[ghrrbac-vtaa] FW: Announcement for the NTF Facility Manager Position

  • From: "Chapman, Michael A. (LARC-D504)" <michael.a.chapman@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: undisclosed-recipients:;
  • Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:07:32 -0500

There is a Facility Manager position open at the National Transonic Facility 
(NTF) at NASA Langley. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please 
send them the information below.


Michael A. Chapman, P.E.
Head, Technologies Application Branch - GFTD
NASA Langley Research Center

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757-864-4799 (f)
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Subject: FW: CPP announcement for the NTF position


FYI - The announcement for an National Transonic Facility Manager is on the 
There are two announcements: one for Current Gov Employees and another for US 
Please feel free to distribute to possible candidates.

        ANNOUNCEMENT NO:  LA09D0222 (all qualified U.S citizens)

        ANNOUNCEMENT NO:  LA09C0221 (current Federal employees)


W. Allen Kilgore
Deputy, Ground Facilities and Testing Directorate
NASA Langley Research Center
(757) 864-5033 (desk)
(757) 876-2184 (cell)

Langley Research Center

Announcement # LA09C0221

Position Title:         AST, Experimental Facilities Techniques         Open 

Close Date:

Pay Plan, Series,
Grade (Low/High), Potential     GS - 0801 - 14 /15 , promotion potential GS - 
15        Salary Range:
$95,010 to $145,290

Duty Locations:

Hampton, VA (1 vacancy)
Total Openings:

Job Summary:

The incumbent serves as the Facility Manager for the National Transonic 
Facility (NTF) in the Ground Facilities and Testing Directorate whose mission 
is to simulate aerodynamics vehicle flight conditions for identifying, 
understanding, developing and solving aerodynamics issues using high-fidelity, 
full-span or semi-span models at subsonic and transonic speeds.

Marketing Summary:

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.
Comments:       Relocation costs may be authorized.

This position will be filled at either the GS-14 or GS-15 level. Applicants 
selected for the GS-14 level, can be noncompetitively promoted to the GS-15 
level, when qualified and recommended by management.


Key Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
Random drug testing is required.

Code: D501
Description: Subsonic/Transonic Testing Branch, Ground Facilities & Testing 
Appointment Type:

Full-Time Permanent appointment
Vacancy Type:

Case Examining
Who May Apply:

Open to current Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional 
appointment, former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement, ICTAP, CTAP, 
or those eligible for non-competitive appointment under special authorities. 
NASA term employees with term conversion eligibility under P.L. 108-201 may 
also apply. Veterans who are preference eligible's or who have been separated 
from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of 
continuous active service may apply.
U.S. Citizenship Required:



Leads a team of engineers, service technicians and other test personnel in the 
execution of safe and efficient research testing programs and in 
troubleshooting facility problems in order to develop and implement solutions. 
Is responsible for making all technical decisions and providing appropriate 
oversight related to the overall operations and performance of the Facility. 
This involves the oversight of long term operations, maintenance, repairs, and 
upgrades of the facility in support of research with a focus on safety, 
sustainability, system performance and optimization.
The incumbent is expected to be an expert in several technical areas and is 
given a great deal of freedom in developing programs, coordinating facility 
operations, developing and implementing facility schedules, and developing 
programs for facility enhancements. Reviews deal primarily with establishing 
priorities and ensuring attainment of Directorate, Center, Agency, and National 
research objectives. The incumbent is the recognized point of contact for the 
facility both nationally and internationally, and has broad latitude in 
discussions with external customers. Serves as an expert consultant in 
planning, monitoring, and administering projects of national or international 
significance characterized by a constantly and sometimes greatly changing 
physical environment, critical problems, or other similar variables and 
unknowns. Provides overall technical insight into the development and 
management of policies, procedures, and operational schedules for new and 
on-going systems and functions in areas such as life science or measurement and 
instrumentation systems. Performs pre-project planning duties, such as concept 
development, master integration planning, operations planning, and programming 
design for projects, taking into account feasibility, costs, and performance. 
The testing techniques and many of the problems that arise during cryogenic 
testing are generally unique and without precedent, and therefore, virtually no 
guidelines (or limited guidelines) from outside sources are available to be 
used by the incumbent.
Qualification Requirements:

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.

Specialized Experience for both the GS-14 and GS-15 level includes but is not 
limited to:

1. Expert knowledge of the NTF and of the research and development activities 
for which this facility is required.
2. Expert knowledge of experimental subsonic and transonic aerodynamic testing 
research, cryogenic model design and fabrication, and the unique testing 
techniques and experimental apparatus available at the NTF.
3. Ability to lead a team of engineers, service technicians and other test 
personnel in the execution of safe and efficient research testing programs.
4. Ability to troubleshoot Facility problems in order to develop and implement 
5. Skill in being able to work with a variety of individuals.
Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or 
university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace 
Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, 
Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, 
Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Earth 
and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, 
Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials 
Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics, Engineering 
Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, 
Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, 
Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Space 
Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate 
physical science or engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are 
not considered to be qualifying for this position. *Note: Curriculum must 
include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, 
statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any 
combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and 
integral calculus.
How You Will Be Evaluated:

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<https://ifmpmsfc11.ifmp.nasa.gov/nasa/info/applicant_guide.html> 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) and the Interagency Career 
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality 
level are considered well-qualified.

NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more 
about pay and benefits at NASA, click 
Other Information:

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.

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.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion 
eligibility<http://nasapeople.nasa.gov/hclwp/term-appointments.htm> under the 
NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other 
NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.
How to Apply:

This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and 
Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless 
application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the 
vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You 
may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the link at the 
bottom of this page for "Apply Online".

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 the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 
22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the 
application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded 
to USAJobs from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents 
that you are allowed to attach through USAJobs.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short 
series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to 
have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers 
will not be saved unless you finish the entire application.

You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still 
open. For more information, see the Applicant 

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume 
and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
(NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, 
AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this 
vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the 
closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided 
at: Hard Copy Resume 

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's 
Guide<https://ifmpmsfc11.ifmp.nasa.gov/nasa/info/applicant_guide.html> to 
ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the 
supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information 
may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested.

All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the 
closing date of the announcement.
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 

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.
What to Expect Next:

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and 
recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as 
described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are 
found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting 
official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority 
for special consideration must be considered and selected before other 
candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the 
location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and 
you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a 
fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure 
progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on 
the status of the vacancy announcement.

For additional information about this position please contact: Pat Biondolillo 
757-864-1208 patricia.m.biondolillo@xxxxxxxx

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