you are not gonna hold some a super weapon and fight for the freedom of Earth, and aliens isn’t going to invade earth. but being a planetary protection officer is a pretty cool job, you can apply to this job here .
Planetary Protection Officer
Working for Nasa is cool, and the position is pretty high ranking, with a salary up to 187,000. Your task is to protect the planet from alien contamination, and also safe alien from earth contamination. can we depend on you?
The position was created after the signing of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967. It entails making sure humans, in the throes of space exploration, don’t contaminate any planets, moons, or other objects interacted with in space, and – just as importantly – prevent any unwanted extraterrestrial microbes from returning to Earth.
The Treaty states that any space mission approved must have a less than 1-in-10,000 chance of contaminating an alien world.
There are only two full-time Planetary Protection Officers in the world, currently – one at NASA and one at ESA – so you’d be joining a rather exclusive club, which is why the key skills and experiences required are pretty specific. It is also now part of the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection.
You’ll need to possess an advanced degree in science, engineering, or maths, or a combination of a degree and work experience, have at least a year’s experience as a top-level government employee, technical engineering expertise, and “advanced knowledge” of planetary protections. You’ll also need demonstrable experience in planning, overseeing, and executing space programs of “national significance”.
The role will include traveling the world to visit space stations and to analyze the equipment to be used in upcoming missions, such as the Mars 2020 rover or the Europa Clipper. wow, who is lucky guy ?
It also requires “secret” security clearance, so “demonstrated skills in diplomacy” is listed as necessary. You also need to be a US citizen. no one else can apply for the job.