Senior Scientist for Heliophysics Division

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 05, 2018
Closes
Oct 05, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be paid consistent with NASA's policy.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • A financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment to SL.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Candidates must possess heliophysics science expertise at least 1 year of which is in positions at or comparable to the GS-15 level, and must be a recognized subject matter expert.

    Also, candidates must possess;
    1. Extensive knowledge of the scientific discipline areas associated with the study of the sun and the interaction of the sun with the Earth and the solar system;
    2. Demonstrated ability as an individual who can work within a team but also provide guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to that team to achieve aligned results; and
    3. Demonstrated ability to develop long-term strategies to ensure scientific priorities are established and met.

    Candidates must possess the following basic requirements:
    1.Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics;
    or
    2. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    All qualified candidates will be referred to a panel of subject matter experts for further evaluation against the NASA SL or ST Evaluation Criteria as stated in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. Experience in these criteria MUST be addressed within the NASA-provided online form. Refer to the How to Apply section for complete instructions.

    As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume.

    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.

    U.S. citizenship is required.

    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.

    Relocation expenses may be paid consistent with NASA's policy.

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

    All candidates will be referred to a panel of subject matter experts for further evaluation against the NASA ST Evaluation Criteria as stated in the NASA ST Evaluation Criteria section below. Experience in these criteria MUST be addressed within the NASA-provided online form. Refer to the How to Apply section for complete instructions. We strongly recommend you complete your answers to these five criteria off-line in a text document in advance of beginning the application process, so that you can insert them into the electronic form. Incomplete applications are not saved.

    NASA ST Evaluation Criteria

    1. Education Level and Training. In addition to degree information, please include your pattern of continuing development to maintain currency and level of skills.

    2. Technical Excellence and Contributions. Please include a. through c. below in your response. Include the impact on key Center and relevant NASA/Agency and national programs.
    a. Experience/Accomplishments
    b. Technical Problem Solving
    c. Publications and Information Transfer

    3. Awards and Recognition. This criterion includes recognition of your accomplishments by peers in the broad scientific and/or engineering community and customers.

    4. Outside Professional Activities.

    5. Corporate Cooperation and Technical Leadership Skills. Included in this criterion are leadership skills in directing or participating in technical team activities, as well as coordinating those activities within and outside the Center. Also included are coaching/mentoring and diversity and inclusion.

    Read more Security clearance Not Applicable

    Drug test required No


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