerospace projects or operational missions.<br /><br />To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree-received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Earth and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate physical science or engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. *Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus.<br />Required college majors for applicants qualifying on the basis of undergraduate or graduate education only:<br />Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Optical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering. Other majors will qualify if the major includes or is supplemented as follows: Astronautics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Metallurgy, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics (or other related field), if includes or is supplemented by 12 semester hours (or the equivalent) in appropriate physical science or engineering courses.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must:<br /><br />Indicate your 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.<br /><br />Be well qualified for this position to receive consideration. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for NASA's definition of well qualified.<br /><br />Be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP if you are selected for the position. This includes copies of your agency notice, most recent Performance Rating and most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting current position, grade level, and duty location.<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 'resume received – complete.' If your status is 'Application Started,' 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 />As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made. <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 />This position is announced under Direct Hire authority. A Human Resources Specialist will review your resume to determine if you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements as listed in 'Requirements'.<br /><br />CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be assessed using NASA STARS, an automated system 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 point 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 />For the purpose of the CTAP and ICTAP, candidates rated in the top quality (90 pt.) category are considered well-qualified. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><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 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 /><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.