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Job Title:EDITOR (RECENT GRADUATE)

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Headquarters, NASA

Hiring Organization:Office of the Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:IG13P0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, August 12, 2013 to Friday, August 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1082-9

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DCView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Recent College Graduates from qualifying institutions within two years of degree or certification (Veterans precluded by their military service obligation, 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.

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent audit and investigative organization that conducts objective oversight of NASA programs and operations and independently reports to the Administrator, Congress, and the public to further the Agency's accomplishment of its mission. The OIG
consists of approximately 200 auditors, analysts, specialists, investigators, attorneys, and support staff at
NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and NASA Centers throughout the U.S.

This Editor position will be filled under the NASA
Pathways Recent Graduate Program.

This position will be filled at the GS-9 grade level with promotion potential to GS-13. Salary for GS-9 begins at $51,630.

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 a NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'resume received - complete.' If your status is
'Application Started,' 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.

Also to receive consideration for your education, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree received, year degree received, G.P.A, and major area of study).You MUST include the descriptive title, and number of semester/quarter hours. If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately
evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position subject to a pre-employment drug test
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • This is a drug-testing designated position
  • A one-year trial period may be required.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance

DUTIES:

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Participates in the NASA Recent Graduate Pathways Program. The incumbent will participate in a formal training programs 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. Some programs consist of formal rotational periods of study and work. Program participants receive formal periodic assessments of progress.

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

- This is a one year appointment in the excepted service which may lead, at the agency¿s discretion, to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service.
- Recent Graduate will enter a formal training program with a mentor and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations.
- Recent Graduates must receive a t least 40 hours of formal training directly linked to their employment field.
- Recent Graduates serve a trail period for the duration of their expected service appointment.
- Recent Graduates will be required to sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement

Duties at the full performance level involve correspondence and publications; ensuring that written products, including reports, can be readily understood by the intended audience; that these accurately convey findings and recommendations; that the message is clear and compelling; and that the conclusions are logically developed.

Other duties and responsibilities may include:
- Serves as the principle advisor to the Office of Audits on matters pertaining to the format, content, and style of written products.
- Develops, prepares and processes publications including, but not limited to: technical articles; news releases; information flyers; brochures; reports and inputs to reports.
- Assist with the development and implementation of policy and procedures on the format, content and style of written products as a critical part of the overall audit quality control process.
- Assists in product development, reviews outlines and drafts, consults with and advises the teams to help ensure that the analysis and reporting meet OIG quality standards.
- Analyzes written and analytic information to support the development of visual illustrations that help the reader gain an understanding of the data by translating information into a visual representation.
- Reviews all OA reports prior to issuance to ensure the reports meet the highest quality standards and either complies with established policies and procedures or clearly identify where and why deviations occurred to more appropriately communicate results.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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TO QUALIFY FOR THE GRADE 9 - Applicants must meet one of the following requirements in addition to the Basic Education Requirement:
a. One year of professional experience in an appropriate field at least equivalent in difficulty and
responsibility to GS-7 in the Federal service within or closely related to the specialty for which application
was made; or
b. Completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree in an appropriate field; or
c. Two full academic years of graduate education in an appropriate field; or
d. An equivalent combination of experience and graduate study.


NASA Pathways candidates will meet the qualification requirements consistent with NASA and the OPM qualification standards applicable to the positon being filled.

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:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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.

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.

Relocation expenses not authorized.

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

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.

Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.

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.

In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume. NASA's Applicant Guide provides the information needed to assist you in determining whether or not you can claim 5 or 10 point veterans preference. You should not submit documents to prove your eligibility for veterans preference at this time. However, you must be prepared to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form) as requested by the Human Resources Office. Veterans preference will only be considered based on what is supported. For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. 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.

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:

Jacklyn Brock
Phone: 202-358-5213
Email: jacklyn.m.brock@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:

IG13P0002

Control Number:

349424900