NASA Jobs Near Me – Director Astrophysics

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Job Description:

Reports directly to the SMD Associate Administrator (AA) and provides support in determining and presenting the Astrophysics Program to NASA senior management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Executive Office stakeholders, and Congress.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of organizational management, including selection of employees, assignment of duties, evaluation of performance, planning of training, and recommendation of awards, promotions, discipline and adverse actions.
  • Formulates future programs, develops a strategy for their implementation which is consistent with available resources, and establishes the feasibility of the flight mission portfolio, all in conjunction with a robust research and analysis program.
  • Ensures an effective and innovative portfolio of research and technology activities; serves as a liaison with the science communities through advisory committees and the National Academies of Sciences; communicates science results to the public.
  • Leads a division of approximately 35 people, including scientists, engineers, and administrative professionals who help plan and manage
  • NASA’s Astrophysics Program, consistent with and leveraging interagency and international activities.
  • Supports the AA in partnership with other SMD Directors in providing the overall guidance, strategy, focus advocacy, and budget for NASA’s Science Program. The Astrophysics Division has an annual budget of around $1.6 billion dollars.
  • Promotes diversity and inclusiveness within the workplace, within NASA appointed teams and committees, and within the science community.
  • Provides scientific and technical leadership required to guide implementation of relevant activities and flight projects at the NASA Field Centers, other Government research laboratories, academia, and private industry.

Job Requirements:

  • Must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
  • The individual selected will be required to file an ‘Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Please see the “Additional Information” section for important information about COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees.
  • You must have the skill and ability to perform the duties described above as demonstrated by progressively responsible supervisory/leadership experience, normally obtained over several years by serving in positions at the GS-15 level or equivalent.
  • Initial Senior Executive Service (SES) Career appointee is subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment and random drug testing may be required.

Job Details:

Company: NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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