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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Job Supervisory Physical Scientist, AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing, NASA USA

Supervisory Physical Scientist, AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Ames Research Center
    Open & closing dates   12/11/2018 to 01/31/2019
  • Pay scale & grade
    GS 14 - 15
  • Salary
    $124,475 to $164,200 per year
  • Appointment type
  • Work schedule

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The Earth Science Division in the Science Directorate is seeking interested applicants for the position of Deputy Division Chief. The Deputy co-manages Division operations and provides technical and programmatic leadership over research portfolios in atmospheric science and terrestrial and ocean ecosystem science. The Deputy supervises personnel, coordinates with Division management to forecast and plan Division priorities, and evaluates and facilitates research activities.


  • **Amended closing date to extend close on 01/31/2019.**
  • The Deputy Division Chief coordinates closely with the Division Chief, Branch Chiefs, and staff to conduct Division business and supervise personnel.
  • Supports Division management to evaluate existing research activities and cultivate new research endeavors that align with NASA Earth science focus areas. Coordinates with the Division Chief to forecast and plan Division priorities.
  • The Deputy Division Chief serves as an expert consultant on broad projects and programs with national impact in Earth science.
  • Maintains close contact with Headquarters, field centers, commercial industry representatives, management, and international partners for elements in advanced scientific areas.
  • Works closely with Earth Science Division program managers to define program requirements and align Ames staff and facilities to meet requirements.
  • Participates in national/international seminars and symposia relating to fields of expertise in Earth science.
  • Consults with management and planning personnel in preparing requirements and criteria for complex or high value projects or investigations; provides guidance, leadership and technical advice to employees and specialists within Earth science.
  • The Deputy Division Chief collaborates with engineers, scientists, and educators who are experts in related fields to maintain awareness of the latest trends and innovations in the field of Earth science.
  • Serves as recognized leader in Earth science and publishes and/or presents data that has far-reaching effects in areas of Earth science.
  • Maintains knowledge and capability in an Earth science discipline by serving on scientific review panels and planning and coordination committees.
  • Facilitates internal and external outreach activities to broadcast and share project plans and scientific outcomes. Develops and monitors performance metrics for the Division.
  • Develops and manages technical aspects of contracts, grants, proposals, cooperative agreements, and evaluates research proposals between the agency, U.S. and foreign universities, governments, industries, companies, or non-profit organizations.
  • The Deputy Division Chief informs the relevant Contracting Officers on progress, proposed contract modifications, validity of claims, analysis of proposals, and assessment of contract time extensions.
  • Monitors and examines Division budgets, conducts analyses within the NASA financial system, supports research proposal development with budget preparation;
  • Manages resources for Division operations in coordination with Directorate and Division Resource Managers. Advises the Division and Branch Chiefs on financial status for the purpose of decision making, planning and improving financial management.
  • Supervises and/or performs a variety of technical managerial functions typically in two or more areas of: resource analysis, technical management systems, technical engineering operations management, configuration management
  • and/or serving as assistant to a technical program/project manager, or higher level line manager.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • This position can be filled at the GS-14 or GS-15 grade level; the full performance level of the position is at the GS-15 grade level. Selectee can be promoted without further competition.
  • As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.


Applicant must have one year 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.

To qualify for the GS-14:

One year of specialized experience is defined as experience in conducting scientific research in an Earth science discipline and/or managing technical projects involving field campaigns, remote sensing, and/or aerospace engineering.

To qualify for the GS-15:

One year of specialized experience is defined as experience in leading/overseeing a team of people conducting scientific research and/or performing technical projects (e.g., field campaigns); AND experience in leading complex projects especially in remote sensing or aerospace engineering.


In order to qualify for this position you must meet Basic Education Requirement

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate 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, Other fields of science.

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

The accreditation, type of degree, and course work taken will determine if the basic education requirements are met.

The degree must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation. To find out if a school has an ABET accreditation, go to
ABET accredited schools

Applicants must list their majors on their resume.

ABET or Foreign accreditation requirement applies to foreign education. Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to the education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. If selected, a written evaluation translated in English of any foreign education must be completed and provided to the Human Resources official making the offer. Please indicate in your resume that you have had your foreign education formally evaluated by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation may result in your being found unqualified for the position.

Applicants must complete the following fields in USAJOBS Resume Builder, Step 2. Education section in order for education qualifications to be considered for this position:

-College/University Name
-Degree/Level Attained
-Completion date

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