This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Exhibits Specialist (Media Producer/COR)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:WO-HFTH-12-621731-DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year


Monday, March 12, 2012 to Friday, March 23, 2012




Full Time - Term NTE 13 months


1 vacancy - Harpers Ferry, WV United States


United States Citizens


Term appointment not-to-exceed 13 months, however the incumbent may be non-competitively extended up to a total of four years.


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  Become a part of our mission to unite the past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

Jefferson County is the Eastern Gateway to West Virginia. The county is the fastest growing county in the state, yet has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. A rural atmosphere, a lower cost of living, and located just 58 miles from the Washington, DC Beltway makes for a convenient mix of rural and urban opportunities. There is a daily MARC commuter train to downtown Washington and Maryland suburbs and an Amtrak train station. Three international airports are within 70 miles. There is also a local transit system and a good network of roads.


Jefferson County is rich in history and has an abundance of local cultural events, fine dining, boutique shopping and new shopping centers. Jefferson County is home to ever growing Shepherd University, two high schools, four middle schools, nine elementary schools, and one hospital. For more information, click Harpers Ferry Center Website


If you are unable to apply on-line, you must fax your resume and supporting documents to Macon, Georgia, at 1-478-757-3144. Please refer to the full instructions under How To Apply, Step 1, Option B.




WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

This is a full-time, Term position located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and is expected to last 13 months, with the possibility of appointment extensions, not to exceed 4 years total. Appointment to this position will not confer permanent status in the Federal service. Please note: this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.



  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Male applicants born after 12/31/59 require Selective Service Registration.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • One year trial period is required.
  • See other requirements under the Qualifications section of this vacancy.
  • Please read the vacancy in its entirety.


You will work within a project-managed environment, for which work is contracted to commercial media planning, design, fabrication, and other media development firms. As an exhibit producer, you will be responsible for managing the successful performance of these firms. You will also manage the contracted fabrication and development of both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and interpretive and VIS (informational) waysides. Indoor exhibits may include three-dimensional structures, "immersive" environments, historically furnished rooms or vignettes, panel graphics, and specialized exhibit components such as artifact cases, dioramas, models, interactive devices and programs, audiovisual elements, and exhibit lighting. Outdoor exhibits are extensions of indoor interpretive themes carried to outdoor settings. Interpretive or informational waysides may include complex panel layouts, maps, tactile elements, or audio messages presented at multiple sites throughout a park. Performs other duties as assigned.



All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, March 23, 2012.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for review on OPM's website at


Applicants must demonstrate in their resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent in the level of difficulty and responsiblity to that of the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.  (Note: one year of specialized experience is based on a 40-hour work week, must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of the advertised grade and in the same line of work.  If you worked less than 40 hours per week, your exeperience will be prorated.)  Specialized experience is experience that has provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Exhibit Specialist. Examples of qualifying experience includes, but is not limited to: directing or leading the media planning, design, fabrication, development and installation of both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and interpretive and informational waysides; including pre-project planning, logistical planning and oversight of execution, reviewing project plans and specifications for workability and managing contractor performance to ensure projects remain on schedule, within budget, and meet the stated communication goals and technical requirements.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questions.


1. Knowledge of museum exhibit planning, design, and production processes, methods, techniques, materials, and software.

2. Ability to organize multiple and complicated museum exhibit projects and accomplish work with and through others (vendors).   This includes knowledge of project management principles, Federal acquisition processes and Contracting Officer's Representative responsibilities.

3. Ability to communicate effectively with others in writing and speech, and to use interpersonal skills effectively.


Please include ALL applicable work experience that relates to the position for which you are applying. You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that indicates hours per week "varies". List exact hours per week on each job experience.


VETERANS PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran. Application for veterans preference must include Member 4 copy of DD-214. Other acceptable documentation of dates and status of military service, type of discharge, receipt of campaign badge or qualifying service medal, etc. will suffice for tentative preference only. Applications for 10 point veterans preference must include a SF-15 and the Veterans Affairs letter dated since 1991 showing percent of disability, and/or other official documentation as noted on the SF-15 form.


CTAP/ICTAP: 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. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.


There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.


Other Requirements:


*Frequent travel to project sites and fabricators is required.


Position is subject to provisions of the Procurement Integrity Act.



If you meet the qualification requirements you will be placed in one of three Quality Categories (Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified) based on your score. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference are ranked in their appropriate categories without preference points but receive selection priority over non-veterans within their category. In addition, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of at least ten percent (CP/CPS) are moved to the highest (Best Qualified) category (except for scientific and professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). In order to receive preference appropriate documentation to verify eligibility (i.e: DD-214, SF-15, VA letter, etc.) must be provided with the application.


Best Qualified: Those candidates who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including the selective factors and quality ranking factors. Candidates must be highly proficient in requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.

Well Qualified: Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the job including selective placement factors, are proficient in most of the requirements of the position, and should meet the quality rating factors.

Qualified: Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the job including selective placement factors, and may be proficient in some of the requirements of the position.




The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Relocation Expenses: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. 

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  

Veterans Information: Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service or to internal agency actions such as a reassignment or promotion. When claiming preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Applicants claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference . If you have questions about the applicability of veterans' preference for a particular vacancy please contact the agency posting the announcement. To learn more about veterans' preference, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics, please visit 

Legal and Regulatory Guidance

Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements - If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.


NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax using the procedures below. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

LATE APPLICATIONS: Applications that are not received by the closing date through USA Staffing WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. There is no option for mailing, emailing, or otherwise submitting applications outside of this system, unless it is due to a request for reasonable accommodation.

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge. Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts:

1.    Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and

2.    Your résumé and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Completed and submitted by 11:59 P.M. Eastern time on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Step 1

Option A:   Application Manager

To begin, choose one of these options:

1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links   you used to begin as described above, or simply go to .

Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper.   Follow these steps:

1.   You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.  O btain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.   You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

By Fax: If you are faxing a completed Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover page. Simply make sure that all six pages of the Form 1203-FX are on top of any other documents you are faxing. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.   Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Note: If you are only submitting supporting documents see the Submitting Documents instruction in Step 2 below.


Step 2



- Resumé or application

- Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

- For qualifying education only, Copy of Transcript or List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking - If qualifying based on education.  (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required)

- DD-214, documentation of Veterans Preference, if applicable 

- Documentation of ICTAP/CTAP, if applicable


Please indicate the lowest grade or salary you are willing to accept. If not indicated, we will only consider you at the highest grade for which you qualify.


DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.


Submitting Documents

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.   

-Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number RF621731

-Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.

-You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.

-Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:  

-Not using the special cover page mentioned above.

-Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number

-Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name


Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.


Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

Job Information:
-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
Personal Information:
- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
- Country of Citizenship.
- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
- Major field(s) of study.
- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
- Job title.
- Duties and accomplishments.
- Number of hours per week.
- Employer's name and address.
- Supervisor's name and phone number.
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
- Salary.
- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
Other Qualifications:
- Job-related training courses (title and year).
- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.


Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.


View Occupational Questionnaire



Thomas Haman
Phone: (304)535-6487
Agency Information:
Do Not Send Applications
67 Mather Place
Harpers Ferry, WV


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Control Number: 311352100
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