Job Title: Museum Specialist (General)Job Announcement Number: 14A-MR-299154-DEU-NMAAHC
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 to
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View 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 #14A-MR-299154-MPA-NMAAHC.
About the Agency
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
- 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.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as documenting collections, assessing the proper display of collections within exhibitions, and creating and enhancing digital records for collection objects. In addition, you have experience serving as a COTR assisting with the coordination of work flow related to the integration of collections into design, collections record creation and maintenance, training of Museum Technicians, contractors, interns, and/or volunteers; providing transport and scheduling, installation and de-installation for exhibition, viewings, and research visit support.
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.
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:
- Skill in using computerized collection information systems, computer and database programs such as FileMaker Pro, The Museum System (TMS), Excel, Word, etc. in order to create and maintain databases to document the collections, and produce standards-based digital photographs, and scans of collection objects.
- Skill in working with exhibition teams to ensure that the collections to be included in the exhibitions are aligned with exhibition scripts and curatorial needs, thoroughly documented, and that the objects will be optimally displayed based upon conservation requirements.
- Ability to plan, coordinate, direct, monitor, and approve the work of contractors working under collections related contracts that involve tasks related to the handling, packing, mounting, transport/shipping, unpacking, rehousing/mounting, conservation, photography, tracking and shelving/storage of objects/museum collections.
- Skill in reading design drawings to assess how display options impact object protection and preservation in order to ensure that best museum practices are employed to display, install, and mount objects.
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. To preview questions please click here.