Armstrong Flight Research Center Engineering Technician (Aerospace) in Edwards AFB, California
Engineering Technician (Aerospace)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Armstrong Flight Research Center
- ##### Open & closing dates
05/16/2019 to 05/23/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 10 - 11
- ##### Salary
$63,385 to $91,965 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
Few vacancies in the following location:
Edwards AFB, CA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This position is located in the Flight Operations Directorate, Life Support Branch. Duties performed are performed on a variety of other life support systems, equipment and components such as full pressure suits, personal flight equipment, parachute systems and oxygen systems and components. Independently plans and lays out the repair and/or modification sequence on all assignments.
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- Duties are described at the full performance level - GS-11 level.
- Perform maintenance, inspections, repairs, modification and testing of Full Pressure Suits (FPS) and all associated equipment. Fit and dress crewmember in FPS and integrate into an aircraft cockpit. Operate and calibrates pressure suit test equipment
- Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, modifies, packs and adjusts crew life sustaining equipment such as: flight helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes, flotation devices, survival kits, and aircrew night-vision goggles, anti-G garments, explosives, and FPS
- Sewing/fabricating to engineering drawing/military specifications and custom design/fabrication of aircraft protective cover, upholstery, and any special purpose items that require textile fabrication. Minor maintenance on industrial sewing machine
- Repairs malfunctions and adjusts installed aircraft egress systems in accordance with technical orders/modification instructions. Isolates malfunctions. Repairs/replaces components as requires & makes operational checks.
- Use various types of test equipment to conduct reliability testing. Maintain inspection/accountability documentation on egress/life support equipment issued to aircrews and installed on aircraft
- General knowledge and understanding of oxygen systems and equipment installed in several types of aircraft such as liquid oxygen converters, high pressure gas bottles, low pressure walk around bottles, oxygen regulators and personnel servicing units
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
- #### Job family (Series)
0802 Engineering Technical
Conditions of Employment
- A one-year probationary period may be required
- Occasional travel may be required
- Position subject to a pre-employment and random drug testing
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
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.
For the GS-11 level
Examples of experience at the GS-10 level would be experience independently with perform maintenance, inspections, repairs, modification and testing of Full Pressure Suits and all associated equipment. Fit and dress crew member in Full Pressure Suite and integrate into an aircraft cockpit. Operate and calibrates pressure suit test equipment. Trouble shoot for unique and one of kind issues around pressure suits errors.
For the GS-10 level
Examples of experience at the GS-9 level would be experience working on teams that perform maintenance, inspections, repairs, modification OR testing of Full Pressure Suits and all associated equipment. Fit and dress crew member in Full Pressure Suite and integrate into an aircraft cockpit. Operate and calibrates pressure suit test equipment.
All applicants will be rated on the following competencies: full pressure suits, aircraft life support, aircraft egress systems.
Education is not a substitute for specialized experience at the GS-10 or 11 levels.
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.
Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.
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Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.
Selecting official may select at either the GS-10 or GS-11 level.
Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.
The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Resumes will be rated by an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from the candidate's resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the job, as described in this announcement. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume. NASA will not accept separate KSA statement.
A category rating method will be used to evaluate candidates. All candidates will be assigned to either a 70, 80, or 90 pt. quality category based on the degree to which their competencies meet the position requirements. All candidates in the 90 pt group, which is the highest quality category, may be referred for consideration. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. In certain instances when a large candidate pool exists within the highest quality category, additional weighting of scores may occur to further distinguish best qualified candidates. 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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- 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 the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide. 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. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). 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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Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. Failure to submit a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration. Your application must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link. In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to approximately 32,000 characters including spaces.
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