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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Project Manager

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:13R-DP-298613-DEU-NMAI

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 13, 2013 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - 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-DP-298613-MPA-NMAI.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Executive Planning Office, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution.  The employee is responsible for planning and managing designated projects for the museum.

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

DUTIES:

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  • Leads a multi-disciplinary team of museum personnel assigned to the project from across the museum, from inception through completion.
  • Collaborates with representatives from the following functional areas:  collections, curatorial, conservation, registration, exhibition design, exhibition fabrication, media, information technology, fundraising, special events, publications, and administration and finance.
  • Manages the most complex projects in the museum, i.e. those that draw upon museum-wide resources, rely on multi-year federal and uncertain trust funding, require coordination of multiple external constituents, rely on changing technologies, or have tight budget or schedule constraints.
  • Responsible for oversight of all project contractors.
  • Oversees and manages all contracts required for the successful completion of assigned projects.
  • Maintains contact with project team members and contractors in order to coordinate efforts, resolve problems, obtain and relay information, interpret project timelines and requirements, and represent museum priorities and interests.  


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position specialized experience is defined as managing large, complex, multi-million dollar  and multi-year projects in a museum, historic site, or cultural organization or institution and leading a multi-disciplinary project team with representatives from one or more of the following functional areas: collections, curatorial, conservation, registration, exhibition design, exhibition fabrication, media, photo, information technology, fundraising, special events, public affairs, publications, or administration and finance.

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:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria: 

  • Ability to provide leadership on long term, complex, and difficult projects involving new approaches and state of the art efforts.
  • Knowledge of museum programs and exhibitions, collections procedures, and media – specifically the associated principles, theories, and methods; design principles and methods; and facility infrastructure functions.
  • Knowledge of project management procedures, principles, practices, methods and tools, as well as project objectives, characteristics and other considerations.
  • Knowledge of contracting policies and procedures to administer a variety of complex contracts.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in order to maintain contacts, coordinate meetings, resolve problems, and represent the museum's priorities and interests.
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on 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 or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles 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.
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BENEFITS:

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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete description.

OTHER INFORMATION:


HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
  • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
  • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Dana Pinkney
Phone: 202-633-6309
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: pinkneyd@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012 MRC 517
600 Maryland Ave
Washington, DC
20013-7012
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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Job Announcement Number:

13R-DP-298613-DEU-NMAI

Control Number:

343372100