This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. As a Deputy for Presidential Libraries, you will serve as the Director of the Office for Presidential Libraries and you will be responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and administering the Presidential Library system.Learn more about this agency
As a Deputy for Presidential Libraries, you will:
- Formulate basic policies, procedures, and guides for the administration and management of the Presidential library system.
- Plan for the development and establishment of proposed libraries for present and future Presidents in close coordination with the White House and other interested parties.
- Initiate contacts with colleges, universities, historical societies and other professional associations to stay aware of their needs and foster their interest in the use of Presidential libraries' holdings as source materials.
Occasional travel - 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 SES probationary period, unless previously completed.
- Must complete a Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions, SF-86, for a pre-appointment full-field background investigation. In addition, periodic re-investigation is required no later than five years after selection and at least every succeeding five years.
- 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.
- 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. Nationals.
All Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) noted in the "Qualifications" section.
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. More information concerning the executive core qualifications may be obtained on the Internet at:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf
Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical and executive core 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 or equivalent in the private sector. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.TQ 1: Demonstrated ability to collaborate with leaders of the academic community, the historical, cultural, and archival professions, and with key government officials to build partnerships to advance the programs and mission of an institution.
A. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs)
All applicants must address how their knowledge, experience, and abilities relate to the following TQs. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR RESPONSE TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER TQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12.
TQ 2: Demonstrated experience as a senior manager in applying the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of program management in areas such as archival administration or museum operations.
B. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs)
Applicants must address how their knowledge, experience, and abilities relate to the following ECQs. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR RESPONSE TO TWO (2) SINGLE SPACED PAGES PER ECQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12.
NOTE: Current career Senior Executives, QRB-certified graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE - Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
- Creativity and Innovation - Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.
- External Awareness - Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment.
- Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
- Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.
- Strategic Thinking - Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
- Vision - Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
- Conflict Management - Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
- Leveraging Diversity - Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.
- Developing Others - Develops the experience of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
- Team Building - Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
- Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
- Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.
- Decisiveness - Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
- Entrepreneurship - Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
- Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
- Technical Credibility - Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized experience.
- Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
- Human Capital Management - Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.
- Technology Management - Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.
- Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.
- Political Savvy - Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
- Influencing/Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR)
A. Bachelor's degree in archival science or bachelor's degree with a major that includes 18 semester hours in archival science, history and/or in political science or government, and 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.
B. Combination of education and experience - at least 30 semester hours that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
- 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.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for alternative work schedules.
- Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service: http://www.usajobs.gov, 5 USC 2108(3)
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. Separate responses to the TQ's and ECQ'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: Applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) based on the executive (ECQ) and technical (TQ) qualification requirements stated in this announcement.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.
Please attach the following required documents to your application package.
1. Separate written responses to TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs)
PLEASE LIMIT YOUR RESPONSE TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER TQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12.
FAILURE TO SUBMIT A NARRATIVE SATEMENT ADDRESSING EACH OF THE TQs WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO BE DEEMED INCOMPLETE AND NOT BE CONSIDERED.
2. Separate written responses to EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs)
PLEASE LIMIT YOUR RESPONSE TO TWO (2) SINGLE SPACED PAGES PER ECQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12.
FAILURE TO SUBMIT A NARRATIVE SATEMENT ADDRESSING EACH OF THE ECQs MAY CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO BE DEEMED INCOMPLETE AND NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Note: Current career Senior Executives, QRB-certified graduates of SES candidate development programs, and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility are not required to address the executive core qualifications (ECQs).
3. RESUME - Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications related to the TQs and ECQs for this position.
4. EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION- For positions with an education requirement you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
5. SF- 50 - For Senior Executive Service (SES) noncompetitive applicants: If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment or are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, proof of SES noncompetitive eligibility must be submitted:
- SF-50 showing your status as a:
- current Career SES appointee,
- former Career SES appointee with career SES reinstatement eligibility
6. QRB-certified candidates: Must submit proof of certification.
- For current Federal employees: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series, grade level and pay.
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.
- SF-50 showing your status as a:
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 announcement questionnaire:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11022254
Agency contact information
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