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Job Title:AST, Telecommunication, NASA's Pathways Recent Graduate Opportunities

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:John F. Kennedy Space Center

Job Announcement Number:KS13P0001

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$35,657.00 to $54,373.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 10, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0855-5/7

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Kennedy Space Center, FLView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Full Time Recent Graduates Recent Graduates from qualifying institutions having completed an academic program within the preceding two years. (NOTE: Veterans who were precluded by their military service obligation from meeting this requirement will have up to six years to apply)

JOB SUMMARY:

NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity - Ambition - Teamwork - A sense of Daring - and a Probing Mind - That's what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

Participates in NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program. This is a formal training program consisting of specialized training designed to accelerate an employee to the full performance level. Participant completes assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities specified in the program.

In order to receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., cumulative GPA, type of degree
received, major area of study, and date degree received MM/DD/YYYY). ) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. If you are selected for this position, you must provide an official copy of your transcrip(s) prior to entering on duty.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position is Excepted Service-Excluded from the Career Transition Program.
  • Must have received qualifying degree within 2 years of appointment date
  • Applicants must identify their graduation date, degree, area of study & GPA
  • If preculded from applying by military service, veterans have up to six yrs

DUTIES:

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Participates in NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program. This is a formal training program consisting of specialized training designed to accelerate an employee to the full performance level. Participant completes assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities specified in the program.
This position defines the responsibility for the entry level Voice Communications System Engineer responsible for the planning, installation, operations and maintenance of the Operational Intercommunication Systems at KSC within the Information Technology Directorate. Interfaces directly with other KSC technical organizations and supports technical recommendations proposed and coordinated with senior engineering and management for implementation of Voice Systems. Responsible for providing NASA insight and direction on the various aspects of Voice Systems for KSC Institutional, ISS, ELV, and future launch vehicle missions. Acts as communication engineer during major launch vehicle processing, test, and launch activities, monitoring the system performance and directing the real-time testing and troubleshooting of the contractor personnel performing the operation and maintenance function.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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NASA Pathways candidates will meet the qualification requirements consistent with NASA and the OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. Where appropriate, candidates will be required to meet NASA's Aeronautics, Scientific, and Technical (AST) qualification standards for the position(s) for which they are applying.

NOTE: While experience may be considered during the review process, candidates will be evaluated primarily on their education and degrees consistent with the intent of the Pathways Programs.

Applicants may qualify at the GS-5 level if they have completed a qualifying bachelor's degree
Applicants may qualify at the GS-7 level if they have completed a qualifying bachelor's degree and have met one of the below criteria
Applicants may qualify at the GS-7 level if they have completed a qualifying master's degree and have met one of the below criteria

Criteria:
(1) Are in the upper third of their class, based on completed college work at the time of filing an application. This is the upper third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision (e.g., school of engineering).
(2) Have an average of 2.90 or better on a 4.0 scale for either all completed college work at the time of application or have all college courses completed during the last two years of the undergraduate curriculum.
(3) Have achieved a grade average of B+ (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or better in the major field of study where such field is fully qualifying. This is either the average of all completed college work in the major field of study at the time of application or the average of all college courses completed in the major field of study during the last two years of the undergraduate curriculum. (Senior students may be rated provisionally eligible under one of those criteria provided they had the required average in the junior year. They shall be required to submit evidence at the time of appointment that the required average was maintained during their senior year.)
(4) Have been elected to membership in one of the national honorary scholastic societies meeting the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies (other than freshman honor societies). (5) Have completed 12 months of student trainee experience (does not include periods of leave without pay) that includes at least one work period (2 months or 320 hours) equivalent to GS-5 or at least 15 months of appropriate student trainee experience which includes one work period equivalent to the GS-4 level.
(6) For engineering positions, have successfully completed a five-year program of study (e.g., one designed to be completed in no less than five years) or at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university.


Many NASA positions have specific educational requirements, so we encourage you to provide a complete description of your educational achievements. Qualification requirements depend on the job being filled. Specific requirements will be identified in each vacancy announcement.

For the Recent Graduate program a participant must have completed a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution within the previous two years. Veterans precluded by their military service obligation will have up to six years from their degree completion date to apply. In order to receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., cumulative GPA, type of degree received, major area of study, and date degree received MM/DD/YYYY). ) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration 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.

See NASA' Aerospace Technology (AST) qualification standards at AST Qualification Standards website

Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's or master¿s degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, 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.

U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Candidates will be assessed either based solely on basic eligibility requirements or may include a qualitative rating of candidates. NASA Pathways candidates will meet the qualification requirements consistent with the OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled. Where appropriate, candidates will be required to meet NASA's Aeronautics, Scientific, and Technical (AST) qualification standards for the position(s) for which they are applying. Veterans' preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 CFR. Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements need not be further evaluated; however, if no further evaluation is done, qualified veterans have absolute preference. If candidates are further evaluated using NASA's category rating process, qualified veterans have absolute preference within the appropriate category.


BENEFITS:

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NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, visit the NASA Jobs website.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation. 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. 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Individuals seeking to apply to actual job opportunities should visit the NASA People website. Applications for the NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program and the NASA Pathways Recent Graduates Program will be accepted through a combination of NASA's Pathways Intern Automated Student Application System and NASA's automated Staffing and Recruiting System (STARS). Applications for NASA's Pathways Presidential Management Fellows Program will be accepted through OPM's standard PMF Process.

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

KSC Jobs at
Email: KSC-JobsInbox@mail.nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After applying through the NASA People site if you are found qualified, you may be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration. Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the Selecting Official. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.)

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Job Announcement Number:

KS13P0001

Control Number:

333180200