“Planetary Protection Officer.” Yes, this real. NASA is now advertising for an official, full-time planetary protection officer.
“This position is assigned to Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection. Planetary protection is concerned with the avoidance of organicconstituent and biological contamination in human and robotic space exploration,” the federal space notes.
The salary range for the job is $124,406 to $187,000 per year. The three-year appointment also requires the applicant to be eligible for secret clearance.