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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Museum Technician (History)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:GETT-13-10DEU

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Sunday, December 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1016-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time 32 hours - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Philadelphia Metro Area, PA United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

 

Also, due to a scheduled system maintenance update in USAJobs we are extending this announcement until December 16th, 2012. 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Valid state driver's license required.
  • NPS uniform required.

DUTIES:

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The museum technician performs museum preservation tasks; identifies preservation needs and recommends additional actions.  Places objects in storage, maintaining the organization already established by the supervisor.  Implements museum maintenance schedules and assists in museum preservation tasks in museum collection storage.  Implements museum environmental monitoring program.  This includes gathering data, maintaining the monitoring equipment, and preparing permanent data records.  Assists with the installation, repair, and rehabilitation of exhibits.  Performs support tasks like inventory and ordering supplies; manages computer equipment, including hardware, software, and databases. 

 

Area Information: Part of the National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and other historic buildings that played a major role in the early development of our nation. With over 5 million visitors from around the world each year, we need motivated people who enjoy heavy public contact to explain, protect, preserve, and maintain the important events that happened here and the resources that represent them.

If you're looking for a challenging, fast-paced work environment in the heart of the city, Independence National Historical Park may be the right place for you!

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Sunday, December 16, 2012.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service to include collections management, registration, cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, or conservation of collections of museum material; OR

B. Completed a four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as art, history, museum studies, or scientific subjects; OR

C. Combination of education and experience - specialized experience as described in A above and education as described in B above, which when combined totals 100%.


Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE 

Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty. IF QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION (IN ANY PART) YOU MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. IF SELECTED YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN AN INELGIBLE RATING.

You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.

Requirements

1. National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.

2.  Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.

3. You must be a US citizen.

4. Upon consideration of all qualified applicants, a tentative selection will be made pending the favorable completion of a pre-employment background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered.

Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs, narrative responses, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history and narrative responses provide enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs. 

  • Ability to follow museum collections maintenance and collections care schedules
  • Knowledge of professional envornmental monitoring techniques and data recording.
  • Ability to select materials and operate basic hand tools appropriately for museum exhibits utilizing preservation standards
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner
     

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:

Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position. 
Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Minimally Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of the Interior, National Park Service offers a variety of employee benefits available to Federal service employees including annual leave, sick leave, health benefits, life insurance and retirement plan benefits.  For more information, go to http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/jobextrainfo.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. CTAP/ICTAP: If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For additional information go to www.opm.gov/ctap

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach legible a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. You must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm your claim, or you will NOT be given veteran's preference. Additional veteran's information is found at http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp

4. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement. For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility visit:  https://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

5. Number of Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.

6. NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

7. Travel and transportation expenses for relocation have been authorized.

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge. Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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 fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 795626. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

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

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume -- We encourage you to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you choose to use your own resume the OF-612 Optional Application for Federal Employment lists all of the required information needed in a resume (include hours per week worked and month and year of employment).
    Transcripts -- if qualifications are based on education (see Education section of announcement)
  • Veterans Preference documentation -- Legible copy of DD-214 that shows honorable discharge, VA letter dated 1991 or later, SF-15 plus proof required by that form, if applicable.
  • Response to Assessment Questionnaire

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.

Submitting Documents

 

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

 

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated fax cover page at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.  When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  

 

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 795626
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 

 

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

James B. Collison
Phone: (267)528-3177
Email: JAMES_COLLISON@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
NPS Northeast Regional Office
Central Servicing HR Office
143 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

View Occupational Questionnaire


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Job Announcement Number:

GETT-13-10DEU

Control Number:

332426300