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  4. Benefits & Other Info
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Job Title:Museum Technician

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:UT-DEU-2013-0015

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:

Friday, April 26, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1016-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Work Schedule is Full Time. - This is a Temporary appointment not-to-exceed one year. May be extended an additional year.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Salt Lake City, UT, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team.


The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout  the nation.  The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Information about Salt Lake City and the area can be found at Salt Lake City, Utah.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
  • Have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent performs a variety of duties to support the management of the BLM Utah State Office’s museum collections, which include pre-historical and historical objects, paleontological resources, and other natural and mineral resources.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Handling collection objects in accordance with museum industry standards in order to identify, inventory, catalogue, label, clean, store, research, and recommend preservation needs for individual objects in the museum collection.
  • Preparing, maintaining, and organizing manual and automated curatorial records.
  • Implementing repository maintenance, housekeeping, and environmental monitoring programs.
  • Assisting with visitor services and developing exhibits and displays. 
  • Performing a variety of clerical duties to support the repository, including filing, inventorying and ordering supplies, and managing computer hardware and software. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Requirements:

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement- please be sure to include this information in your resume.  To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-4) of the position to be filled.    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.

OR

Four years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field, which include: art, history, museum studies, scientific subjects, or other courses related to the position to be filled.


You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume.  If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.    In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.  The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored.  The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:

* Knowledge of history, archaeology, paleontology, biology, geology, etc. as it applies to the museum’s collection.

* Knowledge of museum practices, procedures, techniques, and record systems, including accessioning, registration, cataloging, filing, and collection storage procedures.

* Knowledge of computer operation and a variety of software packages in order to complete inventorying, cataloging, and extraction of data from relational databases. 

* Knowledge of museum collection conservation and preservation practices.

* Ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner.  This includes knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and terminology appropriate to museum operations.   


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.


Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. 

HOW TO APPLY:

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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:  1.  Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3.  Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Click on the button "Apply OnLine" and login to MY USAJOBS.

If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at (801) 539-4229.  If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

* If you are qualifying based on your education: copy of transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.

* Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.

      For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

      For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.

For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.

* Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.

Uploading Documents: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager.   Do not use
both options.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete
application.

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Rebecca Oaks
Phone: 801-539-4229
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: roaks@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Utah State Office (UT953RO)
440 West 200 South
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.

You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

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Job Announcement Number:

UT-DEU-2013-0015

Control Number:

342553200