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Orion HMTA Specialist - JT

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Orion HMTA Specialist - JT

Houston,Texas 77493

Relocation Acceptable - Some Assistance

Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

Overview: The Orion HMTA Specialist will support the Chief Health and performance Officer (CHPO) for Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) at NASA/JSC. The position will be part of a team of integrators, system managers, and subject matter experts (SMEs) who work together to ensure the MPCV Program adequately incorporates and implements NASA Health and Medical Technical Authority (HMTA) standards from NASA-STD-3001 into vehicle design. The team monitors how well HMTA requirements are met, ensures that issues of unmet or under met requirements are documented, communicates the status of these issues to the HHP Assistant Director for Exploration, and prepares materials for communicating awareness or escalating issues as needed. The Orion HMTA Specialist will obtain and maintain technical knowledge across all human health and performance disciplines and engage SMEs for the details. HHP disciplines include crew health, environmental factors, medical operations, physiology, anthropometry, strength and biomechanics, maintenance and housekeeping, safety, habitability and architecture, information management, and displays and controls. The position will interface with HMTA and JSC Human Health and Performance (HHP) Directorate management as well as with MPCV Program personnel. HMTA Lessons learned while providing support to Human Spaceflight Programs are leveraged to improve HMTA standards and strategic processes.


  • Resolve Orion HMTA technical integration issues as assigned, including coordinating with appropriate HHP and Orion personnel.
  • Directly support the Orion Chief Health and Performance officer (CHPO)
  • Operations liaison for Orion HMTA team in defined areas, such as radiation, food, and Astronaut Strength, Conditioning, and Rehabilitation.
  • Information management tasks and corresponding tool development/maintenance for the Orion HMTA issue tracker, verification/certification tracking tool, and Orion HMTA SharePoint subsite.
  • Coordinate with the Orion CHPO, Orion HMTA team, HHP Orion System Managers and HHP technical subject matter experts (SMEs).
  • Coordinate with HMPCV human spaceflight Program personnel, including personnel from the MPCV Vehicle Integration Office (VIO).
  • Provide insight to MPCV Program compliance with HMTA mandatory standards as well as inform HMTA decisions. Identify issues and elevate as necessary.
  • Coordinate and participate in HMTA/HHP review of MPCV Program Change Requests.
  • Participate in development of HHP participation in the MPCV Programs' Certificate of Flight Readiness processes.
  • Coordinate and participate in Program document and design reviews, develop corresponding summary assessments, and follow up on resulting actions.
  • Develop position papers, presentations, and/or requirements interpretations for HMTA issues.
  • Participate in HMTA meetings, NASA Human Spaceflight Program meetings, HHP Directorate meetings, and internal team meetings; develop and deliver presentations as necessary.
  • Responsible for compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental plan; must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the Company's safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel
  • Responsible for compliance with the Quality Assurance Plan, policies and procedures
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance level as determined by the Company
  • Responsible for completing all assigned training

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary):

1. Must have a Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, human systems integration, biology, biomedical science, or closely related field and at least 5 years' experience (or MS and 3 years' experience).

2. Must have demonstrated experience working with a NASA human spaceflight Program.

3. Must have demonstrated the ability to work independently and must possess strong verbal and written communication skills including delivering presentations and writing reports. Verbal skills also include the capability to speak up in Program meetings.

4. Must also have the capability to listen to Subject Matter Experts (SME), and to understand enough to represent their expertise, but not to serve as the expert to the exclusion of the SME.

5. Ability to work in Microsoft Office's suite of tools, especially Excel, is required.

6. NASA experienceDemonstrated experience in human spaceflight operations at JSC and/or in collaborating with multi-disciplined teams is desired.

7. Experience with human systems requirements/verification in human spaceflight vehicle design and/or with NASA Technical Authority, as well as experience in NASA spaceflight operations is desired.

8. Familiarity with industry standards (e.g., NASA-STD-3001) for human space flight is desired.

9. Should have the ability to effectively interact with customers at all levels. - DESIRED:

10. Training in medical operations mission support is ideal. - DESIRED:

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