Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center AST - Technical Management in Houston, Texas
Summary You will serve as the Co-manifest Vehicle (CMV) Integration Lead within the Gateway HALO Project Office, responsible for the overall integration of the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) and Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) spacecraft modules, including oversight of the Integration Contractor. The CMV also incorporates the GFE Vehicle System Manager (VSM) autonomous operations software as an integrated element, all launching together as the initial Gateway config on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Responsibilities 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. Actively mitigates the cost, schedule, and technical risks which occur during spacecraft development, establishing and executing verification and validation efforts, and assessing evidence that supports Certification of Flight Readiness requirements. Challenges the status quo, gaining necessary approval for tailoring, and sharing those innovative approaches across the rest of the Gateway Elements and teams. Coordinates with Gateway Program Offices, Gateway Test and Verification, the Flight Operations Directorate and other organizations in planning activities leading to CMV flight readiness. Develops and directs innovative and novel concepts, processes, and techniques in the design, development, and test of the Co-Manifest Vehicle (CMV) and other complex components. Leads a multi-disciplinary, multi-center team for the formulation, acquisition strategy, integrated design, development, analysis, module mating, ground processing, certification, and launch readiness of the HALO-PPE CMV for the Gateway Program. Leads and/or supports multi-disciplinary, cross-Agency teams in the design, development, and delivery of unusually complex flight components that establish core foundational architectures fundamental to the performance of Gateway capabilities. Leads and/or supports programmatic management of contracts, resources, and insight/oversight teams necessary for the integration of the Co-Manifest Vehicle (CMV) and/or other spacecraft components. Provides team representation to the various boards and meetings. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In addition to the basic education requirement (shown below), 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. To qualify for GS-14, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level utilizing sound engineering methodologies in spacecraft development in one or more of the following areas: design, development, fabrication, testing, verification, integration, systems engineering and/or project management; implementing complex technical, integration and programmatic decisions, questions and issues; using sound practices in order to control performance in one or more of the following areas: contract management, resource management or team management. To qualify for GS-15, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level utilizing sound engineering methodologies in spacecraft development in one or more of the following areas: design, development, fabrication, testing, verification, integration, systems engineering and/or project management; implementing or critically evaluating complex technical, integration and programmatic decisions, questions and issues; using sound management practices in order to control performance in one or more of the following areas: contract management, resource management and/or personnel/team management. 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 You must have successfully completed a bachelor's or graduate degree with a major in either a) engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs or b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science, Computer Science*, or other field of physical science. *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. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. To find out if a school has an ABET accreditation, go to http://www.abet.org. Degrees must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation. Engineering degrees earned outside the United States: Engineering degrees earned outside the Unites 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. 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 applying for a GS-12 or higher level and 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. Please see Required Documents for additional information). Note: Time-in-grade requirements also apply to applicants who have held a non-temporary, competitive service GS position in the past year. 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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.