Initial appointment to GS grade levels are determined by education level completed. You must complete the NASA supplemental questions to assist in determining your education level completed.
NOTE: ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS TO VERIFY EDUCATION CLAIMS AND DOCUMENTS VERIFYING YOUR VETERAN'S STATUS (if applicable). See "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
GS4 (Starting salary $28,269): Completion of one academic year of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree (The one academic year is the equivalent of 30 semesters hours or 45 quarter hours)
GS5 (Starting salary $31,628): Completion of two academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree (The two academic years are the equivalent of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours)
GS6 (Starting salary $35,256): Completion of three academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree (The three academic years is the equivalent of 90 semesters hours or 135 quarter hours)
GS7 (Starting salary $44,615): Completion of four academic years of study (or all the requirements) for a bachelor's degree and accepted into a master's program.
GS9 (Starting salary $54,570): Completion of one academic year of master's level education or acceptance into a Doctoral program.
Salary will be set at Step 1 from the applicable pay scale.
You will only be considered for the highest grade for which you qualify.
To be eligible for this position, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen;
Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment;
Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited educational institution;
Be enrolled at least half-time as defined by your educational institution; and
Have and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.9 (on a 4.0 scale).
Basic Education Requirement: You must be pursing a bachelor's degree or higher in an ABET accredited program in an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Optical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.
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:
U.S. citizenship is required
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application, including your answers to the NASA-specific questions, to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications. Candidates may be further evaluated based on preferred areas of study described above.
Veterans' preference applies in the hiring process. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference when you apply. Veteran's 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. For more information about Veterans' Preference, please visit this link.
Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or removal after hiring.