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Microsoft Project Scheduler

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
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Posting Number: req18642

Department: Arizona Space Institute

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Arizona Space Institute at the University of Arizona is in search of Microsoft Project Scheduler (Research Program Administration Officer III). The candidate must be experienced creating and maintaining NASA flight program compliant Microsoft Project schedules. This position works closely with the University of Arizona flight project team. The flight project manager guides this position in creating a flight schedule with inputs as required from the engineering team and UA partner organizations. The position creates a baseline schedule during the NASA flight program life cycle at the direction of the UA project manager. This event typically takes place prior to project preliminary design review. The baseline schedule is statused through the project. The flight schedule will be the basis for progress reports to NASA and serve as the input for earned value reporting or other quantitative progress reporting as required by contract.

This position also supports the creation of flight schedules for spaceflight mission and instrument proposals using a similar development method.

The position supports multiple proposals and projects.

The successful candidate will be expert at Microsoft Project and highly capable with other computer-based tools.

The University of Arizona Space Institute (UASI) serves as an umbrella-organization to facilitate the work of UArizona's space-oriented researchers, providing seed grants for major missions and other space projects in development, coordinating technical staff, helping to build the necessary infrastructure, and operating the Applied Research Building.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works
    with the flight project manager and team to create a NASA-compliant
    schedule in Microsoft Project. The flight schedule must reflect a
    breakout of tasks by NASA 7120.5F Work Breakdown Structure incorporating
    schedule logic through task linkages. The schedule incorporates all UA
    tasks including those from UA contractor partners.
  • Maintains
    the flight schedule through the NASA 7120.5F life cycle including a
    schedule baseline event at the direction of the project manager followed
    by schedule maintenance and tracking in support of mission planning and
    decision making and progress reports to NASA. 
  • Supports progress reports that include Earned Value or other progress metrics as required by contract.
  • Provides similar support for flight mission and instrument proposals.
  • Maintains
    will be expert in the use of Microsoft Project and highly capable in
    the use of other computer-based tools including Microsoft Excel, Word,
    PowerPoint as well as being conversant or able to learn tools used by
    the project that provide insight into schedule tracking.
  • Interfaces
    with the flight engineering team to gather and status information in
    preparation for discussions with the UA project manager for decision
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert with Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of NASA flight schedule requirements
  • Proficient in the use of computer-based tools including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience and 5 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience creating and maintaining NASA flight program compliant Microsoft Project schedules
  • Federal
    regulations require that the incumbent be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or have another protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) to be ITAR/EAR compliant.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams to successfully deliver complex flight missions
  • Experience with engineering practices

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $65,687 - $85,393

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research Program Admin

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Hop Bailey,

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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