[nextpage title=”Next” ] Isn’t this exciting job? Nasa is Now Hiring A Real Guardian of the Galaxy ( planetary protection officer ) . A job opening for someone to defend earth from aliens, and it pays a six figure salary.
NASA is hiring a planetary protection officer
A Planetary protection officer job, with a salary of up to $187,000.The job was created after the signing of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. and the chosen ones are tasked with making sure humans don’t contaminate planets, moons and any other objects in space. They’re also supposed to help prevent any alien microbes from spreading to Earth.
The concerns at NASA’s headquarters are, quite literally, extraterrestrial — which is why the space agency now has a job opening for “planetary protection officer.”
And they pays well, A six-figure salary, from $124,406 to $187,000 a year, plus benefits. wow 😀 isn’t cool to be the next Guardian of the Galaxy 😀
All you have to do is to help defend Earth from alien contamination, and help Earth avoid contaminating alien worlds it’s trying to explore.
A rare and cosmically important position
While many space agencies hire planetary protection officers, they’re often shared or part-time roles. In fact, only two such full-time roles exist in the world: one at NASA and the other at the European Space Agency.
That’s according to Catharine Conley, NASA’s only planetary protection officer since 2014.
- “This new job ad is a result of relocating the position I currently hold to the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, which is an independent technical authority within NASA,” Conley said in . She did not say whether she planned to reapply for the position, which is held for at least three years but may be extended to five years.
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NASA ‘s planetary protection officer.
The position was created after the US ratified the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, specifically to support Article IX of the document:
“States Parties to the Treaty shall pursue studies of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, and conduct exploration of them so as to avoid their harmful contamination and also adverse changes in the environment of the Earth resulting from the introduction of extraterrestrial matter and, where necessary, shall adopt appropriate measures for this purpose.”
Part of the international agreement is that any space mission must have a less than 1-in-10,000 chance of contaminating an alien world.
“It’s a moderate level, It’s not extremely careful, but it’s not extremely lax.” Catharine said.
This is why NASA’s planetary protection officer occasionally gets to travel to space centers around the world and analyze planet-bound robots. The officer helps ensure we don’t accidentally contaminate a pristine world that a probe is landing on — or, more often, is zooming by and photographing.
- Frequent travel may be required
- This is a drug-testing designated position
- Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
- A one-year probationary period may be required
1. Advanced knowledge of Planetary Protection, its requirements and mission categories. This includes
demonstrated technical expertise to independently form technically sound judgments and evaluations in
considerably complex situations.
2. Demonstrated experience planning, executing, or overseeing elements of space programs of national
significance. These elements include but are not limited to developing requirements, performing technical
assessments, and preparing recommendations to leadership.
3. Demonstrated skills in diplomacy that resulted in win-win solutions during extremely difficult and
complex multilateral discussions. This includes building coalitions amongst organizations to achieve
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