This position is located in the Collections Processing Unit (CPU), Collections Department, Collections and Curatorial Affairs Directorate, National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institution, which is responsible for properly protecting the National Collections of Aeronautics and Space Artifacts in perpetuity, guaranteeing intellectual as well as physical control over those collections.Learn more about this agency
- Supervises and accomplishes the movement of historically significant artifacts from storage for restoration/preservation, study, or exhibit.
- Designs and constructs and/or oversees others in the design and construction of cradles, dollies, and other supports necessary to ensure safe handling, movement, relocation, and storage of artifacts.
- Develops work schedules and assigns tasks based on an approved project schedules.
- Reviews work in progress to ensure that assigned deadlines are met or adjusted and that completed work meets stated objectives.
Who May Apply
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This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #18R-SR-303867-MPA-NASM.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- May need to complete a Probationary Period
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
- May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.
- Must have a valid State or District of Columbia drivers' license.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of full-time experience at the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system that is close or similar to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects. For this position specialized experience is defined as overseeing staff, interns, volunteers, and contractors; handling aeronautical and space artifacts such as: aircraft, aircraft engines, satellites, spacecraft, missiles, space suits, uniforms, guns, and cannons; packing, moving, and storing of aforementioned types of artifacts; utilizing equipment such as forklifts, gantries, pallet jacks, dollies, and vehicles; and disassembling, assembling, loading, unloading, securing, crating, cradling, or creating containers/mounts for artifacts.
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:
- Ability to supervise staff, to include organization and review of work, resolution of problems, and hands-on training in artifact handling, movement, and storage.
- Ability to lead more than one project work team at the same time.
- Skill in the use of computers and computer software to include word processing, spreadsheet, and collections management database.
- Knowledge of collections management practices of large aeronautical and space artifacts to small collections such as flight material and avionics.
- Knowledge of proper artifact handling, packaging, and movement, to rigging practices, suspension points, and vehicle load preparation.
- Skill in the operation of powered material handling equipment, to include forklifts, and hand and power tools.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Your application package should include the following documents:
- Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
- Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
- 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
Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
- 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; OR 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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