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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Want to Try Your Hand at Federal Spectrum Management?

Fed up with how Washington makes key spectrum decisions? Here's your chance to get involved!

NASA has a senior spectrum job open, possibly their IRAC rep although that is not stated. Here's a link to the full announcement. Note you can even apply online for this $117,787 to $162,900 pa position. Is this job announcement actually rigged? Frankly, I have no inside information in this case.

Vacancy No. HQ09C0119 Department NASA, Headquarters
Salary $117,787.00 to $162,900.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/17/2009 Close Date 5/8/2009
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description

Department: US National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Agency: Headquarters
Sub Agency: Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD), NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Job Announcement Number:

Senior Spectrum Advisor
Salary Range: 117,787.00 - 162,900.00 USD per year
Open Period: Friday, April 17, 2009
to Friday, May 08, 2009
Series & Grade: SL-0855-00
Position Information: Full-Time Term appointment
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area
Who May Be Considered:
This announcement is open to all qualified U.S citizens.
Job Summary:
NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.
The Senior Spectrum Advisor for the Space Communications and Navigation Program (SCaN), Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD) is located at NASA Headquarters. The Office of Space Operations (OSO) is responsible for providing top-level requirements devlopment, policy and programmatic oversight of NASA space operations related to exploration in and beyond low-Earth orbit with special emphasis on human activities in space.
NOTE: Please refer to the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for additional application instructions.
This is a Senior Level (SL) position. Current Agency policy requires that SL appointments be time-limited (temporary promotions or term appointments). The initial appointment will be for 3 years, with the possibility of extending up to an additional 2 years. If selectee is currently a permanent NASA civil service employee he/she will receive a temporary promotion. Employee will then return to a position at a grade level no lower than the grade previously held. If selectee is on a nonpermanent civil service appointment or is not currently on a civil service appointment he/she will receive a term appointment.
NASA uses the USAJobs resume as the basic application document. NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of about six typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters (including spaces). You cannot complete the application process if your USAJobs resume is too long. More information about the NASA application process is also available under the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.
Key Requirements:
  • This is a drug-testing designated position
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • This position requires a TS/SCI security clearance
Major Duties:
The Senior Spectrum Advisor serves as an expert analyzing spectrum utilization issues and policies and provides expert service and recommendations to the management officials with delegated responsibility to direct and discharge all major elements of the Agency's specturm management program. Is a technical expert in both national and international spectrum management. The incumbent represents NASA in the development of both national and international spectrum management and use policy while performing official liaison with national bodies including the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the State Department, plus international bodies such as the International Telecommunication union (ITU) and the Space Frequency Coordination Group (SFCG).

Contact Information:
Elaine Grunther
Phone: 202-358-2336
Email: elaine.grunther-1@nasa.gov
Or write:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop: HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812

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