Human Systems Standards Integrator (HHPC) (R0000202)

Houston, TX, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

The role of the JSC 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.


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.

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, human systems integration, biomedical engineering, biomedical science, or closely related field.

  •  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

  • Serve as Health and Medical Technical Authority (HMTA) Standards Integrator.

  • Coordinate with subject matter experts and program requirement integrators to maintain and update HMTA Standards and supporting documentation.

  • 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 cradle.

  • Provide Human Systems Integration (HSI) support to NASA customers.

  • Coordinate with technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

  • 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.

  • Provide administrative support for SharePoint team worksite.

  • Participate in OCHMO/HMTA meetings, HH&P meetings, and internal team meetings; develop and deliver presentations as necessary.

  • 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 capability to speak up in Program meetings. The candidate shall 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. Ability to work in Microsoft Office's suite of tools, especially Excel, is required.


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

  • 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.

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Job may involve sitting or standing for extended periods.

  • Job may require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.