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 collections objects. in addition, you will 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.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): If you applying as for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
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.
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:
BASIS OF RATING:
- 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.
Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist
. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If, after the Human Resources Specialist
reviews your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that the score you have received is not a true reflection of your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the information you provided that support your abilities
. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.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.