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Wrenchmonkey  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 2, 2015 2:15:18 PM(UTC)
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I was recently referred for a job with NASA at wallops island. Does anybody have any experience with their hiring process, and how many people the tend to refer and interview. This is for an aviation quality assurance position
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#2 Posted : Friday, March 13, 2015 6:34:54 AM(UTC)

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NASA has a centralized HR at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC). NASA follows the OPM process. Once your are referred, you name goes on a Certificate of Eligibles ("Cert") and ranked according to preferences, ie 30% Disable vets go to the top, etc., and sent to the hiring manager. The Hiring manager, can interview one, some, all or throw a dart. Once selected the NSSC will contact you to do the paperwork, mostly online, and negotiate a start date and salary.

Wallops Island falls under Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, albeit several hour drive. NASA also operates aircraft out of Wallops and some limited launches.
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NASA has a centralized HR at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC). NASA follows the OPM process. Once your are referred, you name goes on a Certificate of Eligibles ("Cert") and ranked according to preferences, ie 30% Disable vets go to the top, etc., and sent to the hiring manager. The Hiring manager, can interview one, some, all or throw a dart. Once selected the NSSC will contact you to do the paperwork, mostly online, and negotiate a start date and salary.

Wallops Island falls under Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, albeit several hour drive. NASA also operates aircraft out of Wallops and some limited launches.

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I interviewed for a finance position in Cleveland. Things went well until I arrived at the specific office of the position I was interviewing for. This woman with no laces in her shoes, which kept profusely flopping off, put me in a conference room the size of a closet and then closed the door. The panel came for me five minutes later and brought me to another room. During the interview, one made faces at me and one looked at the clock. I engaged them in small talk as I packed up at the end, and they weren’t interested.

I found these people rather strange and very rude. It was unwelcoming. Frankly, I was pretty p!ssed esp since I drove and stayed in town at my own expense.

I attempted unsuccessfully to FOIA the interview notes.
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frankgonzalez  
#5 Posted : Monday, November 8, 2021 4:07:52 AM(UTC)
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1st NASA is like any other agency, it depends on the location and the office you are applying to on how the interview goes.
2nd While HR is centralized at NSSC in MS, each center has a HR office and personnel to directly support the center leadership (to include 1st level supervisors).
3rd The differences in center cultures and organizations is pretty vast. At HQ, it tends to be the most formal (though compared to DoD and DHS, it is fairly informal!), but a few miles east at Goddard, an event listed as casual dress can see people in shorts and flip-flops. So...YMMV depending on the location.
4th Some positions (especially at the GS14 and above) tend to not be focused on just at one location but on a project or program which could have components across several centers.
5th NASA tends to focus on the people more than other agencies I have interacted with, so finding a right fit (especially at the senior levels) is important.
6th NASA has been the best place I have worked at so far...my customers are generally great, and my bosses (so far) have been people focused.
7th Interviews are just that, and quite honestly, some people lie on their resumes (and others stretch the truth to breaking point), while most tend to not put the details to really explain their results/impacts and only list duties, and so less likely to get the interview.
8th This is too long, so congrats on reading this far!
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