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Job Title:NASA's Pathways Intern Employment Program (Administrative)

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Ames Research Center

Job Announcement Number:AR13P0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$37,073.00 to $48,190.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 29, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0399-5

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Moffett Field, CAView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current NASA Interns NTE (Not-to-Exeed) participants in the NASA's Intern Employment Program.

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.

The incumbent will participate in the NASA's Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP). This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

This is an internship position within the Strategic Communication Division (Code VC) at NASA Ames Research Center. The incumbent assists in the coordination and review of Freedom of Information (FOIA) and/or Public Affairs (PA) responses and requests.

The Pathways Intern Employment Program was established in the excepted service and provides for planned, progressive education studies at an accredited institution. Position grade levels will be determined by academic achievement. Students advance to higher grades as education is completed and approved by management. This is not a guarantee of permanent employment.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Cumulative GPA 2.9
  • Selectee is required to sign the Pathways IEP participant agreement
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Available to work at least 640 hours prior to completion of degree

DUTIES:

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As a student trainee within the Strategic Communication Division (Code VC), the incumbent assists in the coordination and review of Freedom of Information (FOIA) and/or Public Affairs (PA) responses and requests. He/she assists the Center's FOIA Officer and the Legal Office on incoming requests that warrant special attention. This includes assisting in conducting record searches and making disclosure determinations. The incumbent ensures compliance with FOIA and PA regulations and policies by providing input to guidance and procedural information related to the agency's FOIA regulations and policies.


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.


Candidates must meet the following education requirements to qualify:

Minimum Requirements for GS-05: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree. (The 2 academic years is the equivalent of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours.)

TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION INFORMATION IN YOUR USAJOBS RESUME SECTIONS AS NOTED BELOW. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY PREVENT FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

EDUCATION section:
- school name
- degree/level attained
- completion date of degree attained or expected date of degree completion
- academic major/minor
- cumulative grade point average
- total credits earned (specify either semester or quarter hours)
- your academic status (Sophmore, Junior, or Senior)

RELEVANT COURSEWORK box:
- relevant coursework related to the duties of the position
- current enrollment status (e.g., enrolled as of month/year)

APPLICANTS MUST BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS IMMEDIATELY UPON REQUEST.

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. Candidates will meet the qualification requirements consistent with the NASA and 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:

The position(s) will be filled under the NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP). This program is for current students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program. The NASA Pathways IEP provides students with paid opportunities to work and gain valuable on-the-job training and experience while still in school. This program further exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by
providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established.

The following Pathways program and educational requirements listed below MUST be met in order to qualify for this position:

- Must be enrolled, or formally accepted for enrollment, and seeking a degree (e.g. diploma or certificate) on a full or half time basis in an accredited educational institution. (NOTE: Enrollment in a certificate program is valid if pursuing a post-secondary education equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business curriculum.)

- Must maintain at least an overall 2.9 GPA or higher on a scale of 4.0.

- Must sign a Pathways Internship Program Participant Agreement.

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.

Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

HOW TO APPLY:

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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 the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJOBS from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept 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. For more information, see the Applicant Guide..

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 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.

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:

Student Jobs
Email: arc-dl-pathwaysjobs@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:

AR13P0001

Control Number:

342494900