John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Supervisory AST, Facility Systems Safety in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

The incumbent serves as Chief of the Safety and Health Division within the Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Directorate. The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of planning, operation, direction, resource control and management of the Division.

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As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made from this announcement.


The incumbent supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-15 level and below. Supervisory responsibilities comprise at least 25% of the employee's workload, and involves providing administrative and technical supervision necessary to assure that the Center's Safety and Occupational Health functional needs are met and in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, incumbent initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Formulates and implements the center safety program; determines and establishes safety program policies, objectives, and priorities. Ensures compliance with OSHA, NASA and other safety statutes, regulations, and directives. Establishes measures and controls for the safe operation of facilities and protection of center personnel and property.

Provides authoritative project decisions, programmatic advice, and consultation to contractors on variables and unknowns affecting planning, coordination, and critical institutional safety and health problems. Initiates investigations and studies to verify contractor's solutions to critical problems in areas such as facilities safety, employee occupational health.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Agency Employees Only: Current NASA 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
  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • This is a drug-testing designated position
  • Must have one year time-in-grade at the GS-14 by announcement close date
  • Must meet all qualification requirements by announcement close date

Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-14, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

For this position, specialized experience is defined as:

Demonstrated experience building and managing a workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs; planning, directing, supervising, and coordinating the work of a group of individuals in a variety of work situations.

Demonstrated experience applying principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to complex engineering and technical issues and problems.

Demonstrated experience developing networks and building partnerships; collaborating within and outside the Center and Agency to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

Demonstrated experience fostering team commitment; facilitating cooperation and motivating team members to accomplish group goals.

* 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.

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 NASA 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

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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. The 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 2017-07-30

Salary: $124,106 to $161,340 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Series: 0801 General Engineering

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: GR17C0076

Control number: 474467300