Health and Medical Technical Authority Standards Integrator (Supporting NASA at Johnson Space Center - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

United States


Health and Medical Technical Authority Standards Integrator (Supporting NASA at Johnson Space Center)


Background: The role of the Health and Medical Technical (HMTA) is to execute the Technical Authority governance model for human space flight for the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO). The focus of HMTA in human spaceflight programs is on the Program's implementation of HMTA Standards (NASA-STD-3001), ensuring that each human spaceflight Program defines the appropriate applicability, tailoring, and verification approach for NASA-STD-3001, Volumes 1 and 2. This is accomplished through dedicated and cross-matrixed Human Health and Performance (HH&P) personnel. This highly diverse staff develops and approves the applicable set of Program human health and performance requirements and monitors how well they are met, documents issues of unmet or under met requirements, communicates the status of these issues to HH&P management, Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), and HMTA Delegates, and prepares materials for communicating awareness or escalating issues as needed. This work is done for all current and emerging NASA human space flight programs, the Human Research Program, and other human-related technology programs.

Job Summary: This position will support the HMTA Standards Manager at NASA/JSC. The team serves in the role of integrators and subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure NASA human spaceflight programs are given a comprehensive set of human systems standards and supporting information. The integrator position obtains and maintains broad knowledge of all human health and performance requirements and engages SMEs for the technical details. Our integrators are assigned to specific human health and performance discipline areas such as crew health, environmental factors, medical operations, physiology, anthropometry, strength and biomechanics, maintenance and housekeeping, safety, habitability and architecture, information management, and displays and controls. Our integrators interface with OCHMO, HMTA and HH&P management. Human Systems Integration strategies are implemented in order to inform HMTA standards and efficiently support Human Spaceflight Programs. Lessons learned while providing support to Human Spaceflight Programs are leveraged to improve HMTA standards and strategic processes.


  • Serve as Health and Medical Technical Authority (HMTA) Standards Integrator.
  • Coordinate with subject matter experts and vehicle development program integrators to develop, maintain, and update HMTA Standards and supporting documentation.
  • Participate in OCHMO/HMTA meetings, HH&P meetings, and internal team meetings; develop and deliver presentations as necessary.
  • Identify gaps in existing standards, requirements, and supporting documentation based on NASA spaceflight strategy.
  • Participate in development, implementation, and execution of educational outreach strategy materials to inform users of intent, background, and application of NASA-STD-3001 and supporting documentation. Users range from human systems discipline personnel to hardware/systems developers, to managers.
  • Implement and use necessary tools to support team strategy and processes, such as SharePoint and MS Office.
  • Provide Human Systems Integration (HSI) support to NASA customers.
  • Coordinate with technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in multiple scientific discplines.
  • Coordinate with NASA HMTA Program Delegates.
  • Manage requirements trace matrix and corresponding gap analysis between HMTA standards and Program requirements.
  • Provide administrative support for Standard book management and for database in Cradle. As needed, work with Cradle support team to make updates to Cradle database and to Cradle Web User Interface.
  • 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‚Äôs 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: The candidate must have a doctorate-level degree in a field of engineering, biomedical science, physiology, medicine, or closely related field plus 3 years of related experience.

DESIRED: Demonstrated experience with NASA Technical Authority or JSC Human Health and Performance Directorate.


REQUIRED: The candidate shall have demonstrated the ability to work independently and shall possess strong verbal and written communication skills including delivering presentations and writing reports. Verbal skills also include the confidence and ability to speak up in meetings. The candidate shall also have the capability to listen to Subject Matter Experts (SME) across multiple disciplines, and to understand enough to represent their expertise, but not to serve as the expert to the exclusion of the SME. The candidate shall be able to rely on extensive experience and judgment in their field sto plan and accomplish goals. Ability to work in Microsoft Office's suite of tools, especially Excel, is required.

DESIRED: Demonstrated experience with project management. Familiarity with industry standards (e.g., NASA-STD-3001) and human space flight is desired. Candidate should have the ability to effectively interact with customers at all levels.

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