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Supervisory Research AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing

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Duties

  • Duties described below 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.
  • Together with the Deputy Directory of Earth Sciences for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics (HBG), supervises and controls the work of the organization. Provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of HBG.
  • Serves as an advocate for the scientific content of the various projects and research activities being conducted in HBG.
  • Personnel management including workforce planning, performance planning and evaluation, hiring, recommending employee promotions/recognition, approving timecards and leave, and taking corrective actions as needed.
  • Maintains a coherent research program (e.g., evaluation/approval for publication/representation of research by personnel); reports organizational accomplishments and resource status; manages personnel, budgets/resources; implements OSHA requirements.
  • Forges relationships with external scientific institutions and other NASA Centers. Fosters development of partnerships with other NASA centers/government organizations/industry/universities.
  • Formulates/develops funding/work force budgets in support of program needs; justifies requirements for presentations at the Division and Directorate levels.
  • Maintains availability of the appropriate contracts to support the missions of the HBG, Earth Sciences Division (ESD), and the Center.
  • Provides input on the planning and execution of NASA satellite missions and projects, including maximizing returns on investment from internal research and development.
  • As a supervisor, you will provide equal opportunity in all Federal human capital and employment programs.
  • You will be expected to make decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, affiliation or non-affiliation with a labor organization, political affiliation, or status as a parent.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • Current Federal employees must meet qualifications, time in grade, and three months after competitive appointment requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.

Qualifications

In addition to the Basic Education Requirement (in the Education section below), to qualify for this position you must meet the requirements below and 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.

Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade levels depending upon the scientific impact of the person selected. A review may be required to determine the appropriate grade level of the position and supplemental materials may be required from the selectee. Please keep this in mind when indicating the lowest grade that you will accept. If selected at the lower grade level, the scientific impact of the incumbent will be examined in addition to other factors, to determine if the person is eligible for promotion.

To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level:

  • Utilizing theories and principles of Earth sciences to propose and lead scientific investigations and to provide advice on the scientific questions and policy issues involving Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics (HBG);
  • Receiving invitations to speak, submit a manuscript, or collaborate; or other evidence of being a nationally recognized authority in an area of Earth sciences such as terrestrial remote sensing and Earth system processes;
  • Writing peer reviewed publications, serving as a reviewer of manuscripts and proposals, and being an invited speaker and an organizer of conference sessions or workshops; and
  • Communicating effectively to present research results.

To qualify at the GS-15 level, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level:

  • Utilizing advanced theories and principles of Earth sciences to propose and lead scientific investigations and to provide consultative services and guidance on the entire range of scientific questions/complex policy issues involving Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics (HBG);
  • Receiving invitations to speak, submit a manuscript, or collaborate; or other evidence of being an internationally recognized authority in an area of Earth sciences such as terrestrial remote sensing and Earth system processes;
  • Writing peer reviewed publications, being an invited speaker, a leader and organizer of workshops, and a member of major advisory panels and project review teams;
  • Leading scientific missions, instruments, and/or mission data analysis; and planning, developing, and managing Earth science studies, managing budgets and teams, and conducting data analysis; and
  • Communicating effectively to present and justify the goals and requirements of an organization, program, or equivalent group.

Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.

Education

Basic Education Requirement: You must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with a major in one of the following:
a) Engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs
b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science or other field of Science
c) Computer Science that included 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course work in any combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science with at least half of those hours in mathematics and statistics courses that included differential and integral calculus.

If you did not complete a qualifying bachelor's degree, you may be eligible if you have obtained a graduate degree in an AST qualifying field, as listed above.

Degrees in engineering technology are not considered qualifying for this position.

Engineering degrees earned within the United States: Engineering degrees earned within the United States must be from a college or university that has at least one ABET accredited engineering program. To find out if a school has at least one ABET accredited program, please visit http://www.abet.org.

Engineering degrees earned outside the United States: Engineering degrees earned outside the United States must be recognized by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), often known as accords. These are non-governmental agreements among organizations that accredit academic degree programs. MRAs recognize the substantial equivalence of mature accreditation systems and programs accredited by signatory organizations within their jurisdictions. For a listing of Signatories, please visit, https://www.abet.org/global-presence/mutual-recognition-agreements/is-your-program-recognized/.

Science and other related degrees earned within the United States: Science and other related degrees must have been awarded from colleges or universities that are accredited by recognized accrediting organizations. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, go to http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

Science and other related degrees earned outside the United States: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs. These education credentials must be deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

All degrees must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made for similar positions across NASA within the local commuting area(s) of the location(s) identified in this announcement_. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s)_ within NASA. CTAP/ICTAP will be cleared for any additional selection from this announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible for this position. To be eligible, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in a position no more than 1 grade lower than the advertised position. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. If your eligibility for both merit promotion and/or time-in-grade cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.

Note: Time-in-grade requirements also apply to applicants who have held a non-temporary, competitive service GS position in the past year.

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:
- Indicate your eligibility when applying for a position. The questionnaire asks you to identify your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility.
- Be well qualified for this position to receive consideration. Candidates rated in the 'Best Qualified' category are considered well-qualified. Please see 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for more information.
- Submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP as indicated in 'Required Documents'

For additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, click here - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/#ictap.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility (http://nasapeople.nasa.gov/hclwp/term-appointments.htm) under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.

You will be assessed on the following competencies:

  • Creative Thinking
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Research
  • Climate Change and Variability
  • Remote Sensing Technologies

NASA considers paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Under NASA's quality grouping process, applicants will be assessed on the position competencies and placed in one of three groups identified and defined below:

  • Best Qualified Group - Applicants who demonstrate a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  • Highly Qualified Group - Applicants who demonstrate a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  • Qualified Group - Applicants who demonstrate the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Candidates eligible for ICTAP/CTAP, reemployment priority or priority consideration will be referred before other candidates, as necessary. If no such candidates apply or are eligible to be referred, the following candidates will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration:

  • Best Qualified merit promotion candidates. Highly Qualified merit promotion candidates may also be referred, if additional candidates are needed.
  • Qualified candidates eligible for consideration under Schedule A or VRA in accordance with veterans' preference rules, as applicable.
  • Qualified candidates that are eligible for special hiring authorities or non-competitive hiring authorities.
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NASA

$126.233k - $176.3k

United States, Greenbelt, Maryland

Posted 11d ago

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