Flight Projects Development Program (FPDP) (Non-Technical)

Washington D.C.
Oct 27, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Full Time
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • You must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Modified qualifications are being used for this development program. Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

    Specialized experience is defined as preparing, justifying, and/or administering a budget for a government organization. In addition, experience in scheduling, risk and configuration management.

    You will be further evaluated against the following competencies:

    • Working in one or more financial administrative management areas involved in project management such as procurement, budgeting, manpower management, funds allocation, accounting, contracting, etc.
    • Managing multi-phase/ multi-discipline work efforts and resources in an environment of rapidly changing schedules and objectives, funding, technical requirements, and diversified and competing customer demands.
    • Analytical and planning techniques to understand the interrelationship of schedules, funding, and technical requirements in the development and operation of space, instrument, and ground systems and subsystems.
    • Working with headquarters and other federal agencies on research and development projects and program business management issues associated with the definition, development, and operation of space systems and subsystems.
    • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

    Selectees currently at the GS-13 level will receive a GS-14. Selectees currently at the GS-14 and GS-15 levels will remain at their grade. There is no further promotion opportunity until successful completion of the program. Upon graduation from the Flight Projects Development Program (FPDP), all participants will receive an FPL to the GS-15. Please note that having the GS-15 FPL does not automatically make you eligible for a promotion to the GS-15, you will still be required to apply for these positions.

    Reassignments/details to a program/project management position may be at any time based on the individual participant's development and availability of a suitable position. Participants will spend up to 25 percent of their time engaged in required developmental training and work experience activities, in addition to the individual's work assignment provided through the FPDP.

    Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.

    Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

    Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See "How You Will Be Evaluated" for definition of well qualified.

    Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

    Selectees will be required to sign a continued service agreement.

    Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.

    Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

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    The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicant qualifications will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist. In addition, a Subject Matter Expert Panel will evaluate applicants against the competencies stated in this announcement. Eligible candidates will be placed in qualified and highly-qualified categories. Interviews, and qualification inquiries may be requested. The highly-qualified will be referred to a Governance Board for final selection.

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