Technical Fellow, Structures
The NASA Technical Fellows Program was established to recognize technical excellence and technical leadership in the Agency. NASA Technical Fellows are members of the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) and provide Agency-wide leadership for their respective disciplines in support of the Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE).
Duty location may be at any one of the 10 NASA Centers listed in the "Other Information" section below.
Final duty assignment will be made at the discretion of the selecting official.
This is a permanent position assigned to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), however, the selectee receives a temporary promotion/appointment and serves for a period of 2 to 5 years. Upon conclusion of the temporary promotion, the selectee will then return to an appropriate position at the parent or other NASA Center at a grade level no lower than the grade previously held. This temporary promotion or term appointment may be converted to a permanent appointment without further competition.
Please refer to the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for additional application instructions.
Candidates must possess expert knowledge and at least 3 years of specialized experience in a wide range of structures sub-disciplines, including structural mechanics, structural design and sizing, structural dynamics, structural testing, computational mechanics, damage and failure prediction, and interdisciplinary analysis. At least 1 year of this experience must have been in planning and executing difficult programs of national significance or planning and executing specialized programs that show outstanding attainments in the field of research or consultation. At least 1 year of the specialized experience must be at least equivalent to experience at the GS-15 level.
Candidates must possess an engineering degree, preferably an advanced degree from an accredited engineering curriculum at an accredited college or university in a closely related engineering discipline.
U.S. citizenship is required.