The NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC) provides a central location to coordinate and conduct independent engineering and safety assessments for NASA’s high-risk programs. It performs independent in-depth technical assessments; conducts independent engineering and safety and mission assurance trend analysis; conducts independent systems engineering analysis; facilitates or leads selected mishap investigations; and supports major programs or institutions in the resolution of technical issues.
- Fosters regular, open communication with programs’ Safety and Mission Assurance and Engineering communities.- Stays abreast of all issues and supports parent programs and/or institutions.
- Depending on the size and breadth of a program, utilizes engineering support from other program sites.
- Is assigned to the NESC at Langley Research Center but resides at the program site at Johnson Space Center.
- Provides the NESC with technical insight into NASA’s programs.
- Evaluates programs’ technical decisions and rationale in order to notify the NESC when an independent assessment is warranted or requested by the respective programs or institutional engineering.
- Successful completion of a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
- Successful completion of random drug screening may be required.
- 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.
- Must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Qualification & Experience:
- To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must be a recognized subject matter expert with at least 1 year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-15 level. The incumbent must possess expert knowledge and experience sufficient to provide the NESC with in-depth technical insight into NASA’s programs, to evaluate the programs’ technical decisions and rationale, and to determine when an independent assessment is warranted. Additionally, the incumbent must possess senior-level leadership capabilities sufficient to lead and foster open communication. NASA programs include but are not limited to: International Space Station, Commercial Crew, Space Launch System, Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, James Webb Space Telescope, and Mars Exploration.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Jacksonville, FL, US
Application Deadline: N/A
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