NASA Pathways Intern - Student Trainee (Human Resources)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 18, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is in NASA's Agency Pathways Intern Program (Multi-Center) which provides students with the opportunity to explore three of NASA's centers and gain meaningful developmental work experience.

The individuals assigned to this position will perform duties of a developmental nature, with oversight and guidance from experienced human resource professionals within the organization.
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Responsibilities

  • This position is part of the NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP) which is a formal training program.
  • Participants completes assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities specified in the Program.
  • Participants receive formal periodic assessments of progress. You may be required to perform rotational assignments in various organizations.
  • The participant will be performing increasingly advanced developmental Human Resources business type administrative work.
  • Assignments are varied in nature in broad program areas such as employee engagement, employee development and organizational development.
  • The individual may also be assigned tasks supporting several Branches in HR such as staffing, classification, training, workforce planning, performance management, organization development, etc.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
6

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U. S. citizen or naturalized citizen.
  • Enrolled/accepted in an accredited educational institution.
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must have ability to complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


Qualifications

Starting GS grade levels are determined by education level:

GS-5: Enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and have completed at least 60 semester hours or at least 90 quarter hours of undergraduate education.

You must have an expected degree program completion date of August 27, 2021 or later to be eligible for this position, applicants who indicate a date prior to August 27, 2021 will be found ineligible. You must complete all required fields in your application to assist in determining your education level completed. Your education will be rated against the NASA development standards listed below. Failure to answer the application questions may result in loss of consideration.

Education

Basic Education Requirement: You must be accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled pursuing a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution.

The following major(s) are preferred: Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resources
Management, Industrial and Organizational Psychology or Organizational Development.

U.S. EDUCATION: Institutions located within the United States that have attained accreditation are listed on the U.S. Department of Education's website. To verify your institution's accreditation, please access this
website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx

A complete listing of all institutions, including those located outside of U.S. territories, may be found in
Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education, a handbook published annually by the American Council on Education (ACE).

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING AMENDED TO ADD THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENT. IF YOU ARE SELECTED, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ROTATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS AT THREE OF THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: GLENN RESEARCH CENTER (CLEVELAND, OHIO), NASA HEADQUARTERS (WASHINGTON, DC), JOHNSON SPACE CENTER (HOUSTON, TEXAS), KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA), STENNIS SPACE CENTER (STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MISSISSIPPI). ADDITIONALLY, THIS POSITION REQUIRES YOU TO WORK A SPECIFIC SCHEDULES SUCH AS ONE SEMESTER AT SCHOOL FOLLOWED BY ONE SEMESTER WORKING AT NASA.

You must be able to work a minimum of three work tours prior to graduation. Work tours are defined as semesters/quarters. You will be expected to work the following schedule: Work tour #1 Spring 2020, Work tour #2 Summer 2020, Work tour #3 Summer 2021.

If selected, you are expected to report for duty January 21, 2020.

Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.

If hired, you may be promoted to higher grades based on the amount of education completed and acceptable
performance. However, promotions are not guaranteed.

You will serve a trial period for the duration of the Intern appointment.

Interns may be considered for conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completing degree requirements provided they:

o Successfully completed an academic course of study with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.9 (on a 4.0 scale);
o Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience before completing degree requirements;
o Meet the qualification requirements for the position to which they are converted; and
o Maintain acceptable performance.

Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that NASA will offer conversion.

At NASA, term appointments last from one to six years. If an Intern is converted to a term appointment, they may later be converted to a permanent appointment without competing.

If you are hired and successfully complete your internship, you may be converted to a Human Resources Specialist position with promotion potential to the GS-12 level.

As similar vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

For more information about the Pathways Program Track options visit NASA PATHWAYS at: https://www.nasa.gov/careers/pathways-program

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your application on nasa.force.com to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications. Candidates may be further evaluated based on preferred areas of study described above. Veterans' preference applies in the hiring process. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference when you apply. Veteran's preference will only be granted based on what is supported by the documentation you provide. For more information about Veterans' Preference, please visit this link https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/#content

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

In order to apply, you must complete an internship application at https://nasa.force.com/s/login/. A completed application includes the upload of an academic transcript and receipt of a letter of recommendation.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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