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Caveat: NASA Kennedy Space Center Human Resources department assisted in compiling this information from our contractor counter parts at the Kennedy Space Center. Although
this list is representative of the available skills, it is by no means a comprehensive list of all those who will be effected by the changing environment at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.




SKILLS:                    DEFINITIONS:                                                                                                               Number of Employees:

                                                                                                                                                Entry      Mid       Senior      Total
                                                                                                                                                Level     Level      Level
01) Financial              This group includes all positions requiring higher education in financial management. Work
Operations                 encompasses principles and practices associated with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(Accountants)              (GAAP), and Federal, Agency and Installation standards, policies and practices related to accounting
                           and financial management.
                           Individuals will demonstrate the ability to use accounting related tools and techniques to perform                    16         17         12          45
                           financial data analysis, compile and/or perform transactions, review related outputs, and identify
                           problems and prepare standard documentation.
                           Work may require the development and implementation of strategies to capture, record, maintain and
                           allocate organizational resources rationally and effectively.
02) Legal                  Attorney, Advisor and Specialist positions requiring education, knowledge, and capabilities associated
(Attorneys, Advisors       with representation, counseling, advising, researching, performing, and / or supervising professional
and Specialists)           legal work in the administration of applicable statutes, regulations, Executive Orders, rules, and case
                           law.                                                                                                                   1          0          1           2
                           This includes knowledge of topics such as, but not limited to civil and administrative law,
                           procurement, claims, fiscal matters, personnel matters, environmental matters, FOIA, Congressional
                           inquiries, ethics, intellectual property and data rights, litigation, and appeals.
03) Medical Officers     This group includes all positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or
                         perform research or other professional and scientific work, subordinate technical work, or related
                         clerical work in the several branches of medicine, surgery, and dentistry or in related patient care
                         services such as dietetics, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and others.
                         This skill group includes positions that involve research or other professional and scientific work that
                         is specifically health-oriented. The work requires a background of knowledge, skills and techniques
                         gained from professional training in a health science or allied scientific field. Such work may cut
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                         across and require understanding of scientific methods and techniques common to several
                         recognized professional fields in the health, medical or allied sciences; and/or the work may
                         represent a new, emerging or miscellaneous professional occupational area of a health science.
                         This skill group also includes positions classified when the nature of duties and responsibilities is
                         such that the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy is a fundamental requirement.


04) Procurement and     This group includes all positions the duties of which are to manage, supervise, perform, or develop
Cost/Price Analysts and policies and procedures for professional work involving the procurement of supplies, services,
Contract Specialists    construction, or research and development using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; the
                        evaluation of contract price proposals; and the administration or termination and close out of              35    50    26   111
                        contracts. The work requires knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in
                        contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and
                        requirements characteristics.
05) Management          This skill group includes positions falling into one of the three following areas.
Support Assistants and Miscellaneous Clerk or Assistant:
Secretaries             This group includes all positions the duties of which are to perform or supervise clerical, assistant, or
                        technician activities. The work requires a knowledge of the procedures and techniques involved in
                        carrying out the work of an organization and involves application of procedures and practices within
                        the framework of established guidelines.
                        Secretary:
                        This group includes all positions the duties of which are to assist one individual, and in some cases       104   263   94   461
                        the subordinate staff of that individual, by performing general office work auxiliary to the work of the
                        organization. The duties require knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and
                        requirements, various office skills, and the ability to apply such skills in a way that increases the
                        effectiveness of others. The duties do not require a technical or professional knowledge of a
                        specialized subject-matter area.
                        Computer Clerk or Assistant:
                        This group includes all positions involving performance or supervision of data processing support and
06) Budget, Program     This group includes all positions that primarily serve as analysts and advisors to management on the
and Management          evaluation of the effectiveness of government programs and operations or the productivity and
Analysts and Officers   efficiency of the management of Federal agencies or both. Positions in this series require knowledge
                        of: the substantive nature of agency programs and activities; agency missions, policies, and
                        objectives; management principles and processes; and the analytical and evaluative methods and
                        techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational
                        effectiveness and efficiency. Some positions also require an understanding of basic budgetary and
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                        financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs
                        and objectives. The work requires skill in: application of fact-finding and investigative techniques; oral
                        and written communications; and development of presentations and reports.
                        This group also includes all positions that perform, advise on, or supervise work in any of the phases
                        of budget administration when such work requires knowledge and skill in applying budget-related
                        laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods, and techniques.
                        This group also includes all positions that perform, supervise, or manage administrative work of a
07) Business            This group includes all positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or
Development and         perform work pertaining to and requiring a knowledge of business and trade practices, characteristics
Industry Specialists    and use of equipment, products, or property, or industrial production methods and processes. Work
                        includes the conduct of investigations and studies; the collection, analysis, and dissemination of           9    29   7    45
                        information; the establishment and maintenance of contacts with industry and commerce; the
                        provision of advisory services; the examination and appraisement of merchandise or property; and
                        the administration of regulatory provisions and controls.
08) Documentation /     This group includes all positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or
Communication           perform work pertaining to and requiring a knowledge of documentation and communication
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Specialists             methods, practices and/or regulations governing the creation, classification, configuration
                        management and retention of information.
09) Education           1720 – Education Program Series*
Specialists             This group includes all professional education positions that involve promoting, coordinating, and
                        improving education policies, programs, standards, activities, and opportunities in accordance with
                        national policies and objectives. Positions in this series primarily involve the performance,
                        supervision, or formulation and implementation of policy concerning education problems and issues.
                                                                                                                                     9    30   2    41
                        These positions require a professional knowledge of education theories, principles, processes, and
                        practices at early childhood, elementary, secondary, or post secondary levels, or in adult or
                        continuing education. They also require a knowledge of the Federal Government's interrelationships
                        with State and local educational agencies or with public and private postsecondary institutions.
10) Equal Opportunity    This group includes all positions primarily concerned with developing, administering, evaluating, or
Managers and             advising on the Federal Government's internal equal employment opportunity program within various
Specialists              Federal agencies when the position requires knowledge of Federal equal employment opportunity
                         regulations and principles; compliance and enforcement skills; administrative, management, and
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                         consulting skills; and knowledge of Federal personnel administration. This includes managers or
                         coordinators of special emphasis Programs designed to solve the specialized employment problems
                         of women, minorities, veterans, the handicapped, persons over age forty, and others as they relate to
                         Federal employment.
11) Export Control       This group includes all positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or
Specialists and Officers perform work pertaining to and requiring a knowledge of various aspects of export control. The work
                         may include one or more of the following: developing an export control program; ensuring compliance
                         with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Office
                                                                                             ‐
                         of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as applicable;      0    3    0    3
                         providing guidance to NASA organizations in all export control related matters; develops and
                         maintains policies and procedures; support the development of training programs on export control,
                         International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), International travel and related issues, including
                         embargoed and sanctioned countries.
12) General              This group includes all positions in which the employees are responsible for providing or obtaining a
Administrative           variety of management services essential to the direction and operation of an organization. The
(Specialists and         paramount qualifications required are extensive knowledge and understanding of management
Officers)                principles, practices, methods and techniques, and skill in integrating management services with the             32   18   79   129
                         general management of an organization.
                         The work requires analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and knowledge of a substantial body of
                         administrative or program principles, concepts, policies, and objectives.
13) Human Resources      This group includes all positions that manage, supervise, administer, advise on, or deliver human
Specialists              resources management products or services.
                         This series covers, but is not limited to, the following specialties:
                         Information Systems – Developing, delivering, managing, and maintaining HR information systems
                         when the paramount knowledge requirement is human resources management.
                         Classification – Position evaluation; establishing and maintaining a position classification program to
                         determine appropriate pay system, occupational grouping, title and grade; and advising on position
                         and organization design.
                         Compensation – Analyzing, interpreting, developing, and/or implementing laws, regulations, policies,
                         and/or guidance involving subject matter areas within compensation administration and advising            4    7    7    18
                         management on the use of compensation flexibilities to help recruit, manage, and retain employees.
                         Recruitment & Placement – Recruiting, examining, selecting and placing employees; performing job
                         analysis; workforce planning and analysis; and advising management in identifying, attracting, and
                         retaining a competent workforce.
                         Employee Benefits – Providing guidance and consultation to agencies, employees, former
                         employees, annuitants, survivors, and eligible family members regarding retirement, insurance,
                         health benefits, and injury compensation.
                         Human Resource Development – Planning, administering, or evaluating programs designed to
                         develop employees and manage learning in the organization.
                         Performance Management – Assisting managers and supervisors in establishing, maintaining, and
14) Project Control,     This group includes all positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or
Internal Assessment      perform work pertaining to and requiring a knowledge of various aspects of project control. Positions
and ISO 9000; Analysts, in this group include multiple skills used in the context of project management. The work may include
Specialists and Officers one or more of the following: project guidance, ISO 9000 compliance analysis, budget plan                 72   75   51   198
                         formulation, budget performance analysis, providing alternative scenarios and execution of plans, civil
                         service resource management, contract performance evaluation, configuration management,
                         business systems documentation and processes.
15) Public Affairs       This group includes all positions responsible for administering, supervising, or performing work
Managers and             involved in establishing and maintaining mutual communication between Federal agencies and the
Specialists              general public and various other pertinent publics including internal or external, foreign or domestic
                         audiences. Positions in this series advise agency management on policy formulation and the potential
                         public reaction to proposed policy, and identify and carry out the public communication requirements      1    7    2    10
                         inherent in disseminating policy decisions. The work involves identifying communication needs and
                         developing informational materials that inform appropriate publics of the agency's policies, programs,
                         services and activities, and plan, execute, and evaluate the effectiveness of information and
                         communication programs in furthering agency goals.
16) Aviation Safety      This group includes all positions that involve primarily developing, administering, or enforcing
Specialists              regulations and standards concerning civil aviation safety, including (1) the airworthiness of aircraft
                         and aircraft systems; (2) the competence of pilots, mechanics, and other airmen; and (3) safety           0    0    0    0
                         aspects of aviation facilities, equipment, and procedures. These positions require knowledge and skill
                         in the operation, maintenance, or manufacture of aircraft and aircraft systems.
17) Building, Realty,     This group includes all positions that involve work concerned with furnishing all types of supplies,
Logistics, Property,      equipment, material, real property, and certain services to NASA. Included are positions concerned
Supply, Equipment,        with one or more aspects of logistics management from initial planning, including requirements
Facility, and Service     analysis and determination, through acquisition, cataloging, storage, distribution, configuration
Specialists               management, utilization to ultimate issue for consumption or disposal. The work requires knowledge
                          of one or more elements or parts of a supply system, and/or supply methods, policies, or procedures.
                          This group also includes all positions that advise on, manage, or provide operation, maintenance, and     185   302   67   554
                          use of equipment, shops, buildings, printing processes, power plants, or other Government facilities,
                          or other work involving services provided predominantly by persons in trades, crafts, or manual labor
                          operations. Positions in this group require technical or managerial knowledge and ability, plus a
                          practical knowledge of trades, crafts, configuration management, or manual labor operations.


18) Construction          This group includes all positions that involve on-site inspection of construction or the monitoring and
Representatives and       control of construction operations. Positions in this occupation require application of: (1) practical
Specialists               knowledge of engineering methods and techniques; (2) knowledge of construction practices,                 2     2     1    5
                          methods, techniques, costs, materials, and equipment; and (3) ability to read and interpret
                          engineering and architectural plans and specifications.
19) Environmental         This skill group includes positions falling into one of the three following areas.
Protection Specialists,   Environmental Protection Specialist
Industrial Hygienists,    This group includes all positions that involve advising on, managing, supervising, or performing
and Food Services         administrative or program work relating to environmental protection programs. These positions
Specialists               require specialized knowledge of the principles and methods of administering environmental
                          protection programs and the laws and regulations related to environmental protection activities.
                          Industrial Hygiene
                          This group includes all positions that advise, administer, supervise, manage, or perform professional     3     3     7    13
                          and scientific work in industrial hygiene, including the identification and evaluation of conditions
                          affecting the health and efficiency of employees, or the citizens of the adjacent community, the
                          formulation and recommendation of measures to eliminate or control occupational health hazards,
                          and the promotion of occupational health programs for instructing and motivating managers and
                          employees in the prevention as well as correction of potential health hazards.
                          Food Services
                          This group includes all positions that supervise, lead, or perform administrative work that involves
20) Information           This group includes all administrative positions that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop,
Technology and            deliver, and support information technology (IT) or telecommunication systems and services. This
Telecommunications        series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT or
Specialists and Project   telecommunication principles, concepts, and methods.
Managers                  Information technology refers to systems and services used in the automated acquisition, storage,
                          manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission,
                          assurance, or reception of information. Information technology includes computers, network
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                          components, peripheral equipment, software, firmware, services, and related resources. Work in this
                          area includes: strategic planning, capital planning, investment control, policy and standards
                          development, architecture, system analysis, system administration, configuration management,
                          application software, network services, information auditing, information security and customer
                          service.
                          Telecommunications refers to systems and services used in acquisition, storage, manipulation,
                          configuration management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission,
21) Security and          This group includes all positions the primary duties of which are analytical, planning, advisory,
Investigation Specialists operational, or evaluative work that has as its principal purpose the development and implementation
and Officers              of policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying and protecting information,     10   14    4    28
                          personnel, property, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft,
                          assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage, or loss.
22) Transportation and This group includes all positions that involve (1) performing, administering, or supervising technical
Traffic Operations        and analytical work concerned with planning, development, and execution of traffic policies and
Management                programs; or (2) directing and managing programs to obtain the economical and efficient
Specialists               transportation of freight, personal property, and/or passengers. Positions in this group primarily
                          require a knowledge of Federal traffic management principles and policies; transportation industry        0    2     0    2
                          operations, practices, and capabilities; special handling or movement requirements associated with
                          freight, passengers, or other transportation operations; and the relationship of traffic management to
                          other agency or organizational programs and functions. Includes positions for operating of rail, motor,
                          air, or water transportation systems and service.
23) Engineering and     This group includes all positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or
Electronics Technicians perform professional, scientific, or technical work concerned with engineering or architectural
                        projects, facilities, structures, systems, processes, equipment, devices, material or methods.
                        Positions in this group require knowledge of the science or art, or both, by which materials, natural
                        resources, and powers are made useful.
                        Engineering Technicians, in this group, require practical knowledge of: (1) the methods and
                        techniques of engineering or architecture; and (2) the construction, application, properties,
                        operations, and limitations of engineering systems, processes, structures, machinery, devices, and           22   70   92   184
                        materials.
                        Electronics Technicians, in this group, require practical knowledge of: (1) the techniques and theories
                        characteristic of electronics such as a knowledge of basic electricity and electronic theory, algebra,
                        and elementary physics; (2) the ability to apply that knowledge to duties involved in engineering
                        functions such as design, development, evaluation, testing, installation and maintenance of electronic
                        equipment; and (3) a knowledge of the capabilities, limitations, operations, design characteristics, and
                        functional use of a variety of types and models of electronic equipment and systems.
24) Quality Assurance This group includes all positions the duties of which are to perform, administer, or advise on work
Specialists             concerned with assuring the quality of products acquired and used by the Federal Government. The
                        work of this skill involves: (1) the development of plans and programs for achieving and maintaining
                        product quality throughout the item's life cycle; (2) monitoring operations to prevent the production of
                        defects and to verify adherence to quality plans and requirements; and (3) analysis and investigation
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                        of adverse quality trends or conditions and initiation of corrective action. The duties of these positions
                        require analytical ability combined with knowledge and application of assurance principles and
                        techniques, and knowledge of pertinent product characteristics and the associated manufacturing
                        processes, techniques, configuration management or with the grading of commodities under official
                        standards.
25) Safety Specialists  This group includes all positions that involve the management, administration, or operation of a safety
                        and occupational health program or performance of administrative work concerned with safety and
                        occupational health activities and includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of
                        related program functions. The primary objective of this work is the elimination or minimization of
                        human injury and property and productivity losses, caused by harmful contact incidents, through the
                        design of effective management policies, programs, or practices. Safety and occupational health              1    5    4    10
                        management work requires application of: (1) the principles, standards, and techniques of safety and
                        occupational health management; and (2) pertinent elements of engineering, physical science,
                        ergonomics, psychology, industrial hygiene, physiology, sociology, and other scientific and
                        technological fields, that contribute to the achievement of comprehensive safety and occupational
                        health objectives.
26) Engineers (Non     This group includes all positions that manage, supervise, lead, and/or perform professional
AST)                   engineering work not directly related to Aerospace Technology (AST). Engineering positions may
                       include but not limited to: safety, health, fire protection, environmental, electrical, chemical or
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                       mechanical. Position expertise will range from entry level engineer through discipline expert and may
                       include cross discipline abilities relating to systems engineering, systems integration and human
                       factors.
27) Scientists (Non-   This group includes all positions that manage, supervise, lead, and/or perform professional scientific
AST)                   work not directly related to Aerospace Technology (AST). Scientist positions may include but not
                                                                                                                                      2    6     17    25
                       limited to: biology, chemistry, computer, electrical, health physics, materials, microbiology, or plant
                       physiology.
28) AST, Data Systems This group includes all positions engaged in research, development, design, test, analysis, and
and Analysis           evaluation of data handling and computing equipment for aerospace and aeronautical purposes
                       (hardware) and the research and development of systems for reducing and computing data
                       (software), or simulating aerospace and/or flight conditions by use of mathematical models,
                                                                                                                                      40   144   89    273
                       automation, and robotics. This subgroup also includes information technology work that is directly
                       linked to aerospace flight and/or ground data systems. Position expertise will range from entry level
                       engineer through discipline expert and may include cross discipline abilities relating to systems
                       engineering, systems integration and human factors.
29) AST, Earth Science This group includes all positions involved in the development of future remote sensing missions and
                       aircraft experiments; defining new or modifying aerospace sensing instrumentation used in obtaining
                       data on the characteristics and phenomena of the Earth and its atmosphere, including the utilization
                       and operational control of such instrumentation; and analysis, interpretation, and application of data
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                       obtained through remote sensing in the biological and physical science disciplines. Position expertise
                       will range from entry level engineer through discipline expert and may include cross discipline abilities
                       relating to systems engineering, systems integration and human factors.

30) AST, Engineering      This group includes all positions engaged in program development, direction, and coordination of
Technical and Project     aerospace and aeronautical research, development, design, test, and operations efforts. The work
Management                includes determination and evaluation of project/program requirements; overall long- and short-range
                          planning; formulation and implementation of project/program management systems and controls;
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                          management of resources, boards and panels; identification and resolution of interface, integration,
                          and technical problems; conduct and/or participation in status reviews; and documenting and
                          reporting the status, results, problems, concerns, etc., and assessment of contractor performance.

31) AST, Facilities and   This group includes all positions engaged in research, development, design, test, evaluation, and
Environmental Factors     construction of facilities, systems, equipment, controls, and support facilities for use in aerospace and
                          aeronautical research, development, testing and operational activities. Also included are positions
                          involved in planning, developing, coordinating and directing operations for assessing the impact of         0    0     0     0
                          aerospace and aeronautical operations on the environment. Position expertise will range from entry
                          level engineer through discipline expert and may include cross discipline abilities relating to systems
                          engineering, systems integration and human factors.
32) AST, Flight Systems This group includes all positions engaged in safety, reliability, quality assurance, risk management,
                        research, development, design, test, and evaluation of aerospace and aeronautical vehicles and
                        component systems (including stages, propulsion, control and guidance, data management and
                        software, structures, payloads, etc.) or of an aerospace or aeronautical vehicle and the related           141   425   450   1016
                        external systems (e.g., ground support and telemetry). Position expertise will range from entry level
                        engineer through discipline expert and may include cross discipline abilities relating to systems
                        engineering, systems integration and human factors.
33) AST, Fluid and      This group includes all positions engaged in research, development, test, and evaluation of fluid and
Flight Mechanics        flight mechanics pertaining to aerospace and aeronautical vehicles. Includes investigations of the
                        force and motion mechanics of vehicles in various atmospheric and celestial environments, wind
                        tunnel testing, and computational analysis of aircraft and spacecraft fluid flow phenomena and fight
                        mechanics problems; studies of the aerothermodynamics of vehicles entering planetary atmospheres
                        including dissociation and ionized gas effects; the development of systems to control, navigate, and
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                        guide flight vehicles in planetary atmospheres and in space including trajectory analysis;
                        investigations into the effects of structural vibrations and noise on the design and operation of
                        vehicles; studies of space flight vehicle design and mission analyses; and research on the
                        characteristics of electrically conducting fluids under the action of magnetic and electric fields.
                        Position expertise will range from entry level engineer through discipline expert and may include
                        cross discipline abilities relating to systems engineering, systems integration and human factors.
34) AST, Life Sciences This group includes all positions engaged in research, development, and application of human-
and Systems             system integration technology for use in the aerospace environment and in research pertaining to
                        humans and other life forms in the universe. Also includes, their interaction with their natural and
                        space environments; including psycho-physiological attributes of human functioning as part of a
                        human-machine system, countermeasures for problems that result when humans are exposed to the
                        space flight environment, determining requirements for life support and environmental control              0     0     0      0
                        systems, flight investigations, and experiment payloads; origin and evolution of biological processes,
                        systems, structures, and species; and means for detection of life and life-related molecules beyond
                        Earth. Position expertise will range from entry level engineer through discipline expert and may
                        include cross discipline abilities relating to systems engineering, systems integration and human
                        factors.
35) AST, Materials and This group includes all positions engaged in research, developing, designing, manufacturing,
Structures              fabricating, processing, testing and/or evaluating work on various kinds of metallic and non-metallic
                        materials for use in aerospace and aeronautical vehicles; into the effects of space environments,
                        loads, and stresses on the structures and materials of aerospace and aeronautical vehicles and
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                        support systems; and on the problems of tribology (lubrication, friction, and wear) in relation to these
                        systems. Position expertise will range from entry level engineer through discipline expert and may
                        include cross discipline abilities relating to systems engineering, systems integration and human
                        factors.
36) AST, Measurement This group includes all positions engaged in research, development, design, fabrication, test, and
and Instrumentation   evaluation of equipment, systems, or techniques for detecting, referencing, computing, recording, and
                      measuring physical conditions and environment, as well as communication, control, test, calibration,
                                                                                                                                4   14   7    25
                      and operations related to space and ground systems. Position expertise will range from entry level
                      engineer through discipline expert and may include cross discipline abilities relating to systems
                      engineering, systems integration and human factors.
37) AST, Operations   This group includes all positions responsible for developing and analyzing operational concepts and
                      planning space flight operations; management and integration of the operations activities required to
                      support space flight missions; and positions that develop and validate flight procedures and activity
                      plans, establish requirements for and conduct training of space flight crews. Also covered are            0   0    22   22
                      members of space flight crews, pilots of research and development aircraft, and robotic operations.
                      Position will include understanding concepts relating to systems engineering, systems integration and
                      human factors.
38) AST, Propulsions  This group includes all positions engaged in research, development, design, test, and evaluation of
and Power (Liquid and aircraft and aerospace propulsion systems (such as liquid, solid, electrical, chemical, beamed energy,
Solid Propulsion)     solar sails, antimatter and nuclear, etc., separately or in combination) and aerospace power
                      generation systems and their component parts and subsystems, including processes and systems for
                                                                                                                                0   15   39   54
                      the direct and indirect conversion of energy into power for aerospace and aeronautical applications.
                      Position expertise will range from entry level engineer through discipline expert and may include
                      cross discipline abilities relating to systems engineering, systems integration and human factors.

39) AST, Management     This group includes NASA AST positions that are subject to Presidential appointment with Senate
(SES / SL)              confirmation and are paid on the Executive Schedule (EX); and positions in the Senior Executive
                        Service (SES), paid on the SES Pay Schedule (ES).
                        Positions in the SES generally cover managerial, supervisory, and policy positions above grade GS-
                        15 that are not filled by Presidential appointment with Senate confirmation. A position meets the SES
                        functional criteria if its incumbent engages in any of these activities:
                        A. Directs the work of an organizational unit,
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                        B. Is held accountable for the success of one or more specific programs or projects,
                        C. Monitors progress toward organizational goals, and periodically evaluates and makes appropriate
                        adjustments to such goals,
                        D. Supervises the work of employees (other than personal assistants), and/or
                        E. Otherwise exercise important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.
                        Positions in this specialty require exceptional managerial skills and broad professional engineering,
                        scientific, or other technical knowledge.
40) Management (SES / This group includes Non-AST NASA positions that are subject to Presidential appointment with
SL)                   Senate confirmation and are paid on the Executive Schedule (EX); and positions in the Senior
                      Executive Service (SES), paid on the SES Pay Schedule (ES).
                      Positions in the SES generally cover managerial, supervisory, and policy positions above grade GS-
                      15 that are not filled by Presidential appointment with Senate confirmation. A position meets the SES
                      functional criteria if its incumbent engages in any of these activities:
                      A. Directs the work of an organizational unit,                                                               6   8     5    19
                      B. Is held accountable for the success of one or more specific programs or projects,
                      C. Monitors progress toward organizational goals, and periodically evaluates and makes appropriate
                      adjustments to such goals,
                      D. Supervises the work of employees (other than personal assistants), and/or
                      E. Otherwise exercise important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.
                      Positions in this specialty require exceptional managerial skills.
Other
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                                                                                                                                           TOTAL 4451


            Skills provided below are primarily focused on trades skills and may be pulled from the 40 skills listed above
41) Technical Training: This group includes specialists who document NASA launch critical skills and safety training as well
Specialists & Instructors as assist management in the development of short and long range training plans. Provide oversight
                          of administrative operations for a Technical Training department and also provide quality assurance
                          of responsibilities. Instructors develop and deliver customer training for Space Craft Services and
                          Payload customers in classrsooms, on simulators, and with actual hardware and associated software        1   1     5    7
                          int he facilities and at customer sites. Develops course materials, conducts classes, and evaluates
                          and modifies course content and training methods for specialized training environments. Develops
                          curriculum materials, manuals and computer based training. Delivers training utlilizing adult learning
                          techniques and advanced presentation and instruction methods.
42) Scientific            This group includes Scientific Photographers, Manager, and support specialists engaged in
Photographers &           performing the following work: Photograph and video International Space Station Hardware, other
Imagery Support           payloads, test configurations, events (e.g., bench reviews, deployments, etc.) to document assembly,
                          closeouts and ground tests. Work closely with Imagery Mission Leads to execute imaging
                          assignments. Research engineering data and become familiar with various payload systems.
                          Develop and maintain careful and extensive records to catalog imagery. Upload and process images         0   0     5    5
                          and cataloging data to a master data base using various imagery software and workstations to
                          upload, reformat, link data, and transpose/tag. Work closely with Mission Imagery Leads to
                          coordinate schedules and coverage to satisfy imagery requirements. Continually improve imagery
                          processes, provide instruction/training to other team members, recommend and maintain equipment.
43) Machinists           Machinists use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to produce precision
                         metal parts.                                                                                              0   2    30    32

44) Mechanics            A Variety of mechanics from, air conditioning, electronics, heavy mobile equipment, marine
                         machinery, and sheet metal.                                                                               0   7    262   269

45) Fabricators          This challenging position requires working knowledge of steel fabrication including welding, forming,
                         fitting and coating                                                                                       0   4    21    25

46) Painters            Knowledge of blasting and painting operation, understand and able to interpret technical drawings
                                                                                                                                   0   0    15    15
                        and paint specification. Able to make decision, render judgement and take appropriate actions.
47) Carpenters          Fabricate, repair, assemble and install wood articles such as cabinents and cabinent type furniture,
                        benches, formica fabication, accomodation ladder, models and mock-ups. Laminates, impregnates
                                                                                                                                   0   0    0     0
                        and machines to exceptionally close tolerences, maple marine battery wedges. Mills and installs
                        close tolerence micarta propulsion shaft bearings.
48) Riggers             Riggers are responsible for moving heavy loads by using the appropriate combination of cables,
                        winches, nets and other rigging gear. They're responsible for determining the appropriate logistical
                                                                                                                                   0   0    16    16
                        techniques and points of suspension for each load transported. Riggers must be able to manufacture
                        rigging gear, including slings and nets and must be experienced crane operators.
49) Pipefitters/Welders Welders work with a variety of metals and welding techniques for joining and cutting metal. Welders
                        examine blueprints to determine the correct welding process for the job at hand and use equipment
                                                                                                                                   0   0    22    22
                        ranging from welding torches to semi-automated welding machinery to perform their jobs.

50) Marine Electricians Marine electricians are responsible for the installation and maintenance of electrical systems, security
                        systems and fire alarms aboard Naval vessels. They repair and maintain onboard switchboards,
                        circuit breakers and other control interfaces and they work with electrical systems governing nuclear      0   0    5     5
                        and non-nuclear vessel components alike. Marine electricians must ensure that all ship systems are
                        in compliance with the National Electric Code.
51) Non-Destructive     NDT technicians and engineers define and implement tests that locate and characterize material
Test                    conditions and flaws that might otherwise cause reactors to fail, pipelines to burst, and a variety of
                        less visible, but equally troubling events. These tests are performed in a manner that does not affect
                        the future usefulness of the object or material. In other words, NDT allows parts and materials to be      3   5    21    29
                        inspected and measured without damaging them. Because it allows inspection without interfering with
                        a product's final use, NDT provides an excellent balance between quality control and cost-
                        effectiveness.
52) Other Marine
                                                                                                                                   0   10   15    25
Operaations
53) Facility Support    Provides custodial service to flight processing areas up to Class 50A standard; flight vehicle
Specialist / Cleanroom processing, laboratories, control rooms, intermediate processing areas, and associated technical
Specialist                                                                                                                         0   5    1     6
                        areas. Certified for Blood-borne Pathogens – first response, containment, and clean-up. Operates
                         floor polishers, walk-behind scrubbers, and wet/dry vacuum systems.
54) Reprographics
Operator                  Provides quick copy service; skilled user of high volume reproduction machines, drill press, book     0   2    0   2
                          stitcher, and tying machine; performs minor troubleshooting for malfunctioned equipment.
55) Technical Designer
                       Traditional 2D and 3D modeling drafting professionals, utilizing ProE, Intergraph, Micro-station
                       software I/EMS, MODEL VIEW, EE Schematic, I-IMAGE, INFORMIX, and Project Architect; utilizes             0   0    1   1
                       KSC drafting standard GP 435 or AISC for complex designs and detail drawings from engineering
                       designs, sketched, layouts, redlines on check prints and verbal instructions.
56) Engineering Design Responsible for the accuracy of engineering drawings for format, conformance with KSC standard
Checker                GP435 or AISC standards. Examines each check print is sufficient in minute detail to determine the
                                                                                                                                0   0    1   1
                       accuracy and conformance to standards of all pertinent dimensions, tolerances, symbols and
                       information notes which define the form, fit, and function.
57) Material Specialist
                          Highly experienced workforce responsible for all aspects of hands-on flight hardware management,
                          critical ground support and flight support equipment, and general purpose spares and supplies,
                          from initial receipt through consumption; maintaining the integrity of hardware condition, fidelity
                          traceability, special handling, packaging, and control requirements, Electrostatic                    0   20   3   23
                          Discharge/Electrical Electronic Electromechanically protection, recurring maintenance activities,
                          pilferable control, and warehouse storage consumption & utilization for standard storage
                          conventions as well as high density rails and vertical storage; certifications maintained for heavy
                          equipment operations, electrostatic discharge protection and controls, robotic forklift operation.
58) Transportation        Highly experienced transportation professionals responsible for all aspects of flight hardware
Specialist                movement; responsible for flight element/payload offloads and associated flight and ground
                          support equipment from aircraft, cargo ships, and oversized transports; skilled in packing and
                          crating function maintaining proficiency with various power equipment and tools required for
                                                                                                                                0   9    2   11
                          design and build of specialized transport and protection methods; familiar with route survey
                          requirements, vehicle permitting, and cargo securing; maintain certifications for heavy equipment
                          operation, Commercial Driver Licenses Class A, hazardous packaging and labeling, and various man
                          lift equipment.
59) Logistics Engineer
                         Perform logistics support to sustain capability of complex products and services; does research and
                         supports the establishment of processes used to develop and maintain logistics products and
                         engineering data. Proposes, evaluates, validates, approves and implements engineering changes.
                                                                                                                                 0   0     3      3
                         Provides logistics support input for proposal development. Leads, establishes and allocates
                         systems support requirements. Leads and performs direct influence on product designs;
                         determines and develops supportability-related design approaches and solutions. Supports the
                         data collection and analysis to respond to complex customer inquiries.
60) Logistics Facilities &
Systems Coordinator        Responsible for implementing strategies and projects that facilitate the achievement of contractual
                         obligations assigned to this department within facilities and areas allocated to Warehousing,
                         including but not limited to: storage layout, systems configurations and warehouse
                         methodologies, data gathering and analysis, and acquiring and maintaining equipment required to
                                                                                                                                 0   0     2      2
                         execute departmental responsibilities. This includes procedure compliance and assisting with
                         problem resolution and process enhancement for all aspects of Warehousing functions. Daily
                         responsibilities will require excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent
                         computer skills. Assignments will also require the application of intermediate to advanced
                         Warehouse [Logistics] concepts to achieve goals and milestones.
                                                                                                                                         TOTAL   499
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