Aerospace Engineer, AST, Flight Systems (System Engineering and Education Development Program (SEED
You must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.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. This experience must be demonstrated within your application.
At the GS-13 level, specialized experience is defined as experience leading a small (less than 5) multidisciplinary team as a product development or technical lead. In addition, applicants must have experience across multiple phases of the development cycle, Experience in phases B (preliminary design and technology completion), C (detailed design and fabrication), and D (system assembly, integration and test, and launch) is required.
At the GS-14 level, specialized experience is defined as experience leading a large multidisciplinary team as a product development or technical lead. In addition, applicants must have experience across multiple phases of the development cycle. Experience in phases B (preliminary design and technology completion), C (detailed design and fabrication), and D (system assembly, integration and test, and launch) is required.
Applicants must also demonstrate a high level of independence and several of the following competencies:
- Ability to effectively accomplish technical program/project work in discipline engineering areas pertinent to design and development of instruments, spacecraft and/or ground systems.
- Knowledge of integration and test programs including performance and environmental testing.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree-received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Earth and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate physical science or engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. *Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus.
SELECTEES WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM MAY APPLY FOR and/or BE CONSIDERED FOR NON-COMPETITIVE PLACEMENT TO A SYSTEMS ENGINEERING POSITION AT THE GS-14 LEVEL AS VACANCIES OCCUR.
Participants who elect to leave the program before program completion will be required to reimburse NASA for training class related expenses. Participants who elect to leave NASA before service completion will also be required to reimburse NASA for training class related expenses. While the SEED Program is expected to be an important source of entry-level Systems Engineers, successful completion of the program does not guarantee selection for such positions and will only be one of a variety of mechanisms to fill entry-level Systems Engineering positions.
Selectees who successfully complete the program will be required to sign a Continued Service Agreement for 2 years of service with NASA to begin upon completion of the program.
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.
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.
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.
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Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants
NASA Credit for National Service
The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from the candidate's resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the job, as described in the announcement. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume, as NASA will not accept separate KSA statements.
Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality levels based on the degree to which their competencies meet the duties required. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality level are considered well-qualified.