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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Education Specialist

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:13A-LG-298714A-DEU-CHM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$64,729.00 to $84,126.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 24, 2013 to Friday, June 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1701-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - New York - New York, NY, 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 #13A-LG-298714A-MPA-CHM.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (CHNDM).  The employee serves as the program manager for professional development and web technology, including large-scale events, hands-on workshops and conferences. Travel across the United States is required. A driver's license is highly desirable since travel will be required to remote areas of the country where this is no public transportation.

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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  • Develops, plans and manages the Smithsonian Design Institute and A City of Neighborhoods professional development programs and teacher curricula for K-12 educators nationwide on the innovative pedagogy of Design Thinking with an emphasis on web technology.
  • Conducts oral presentations to all levels of educators and administrators and to senior management regarding initiatives and programmatic information relating to Professional Development Programs and Web Technology.
  • Manages all budgets for all professional development related projects and determines the financial viability of programs.
  • Serves as the technology advisor for the Arts Achieve United States Department of Education Investing in Innovations (i3) grant, which looks to innovate student assessment in the arts utilizing web technology in New York City Public Schools. Promotes innovations in student and teacher access to content and assessment feedback through the use of web technology.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:
A. Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position such as museum studies, museum education with a emphasis on technology or art/design education with an emphasis on technology.
OR   
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A above.
Specialized Experience:
In addition to meeting Basic Requirements above, you qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as E-learning applications and processes including Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities, and digital collaboration for design and arts-based education. Qualifying experience is working in a museum/cultural institution advising on web technology with experience developing new content for an education website at a museum/cultural institution or serving as a technology advisor on education web-based learning in a museum/cultural institution.

 

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. Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements. Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. 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 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 resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:

  1. Knowledge in developing, coordinating and delivering professional development program for K-12 teachers relevant to design education, design history and design issues with an emphasis on technology.
  2. Ability to plan and track a budget  for professional development  & educational web technology programs.
  3. Ability to represent and speak to diverse groups of educators, city officials and designers regarding professional development programs and  initiatives with an emphasis on technology.
  4. Knowledge of web technology such as  E-learning applications and processes including Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration for design and arts-based education.
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: The review of your resume will determine your final rating and 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.


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:

Linda Givens
Phone: 202-633-6307
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: GivensL@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
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:

13A-LG-298714A-DEU-CHM

Control Number:

346211000