Agency:National Gallery of Art
Job Announcement Number:NGA-13-9A
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|Friday, January 25, 2013 to
Friday, February 08, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from United States
citizens and nationals
NOTE: Vacancy announcement # NGA-13-9B is being issued at the same time for this position and is open to federal competitive status candidates and those candidates eligible under special appointing authorities (e.g., 30% or more compensable service-connected disabled veterans, VEOA, and individuals with disabilities). Candidates who wish to apply under both vacancy announcements MUST apply separately for each announcement.
The National Gallery of Art seeks a highly-skilled mason within its Maintenance Department to repair all interior and exterior marble, stonework and other masonry in the Galleries and The Sculpture Garden.
- Only U.S. citizens may apply for employment consideration.
DUTIES:Back to top
Performs the full range of masonry functions on stone, marble, brick, block, tile and related composite surfaces, including: pointing and grouting joints, patching and grinding, cleaning and polishing, cutting, refinishing, setting and drilling. Maintains and repairs all assigned masonry on high, low and related areas of the buildings. Plans elements of the job and chooses materials, tools and equipment. Works with brick, concrete block, limestone, clay tiles, cobblestones, marble, flagstone, cut stone and related elements in the repair or construction walkways, driveways, and walls. Performs decorative stone and brickwork to create various designs and patterns. Cuts and shapes brick, block and stone in constructing walls, floors, sills, shelves, lintels, window door openings, partitions, kick panels and related elements. Assists the WG-11 Mason with the moving, placing, rigging, installing, packing and crating pieces of art. Cleans and polishes marble floors, cleans all patinated bronze surfaces, steam cleans marble fountains, steps and related surfaces
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Candidates must meet the Handbook X118C qualification requirements for WG-3603-10 which includes possession of the following job elements:
1. Ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT)
2. Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise, Artistic)
3. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, blueprints, etc.
4. Measurement and layout.
5. Ability to use and maintain tools and related equipment.
6. Knowledge of materials used in the trade.
7. Dexterity and Safety
Physical Requirements: The incumbent must often lift and carry materials weighing more than 100 pounds. Works as a team member to move sculpture that may be fragile, unwieldy or cumbersome and weigh over 100 pounds. Proper lifting, rigging and moving techniques should always be used to avoid injury and or property damage. The incumbent walks and stands on feet for long periods of time on marble or related surfaces and also climbs stairs and ladders. Works from standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, stooping and other awkward or uncomfortable positions. The incumbent should have good manual dexterity, sufficient to perform a full range of masonry functions by hand or with electrical machines, or trade equipment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three pre-determined quality categories. This evaluation will be based on the personal, educational and work experience indicated in the candidate’s résumé and responses to the applicant questions.
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your responses are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have overstated your experience or your responses are not supported by your resume OR if your application is incomplete, you will be assigned to a quality category commensurate to your described experience. Later steps in the selection process may be used to verify your stated level of experience and capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not hiring you. To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:Back to top
The Gallery offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Retirement Systems and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Information on Federal benefits is provided at: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp. If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.
AN EXTERNAL SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AND RECEIVE A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, RESULTING IN A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BEFORE BEING HIRED FOR THIS POSITION