Pathways Recent Graduate, Aerospace Engineer, ZP-0861-2/3 (GRAD)

Full Time | Suitland, MARYLAND | 8 months | Deadline: 15 Nov 2019
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Job Summary

Full Time

Job Description

Upon successful completion of the Recent Graduates Program and completion of their academic degree or Certificate program, individuals may be non-competitively converted to a Term position or permanent position in the Competitive Service.   

NOAA is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join the Recent Graduates Program, which is an entry level program that targets individuals who have recently graduated from an accredited educational institution. Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic-career development program. Throughout the program, you will participate in formal interactive training, job assignments and provided a mentor to develop competencies applicable to the target position.

This vacancy may be used to fill other Aerospace Engineer, ZP-0861-2 positions throughout NOAA.  The position must be alike (e.g. within the same geographic locations, same grade/band and requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement). 

*Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.  All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

*A one year trial period may be required.  

*This position is not in the bargaining unit.

As an Aerospace Engineer you will perform the following duties:

  • Monitor performance of spacecraft subsystems and maintain them such that the spacecraft perform nominally and science data customers receive valid science data, coordinate all spacecraft subsystem testing and calibration required to maintain data within required specifications, and analyze discrepancies to determine cause and fix action.
  • Manage and maintain the spacecraft subsystem supporting environmental instruments providing data for the U.S. weather satellite system; and serve as primary point of contact on the environmental monitoring spacecraft subsystems.
  • Provide technical direction to support contractors to accomplish tasks (e.g., special environmental measurement scheduling, spacecraft mass properties trending, configuration modifications, periodic reporting, ); and develop engineering procedures and operations crew training material regarding spacecraft subsystems and activities affecting them.
  • Provide technical support in the design, construction and integration of satellite instrumentation; provide guidance on the development and feasibility of current and future technologies in areas infrared and microwave sensors; and manage programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies.

These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZP-3, the 2 is developmental leading to such performance.

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