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Job Title:Museum Specialist (History), GS-1016-09/11/12

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:U.S. Coast Guard

Job Announcement Number:13-1469-HQ-TE-M

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1016-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a full-time position.
- This is a permanent appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Forestville, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This vacancy is open to Status Candidates and other eligibles in the local commuting area.  Applicants eligible under the Veterans Employment Act, applicants who qualify under special appointing authorities for persons with disabilities, and 30% compensably disabled veterans within and outside the commuting area.
For definitions of terms found in this announcement click here

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Office of the Assistant Commandant of Governmental and Public Affairs, Public Affairs, History Branch, the US Coast Guard Exhibit Center in Forestville, MD.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.
  • This position requires travel.
  • Position requires some heavy lifting.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will work with  the Coast Guard Curator to maintain the records and databases necessary to keep track of the artifacts. The incumbent will also work to research and assign proper values to artifacts in the collection, for the purpose of meeting requirements of the Personal Property Accounting System, and determining insurance values for artifacts loaned to non-Coast Guard recipients.


Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

 

-Working with appropriate authorities to insure that proper security and accountability is maintained for weapons in the artifact collection.

-Following established SOPs for the care, accountability, movement, storage, conservation, documentation, and identification of Coast Guard artifacts, artwork, and scale models, service-wide.

-Accessing and cataloging collections and maintaining manual and automated collection inventories and files systems. Insuring adherence to museum cataloging standards.

-Maintaining all loan forms and coordinates procedures for approving loans and loan requests, insuring the proper documentation is completed by the requesting institutions. Collections Manager makes arrangements for shipping and receiving artifacts.

-Selecting appropriate carriers for shipping artifacts, well in advance to ensure delivery of artifacts to museums and other loan recipients. 

-Responding to public inquires concerning the collection, answering by letter, email, telephone or in person. Assists researchers locating artifacts in collection.

-Managing the daily care, and proper documentation, preservation, packing, storage, shipping, movement, tracking, and monitoring of Coast Guard heritage assets, service-wide.

-Housing and storing objects and insuring that proper storage is maintained and proper materials are used.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the GS-12 Level: To qualify, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service).

 

For the GS-11 level:  To qualify, applicants must have at least one full year of specializedexperience (equivalent to the Gs-09 level in the Federal service).

 

For the GS-09 level:  To qualify, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the Gs-07 level in the Federal service)

 

OR 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree related to the position.  Related course work is required. Related fields of study include art, history, museum studies, scientific subjects, or other courses related to the position to be filled. 

 

OR a combination of education and experience.

 

Examples of specialized experience include experience related to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include collections management, registration, cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, or conservation of collections of museum material, or other experience related to the position to be filled. Most positions require a particular subject-matter specialization, e.g., aeronautics, anthropology, art, geology, history, natural science, technology, biology, or zoology.

 

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures.   

Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

-Knowledge of theories, practices, and techniques of museum registration, collections management, and the accompanying administrative tasks.

-Knowledge of a variety of methods of care, accountability, movement, storage, conservation, documentation, and identification of artifacts, artwork, and scale models.

-Knowledge of collections, policies, personnel, and procedures for maritime museums.

-Skill in operating office automation systems.

-Ability to assess and address conservation needs.


Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.     

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.                                    


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."





OTHER INFORMATION:

Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.  Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Moving expenses will not be paid.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources

Competitive status is not required if the person selected is an individual with a disability who is eligible for appointment under Schedule A of the excepted service.  Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or  other non-merit factors.

USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6272.  Decisions on granting
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement.  There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application

    Resume
    Responses to on-line core questions
    Responses to on-line self-assessment
    Supporting documents, if requested

High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.  

Applicants who are claiming eligibility under the VEOA and/or VRA authorities are encouraged to submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy at the time of application.  If you are unable to provide the necessary supporting documents at the time of selection it may impact your selection eligibility.

If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

30% Disabled Veterans must submit an SF-15, DD-214 which includes Character of Service AND the VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.  If currently Active Duty and you do not have a DD-214 you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service.

The SF-15 can be found at:  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

For more information about veterans preference click here.
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/qaspouse/index.aspx

Eligibles under Executive Order 13473  (noncompetitive appointment of certain military spouses) must submit proof of eligibility. At a minimum to confirm eligibility for purposes of appointment based on relocation under these provisions a spouse of a service member must provide a copy of the marriage certificate or other documentation verifying marriage and a copy of the military PCS orders assigning the service member to a certain post.  The PCS orders must state the member's spouse was authorized on the military orders.  Proof of eligibility based on disability and deaths resulting from active duty service is outlined here.

CTAP or ICTAP Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility consisting of a copy of your agency notice and a copy of your most recent performance rating.  Applicants who have special priority consideration rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority consideration.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85 or above.

For more information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility click here.

Schedule A Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility.  Federal hiring officials are authorized to use an Excepted Service Hiring Authority, Schedule A, 213.3102(u), to select applicants without going through the competitive examining process, when considering certain people with disabilities (those who have a severe physical, cognitive or emotional disability or a history of having such disabilities or are perceived as having such disabilities).  Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must indicate the vacancy announcement number on the documents.  A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents.  The required documents will also be accepted by mail but must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ),
ATTN CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES,
US COAST GUARD, 4200 WILSON BLVD STE 800 STOP 7130, ARLINGTON, VA 20598-7130.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

USCG Applicant Support
Phone: 866-656-6830
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: mgshelp@monster.com
Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard
4200 Wilson BLVD Suite 800
Attn: Human Resource Service Center Headquarters
Arlington, VA
20598
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking.  The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."  You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.   

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Job Announcement Number:

13-1469-HQ-TE-M

Control Number:

339013100