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Job Title:  Museum Technician, GS-1016-07
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  MWW-DE-14-002 (969663)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$38,790.00 to $38,790.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013
Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hrs
1 vacancy in the following location:
Williston, ND United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click:

This is a full time temporary position not-to-exceed 1039 hours, duty stationed at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston, North Dakota. 

AREA INFORMATION: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is located 25 miles west of Williston, North Dakota (population 12,000), and 26 miles north of Sidney, Montana (population 6,200). Park housing is available for rental, consisting of a shared or single room in seasonal house. Temporary housing difficult to locate in Williston and Sidney. Services such as shopping, schools, hospitals, churches, gyms and city parks are available in both towns.     

Area climate has distinct seasons. Winters can be severe, (January-March) temperatures range from -25 F to 40 F, with short periods of severe wind chill and intermittent, dry snow. Summers (June-September) temperatures range from 85-100 with afternoon thunderstorms. Spring and Fall temperatures range from 25 F to 85 F, with increased moisture.

Review the complete job announcement to assure you have submitted all requested documentation.  Failure to submit ALL application materials may result in a low or ineligible rating.

Who May Apply:  This position is open to all US citizens.

Number of Vacancies: One position will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.


  • US citizenship
  • Appt contingent on background investigation and favorable adjudication
  • Weekend work may be required
  • Federal employment requires direct deposit of pay (salary)
  • Government housing is available


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The selectee inventories, catalogues, and processes archeological collections for storage. Removes specimens from storage and re-packs specimens with complete labeling that preserves data associated with the specimens. Organizes collections in storage on shelves or in cabinets as appropriate.  Assists in cleaning storage and exhibit areas. Inventories incoming accessions. Updates specimen lists. Maintains computerized museum records such as inventories and catalog files, using a computer and the Interior Collection Management System (ICMS). Monitors museum climate, downloads and graphs data loggers. Implements pest control plan. Creates content for park web pages to educate about the park museum collection.



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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 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:

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.


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

- Computers/Software

- Museum Practices

- Communication


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Temporary employees are entitled to earn sick and annual leave.  For information on sick and annual (vacation) leave, please visit:

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


If you are a veteran with preference eligibility you must submit a copy of your DD-214.  If you are a disabled veteran, please submit an SF-15 and required documents as specified on the SF-15.  The SF-15 can be obtained by clicking this link  Applications lacking a DD-214 and/or associated SF-15 documentation will not receive veteran's preference.
If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position .  For information on how to apply as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible see

As a condition of employment, 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 Selective Service Law.

Additional vacancies for the same position, title, series, and grade may be filled from this announcement.EEO Policy Statement

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NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax.  Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge.  Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all the following parts:
1. Resume/Application
2. Complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Other Supporting Documents (See Required Documents Section Below)

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date Friday, October 11, 2013.

4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

5. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page: and provide the required information. The Vacancy Identification Number is 969663.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resume or documents with photographs will not be forwarded to the hiring official.


Resumes should include personal information, education, work experience (including dates of employment-month and year, and hours worked per week), and other qualifications pertinent to the position.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your application material, your score will be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Applications lacking required information may be considered ineligible.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  • Resume - Showing detailed relevant experience. Your experience must verify the answers given on the assessment questionnaire. YOU MUST USE YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME (Do not use nicknames or shortened names).
  • Transcripts (To meet basic education requirements transcripts must be included or If using education to qualify you must submit college transcripts)
  • Qualifications (Occupational questionnaire)
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (DD-214, member copy 4, VA Letter, SF-15, etc) see veterans preference under the other information section.
  • CTAP/ICTAP Documents
  • Selective factors (if applicable)


Phone: (605)745-3620
Agency Information:
Midwest West SHRO
National Park Service
please email or call with questions
Thank You, SD


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may/or may not be referred to the hiring official. You will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you may be contacted directly. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

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