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AST, Flight Systems Safety, Aerospace Engineer

Armstrong Flight Research Center Edwards, CA
  • Expired: August 03, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

AST, Flight Systems Safety, Aerospace Engineer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Armstrong Flight Research Center

  • ##### Open & closing dates
08/01/2019 to 08/09/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 13
  • ##### Salary
$100,820 to $131,064 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Edwards AFB, CA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
  • Duties

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The Flight Research and Test Safety Branch at Armstrong Flight
Research Center (AFRC) on Edwards AFB, CA is seeking interested
applicants for an AST, Flight Systems Safety engineer. The work
involves using electrical engineering experience and knowledge to
direct, manage, advise on, coordinate, monitor, and/or perform
flight-system safety duties.
Learn more about this agency
  • Provides system safety expertise for the projects and in
developing hazard management products, and determines the
adequacy of hazard analysis, hazard closeouts, and hazard
management techniques.
  • Directs and manages in-line support of system safety, hazard
management, and flight-safety responsibilities of aerospace
flight projects in support of airworthiness and safety reviews.
  • Applies electronics and mechanical engineering techniques toward
the understanding of system integration of payloads installed on
board science research aircraft in relation to impacts on flight
safety and airworthiness.
  • Plans and conducts independent technical reviews as the system
safety and hazard management subject matter expert.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other
work-related duties
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0861 Aerospace Engineering
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be
  • Must obtain/maintain Secret security clearance
Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) time in grade, one
year at the (GS-12) grade level to be eligible for consideration.
Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to
the next lower grade (GS-12) position, which has equipped the
applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully
perform the duties of the position described above.
To Qualify for GS-13:
One year of specialized experience is defined as experience
participating in a system safety working group supporting the
development of hazard management products and applying techniques
for flight system safety; AND experience applying knowledge to an
airworthiness and safety review process.
Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university with major study
in engineering, physical science, mathematics, life sciences,
computer science, or other field of science.
Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be
qualifying for this position.
The accreditation, type of degree, and course work taken will
determine if the basic education requirement is
The degree must have been received in the year of, or any year
subsequent to the original date of accreditation. To find out if a
school has an ABET accreditation, go to ABET accredited schools
Applicants must list their majors on their resume.
ABET or Foreign accreditation requirement applies to foreign
education. Applicants who have completed
part or all of their education outside the U.S. must have their
foreign education evaluated by an accredited
organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to
the education received in accredited
educational institutions in the U.S. If selected, a written
evaluation translated in English of any foreign
education must be completed and provided to the Human Resources
official making the offer. Please
indicate in your resume that you have had your foreign education
formally evaluated by the closing date of
the announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation may result in
your being found unqualified for the
Applicants must complete the following fields in USAJOBS Resume
Builder, Step 2. Education section in
order for education qualifications to be considered for this
  • College/University Name
  • State/Territory/Province/Country

  • --City/Town
  • Degree/Level Attained
  • Completion date
  • Major
Additional information
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) 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 consideration must
indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. 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. 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.
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
To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer
NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit
your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you
successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as
'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available',
you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to
confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a
successful application.
Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants
NASA Credit for National Service
As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be
Current Federal employees must meet three months after competitive
appointment restrictions by the closing
date of the announcement.
You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of
this announcement.
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.
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 the
announcement. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for
assistance in developing a complete resume, as NASA will not accept
separate KSA statements.
Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality levels
based on the degree to which their competencies meet the duties
required. A human resources specialist will validate the
qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the
selecting official. For the purpose of the Career Transition
Assistance Program (CTAP), candidates rated in the top quality level
are considered well-qualified.
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Drug test required
  • Required Documents

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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 ar

Armstrong Flight Research Center


Edwards, CA
93524 USA