NASA Looking For The Next Planetary Protection Officer

August 3, 2017

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Looking for an out of this world career change?  NASA is looking for a new Planetary Protection Officer.  The job was created in 1967 as part of an international space treaty that keeps particles from Earth to a minimum whenever we send space crafts to new planets.  This treaty is why the Curiosity rover on Mars was forbidden to take a sample of water on Mars as the fear of an earth-born microorganism being released on another planet. So with such a monumental tasks of making sure all counties that launch space craft, including the United States, keep to the treaty, you can imagine that a specific person is needed. Candidates must have at least a year's experience in a high-level government job, extensive knowledge of planetary protection, and an advanced degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics. The chosen applicant will receive a salary between $124,406 to $187,000, plus benefits, and hold the role for three years. Although the position calls for a lot of traveling, all of it will be on Earth.  Interested job seekers have until August 14 to apply [CLICK HERE TO APPLY].

SOURCE: Business Insider

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