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PhilSA has opportunities available to apply

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) is the national space agency of the Philippines. The unified space agency is defined by the Philippine Space Act (Republic Act No. 11363) which was signed into law on August 8, 2019, by President Rodrigo Duterte, intended to manage and operate the decentralized space program of the Philippine government, which was handled by various agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) is the central government agency addressing all national issues and activities related to space S&T applications. Created under Republic Act No. 11363 or the Philippine Space Act, the PhilSA is an attached agency of the Office of the President for purposes of policy and program coordination, and to ensure alignment in national policies and priorities. 

Interestingly, PhilSA has vacancies available until December 2, 2022.

One (1) Information Officer II (Salary Grade 15)

  • Item Number: PHILSAB-INFO2-24-2020
  • Division: Public Relations and Information Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant experience
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Accountant I (Salary Grade 12)

  • Item Number: PHILSAB-A1-1-2020
  • Division: Finance Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce/Business Administration major in Accountancy
  • Experience: None required
  • Training: None required
  • Eligibility: RA 1080 (CPA)

One (1) Accountant II (Salary Grade 16)

  • Item Number: PHILSAB-A2-3-2020
  • Division: Finance Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce/Business Administration major in Accountancy
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant experience
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: RA 1080 (CPA)

One (1) Accountant III (Salary Grade 19)

  • Item Number: PHILSAB-A3-14-2020
  • Division: Finance Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce/Business Administration major in Accountancy
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant experience
  • Training: 8 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: RA 1080 (CPA)

One (1) Supervising Administrative Officer (Salary Grade 22)

  • Item Number: PHILSAB-SADOF-14-2020
  • Division: Finance Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Experience: 3 years of relevant experience
  • Training: 16 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Attorney III (Salary Grade 21)

  • Item Number: PHILSAB-ATY3-4-2020
  • Division: Space Policy and Legal Affairs Division
  • Education: Bachelor of Laws
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant experience
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: RA 1080 (Bar)

One (1) Chief Science Research Specialist (Salary Grade 24)

  • Item Number: PHILSAB-CSRS-18-2020
  • Division: Earth Sciences Space Mission Studies Division
  • Education: Master’s degree or Certificate in Leadership and Management from the CSC
  • Experience: 4 years of supervisory/ management experience
  • Training: 40 hours of supervisory/management learning and development intervention
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / Second Level Eligibility

One (1) Chief Science Research Specialist (Salary Grade 24)

  • Item Number: PHILSAB-CSRS-20-2020
  • Division: Spacecraft Payload and Communications Systems Development Division
  • Education: Master’s degree or Certificate in Leadership and Management from the CSC
  • Experience: 4 years of supervisory/ management experience
  • Training: 40 hours of supervisory/management learning and development intervention
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / Second Level Eligibility

How to Apply

Job seekers are advised to submit applications through the official links found at https://philsa.gov.ph/careers-directory/ and on PhilSA social media pages. Please be informed that PhilSA posts job vacancies only on its Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, website (philsa.gov.ph), and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) portal. All data submitted to PhilSA will be processed in accordance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012. If you’re looking to #JoinTheMission by working at PhilSA while staying safe online, please follow the instructions on how to apply.

Requirements for all Positions

Interested and qualified applicants are requested to prepare the following documents and build their PhilSA Application Profile online for each unique position title:

  1. Letter of intent addressed to JOEL JOSEPH S. MARCIANO, JR. Ph.D., Director General
  2. Updated and Notarized Personal Data Sheet (which can be downloaded HERE);
    • CSC Form 212 (Revised 2017)
    • Work Experience Sheet (download HERE);
  3. Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable);
  4. Scholastic Records
    • Diploma and/or
    • Transcript of Records
  5. Certificate of eligibility/license/rating
  6. Training certificate/s
  7. Employment certificate/s (if applicable)

Important Reminders:

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, civil status, pregnancy, or religion and other personal attributes of the individual.
  • Applications with incomplete documentary requirements shall not be processed.
  • Item number of the position must be indicated in the letter of intent.
  • Only applications sent through the appropriate Google Form shall be processed. QR codes and links to Google Form can be found at the bottom of the description of each vacant position.
  • Only qualified applicants will be shortlisted and contacted.

History

Background
Prior to the creation of the agency, the Philippine space program had two primary challenges:
 insufficient funding; and
 lack of a centralized agency to manage the space program.

In the absence of a formal space agency, the DOST funded the National Space Development Program to set up the foundations of a future space agency. Several government agencies under the DOST had previously maintained the country's space program; namely the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The DOST and the Manila Observatory crafted a 10-year masterplan in 2012 to make the Philippines a "space-capable country" by 2022. The scientists involved in the program's planning gave the media a copy of a draft bill written by Deocaris which they submitted to AGHAM Partylist Rep. Angelo Palmones of the 15th Congress (July 26, 2010 – June 6, 2013) for the enactment of what is to be known the "Philippine Space Act of 2012" (House Bill No. 6725).

In 2014, the country started a micro-satellite program where local engineers developed and produced the Diwata-1, Diwata-2 and Maya-1, which were all subsequently launched into space via foreign facilities. All three satellites were a success.

Legislative History
The Philippine Space Agency was proposed to be established through legislation particularly through the 17th Congress (July 25, 2016 – June 4, 2019)'s "Philippine Space Act of 2016" (House Bill No. 3637) and "Philippine Space Act" (Senate Bill No. 1211). On November 27, 2018, The House of Representatives passed the alternative bill, the "Philippine Space Development Act" (HB No. 8541), on the 2nd reading. "The bill also provides for a Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy (PSDUP) that shall serve as the country’s primary strategic roadmap for space development and embody the country’s central goal of becoming a space-capable and space-faring nation in the next decade." DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña was in favor HB 8541.

In December 2018, HB 8541 was approved on the third and final reading with 207 affirmative votes with no votes against or abstentions. Under the bill, the agency was to be attached to the DOST. The bill also creates the Philippine Space Development Fund to be used exclusively for its operation. The astronomical space-related functions of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and DOST will also be transferred to the Philippine Space Agency, under the bill.

The "Philippine Space Act" (Senate Bill No. 1983) was passed with 18 senators approving for the proposed legislation's passage with no negative votes in May 2019, hence dedicating ₱1bil from the current fiscal year's appropriation with subsequent funding from the General Appropriations Act, plus an additional ₱1bil from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) with ₱2bil released annually. The Bicameral Committee ratified HB 8541 on June 4, 2019, placing the space agency under the Office of the President. The proposed legislation (a harmonization of HB 8541 & SBN 1983) was due for signing into law by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Senate info-page for Senate Bill 1983 reports presentation of the harmonized bill to the Presidential Malacañang Palace on July 9, 2019.

Formation
Duterte signed the "Philippine Space Act" (RA 11363) on August 8, 2019, and a copy was released to reporters on August 13.

In signing the new law, Duterte recognized the “urgent need to create a coherent and unified strategy for space development and utilization to keep up with other nations in terms of space science and technology.” thus established the agency
Source: Philippine Space Agency
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