NASA is seeking applicants for the position of Division Chief of the Space Science and Astrobiology Division at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) in Silicon Valley, California. The ARC Space Sciences and Astrobiology Division is comprised of over 150 scientists and engineers, including nearly 60 civil servants. The Division Chief provides technical and administrative supervision and management for a Division that conducts fundamental research in astrobiology, planetary sciences, and astrophysics. He/she is responsible for the formulation,
strategy, advocacy, and direction of the key research, technology, applied sciences, and science-enabling activities pursued by the Division. The incumbent works with and advises the ARC Science Directorate management on the strategic direction and implementation of the Space Sciences and Astrobiology programs at the Center.

The vacancy announcement, AR17D0015, Supervisory Space Scientist, AST, Space Sciences, GS-1330-15, opens on Wednesday, November 30, and will close on Friday, December 16. The vacancy announcement may be found at by accessing the link at:

All applications must be submitted within before the posted deadline. For further information, a contact email is given in the vacancy announcement at