Do you have broad engineering expertise, a year or more at a GS-15 job, and an interest in protecting planet Earth? If so, you could apply for NASA's Planetary Protection Officer role. According to the job listing, you'll attain secret security clearance as long as you have the skills to ensure that “organic-constituent and biological contamination” doesn't stow away on a space ship headed for home and wreak havoc on the big blue marble. You will also need to be ready to lead, because you'll be “responsible for the leadership of NASA's planetary protection capability, maintenance of planetary protection policies, and oversight of their implementation by NASAs space flight missions.”
Want to Protect Planet Earth? NASA Is Hiring a Planetary Protection Officer
You will have to make sure no off-world life makes it back to Earth.
8. 3. 17 by Karla Lant
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