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Job Title:Technical Editor

Agency:National Gallery of Art

Job Announcement Number:NGA-13-31A

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$42.66 to $55.45 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 29, 2013 to Friday, April 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1083-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time, 20 hours per week, - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from United States citizens and nationals                                              

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy announcement # NGA-13-31B 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 motivated individual to provide editorial and managerial expertise for its website and publications related to the permanent collection, especially the Systematic Catalogue of the Collections and to the Gallery’s education, library, and research departments. 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    Establishes and maintains a master plan for the publication of approximately eighteen proposed Systematic Catalogues, of which two or three will be active at any one time, in consultation with the editor in chief and the deputy director and chief curator. Acts as project manager to the Getty Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI), an initiative that has been underway for several years and is in the process of being designed and implemented in 2013. Manages and oversees the preparation, editing, design and production (print or online) of the Systematic Catalogues and other volumes. Describes duties for, assigns work to, and mentors assistant editors. Prepares grant applications and follow-up reports and drafts fiscal year budgets. Selects and negotiates agreements with outside authors, translators, copy editors, proofreaders, designers, digital media contractors, indexers, photographers, and other freelancers and reviews their work for completeness and quality.  Demonstrates knowledge of art history and demonstrates understanding of various art-historical methodologies gained through an academic degree or through sustained experience in an art museum or with a scholarly art or cultural studies publisher.  Works side-by-side with IT and web personnel to develop the technical requirements for each online or digital project. In addition to a strong grasp of printing technology, demonstrates a clear knowledge of the principles and processes of digital and web technology.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1083-13.  This requires at least on year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience overseeing the development, editing, design, and production of arts-related content for print publications and at least one of the following:  1) e-books; 2) online publications; 3) digital publications (such as apps or e-brochures).

     

     

     

    Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. 

                      

    1. Knowledge of art history and the digital humanities.
    2. Skill in leading multiple projects in a publishing office including  managing a major digital or online publishing project.
    3. Ability to direct the preparation of art related publications for both general and scholarly audiences in a variety of formats with experience in digital production, workflows, and technologies associated with apps for tablets or smart phones.
    4. Ability to manage and oversee the preparation, editing, design and production (print or online) of the Systematic Catalogues and work with the curators and educatiors to develop other new print, online, and digital publications related to the permanent collection.
    5.  Knowledge of the principles of project management as well as a high level of skill in both leading and sustaining the momentum of multiple projects at one time, gained through more than four years of project management in a publishing office, including experience managing at least one major digital or online publishing project.
    6. Highly competent in budget preparation for print and digital media projects as well as experienced in preparing and following up on successful grant applications for foundations.


     Physical requirements:  Work is primarily sedentary, with some movement throughout all Gallery buildings requiring the ability to carry small packages, books, and files.  Must be able to work under tight deadlines.   

    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.  The three pre-determined quality categories are: Best-qualified; Well qualified; and Qualified

                                                                                                                       

    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. 


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    BENEFITS:

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    The Gallery offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System 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.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

     

    AN EXTERNAL SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AND RECEIVE A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, RESULTING IN A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BEFORE BEING HIRED FOR THIS POSITION.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page.

    Please Note:

    1. You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).

    2. You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;
    The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the National Gallery of Art Personnel Office on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

    The National Gallery of Art receives many applications for each job.  Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks.  You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    1)    DD214 – Member Copy 4 is required, VA letter, or SF-15 & supporting documentation (only if claiming 10-point veteran’s preference.  Letters must be dated 1991 or later.  Candidates must attach all required proof to be awarded 10-point veteran’s preference.)

    2)   ICTAP entitlement documentation (only if claiming it).  Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must at least meet the requirements of the pre-determined “Well Qualified” quality category to receive consideration.  ICTAP candidates MUST submit: a copy of the agency reduction-in-force notice, a copy of their most recent annual performance rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 “Notice of Personnel Action” noting current or last position held, grade level, and the duty location.

     

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Staffing
    Phone: 202-842-6814
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Email: staffing@nga.gov
    Agency Information:
    National Gallery of Art
    4th and Constitution Avenue NW,
    Washington, DC
    20565
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    When the vacancy announcement closes we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.  To check your application status for this job, please go to My USAJOBS, input your User ID and password, and select "Track your online job Applications".


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NGA-13-31A

    Control Number:

    340752800