All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Friday, October 11, 2013. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Additional information on the qualification requirement is outlined in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1000/museum-specialist-and-technician-series-1016/ To qualify for this postion, you must possess the basic qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational questionnaire.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience must be related to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects. 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 to be filled. Most positions require a particular subject-matter specialization, e.g., aeronautics, anthropology, art, geology, history, natural science, technology, biology, or zoology.OR
Education: One full academic year of related graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Related fields of study include art, history, museum studies, scientific subjects, or other courses related to the position to be filled.OR
Combination of Experience and Education: Possess a combination of specialized experience and education which is qualifying at the GS-5 level. When combining education with experience, first determine your total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the GS-7 level; then determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required for the GS-7 level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the GS-7 level.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. In order to receive credit for experience your resume must clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the number of hours worked per week.
ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) a list with all your courses, and grades. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Foreign Education: You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information visit:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is partially sedentary, with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required. Heavy items (e.g., boxes up to 50 pounds) must be lifted or moved frequently.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Most of the work is performed in a museum environment of exhibit and storage areas, workroom, laboratory, and offices. Occasional work with materials which are dusty or stored with protective chemicals may require the use of dust masks, gloves, or other protective devices.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be rated according to responses to the occupational questionnaire. A review of the resume and other supporting documentation of the highest scoring applicants will be conducted and compared against the responses to the occupational questionnaire. The score, based on responses to the questionnaire, is a measure of the degree to which an applicant's background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that qualifications and/or experience have been inflated, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
Best Qualified, applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
Well Qualified , applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Minimally Qualified, applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
VETERANS PREFERENCE : Veteran's preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected disability, (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.
The occupational questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following areas needed to successfully perform the duties of this position:
- Minimum Qualifications Screen Out
- Curatorial Support
- Museum Practices