This position is located in the Communications Office of the National Air and Space Museum. The primary purpose of the position is to manage the various aspects of this office, including media relations, filming, informational and promotional publications, advertising, and marketing/outreach activities.Learn more about this agency
- Supervises Communications Office staff, fostering effective communication, determining standards for work, establishing departmental priorities, developing position descriptions, performance plans and appraisal documents.
- Develops and implements media and public outreach for enhancing the public image of the museum.
- Plans and implements informational and marketing activities for the Museum to local, national, and international media group.
- Monitors issues knowing how to prioritize and act on them.
- Oversees the Publication Program which works with museum curators and fellows to develop publishable works that represent NASM.
Who May Apply
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Conditions Of Employment
- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- Complete a Probationary Period
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
- May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
QualificationsExperience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as experience managing the publicity, promotion and marketing for a large museum. This includes the development of media materials including press kits, fact sheets and press releases. Must also have experience with human resources management to include all of the following: interviewing, selecting, establishing performance plans, appraising employees’ performances, assigning work, reviewing work, identifying and providing training and counseling.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Skill in leading subordinate employees.
- Skill with communications techniques as they relate to museum administration, programming, and development in a non-profit organization.
- Knowledge of advertising and marketing principles.
- Skill in developing programs and initiatives to independently achieve objectives.
- Skill in the development and execution of annual and project-specific communications plans.
- Knowledge of publishing principles, procedures and practices in order to further the museum scholarly output.
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Background checks and security clearance
Your application package should include the following documents:
- Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
- Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
- Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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- You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
- You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;
You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
- The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
- If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.
Agency contact information
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Washington, District of Columbia 20013-7012
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