This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. As a/an Director- Gerald R Ford Library, you will be serving as Director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Incumbent is responsible for planning, directing, and administering all program and activities of the library and the museum.Learn more about this agency
As a Director- Gerald R Ford Library, you will:
- Plan and direct the programs and activities of the library and museum which contain the papers of Gerald Ford, including his Presidential materials for the period of his tenure; the papers of persons such as cabinet officers, heads of Federal agencies, members of Congress, political leaders, as well as national political organizations; selected records of federal agencies; a library of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and other printed materials; audiovisual materials including motion and still pictures, slides, sound recordings, and other such materials; and collections of artifacts and memorabilia related to the President and his times.
- Be responsible for providing leadership, policy development, program accountability, budget formulation, and strategic planning for the library in context with NARA's overall strategic plan and annual operating plans and budget. Directs the managerial and administrative activities of the library including personnel, budget, space management, disbursement, procurement of property and the writing of reports.
- Direct the full range of archival, museum, and information-related services to provide for the accessibility and preservation of the historical materials at the library.
- Maintain liaison and develops cooperative working relationships with the academic community including lecturing and the development of curricula related to the holdings of the library.
- Maintain close working relations with the former President's family and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation particularly in developing and sustaining partnerships particularly in developing and sustaining partnership ventures and providing other funding opportunities that enhance the growth and reputation of the library as a dynamic museum and center of public scholarship and service.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
- Must complete a 1-year SL probationary period, unless previously completed.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Must complete a SL Personnel Financial Disclosure Report annually.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing may be required.
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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- Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. National
In addressing these mandatory qualifications, elaborate on your accomplishments, experience, training, education, and awards, highlighting the problems solved and work objectives met, i.e., the results of your effort and evidence of your success. Do not repeat entries from your narrative work history.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible experience directly related to the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined under Mandatory Technical Qualifications. All experience will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent, with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. If you do not meet the requirements, specialized experience, and all mandatory technical qualifications then that may result in disqualification.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have at least one year of specialized experience related to this position. Specialized experience includes:
- Directing a historical, archival, cultural, philanthropic, educational, or governmental institution; AND
- Demonstrated success in cultivating and maintaining public-private or other coalitions and partnerships to advance the programs and missions of a public or private institution; AND
- Demonstrated experience in setting priorities, developing and implementing policy, and strategic planning in a museum or library.
Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical competencies. These competencies would typically be gained through experience, education, and training that reflects progressive development and achievement in managing a Federal legal program for a nationwide organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.
TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (TPQs) All applicants must address how their knowledge and experience relates to the following TPQs. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR RESPONSE TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER TPQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12.
- TPQ 1: Describe your experience developing cooperative working relationships with external stakeholders, including private support organizations, the academic community, and professional organizations to further the mission of an organization.
- TPQ 2: Describe your experience directing a historical, archival, cultural, philanthropic, educational, or governmental institution
- TPQ 3: Describe your experience in providing leadership, policy development, program accountability, budget formulation, and strategic planning for an organization in context with the overall strategic plan and annual operating plans and budget.
There is no education requirement.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Archives and Records Administration.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- This position is an excepted service Senior Level (SL) appointment within the Federal Government and serves at the pleasure of the Archivist of the United States.
How You Will Be Evaluated
All applicants will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives on the following documents to determine the degree to which they possess the qualifications:
Your application includes your:
2. Responses to the TPQ's (if applicable)
3. Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualifications for this position based on the information in your application. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selecting official. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.
All applicants will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives on the following documents to determine the degree to which they possess the qualifications:
1. TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (TPQs)
All applicants must address how their knowledge and experience relates to the TPQs noted in the "Qualifications" section above.
2. A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Please ensure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications related to the TPQs for this position.
Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package. Documents can be uploaded under the category of "Cover Letter".
All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.
3. If you are a veteran, Please submit a DD214 and/or VA letter.
4. SF-50 is required for all Current and Former Federal Government applicants that must include information in block 24 and 34 to show tenure and position occupied.
5. Non-competitive applicants: Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. Proof consists of an SF-50 showing you have previously held a SL position.
6. If you are applying under a special hiring authority please see applicant guide for required documentation one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.
7. Education Documentation: There is no substitution of education for experience; however, you may still submit any education documents.
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
The National Archives and Records Administration has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
The Bureau provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
- Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://login.usajobs.gov/Account/Login); all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear, along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
For additional information on how to apply, please visit the Partnership for Public Service's Go Government website.
To preview the assessment questionnaire:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10980957
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