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#1 Posted : Saturday, July 14, 2018 12:49:33 PM(UTC)
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So NASA is one of my dream places to work for. I also like to travel. I did some looking into USAJOBS and saw that various other agencies have openings in places like the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. I was wondering if NASA has any locations abroad where civil servants could work at? I know that NASA has an Antarctica research station however, I doubt that they would need a software engineer or IT person

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#2 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2018 3:47:10 AM(UTC)
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I have been with NASA for over 3 years and haven't seen oversea civil service positions advertised on USAJobs.

The agency does have deep space network ground antennas in Canberra, Australia and Madrid, Spain (along with Ridgecrest, California), but those are contracted out to local support and managed by the Jet Propulsion Labratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. If hired on, a more likely scenario would be working from the HQ in Greenbelt, MD or at one of the 10 field stations located around the country. There are TDY opportunities out there if you are in the right position. In fact, a number of personnel assigned to Armstrong Flight Research Center are currently deployed to New Zealand supporting flight operations for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)airborne telescope on a 747 SP. This is just one example of the the many NASA missions that would take on overseas for an extended period of time.

Something to consider regarding the future of NASA's workforce is the current administration is exploring the possibility of converting more field centers to a Federally Funded Research and Development Centers(FFRDC) model. This was proposed many years ago based on one of the recommendations of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy (a.k.a. Aldridge Commission) in 2004. Should this be implemented, some career civil service positions would be converted to contract, much like what the JPL has now.
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#3 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2018 4:36:42 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JustFedUp Go to Quoted Post
I have been with NASA for over 3 years and haven't seen oversea civil service positions advertised on USAJobs.

The agency does have deep space network ground antennas in Canberra, Australia and Madrid, Spain (along with Ridgecrest, California), but those are contracted out to local support and managed by the Jet Propulsion Labratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. If hired on, a more likely scenario would be working from the HQ in Greenbelt, MD or at one of the 10 field stations located around the country. There are TDY opportunities out there if you are in the right position. In fact, a number of personnel assigned to Armstrong Flight Research Center are currently deployed to New Zealand supporting flight operations for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)airborne telescope on a 747 SP. This is just one example of the the many NASA missions that would take on overseas for an extended period of time.

Something to consider regarding the future of NASA's workforce is the current administration is exploring the possibility of converting more field centers to a Federally Funded Research and Development Centers(FFRDC) model. This was proposed many years ago based on one of the recommendations of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy (a.k.a. Aldridge Commission) in 2004. Should this be implemented, some career civil service positions would be converted to contract, much like what the JPL has now.
Just a slight correction...Goddard is in Greenbelt, MD. NASA HQ is downtown DC near Patriot Plaza. (Greenbelt would be an easier commute for me!!)

For the OP, we do have some folks at the European Space Agency as liaisons (same with Japan's Space Agency), but they are typically details from HQ vs new assignments that get posted to USAJOBS.

Edited by user Monday, July 16, 2018 4:38:50 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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