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NASA Earth Science Program Scientist positions: USAJobs

Date: 06/21/2023

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see the following announcement sent on behalf of Benjamin Phillips (NASA):


NASA Earth Science Program Scientist positions: USAJobs

The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters is seeking candidates to serve as Program Scientists within multiple organizations. These positions may be located in the Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, Biological and Physical Sciences, and Astrophysics Divisions, the Exploration Science Strategy & Integration Office, Front Office, and/or other SMD program offices. Duties range from overseeing research programs, reviewing proposals, and leading research with academia and industry. 

Title: Program Scientist (AST Science Program Management)

Grade: GS-1301-14/15

Major Duties of the position:

  • Plans, directs, and leads the integration of cross functional scientific programs in various technical disciplines.
  • Implements balanced programs across the breadth of a science portfolio within technological, scientific, budgetary, and programmatic constraints.
  • Oversees research and analysis programs for peer reviews to include the development, solicitation, and evaluating scientific merit proposals.
  • Develops recommendations to management for selections that integrate peer review and programmatic considerations, initiates and monitors research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.
  • Provides innovative and implementable solutions that are strategic and tactical, and in alignment with the priorities of NASA, and national guidance.
  • Communicates, engages, and builds consensus with multiple stakeholders, including the scientific community, external advisory committees, senior NASA leaders, interagency and international partners, and programs and projects at NASA Centers.
  • Manages multiple and competing responsibilities using effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Actively promotes diversity and inclusiveness, within NASA appointed teams and committees, and within the science community. 

Application Process

The job announcement will open for applications at https://USAJobs.gov on Thursday, June 22, and will close on Wednesday, June 28. The announcement number will be HQ-23-DE-11986063-DS.

This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through https://www.USAJOBS.gov, so it will only be open for 5 workdays. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority, which streamlines the hiring process and assists with rapidly filling competitive positions. It is not a reflection of the openness of the position. This competitive announcement will be open to all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates.

Advance notice of the vacancy is being provided to allow interested candidates to prepare. In order to apply for this position, you will only need to (i) submit your resume and (ii) answer the screening questions and supplemental information through USAJOBS. 

Given the short period the announcement will be open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before the job announcement opens and update your username, password, resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

Candidates interested in being notified when this job opportunity is posted on USAJOBS and opened for five days are encouraged to sign up for notifications using the features of the website.

Please contact Ben Phillips, NASA Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area Lead, at ben.phillips@nasa.gov with any questions.


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