AST, Experimental Facilities Development
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Kennedy Space Center, FL

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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 lead projects associated with facilities planning, budget, schedule, and scope of work and requirements. The incumbent will primarily be responsible for providing technical oversight on work projects related to bridge work, roads, storm water management, soil mechanics, and foundations. Secondary responsibilities will include providing technical oversight on work projects related to facility building structures, launch structures, towers and special handling devices. The incumbent will read and understand engineering drawings and specifications, cost estimates, and schedules and exercise a broad knowledge of engineering and scientific concepts, methods, and processes related to the design and construction of facilities and infrastructure, particularly in structural engineering and field construction methods and techniques.

This announcement is readvertised from announcement KS13D0009. Candidates who applied under the previous announcement need not reapply to receive consideration.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Position subject to random drug testing
  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement

DUTIES: The incumbent will lead projects associated with facilities planning, budget, schedule, and scope of work and requirements. The incumbent will primarily be responsible for providing technical oversight on work projects related to bridge work, roads, storm water management, soil mechanics, and foundations. Secondary responsibilities will include providing technical oversight on work projects related to facility building structures, launch structures, towers and special handling devices. The incumbent will read and understand engineering drawings and specifications, cost estimates, and schedules and exercise a broad knowledge of engineering and scientific concepts, methods, and processes related to the design and construction of facilities and infrastructure, particularly in structural engineering and field construction methods and techniques.
The incumbent will make technical recommendations to improve reliability, enhance operational effectiveness, and correct deficiencies during the design phase of projects. In addition, the incumbent will manage design teams effectively, evaluate design team performance, evaluate alternative design approaches in relation to cost and schedule impacts, and make recommendations for acceptance (or rejection) of fabricated facility components and assemblies. The incumbent will also ensure that KSC project, design, and implementation processes will be followed throughout project lifecycles. Performs duties as a Contracting Officer's Representative on assigned design and construction contracts or task orders.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 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. Examples of specialized experience is performing cost analysis, facility design, project development, and project leadership on bridge work, roads, storm water management, soil mechanics, and foundations, to include types of structural engineering.

Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor'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: 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.

BENEFITS: NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE .

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

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

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.

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.

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As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and will be subject to random drug tests while occupying the position.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Occasional travel may be required.

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