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Astronaut Job

Astronaut Job

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Job Title:
Astronaut Candidate
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Job Announcement Number:
$64,724.00 to $141,715.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 to Friday, January 27, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancy(s) in the following locations:Houston, TX
This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.
NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, andother 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.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a need for Astronaut Candidates to supportthe International Space Station (ISS) Program and future deep space exploration activities.
Position subject to pre-employment background investigationThis is drug-testing designated positionFrequent travel may be requiredSelectee must pass a pre-employment medical examination
Astronauts are involved in all aspects of assembly and on-orbit operations of the ISS. This includesextravehicular activities (EVA), robotics operations using the remote manipulator system, experimentoperations, and onboard maintenance tasks. Astronauts are required to have a detailed knowledge of theISS systems, as well as detailed knowledge of the operational characteristics, mission requirements andobjectives, and supporting systems and equipment for each experiment on their assigned missions.Long-duration missions aboard the ISS generally last from 3 to 6 months. Training for long durationmissions is very arduous and takes approximately 2 to 3 years. This training requires extensive travel,including long periods away in other countries training with our international partners. Travel to and fromthe ISS will be aboard the Russian Soyuz vehicle. Consequently, astronauts must meet the Soyuz sizerequirements, as indicated below. Additional information about the position can be found at
Astronaut Candidate Program
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements before submitting an application.1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, ormathematics. Quality of academic preparation is important.Notes on Academic Requirements:Applicants for the Astronaut Candidate Program must meet the basic education requirements for NASAengineering and scientific positions, specifically: successful completion of standard professional curriculumin an accredited college or university leading to at least a bachelor's degree with major study in anappropriate field of engineering, biological science, physical science, or mathematics.The following degree fields are not considered qualifying:--Degrees in Technology (Engineering Technology, Aviation Technology, Medical Technology, etc.)--Degrees in Psychology (except for Clinical Psychology, Physiological Psychology, or Experimental
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Psychology, which are qualifying)--Degrees in Nursing--Degrees in Exercise Physiology or similar fields--Degrees in Social Sciences (Geography, Anthropology, Archaeology, etc.)--Degrees in Aviation, Aviation Management, or similar fields2. Degree followed by at least 3 years of related, progressively responsible, professional experience or atleast 1,000 hours pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft. An advanced degree is desirable and may besubstituted for experience as follows: master's degree = 1 year of experience, doctoral degree = 3 years of experience. Teaching experience, including experience at the K - 12 levels, is considered to be qualifyingexperience for the Astronaut Candidate position; therefore, educators are encouraged to apply.3. Ability to pass the NASA long-duration space flight physical, which includes the following specificrequirements:Distant and near visual acuity: Must be correctable to 20/20, each eyeThe refractive surgical procedures of the eye, PRK and LASIK, are allowed, providing at least 1 year haspassed since the date of the procedure with no permanent adverse after effects. For those applicants underfinal consideration, an operative report on the surgical procedure will be requested.Blood pressure not to exceed 140/90 measured in a sitting positionStanding height between 62 and 75 inches.Notes on Space Flight Physical Requirements:Since all crewmembers will be expected to fly aboard the Soyuz vehicle and perform ExtravehicularActivities (space walks), applicants must meet the anthropometric requirements for both the Soyuz vehicleand the extravehicular activity mobility unit (space suit). Applicants brought in for interview will beevaluated to ensure they meet the anthropometric requirements.Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with majorstudy 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.U.S. citizenship is required.
Applicants will be evaluated by an Astronaut Rating Panel based on the academic and work experiencequalification requirements stated in this announcement. Eligible candidates will be placed in qualified andhighly-qualified categories. Highly-qualified applicants will be evaluated by an Astronaut Selection Boardbased on the academic and work experience qualification requirements and suitability inquiries. Bestqualified applicants will be interviewed. The finalists will be referred to the appropriate official who willrecommend selection.
NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits atNASA, click
This is an interdisciplinary position. The position may be established in any one of a variety of federaloccupations: engineering, science, or mathematics. The specific classification will depend on thequalifications of the selected candidate.These positions are in the excepted service.Several selections (approximately 9-15) may be made under this announcement. Selections will beannounced in the spring of 2013. Selected candidates will report for duty at the Johnson Space Center inthe summer of 2013.The pay rates shown reflect the 2011 pay schedules. These rates will be adjusted to reflect any increase in2013.Additional information may be requested from the applicant's supervisors and references.
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Applicants may be required to obtain a pre-employment medical examination.A week-long process of interviews, medical screening, and orientation will be required for applicants underfinal consideration.Further interviews and a complete medical evaluation will be conducted prior to selection.Selected applicants will be designated Astronaut Candidates and will undergo a training and evaluationperiod lasting approximately 2 years.Astronaut Candidates will be required to pass a swimming test during the first month of training.Selection into the Astronaut Candidate Program does not guarantee selection as an astronaut. Finalselection as an astronaut will depend upon satisfactory completion of the training and evaluation period.Graduation from the Astronaut Candidate Program will require successful completion of the following:International Space Station systems training, Extravehicular Activity skills training, Robotics skills training,Russian language training, and aircraft flight readiness training.Allowable relocation expenses will be made to any applicant selected from outside the commuting area.Successful completion of a security investigation will be required for those selected.This is a drug-testing designated position.Frequent travel may be required.As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they haveregistered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the SelectiveService Law.Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASAposition, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the nameyou have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you makenote of it at the time you apply.
This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASApartners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the applicationprocess, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. Youmay 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 completingyour USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIXtyped pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete theapplication process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJobs from a secondsource. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJOBS' document attachmentfeature.Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questionsand upload your completed
PDF forms
. You must finish the entire process in order to have a completeapplication package and receive consideration.
In addition to the USAJOBS resume you must complete and submit the
Astronaut-specific forms
and provide a copy of your transcripts
Click here to download the forms and transcript coversheet
. Theforms are a PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Click here to download/install Acrobat
if you don'talready have it.Save your completed forms on your computer. You will be instructed how to upload the forms when youapply to this vacancy announcement from USAJOBS. The forms must be uploaded by the closing date, inorder to have a complete application and receive consideration. You may edit and reapply to the vacancyannouncement to update a previously-submitted application anytime before the closing date. For moreinformation, see the
Applicant Guide
.If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questionsto: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, 

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