Job Title: Supervisory Education SpecialistJob Announcement Number: 13R-CR-298737-DEU-NMAfA
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Monday, June 17, 2013 to
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
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Washington, DC, US View 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-CR-298737-MPA-NMAfA.
This position is located in the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian. The incumbent provides creative leadership for the Museum's Education Department, overseeing the development and implementation of educational programs for adults, youths, teachers and school children.
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- 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.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must meet the Basic Education Requirements: Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
In addition to the basic requirement you must have the following:
Experience: One year of full-time experience at the GS-12 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience working to direct, plan, develop and evaluate educational programs and activities which focus on African Art History and Culture.
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.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and/or proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
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:
- Knowledge and experience in the field of African art history, African studies, and/or museum education with emphasis on African Art History and Culture.
- Ability to manage, supervise and direct employees and train staff in order to facilitate the daily operation of the Education Department within the museum.
- Knowledge of and experience in effective oral and written communication in order to ensure that the museum's messages are effectively conveyed.
- Knowledge of education theories, especially principles and practices related to object and experiential based learning and the visual arts in museum educational programs.
- Skill in collaborative planning with curatorial staff in the development of innovative programming and activities in order to identify, allocate, and effectively monitor departmental funds.
- Ability to draft and revise proposals, findings, program budgets, and reports in order to ensure that museum resources are effectively utilized.
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. To preview questions please click here.