National Aeronautics and Space Administration AST, Aerospace Flight Systems in Houston, Texas

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Summary

Serves as the International Space Station (ISS) Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Repair Team Project Manager. Responsible for integrating the ISS Program activities associated with the repair, including working closely with the AMS Project Office. While the initial focus of the AMS Repair Team will be on the development of the EVA plan, the team will also be responsible for ensuring a fully functional AMS at the conclusion of the repair effort.

This is an internal vacancy announced under merit promotion procedures. Only current NASA JSC Federal employees are eligible to apply.

This is a temporary promotion not to exceed 1 year with the option to extend or make permanent without further competition.

Upon conclusion of your temporary promotion, you will be returned to your position of record or a position at the same grade at the Johnson Space Center. Your salary will be set to the step you would have held had you continued in your General Schedule position, to include any within grade increases you may have been eligible for during the time that you were on the temporary promotion.

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

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Responsibilities

Serves as the International Space Station (ISS) Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Repair Team Project Manager. Responsible for integrating the ISS Program activities associated with the repair, including working closely with the AMS Project Office. While the initial focus of the AMS Repair Team will be on the development of the EVA plan, the team will also be responsible for ensuring a fully functional AMS at the conclusion of the repair effort.

Specifically:

  • Leads the team in developing AMS Repair mission and hardware.

  • Procures and manages the budget for the AMS EVA Repair Project.

  • Manage and direct the day-to-day activities of the AMS EVA Repair Project Team.

  • Provides regular status to ISS Program Management and provides periodic briefings to NASA Headquarters, Department of Energy, and the AMS Principal Investigator at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research).

  • Solicit crew office participation in AMS hardware development and mission planning.

  • Coordinate and support all AMS EVA hardware safety, technical, and operational reviews and all AMS EVA development testing.

  • Ensure multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational team members are engaged and functioning at the required levels.

  • Manages significant elements or phases of projects related to major agency functions, programs, or projects as required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Agency Employees Only: * Current Johnson Space Center civil service employees on career, career conditional, non-competitive, and NASA term appointments with conversion eligibility * Current NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • Occasional travel may be required

This opportunity is open to current Johnson Space Center federal employees serving on one of the following appointments: career, career-conditional, VRA, Schedule A appointment for individuals with disabilities, or NASA term appointment that provides eligibility to convert to a permanent appointment. NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center may also apply.

Qualifications

Applicant must have one year of specialized experience at 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 professional working experience that included the following:

  • Experience working with the principles and practices of resources management as applied to large-scale spacecraft hardware development efforts.

  • Knowledge of the ISS systems, ground operations facilities and operations, and spacecraft manufacturing and test methodology.

  • Knowledge of EVA hardware, operational procedures, and manned system test procedures.

  • Knowledge of the ISS and EVA hardware development and certification.

  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of people, organizations, and foreign governments involved in the design, testing, manufacturing, launching, and operating of human operated spacecraft.

  • Ability to develop and present complex technical analyses, strategies, recommendations, and reports.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, manage, and lead the efforts of technical personnel and organizations at program levels.

Education

Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences, computer science, or other field of science. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. You must indicate your major as well as your degree in order to receive full consideration.

Additional information

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.

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.

Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants NASA Credit for National Service

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

This is a temporary promotion not to exceed 1 year with the option to extend or make permanent without further competition.

Upon conclusion of your temporary promotion, you will be returned to your position of record or a position at the same grade at the Johnson Space Center. Your salary will be set to the step you would have held had you continued in your General Schedule position, to include any within grade increases you may have been eligible for during the time that you were on the temporary promotion.

You will lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you met the required SPECIALIZED experience. Experiences copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.

The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

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Required Documents

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide. Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

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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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/benefits/benefits.htm

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link. In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to approximately 32,000 characters including spaces. NASA does not accept resumes uploaded to USAJOBS from a second source or documents attached through USAJOBS' document attachment feature. Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application. You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open. If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 4200 Rideout Road Resume Operations Center/Mailstop: HS50 Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812.

DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements. If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested. All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

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Agency contact information
Cyndi Meza
Phone

281-483-1260

Email

cynthia.d.meza@nasa.gov

Address

NASA's Resume Operations Center 4200 Rideout Road, Mailstop HS50 Marshall Space Flight Center, AL US

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Next steps

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. If you are a current federal employee and are contacted for an interview, you may be asked to provide a copy of your most recent performance appraisal narrative summary. At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481531000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/11/2017 to 10/18/2017

Salary: $135,779 to $161,900 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Temporary - NTE 1 year with the option to extend or make permanent without further competition.