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Job Title:MUSEUM CURATOR - RECENT GRADUATES

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Job Announcement Number:NW21015-09-743143K1405846-P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$33,414.00 to $65,812.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 13, 2012 to Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1015-05/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bremerton, WA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Recent Graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying Bachelors, Masters, Professional, Doctorate in Museum Studies or Public History from a qualifying educational institution.

JOB SUMMARY:

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This position is located in the Navy Museums Northwest, Museum and Collections Division, Naval History and Heritage Command. As a Museum Curator, you will ultimately be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the curatorial programs of the Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton, WA.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.

DUTIES:

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As a Museum Curator, your duties will include, but are not limited to:

 

·        Assisting the senior curator with the overall management and direction of the museum collections including the acquisition and display of objects associated with significant events, important developments, and notable achievements of the Navy.

·        Conducting research which encompasses the history of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Northwest from 1841 to the present.

·        Developing themes, scripts, labels and related scholarly material to support the creation and presentation of temporary and permanent exhibits.

·        Identifying, acquiring, and documenting current U.S. Navy equipment and operations which have potential historical significance.

·        Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of accessioning and registration procedures, artifact nomenclature, and computer databases to employ artifact information.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

 

The Office of Personnel Management has identified the following minimum educational requirements for this position:

 

A Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Public History or in an applicable subject-matter field OR a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education OR four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown above.

 

For positions requiring positive education requirements, you must list required courses, semester and/or quarter hours on your resume.  The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.

 

To qualify for this position you must meet one of the following:

 

To qualify for the for the GS-05: Your resume must demonstrate successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent graduate degree in Museum Studies or Public History OR a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education OR four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown above.

 

To qualify for the for the GS-07: In addition to the basic education requirements above, your resume must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-05) in the Federal service performing support tasks in the management of a museum collection. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience should demonstrate the following:

 

·        Experience accessioning, labeling, recording and storing, packing or otherwise handling collection material.

·        Experience performing simple housekeeping duties in maintenance of established exhibits.

·        Experience performing routine filing and record keeping in libraries of pamphlets, films, slides and other material maintained for the information of the public.

OR

 

Successful completion of one year of graduate-level education in Museum Studies or Public History OR successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies or Public History with superior academic achievement OR a combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience.

 

To qualify for the for the GS-09: In addition to the basic education requirements above, your resume must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-07) in the Federal service handling museum collection items, following established policies and procedures, to ensure the care and maintenance of historical artifacts. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience should demonstrate the following:

 

·        Experience storing or packing collection materials.

·        Experience performing housekeeping duties in the display and maintenance of established exhibits.

·        Experience recording and cataloging artifacts.

OR

 

Successful completion of one year of master’s or equivalent graduate degree in Museum Studies or Public History OR successful completion of two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree in Museum Studies or Pubic History OR a combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience. 

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate in Museum Studies or Public History from a qualifying educational institution.

 

Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

 

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.

 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:

·       Orientation program

·       Mentorship throughout the Program.

·       Individual Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development, and training activities.

·       At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the Program.

·       Positions may offer opportunity for career advancement.

 

AFTER PROGRAM COMPLETION:

Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years).

 

To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must have:

·       Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

·       Demonstrated successful job performance.

·       Met the qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.


QUALIFYING EDUCATION:

1) A high school whose curriculum has been  approved by a State or local governing body, or a home-school curriculum that has been approved by such a body or a State; and

2) Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:

(i) A technical or vocational school;

(ii) A 2-year or 4-year college or university;

(iii) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or

(iv) A home-school curriculum

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position based on the information provided in your resume, responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and your supporting documentation, to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies: 

1.  Academics

2.  Technical Competence:  Knowledge of how to perform one's job.  Refers to specialized knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.

3.  Conscientiousness:  Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards performing work; demonstrates responsible behavior.

4.  Integrity/Honesty:  Displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; chooses an ethical course of action; is trustworthy.

5.  Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.

6.  Flexibility:  Adapts quickly to changes.

 

NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application package, or that your resume or application package is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:

May be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent competitive sevice position. 

 

Must be a United States citizen to be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

 

Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Transcripts

- Veterans’ Preference Documents

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and print out the applicant checklist.  The applicant checklist will assist you in determining what documents you need submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed.


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

 

This Vacancy ID is 743143.

 

** It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary for each individual.  We recommend that you print a copy of this application checklist for reference while completing your application package.  The link to the applicant checklist below will assist you in determining which documents you need to submit for this vacancy:  Applicant Checklist-External 

 

Please read and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.  Missing application information will not be requested.

 

Failure to submit a complete application package (Current resume, assessment questionnaire and applicable required documents, as noted in applicant checklist) may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: (858)577-5723
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
0444A Naval Undersea Museum
6300 Miramar Way
San Diego, CA
92145-2015
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

 

All qualified applicants will be referred to management for selection consideration in Veterans’ Preference order, followed by all qualified non-veteran applications.   If there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx

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Job Announcement Number:

NW21015-09-743143K1405846-P

Control Number:

326071100