Program Executive Positions for NASA SMD Advertised Soon

The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) within NASA Headquarters will fill multiple Program Executive positions in the Earth Science Division, Heliophysics Division, Planetary Science Division, Astrophysics Division, or Joint Agency Satellite Division.

This will be a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) announcement through USAJOBS, so it will only be open for five days. The announcement will open on March 25 and will close on March 29. The NASA Announcement Number will be HQ19H0003.  

In the interest in getting a broad pool of qualified applications, we have been asked to work with our networks to ensure this opportunity is announced as broadly as possible, due to the short USAJOBS window.

This is a fair and open competition that all U.S. Citizens and Status candidates can apply to. The short period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority. The positions are NOT “rigged” or “fixed” for anyone. We’ve been asked to emphasize this because some applicants may have a misconception about this opportunity due to the very short window and we do not want anyone to be deterred from applying.

Given the short period the announcement is open, it is a good idea to log into USAJOBS before and update your resume, etc., to facilitate the timely submission of an application.

If you have not been on USAJOBS recently, your old USAJOBS username and password will not work. You will need to create a account using the same email address you use for USAJOBS. Best to work this out in advance, rather than be surprised by any login problems.