In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Please select one response that best describes how you meet the basic requirement for a GS-1015-11/12 Museum Curator position. (PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or other appropriate documents to verify your claim).
A. I have a degree in museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field.
B. I have a combination of education and experience- courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I have four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The following criteria will be used to ensure applicants meet basic requirements.
Select the one statement that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Museum Curator at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band.
A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level performing the following duties: track artifact inventory and loans; store, handle and ship historical artifacts; use museum collections management practices, policies and procedures to ensure the program is conducted legally.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or have completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M in quality assurance, statistics, mathematics, production management, industrial management, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, textiles, or other fields closely related to the position.
C. I have the specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than two years but less than three years of graduate education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)
Select the one statement that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Museum Curator at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band.
A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level performing the following duties: managing the loan of historical materials; use museum collection management practices which include acquisition, evaluation, cataloging and more to obtain artifacts for the command; input data using computerized collections data management systems, methods and procedures for artifact management; use knowledge of American and U.S. Naval history to create exhibits and gather materials.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: View Assessment Questions.
Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, we strongly recommend that you submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
Artifact Management; Database and Records Management; Inventory Control. Collection Policy and Procedures.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.