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Job ID: 2118670
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Nov 25, 2021
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Communications
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate need for a Communications Principal to support the JOIST Baseline A contract at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The JOIST Baseline A contract is responsible for the support of the NASA Aircraft Management Information System (NAMIS) and extensive technical documentation and publications support, much of which is incorporated into NAMIS. The documentation consists of technical publications, including maintenance manuals, operating manuals, Service Bulletins (SB), Airworthiness Directives (AD), and Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO).

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical lead support to Aircraft Operations Division's (AOD's) documentation effort.  Interface and coordinated tasks, and negotiated schedules with AOD Process Owners, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and Integrated Project Team (IPT) Leads
  • Develop and update project schedules and develop document requirements packages for projects, as required 
  • Effectively control actual costs and ensure it remains below budgeted cost
  • Coordinate with project engineers and technical writer and technical editor for incorporating the upgraded information into the maintenance and flight documentation
  • Provide day-to-day technical direction for members of the Document Development Office (DDO) team, utilize team member expertise when making assignments, and in allocating system requirements 
  • Identify and evaluate the technical issues and challenges, and determined the impact, if any, on the overall project completion 
  • Provide training and technical assistance for desktop publishing used by subordinates
  • Assisted with identifying and interviewing possible candidates for new team members
  • Manage, prepare, and convert numerous types of Aircraft Flight and Maintenance documentation
  • Perform the first level of review of all documentation deliverables
  • Interface with NASA Reproduction and local printing companies and ensured printed documents are correct


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and ten (10) years or more of related experience; Masters and eight (8) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and two (2) years or more experience


Required Skills:

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project)


Desired Skills / Experiences:

  • Supervisory or small team management experience
  • Exposure to airworthiness standards and procedures




  • Must be able to pass the NASA badge required background checks.


Desired Education:

  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Project scheduling

Travel (if any):

  • Travel may be necessary on an as needed (and funding allowed) basis to support technical documentation support at White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) located in El Paso, Texas.

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