Company: US National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Location: Huntsville, AL

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$36,090 – $54,684 a year

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Full Job Description

    Duties

    Summary

    This position is in NASA’s Pathways Intern Program which provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience in the Office of Strategic Analysis & Communication area at Marshall Space Flight Center. We are looking for Student Trainees in the areas of business and project management.

    Responsibilities

    • You will assist information, business, and technical management professionals in routine or non-routine and progressively responsible duties which directly relate to your academic studies.
    • You will receive on the job training in the organizations operations including pertinent policies, rules and regulations.
    • You will participate in analyzing data, developing formats to report the results, and recommending alternative courses of action.
    • You will respond to inquiries and provide oral and written communication, assistance, and coordination to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
    • You will assist information, business, and technical management professionals in routine or non-routine and progressively responsible duties which directly relate to your academic studies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

  • Job family (Series)

    0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U. S. citizen.
    • Enrolled/accepted in an accredited educational institution as a degree seeking student.
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher.
    • Maintain enrollment at least half time as defined by the institution.
    • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.
    • You will be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.
    • You will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
    • Available to work at least 640 hours prior to completion of degree. You may have to extend your graduation date to accommodate the hours.
    • You must meet eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
    • This appointment will start no earlier than May 11, 2020 and no later than August 31, 2020.
    • Candidates who indicate an availability date in the NASA Supplemental Questionnaire after August 31, 2020 will be found ineligible.
    • Applicants must have an expected graduation date of no earlier than one calendar year from this closing date of this announcement.
    • Candidates who indicate an expected completion date in the NASA Supplemental Questionnaire that is prior to one calendar year from the closing date of the announcement will be found ineligible.

    Qualifications

    Starting GS grade levels are determined by education level:

    GS-05: Enrolled in a certificate program or bachelor’s degree program and have completed at least 60 semester hours or at least 90 quarter hours of undergraduate education.

    GS-6: Enrolled in a certificate program, associates or bachelors degree program and have completed at least 90 or more semester hours or 135 or more quarter hours of undergraduate education.

    GS-7: Accepted into a masters or juris doctor program or in the first year of a masters or juris doctor program.

    GS-9: Completed one academic year of a masters or juris doctor program or accepted into a doctorate program or in the first year of a doctorate program.

    Education

    You must be pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in any field at an institution accredited by the Department of Education.

    The following majors are preferred: Business Administration, Operations Research, and Industrial and Systems Engineering.

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

    Additional information

    This job announcement will be considered closed at midnight on either the date that 200 applications are received or the closing date listed above (whichever occurs first).

    Interns may be promoted to higher grades based on the amount of education completed and acceptable performance. However, promotions are not guaranteed.

    You will be expected to comply with Center Pathway policies located at: https://nasa.gov/careers

    The supervisor and Intern will agree on a formally-arranged schedule of school and work rotations. A rotation is a defined period of work or school study, usually a semester, a summer, or a quarter in length.

    Although this vacancy announcement is advertised for multiple grade levels, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all grade levels.

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

    You will serve a trial period for the duration of the Intern appointment.

    Interns may be considered for conversion to a term or permanent appointment within 120 days of completing degree requirements provided they:

    Successfully complete an academic course of study with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.9 (on a 4.0 scale);
    Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience before completing degree requirements;

    Meet the qualification requirements for the position to which they are converted; and

    Maintain acceptable performance.

    Eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that NASA will offer conversion. At NASA, term appointments last from one to six years. If an Intern is converted to a term appointment, they may later be converted to a permanent appointment without competing. Additional coursework may be required for conversion.

    The Intern may be converted to a Program Analyst position with promotion potential to the GS-12 level.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and your answers to NASA-specific questions to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications. Your answers to the NASA-specific questions supplement your resume. Please be sure that your answers and your resume are accurate, as NASA is not authorized to alter them. If the information in your resume differs from your answers to the questions, we will use your answers to the questions to determine your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position.

    If you meet the eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications, you will be further evaluated based on the preferred majors listed under ‘Education.’

    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 granted based on what is supported by the documentation you provide. For more information about Veterans’ Preference, please visit this link.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    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 a short series of NASA-specific questions. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. 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 and your answers to the NASA-specific questions. For example, we will ask you to provide academic transcripts. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, we will ask you to submit proof of veterans’ preference (DD214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus the proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the requested documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw the job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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This job is open to

  • Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

Individuals who are enrolled students or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis in accredited institutions