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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors 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.
Successful completion of one year of graduate-level education in Museum Studies or Public History OR successful completion of a bachelors 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.
Successful completion of one year of masters 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 masters 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.
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.
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:
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.