Headquarters, NASA Program Manager in United States
Summary The ideal candidate is an experienced leader who is able to guide the administration of Space Grant awards, while focusing on evolving Space Grant in ways that improve alignment with the Agency's core work. Project management skills are essential, including strategic planning, identifying and executing on milestones, operating in a matrixed environment, and in the federal budget planning and execution process. The ability to make connections within the agency and other stakeholders is critical. Responsibilities Serves as the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Project Manager overseeing the Space Grant project. Develops, plans and implements strategies to ensure participation in NASA projects and research that stimulates increasing numbers of students to continue their studies in STEM at all levels of the higher education continuum. Writes and reviews project funded proposals and/or budget submission documents to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services. Manages a $50M budget for the project. Exercises overall responsibility for the annual review of operations and cost allocations. Serves as an expert consultant and provides advice and guidance on strengthening involvement with higher education institutions to ensure NASA can meet future workforce needs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or STEM fields. Develops new and/or maintains programs to support the strategic direction of the organization. Meets with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project/program issues and decisions on services. Provides written and oral communication techniques sufficient to develop and deliver briefings, project papers, status/staff reports, and correspondence to managers to foster understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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-15, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level supports the implementation of space grant management requirements in order to integrate activities consistent with broad strategies and objectives. Performing program/project manager duties to include: project formulation and implementation; making recommendations on organizational science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles/policies which involve high levels of integration, partnership and stakeholder consultation; applying qualitative and/or quantitative methods to evaluate existing, new, and/or emerging functional requirements that lead to development of long and/or short-range plans; collaborating cross-organizationally to create innovative solutions to meet mission needs. 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 Additional Information For more information about the Space Grant project please visit Space Grant Project | NASA. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. We will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. Due to COVID-19, NASA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. 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 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.