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.
Some examples of experience at the GS-12 level are, but not limited to: Demonstrate professional working
experience in the following disciplines: human systems, industrial toxicology, control methodology,
industrial ventilation, industrial illumination, ergonomics, personal protective equipment, hazardous material control, physical hazards, chemical hazards, thermal stress, sound, ionizing and nonionizing radiation. Review new and existing projects and facilities proposals and formal designs for industrial hygiene concerns and recommend controls where appropriate. Perform complex program audits and provide corrective action recommendations and follow-up. Prepare reports including observations, analysis of contaminants, and recommendations for control and correction of hazards.
Degree: industrial hygiene; or a branch of engineering, physical science, or life science that included 12
semester hours in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours of courses in any
combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene. Courses in the history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
Combination of education and experience -- at least 12 semester hours of course work in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18 additional semester hours as specified in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
At the GS-13 level, there is not an educational substitution/combination to satisfy the experience
U.S. citizenship is required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
NASA uses an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:
90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.
80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.
70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.
Additional application guidance is available in NASA's Applicant Guide.
Information for Veterans: The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.