Deputy Director for Projects, Engineering Directorate


Langley Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Hampton, VA - Jul 27, 2022 via USAJobs

#engineering #government


NASA's Langley Research Center is looking for a world-class leader to serve in the Engineering Directorate (ED) as the Deputy Director for Projects.

ED functions as a core resource in providing systems engineering and discipline engineering capability for the Center.

The Deputy Director for Projects leads project-related activities to successfully meet Langley's project commitments.

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.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you MUST address each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) and Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) separately.

If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.

We recommend you provide two (2) examples of relevant experience for each ECQ.

Responses to ALL ECQs must not exceed ten (10) pages; MTQ responses must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ.

Please include your full name on all documents submitted.

If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program and been certified by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) you MUST submit a resume and in a separate document address the MTQs.

Any ECQs submitted will not be considered.

Your resume must clearly state that you are a current career SES, eligible for reinstatement, or SES CDP certified and year of certification.

When preparing your responses to the ECQs and MTQs, you are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualification.

For a sample template on how to format your ECQ narrative visit NASA's Executive Leadership Opportunities.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: ECQ 1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.

Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.

Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: MTQ 1- Demonstrated effectiveness in leading multi-disciplinary engineering efforts and expertise across the product life-cycle of complex aerospace systems including working with multiple programs/projects to negotiate detailed plans for workforce, facilities, budgets, and schedules.

MTQ 2 - Demonstrated spaceflight, technology and/or aeronautics project/program experience, to include: monitoring technical performance; identifying issues; communicating issues and associated resolutions to internal/external organizations and stakeholders; or executing the project to meet commitments.



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