John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Facility Manager, AST Aerospace Experimental Facilities and Test Technologies in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the NASA Glenn Research Center, Facilities, Test and Manufacturing Directorate, Testing Division, Facility Management and Planning Office in Cleveland, OH.

There are two vacancies advertised in this announcement: Facility Manager (EPL/EPRB/PIF) and Facility Manager (CPRC, CRCC, FCTF, GEER).

Facility Management and Planning Office provides primary point-of-contact for the planning and scheduling of test programs and activities in the GRC test facilities. The office provides the overall oversight and strategic management to ensure customers' requirements are satisfied and that the facilities are available and optimally utilized. It is responsible for advocating, developing, scheduling, and maintaining the major GRC test facilities in a safe, reliable, and effective manner; and for the systems management, engineering development and commonality of the instrumentation, controls, and data acquisition systems in GRC test facilities.

The incumbent will serve as Testing Facility Manager providing the overall oversight and strategic management to ensure customers' requirements are satisfied and that the facilities are available and optimally utilized.

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

This is a bargaining unit position.


*Manages ground test facilities complex; provides expert technical direction for the complex and oversight of contractor support activities. * Develops procedures, techniques and methods to improve test operations; identifies and conceives test facility modifications to meet changing research or test requirements; establishes safety requirements and ensures safety of operations. *Serves as the principal customer interface including communicating facility capabilities with potential customers, and scheduling, coordinating and prioritizing use of facilities including improvement, maintenance and research testing projects. * Develops short and long range plans and budgets to support program testing requirements. Develops resource requirements; manages the approved resources; and serves as a technical specialist, expert consultant, and point of contact for research ground test facilities. * Ensures that the operational process provides for adequate management review, identifies operational risks, and ensures that management understands the risks. Provides for periodic review of compliance with established processes and to all applicable safety and environmental requirements.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Agency Employees Only: Current Glenn Research Center federal employees and NASA federal employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center. Please see Job Requirements Section for more information.

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Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • Occasional travel is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
  • This position is subject to drug testing.
  • Must meet qualifications and Time in Grade requirements by closing date

* In order to qualify for this position you must meet Basic Education Requirement* Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in either a)engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs or b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science, Computer Science, Other fields of science.

Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.

The degree must have been received in the year of, or any year subsequent to the original date of accreditation.

To find out if a school has an ABET accreditation, go to ABET accredited schools (

Applicants must list their majors, related coursework, and GPA.

Additional Qualification Requirements : In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirements candidates must also meet additional qualification requirements:

Have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service planning and developing resources and operations of testing facility; planning, managing and leading engineering projects; assisting in budget management.

ABET accreditation requirement applies to foreign education. Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to the education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. If selected, a written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided to the Human Resources official making the offer. Please indicate in your resume that you have had your foreign education formally evaluated. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in your being found unqualified for the position.

This opportunity is open to current Glenn Research Center federal employees serving on one of the following appointments: career, career-conditional, VRA, Schedule A appointment for individuals with disabilities, or NASA term appointment that provides eligibility to convert to a permanent appointment. NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center may also apply.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. If you are a current federal employee and are contacted for an interview, you may be asked to provide a copy of your most recent performance appraisal narrative summary. At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.


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Other Information

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

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Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants NASA Credit for National Service

The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-28

Salary: $105,508 to $137,161 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 0801 General Engineering

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: GR17C0084

Control number: 474301500