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This is a supervisory position at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for the daily operations of the total facility required for the execution of NASA programs, projects, and missions performed at MAF.
As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.
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Allowable relocation expenses will be made to any applicant selected from outside the commuting area.
Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
Successful completion of a security investigation will be required
Occasional travel may be required
Position subject to a pre-employment drug test
Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
Serves as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) responsible for the daily operations of the total facility required for the execution of NASA programs, projects, and missions performed at MAF. Supervises employees within the Organization at MAF and serves as the Alternate COTR for the facility maintenance contract.
This position assures all resources are used at full capabilities for maximum use of the facility by assuring lease agreements, etc. is managed. Assures MAF is operating according to all federal regulations representing MSFC by directing and leading major operations. Establishes policy and advises on policy development as it relates to and affects other NASA programs.
The position analyzes and plans for future endeavors at MAF working to assure long range goals and objectives are met. The incumbent is responsible for the design, operation, and maintenance of the total core facility; environmental management and occupational health, exterior to and within the work area; acquisition, operation, and maintenance of institutional and program support equipment; information systems; the full range of logistic support services; technical information, documentation, directives, and records management; industrial labor relations; and protective services for personnel, property, and programs. Serves as an expert consultant on the most challenging problems in a specialty field to an agency having responsibility for an engineering program of national or international scope and impact.
The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity and diversity by taking positive steps to support the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in all areas under his/her supervision.
In addition to meeting the basic education requirements below, candidate must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position described above. Examples of specialized experience include experience that has provided a comprehensive knowledge of the range of administrative and enviromental laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of NASA programs and projects; knowledge of methods of evaluating the work of program accomplishments, ability to provide leadership, oversight an direction for operational aspects of a facility; knowledge and understanding of government and agency contractual and funding rules, relationships, regulations, and administrative procedures involved with procurements including practices and regulations to prepare technical statements of work, Space Act Agreements, enhanced use lease agreements, use permits and other agreements or plans. Overall experience should reflect a mastery of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems.
A. Applicants must show successful completion of a professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and advanced courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
**B. A combination of education and experience - college-level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good theoretical and practical understanding of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1. Professional Registration: current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions), are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration.
2. Written Test: evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer- in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
3. Specified Academic Courses: successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester/90 quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering. These must have included the courses specified in the basic requirement.
4. Related Curriculum: successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the candidate has at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
**Candidates applying based on qualifications under one of the 4 options under "B" above, should indicate that in their resume and must be prepared to provide documentation supporting qualifications upon request.
U.S. citizenship is required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Announcement will be used for both internal and external applicants.
Internal (Status) candidates will be evaluated as follows :
Resumes will be rated by 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 - Tentative 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. .
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.
External (Non-Status) candidates will be evaluated as follows :
Same process as Internal (Status) candidates, with the additional procedures related to 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.
NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE .
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.
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.
Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Allowable relocation expenses will be made to any applicant selected from outside the commuting area.
If you are an individual with a disability, eligible to utilize federal special hiring authorities for individuals with disabilities or require an accommodation for the application process please contact Patricia Caraway by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Your e-mail should have in the subject line Reasonable Accommodation, and contain the specific accommodation required/requested.
Any individual selected for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
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