John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Chief, Propulsion Division in Brook Park, Ohio
Summary Serves as Chief, Propulsion Division, responsible for the managerial tasks and leading the division that provides technical expertise in research, analysis, trade studies, development and flight of propulsion systems and subsystems for aeronautics and space applications. Responsibilities This position reports to the Director, Research and Engineering Directorate. The Chief, Propulsion Division: Leads and manages the division to provide all research, discipline engineering, and system analysis capabilities for aeronautical and space propulsion, fluids and combustion physics for normal and reduced gravity conditions, and thermal and fluids discipline support to the directorate's power, communications, and materials and structures development competencies. These propulsion systems are applicable across a wide range of programs and projects and support activities from conceptual design to flight system development. Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the work of the division including managing tasks programmatic and organizational areas. Leads the division in providing the expertise for research, analysis, trade studies, development and flight propulsion systems, and subsystems for aeronautics and space applications. Manages all research, discipline engineering, and system analysis capabilities needed for fluids and combustion physics for normal and reduced gravity conditions. Develops innovative design and analysis tools, experimental test techniques, and capabilities to maintain and enhance the Center's leadership in propulsion technology. Advocates for resources to ensure strong technical capability in strategic area consistent with the Center's roles and mission. Provides budgetary oversight of areas of responsibility within the division. Serves as chair or member of various Agency and/or Center and external boards, panels, working groups, and/or committees, as needed or requested. Fosters and continually drives a culture of engagement, diversity, inclusiveness, excellence, and innovation within and outside of the organization and NASA. Champions the Agency's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and creates an environment and culture that promotes and enables the Agency's commitment to safety, inclusion, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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 experience in managing/leading research, analysis, trade studies, and development of propulsion systems and subsystems for aeronautics and space applications such as airbreathing, combined cycle, rocket, electric aircraft and in-space electric, and advanced propulsion. MTQ 2- Demonstrated experience in leading, directing, and/or managing a multidisciplinary research and engineering organization, including development and advocacy for new programs/projects and working with multiple stakeholders. Education This position has a positive education requirement. To be eligible, you must clearly state in your resume the following: degree, major and/or minor, and college/university. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a credential evaluation service that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs. These education credentials must be deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here. Additional Information Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance.