NASA HQ Vacancy Announcement – Planetary Protection Officer

NASA has posted a position in the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection. It has a very short response time, with applications due by 2017-08-14.

This position is now assigned to Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection. Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of organic-constituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration. NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all space flight missions that may intentionally or unintentionally carry Earth organisms and organic constituents to the planets or other solar system bodies, and any mission employing spacecraft, which are intended to return to Earth and its biosphere with samples from extraterrestrial targets of exploration. This policy is based on federal requirements and international treaties and agreements.

Current Agency policy requires the SL appointments be time-limited. The initial appointment will be for 3 years, with the possibility of extending for an additional 2 years. This temporary promotion may be converted to permanent without further competition.

NOTE: This announcement is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

For additional information regarding the position, as well as qualifying and application procedures, please review the complete announcement at:

Additional questions regarding this position can be directed to:

Human Resources Management Division
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