Job Title: Supervisory Education SpecialistJob Announcement Number: 14A-CR-299051-DEU-CHM
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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/ Per Year
Thursday, February 13, 2014 to
Thursday, February 27, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
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-CR-299051-MPA-CHM.
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
Basic Requirements: All applicants must meet the following education requirements: Degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject matter field appropriate to the position or 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 a 4 year course of study described in A above.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above applicants must meet the following criteria: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as .
experience ensuring that exhibitions interpret and present design in a manner accessible to a wide range of audiences and are consistent with current museum and education theory by planning prototyping to support exhibition and program content development, including maker spaces. Experience may also include developing and delivering on-going audience research in all areas of museum education and visitor interface, including evaluation, exhibitions, local and national programming and public spaces.
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 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:
- Knowledge of museum educational concepts and practices as they relate to exhibition development in order to infuse diverse learning opportunities into exhibitions.
- Knowledge of learning theories to develop strategies to reach diverse audiences through exhibitions and other informal and formal learning opportunities and resources.
- Knowledge of Design sufficient to collaborate with curators in the development of exhibitions and interpretive materials.
- Skill in supervision to lead assigned staff in ongoing tasks and special projects.
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.