Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality levels based on the degree to which their competencies meet the duties required. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality level are considered well-qualified.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. NASA's resume builder requests applicants to identify their eligibility under the Supplemental Information section. If the individual is selected for the position, they must be prepared to submit proof that they meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.
Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.