NASA Is Hiring Someone To Protect Earth From Aliens
Do you have what it takes to be a Planetary Protection Officer?
On the government website, USAJOBS.gov, there is a job listing for a Planetary Protection Officer. The initial view of this job from the summary is that it is to protect Earth from aliens. Welp, I'm outta here, y'all. It's been fun!
In further break down, alien life forms come in many shapes and sizes. While we haven't found intelligent life (or at least we haven't been told we have), alien life form can come in other organic, or biological specimen, even, for example, as small as a spore from Mars.
Are they actually hiring for the Men In Black?
One of the job requirements is "frequent travel." I wonder if that means space travel? Either way, that would make sense that the salary starts in the six figure range at $124,406 to $187,000 per year.
You have to already have "advanced knowledge of Planetary Protection, it's requirements and mission categories."
Here are the qualifications:
A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
B. Combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above
that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, preferably an advanced degree in engineering, physical science, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, or electronics.
I would imagine that the Men In Black security clearance would be Top Secret. This positions security clearance is only Secret. So, MIB, I suppose, is out of the question.
Alright, I guess I'll be around these radio parts for awhile longer. This is still an awesome job, though!