NASA's Pathways Intern Employment Program (Accounting and Budget)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Hampton, VA

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***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO CORRECT THE BEGINNING SALARY RANGE FROM $32,001*** 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.

NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, Virginia), founded in 1917, is the nation's first civilian aeronautical research facility and NASA's original field center. To this day, NASA Langley researchers carry on the legacy of their pioneering predecessors. Whether it's testing airbags for space capsule landings, developing technologies to allow aircraft to fly at supersonic and hypersonic speeds or studying earth's atmosphere to better understanding global climate change, NASA Langley remains on the leading edge and it has since 1917.

Positions will be filled under the NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP). This program provides students in qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education.

*Relocation expenses will not be paid.

*This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions within 90 days of the close date.

GS-05 salary: $31,315
(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.)

GS-06 salary: $34,907
Completion of 3 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree. (The 3 academic years is the equivalent of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours.)

GS-07 salary: $38,790
Completion of 4 academic years of study (or all the requirements) for a bachelor's degree and accepted into a master's program.

GS-09 salary: $47,448
Completion of 1 academic year of master's level education.

Please identify the following information on your resume, failure to do so will prevent further consideration:
- Current cumulative GPA
- Current major and minor (if applicable)
- Current degree program (Bachelor's or Master's)
- Current level of education. (i.e., Bachelor's program junior, Master's program first year, etc.)
- Number of post high school credits earned at time of application.
- Number of credits currently taking.
- Specific coursework associated with position being filled.
- Anticipated graduation date.

*Official college transcripts will be requested if you are selected.

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    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Enrolled at a qualifying educational institution on a half/full time basis.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.9 or higher on a scale of 4.0.
  • Male applicants must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Must complete background investigation.
  • Must work at least 640 hours prior to completion of degree course work.

DUTIES: Serves as a NASA's Pathways Intern Employment (IEP) Program student located in the Office of Chief Financial Officer. Participant completes assigned duties, tasks, readings, and developmental activities specified in the program. Studies legal and regulatory compliance, workflow, and other financial considerations on a continuing basis. Analyzes problems that are new or novel in nature, where there is a necessity for reconciling diverse needs and viewpoints in arriving at a final procedure/program. Conducts formal analysis on proposed changes to financial management activities. Plans and conducts studies to improve the accumulation, processing and reporting of financial data. Assists with designing complete accounting procedures and developing solutions to precedent-setting situations where work programs are newly assigned and projected account structure is unknown. Assists with developing and implementing accounting policies and standards agency-wide. Assists with performing quality assurance reviews of existing and proposed accounting processes to provide assurances as to financial integrity and conformance to Federal laws and the agency regulations and practices.

Work may include analysis and reconciliation of integrated accounts for a variety of accounting systems. Analyzes, reconciles and records a variety of accounting transactions in SAP, a module of NASA's Integrated Financial/Business Systems. Assists with performing professional accounting work resolving operating level problems in the propriety of accounting data.

Program participants receive formal periodic assessments of progress and sign a Pathways Agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: NASA Pathways candidates will meet the qualification requirements below:

-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Must be 16 years of age
-Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time or half-time student into an accredited institution in a degree seeking program.
-Currently has and maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.9 or higher on a scale of 4.0.
-If selected, must sign Student Pathways Program Agreement and provide official transcript at the end of each academic term.
-Must be able to complete 640 hours of work experience prior to or concurrently upon completing degree course work requirements.
-Must have at least one year of academic study remaining toward completion of current academic degree.

Candidates must meet the following education requirements to qualify:

Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting; or a degree in a related field such as Business Administration, Finance, or Public Administration.

GS-4: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study. (The 1 academic year is the equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.)
GS-5: 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.)
GS-6: Completion of 3 academic years of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree. (The 3 academic years is the equivalent of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours.)
GS-7: Completion of 4 academic years of study (or all the requirements) for a bachelor's degree and accepted into a master's program.
GS 9: Completion of 1 academic year of master's level education or acceptance into a Doctoral program.

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 assess 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 based solely on basic eligibility requirements. 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: NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, visit the NASA Jobs website:
http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/benefits/benefits.htm

OTHER INFORMATION: 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. To verify your Selective Service registration, click here https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfVerification.aspx

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