The Call for NRAP Assignments is
Need help on a project? Want to broaden and deepen your
pool of talent? Have an open position to fill until the official hire?
Submit an NRAP assignment!
The NOAA Rotational Assignment Program (NRAP) is a
NOAA-wide employee development initiative that offers employees the opportunity
to compete for short-term rotational assignments in programs across all NOAA
Line and Staff Offices. The participant’s home office continues to pay salary
and benefits, while you expand their skills via hands-on experience and
training. NRAP also builds cross-program or cross-office ties.
To access NOAA's
widely scattered pool of talent, please consider whether your assignment could
be filled remotely.
Technology (such as video
conferencing, webcams, gotomeeting, VPN client, etc.) connects you to non-local
candidates who can work from their current locations and meet your programmatic
Program managers have until COB Friday, August 7, 2015,
to upload NRAP Assignments via
the online form. Use the
Word Version to draft your assignment
first; it's easier to count characters in Word than in the online form.
Once your draft assignment is ready, sign in to
to complete the online form. All assignments must be submitted using this online
tool by close of business Friday, August 7, 2015.
Major steps after this Call for Assignments
Approval — your Line
or Staff Office leadership must approve your proposed assignment before it is
posted to receive applications
Call for Applications —
potential applicants may apply for up to three opportunities.
Review — you will receive
applications for your assignment for review and consideration.
Interviews — you may interview the
applicants before rating and ranking them.
Selection — you must email your
preferences to the NRAP program manager, who manages final selection.
Offers — applicants may apply to multiple
assignments, and may be selected for more than one. They may choose one, or
participate in them all.
Assignments — usually 3–6 months long, up to a
year, begin on the date negotiated between Participants and Supervisors (both
Home and Host Office).
Learn more about NRAP: