To understand and protect the Earth, to explore the universe and to inspire the next generation of explorers. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration oversees aviation research and conducts exploration and research beyond the Earth's atmosphere.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. NASA Centers and facilities are located in the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Highest concentration of NASA employees: Texas, Maryland, Alabama, Florida, Virginia, California and Ohio.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ranked 1st out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 74.2.
Electronic recruitment and assessment tools are vital components of NASA’s recruitment initiatives. From the www.nasajobs.gov Web site, which provides information on career opportunities, to NASA STARS, which automates the hiring system, the focus is to hire top quality candidates in a timely fashion. Key components of NASA’s recruitment efforts include advertising in national and local publications and on web sites, attending career/job fairs and conducting campus visits, and partnering with minority schools and organizations. Given the focus on recruiting for science and engineering positions in a highly competitive environment, NASA makes extensive use of recruitment bonuses and student loan repayments.
In CY 2007 and 2008, NASA approved recruitment incentives under the Federal-wide authority to 150 employees totaling nearly $1.9 million. In addition, recruitment bonuses were given to 62 employees totaling nearly 562,000 in FY 2007 and 2008 under the NASA Flexibility Act. NASA also approved 38 student loan repayments totaling $258,169 in FY 2007 and 7 in CY 2008 totaling $35,363.
As NASA transitions from its current Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions to future endeavors such as the Constellation, Ares, and Orion Projects which are designed to return man back to the moon and beyond, Aeronautic, Science and Engineering jobs will continue to dominate its hiring program. However, designing vehicles and systems that allow travel beyond Earth’s orbit involve a unique set of competencies very different from those currently used to support the Space Shuttle and ISS. Building on the lessons learned through the Apollo Program and incorporating new technologies since, NASA will generate new exciting and challenging opportunities in the Aeronautics, Scientific and Engineering fields throughout the country in both the public and private sector.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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