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Job Title:Humanities Administrator

Department:National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Agency:National Endowment for the Humanities

Job Announcement Number:14-1064876-DF

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1701-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Job summary:

This position is located in the Office of Digital Humanities, Office of the Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities.  The selectee will be responsible for the performance of a wide range of technical, administrative, and analytical work involved in carrying out the functional responsibilities and program operations of the office and the specific program to which assigned.

 

In a short period of time, digital technology has changed our world. The ways we read, write, learn, communicate, and play have fundamentally changed due to the advent of networked digital technologies. These changes are being addressed in fascinating ways by scholars from across the humanities, often working in collaboration with scientists, librarians, museum staff, and members of the public.

The Office of Digital Humanities offers grant programs that address these cultural changes. This would include projects that explore how to harness new technology for humanities research as well as those that study digital culture from a humanistic perspective. To best tackle the broad, interdisciplinary questions that arise when studying digital technology, ODH works closely with the scholarly community and with other funding agencies in the United States and abroad, to encourage collaboration across national and disciplinary boundaries. In addition to sponsoring grant programs, ODH also participates in conferences and workshops with the scholarly community to help foster understanding of issues in the digital humanities and ensure we are meeting the needs of the field.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES:

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    ·         Advises applicants on the application and review process and on the substance of their proposals, analyzing strengths and weaknesses.

    ·         Reviews and analyzes highly complex grant applications. Selects appropriate scholarly panelist and reviewers to review grant proposals.

    ·         Chairs peer review panels, convened to review proposals for a specific discipline or subject area and ensures that applications receive a full review. 

    ·         Presents agency policies, procedures and funding recommendations to internal and external audiences.

    ·         Works with colleagues from other federal, private, and international grant making agencies.

    ·         Promotes the work of the office and larger goals of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to outside constituents.

    ·         Works collaboratively with other office staff members to accomplish these duties. Organizes and administers software, metadata, policies and procedures for internal NEH institutional repository.

    ·         Performs additional duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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At the GS- level Qualified candidates must possess:
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

 

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: Work in the digital humanities performed with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, requiring extended professional training and experience and which has demonstrated important attainments and marked capacity for independent work.

 

Selective Placement Factor (SPF): A SPF is a specific qualification requirement that is in addition to the minimum qualification requirements stated above and are essential to successfully perform the duties of this job. SPF experience must be documented in your resume. Applications without SPF experience will not receive further consideration under this announcement. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is as follows:

 

- Applicants must possess at least two years’ experience in grant making, including demonstrated success organizing and chairing peer review panels.

 


Qualified candidates must possess: A M.A. in a discipline of the humanities is required,

as well as a Masters in library or archival science. In addition to the basic education requirement, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience in the equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the General Schedule.

As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:

1.   Knowledge of research methods and archival standards used in digital humanities.

2.   Ability to organize, coordinate, and lead activities of a grant making office.

3.   Ability to organize and administer digital materials for an institutional repository or digital library.

4.   Ability to organize, and coordinate activities of a grant program.

5.   Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

6.   Ability to effectively communicate orally.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  We will review your résumé and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You will be further evaluated against job-related criteria and placed in one of three pre-defined categories:  

·          Best Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position.

·          Better Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.

·          Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.

Application of Veterans' Preference

* The 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.

* Preference eligibles who meet MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS and the
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 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.

Any exaggeration of an applicant’s experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating an applicant ineligible, not hiring the applicant, or for termination after he/she begins work.  If a determination is made that in responding to the competency-based question an applicant has rated themselves higher than is evident in their resume, experience, and/or education, the applicant’s score may be manually adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position. 


BENEFITS:

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Working for the National Endowment for the Humanities offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System, and transit subsidy. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

4. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications

6. This position may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
       ·Resume

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
       ·Cover Letter
       ·DD-214
       ·OF-306
       ·Other (Annual Performance Appraisal)
       ·Other Veterans Document
       ·SF-15
       ·SF-50
       ·Transcript

  • Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1064876.
    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
    3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

NEH Human Resources
Phone: (202)606-8415
TDD: 866-372-2930
Email: HUMANRESOURCES@NEH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
20506

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

14-1064876-DF

Control Number:

363319000