Job Title: Supervisory Museum Specialist (Natural Science)Job Announcement Number: 13R-JW-297817-DEU-NMNH
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 to
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities should apply to Job Announcement #13R-JW-297817-MPA-NMNH.
This position is located in the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The purpose of this position is to serve as collections manager of the United States National Herbarium within the Department of Botany, with supervisory authority and responsibility for the Core Collections Management (CCM) Unit, and would serve under the supervision of the Chair of the Department of Botany.
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- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
- Required to serve an 18-month
probationary period for supervisors.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must have one year of specialized experience (Federal or other) at the GS-09 level that is close or similar to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects. The experience includes activities such as technical and managerial activities related to the care, use, access, and maintenance of the collection at an active herbarium such as the proper preparation, preservation, cataloging and storage of specimens; management of correspondence and external transactions; oversight of budgets; supervision of personnel; evaluation of policies and procedures; and participation in outreach activities. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants for this position may be evaluated in multiple stages. The first stage is an evaluation of your responses to the online multiple-choice questions that assess your experience, education, and/or training for the job related competencies below:
If you are found qualified for this position and meet or exceed a predefined rating threshold from your questionnaire responses, you may be contacted by email to complete or submit additional assessments such as work samples, short essays, or other appropriate assessments within approximately one week of the job announcement closing. If you do not meet the rating threshold to move to the next evaluation stage, you will be notified promptly by email.
- Knowledge of herbarium collections management operations, policies, requisite techniques, methods and practices.
- Ability to provide leadership, guidance and implement federal policies and procedures to a diverse staff.
- Ability to develop, organize and implement collections management projects.
- Ability to communicate collections management principles and concepts to both the scientific community and the general public.
All applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will receive a final rating within one of three category groups based on one or more stages of evaluation which measure job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each quality category. The Hiring Manager may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no veteran in that category is passed over to select a non-veteran in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Veterans who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. Important Note:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.