Job Announcement Number:14R-JC-299172-MPA-OFEO
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Hour|
|Friday, February 07, 2014 to
Friday, February 21, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-Time, Permanent -
|FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map|
FEW vacancies -
Suitland, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.|
|Public Trust - Background Investigation|
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.
DUTIES:Back to top
Determines the methods, techniques, devices, and materials that are best suited to the surface finish required.
Prepares surfaces for new coating materials by removing the old finish (if one exists) using such methods as sanding with an electric sander, scraping, brushing, steel wool, paint remover, burning, or chemicals.
Prepares coating materials by tinting, toning, matching, blending, and mixing in various additives to achieve the desired colors/tones/shades of the coating materials.
Finishes or repairs the finish of furniture and cabinetry that are either in support of exhibitions or displays or are reproduction pieces that are the objects of the display.
Uses spray equipment to provide high quality finishes on surfaces demanding high-quality, special effect finishes that are subject to unusually high usage.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
In order to be rated qualified, an applicant's overall experience and training must indicate possession of the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.
This position requires the physical ability to perform moderately heavy work including lifting and carrying heavy objects up to 50 lbs.; work outside in all weather conditions with exposure to dirt, dust, pollen and insects; climb ladders and stairs; and stand and walk for extended periods.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.
For information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, see OPM’s web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How you will be evaluated:
Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen out element is met:
1. Ability to do the work of a painter without more than normal supervision patiently matching, timing, toning, and blending coats materials and in combining agents (e.g., catalysts, drying agents, and retardants).
If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:
2. Knowledge of construction practices and of structural components.
3. Knowledge of technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
4. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (other than blueprints).
5. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment related to painting.
6. Knowledge of materials used in performing the work.
7. Ability to operate with dexterity and safety.
Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the announcement questions will not be considered for this position.
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 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.
BENEFITS:Back to top
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;
You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date.
Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package. The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.
Your application package should include the following documents:
Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
A recent performance evaluation
Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA.
Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration.
Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station military order.
Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.
Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).