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Civil Service Job Qualifications
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Civil Service Positions

Education Requirement Experience Requirement
Astronauts Astronauts

Qualifying Degrees

Basic Requirements

Administrative Professionals Administrative Professionals  
(Computer, Personnel, Procurement, Logistics Public Affairs, etc.)
With the exception of contracting positions, no college education is required. Education can be substituted for experience if entry level position.


Scientists & Engineers Scientists & Engineers

Qualifying Degrees

Details for NASA AST

Medical Doctors Medical Officers Qualifying Degrees Completion of internship and residency in appropriate specialization (aerospace preferred) Board Certification Licensed
Pilots Pilots
(Not Including Astronauts)

Research piloting positions require a qualifying degree. Qualifying Degrees

Clerks/Assistants/Secretaries Clerks/Assistants/
(Accounting, Computer, Personnel, Logistics, etc.)

   High School education

Senior Management Senior Management  


Student &  Developmental Programs

Student &  Developmental Programs
(Civil Service Only)

  Must be current student: H.S., undergraduate or graduate


Technicians Technicians
(Includes Safety, Quality, Aircraft, Equipment, Engineering, etc.)
High School education 2 to 5 years technician experience