NASA Aerospace Engineer, AST-Research Pilot
This position is located in the Aircraft Operations Division, Flight Operations Directorate. As a Aerospace Engineer and Project/Research Pilot you will pilot aircraft used in research, development, and test programs; evaluate test parameters and results; perform flights and ground simulations of advanced missions; and actively participate with project engineers and scientists responsible for the development, design, testing, evaluation, and reporting on new aircraft or aircraft systems.
Open & closing dates: 05/17/2023 to 05/31/2023
Salary: $149,862 – $183,500 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 14
1 vacancy in the following location: Houston
In addition to the Basic Education Requirement (in the Education section below), to qualify for this position you must meet the requirements below. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
NASA utilizes OPM-approved qualification and rating requirements specific for Aerospace Technology (AST) positions which recognizes NASA’s unique aerospace work. The specific qualifications and minimum education requirements are further described below and within the education section of the job announcement.
1. Certificate and Rating: A current Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot’s license with an instrument rating and flight instructor certification or an instrument pilot rating and flight instructor certification from the armed services.
2. Flight Hours: 1,500 hours of pilot-in-command (or first pilot) flight time that included at least 500 hours in a high performance jet aircraft having at least 3,000 pounds of thrust per engine.
3. Specialized experience:
To qualify for GS-14, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level:
Desired Experience : Experience as a Military Test Pilot and hold an FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.
To receive proper consideration, you must (1) submit a copy of your license with your application and (2) ensure that your flight hours are indicated in your resume.
NOTE*** Candidates establishing eligibility based on military flight experience must provide official orders, forms, or logbooks showing their status as a rated military pilot when requested.
Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience . Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.
Basic Education Requirement:
You must have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the following:
a) Engineering from a college or university that has ABET accredited engineering programs
b) Physical Science, Mathematics, Life Science or other field of Science
c) Computer Science that included 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course work in any combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science with at least half of those hours in mathematics and statistics courses that included differential and integral calculus.
If you did not complete a qualifying bachelor’s degree, you may be eligible if you have obtained a graduate degree in an AST qualifying field, as listed above.
Degrees in engineering technology are not considered qualifying for this position.
If you have any questions concerning the job contact Brett Pugsley, Brett.email@example.com .