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Space Launch System (SLS), an SELP assignment project.
Image Credit: NASA

SELP Candidate Criteria

  • Full–time, permanent GS-13 to GS-15 NASA employee or a senior systems engineer at JPL.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Specialties of Aerospace Technology (AST) equivalent.
  • Be willing and available to leave their home center and take on an assignment at another NASA center for 6 to 9 months.

Experience Needed to Be Successful in SELP

Additional Candidate Considerations

Nominees for SELP must be individuals who have the experience and opportunity to take advantage of a developmental assignment away from their home center for 6 to 9 months. Family obligations and current assignment requirements and timing should be taken into account to also determine the optimal window of participation in this program.