America's space agency NASA has an exciting new job opening to protect Earth aliens. The position is a Planetary Protection Officer (PPO). The successful applicant will be responsible making sure no life forms outer space come to Earth. The PPO makes sure astronauts and space equipment do not come back space any alien bacteria. The position was posted the usajobs.gov website. According to the post, the new PPO will get a yearly salary of to $187,000. The job contract is three years, but could be extended for an additional two years. It is one of the most unique job positions the world. NASA only employs two PPOs. The job is only open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals.
People who want to apply the job must be well qualified. Candidates must have "broad engineering expertise" and have a degree physical science, engineering or mathematics. The candidate must also show they have experience "planning, executing, or overseeing elements space programs national significance". A final requirement is that the candidate has "skills diplomacy that resulted in win-win solutions extremely difficult and complex multilateral discussions". The new PPO will be responsible planning several future NASA missions. One of these will be a trip to one Jupiter's icy moons, Europa. The mission will search signs of alien life on the moon.