Job Title: Supervisory Education SpecialistJob Announcement Number: 14R-JW-299000-MPA-NASM
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Friday, November 15, 2013 to
Friday, November 22, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current Smithsonian Institution employees in the (National Air & Space Museum) including qualified employees with a disability.
This position is located in the Education Department of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). The incumbent reports directly to the Associate Director for Management and Public Programs.
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- Requires career/career-conditional status or eligibility.
- May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must meet the Basic Education Requirement:
A. Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
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 A above.
In addition to Basic Requirement above, you must have following:
Experience: You Qualify for this position if you possess one year of full-time experience at the 13 grade level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system that is close or similar to the work of the position. For this position specialized experience is defined as having the responsibility for the overall management, planning, and direction of an education department by producing educational programs for K-12 students within a diverse museum.
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.
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, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
- Unofficial school transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) must be submitted with your application package by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
- If you have foreign education, you must show proof by the closing date of the vacancy announcement that education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials. Transcripts and proof of the evaluations must be submitted within your application package as indicated under “Required Documents”. Applicants may use the following websites http://www.naces.org/, http://www.fceatlanta.com/, or www.ies.aacrao.org to obtain these evaluations.
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 of the procedures for planning and producing educational programs for K-12 or college level and informal education programs in a museum or similar cultural institution.
- Knowledge of managerial systems and processes in leading an education program in a museum or non-traditional educational environment, such as resource allocation, strategic planning, benchmarking and implementing best practices.
- Knowledge of the history and technology of aviation and space flight and/or knowledge of the planetary sciences.
- Ability to supervise, direct and motivate a diverse staff in the development and implementation of a wide variety of education activities to include formal & informal learning and electronic outreach and distance learning, designed for varied audiences, such as youth and family activities, teacher workshops and docent tours.
- Skill in written communication for the purpose of obtaining external financing for educational programming and outreach, and communicating the goals and priorities of the Division.
- Ability to communicate orally for the purpose of representing the NASM and the Education Unit to government agencies, educational institutions and groups, and SI pan institutional committees.
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 detailed 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.