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Job Title:  Exhibit Specialist (Media Producer) (TERM)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  WO-HFTH-14-1078896-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 31, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014
Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
2 vacancies in the following location:
Harpers Ferry, WV View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


Number of Positions: Two at this time; however, this vacancy may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.


Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.


This is a TERM position not-to-exceed 13 months.  This position may be extended up to the four year maximum without further competition.

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  Become a part of our mission to unite the past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.


The NPS is one of the most visible and most beloved of all Federal agencies.  We care for and conserve special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.  From the Statue of Liberty to the geysers of Yellowstone, to the vistas of the Grand Canyon and the volcanoes of Hawaii, the National Park Service is part of the fabric of American life.  You can be part of this exciting and important mission.


Harpers Ferry Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, has created a variety of interpretive tools to assist NPS field interpreters. These tools include publications, wayside exhibits, audiovisual programs, museum exhibits, and historic furnishings. The Center also provides a variety of services: interpretive planning, conservation of objects, audiovisual equipment repair, graphics research, replacement of wayside exhibits, and the revision and reprinting of publications.


This position is located in the Media Development Group, Harpers Ferry Center (HFC), Harpers Ferry, WV.   The primary role of the unit is to manage and track all the interpretive media projects that are accepted by the Center and provide media technical services to the National Park Service (NPS) parks and regions.   This includes providing project management, media Contract Officer's Technical Representatives (COR), and other specific media technical services necessary to scope, plan, and resource project teams.


Jefferson County is rich in history and has an abundance of local cultural events, fine dining, boutique shopping and new shopping centers. Jefferson County is home to ever growing Shepherd University, two high schools, four middle schools, nine elementary schools, and one hospital. For more information, click Harpers Ferry Center Website.


  • 25% or Greater
  • Frequent travel to project sites or fabricators is required.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Male applicants born after 12/31/59 require Selective Service Registration.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Initial appointment may require a one year probationary period.
  • See other requirements under the Qualifications section of this vacancy.
  • Please read the vacancy in its entirety.


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You will work within a project-managed environment, for which work is contracted to commercial media planning, design, fabrication, and other media development firms. As an exhibit producer, you will be responsible for managing the successful performance of these firms. You will also manage the contracted fabrication and development of both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and interpretive and VIS (informational) waysides. Indoor exhibits may include three-dimensional structures, "immersive" environments, historically furnished rooms or vignettes, panel graphics, and specialized exhibit components such as artifact cases, dioramas, models, interactive devices and programs, audiovisual elements, and exhibit lighting. Outdoor exhibits are extensions of indoor interpretive themes carried to outdoor settings. Interpretive or informational waysides may include complex panel layouts, maps, tactile elements, or audio messages presented at multiple sites throughout a park. Performs other duties as assigned.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, April 11, 2014.


You must have one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of qualifying experience include directing or leading the media planning, design, fabrication, development and installation of both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and interpretive and informational waysides; including pre-project planning, logistical planning and oversight of execution, reviewing project plans and specifications for workability and managing contractor performance to ensure projects remain on schedule, within budget, and meet the stated communication goals and technical requirements. Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questions.


1.     Knowledge of museum exhibit planning, design, and production processes, methods, techniques, materials, and software.

2.     Ability to organize multiple and complicated museum exhibit projects and accomplish work with and through others (vendors).  This includes knowledge of project management principles, Federal acquisition processes and Contracting Officer’s Representative responsibilities.

3.     Ability to communicate effectively with others in writing and speech, and to use interpersonal skills effectively.


Substitution of Education for Experience:


There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

The qualification requirements are outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions, available for review at: .


Veterans Information: Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service or to internal agency actions such as a reassignment or promotion. When claiming preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Applicants claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference . If you have questions about the applicability of veterans' preference for a particular vacancy please contact the agency posting the announcement. To learn more about veterans' preference, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics, please visit



Applications will be evaluated based on the "category rating" method, where all eligible candidates will be placed into one of three categories (Well-Qualified, Highly-Qualified, or Qualified) based on the ranking score. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. All candidates in the highest quality category will be referred for consideration. Qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will float to the highest quality category, all preference eligibles will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles in each category.  If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the our office. For more information on entitlement see


If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well-qualified for the position. A rating of "well-qualified" will be given to those candidates who in addition to meeting all qualification requirements possess the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the position at a level which clearly exceeds the minimum qualification requirements for the position. This level is met when an applicant receives the score equal to receiving an average rating of Fully Successful or higher for each one of the rating factors considered in the announcement. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see



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Position subject to provisions of the Procurement Integrity Act.

Relocation Expenses: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.

Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361. Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements - If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.


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NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax using the procedures below. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


LATE APPLICATIONS: Applications that are not received by the closing date through USA Staffing WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. There is no option for mailing, emailing, or otherwise submitting applications outside of this system, unless it is due to a request for reasonable accommodation.


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 Friday, April 11, 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,, 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

- Resume

- Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

- Application for veterans preference must include Member 4 copy of DD-214. Other acceptable documentation of dates and status of military service, type of discharge, receipt of campaign badge or qualifying service medal, etc. will suffice for tentative preference only. Applications for 10 point veteran preference must include a SF-15 and the Veterans Affairs letter dated since 1991 showing percent of disability, and/or other official documentation as noted on the SF-15 form.

- Documentation of ICTAP/CTAP, if applicable


Applicants may complete the Applicant Demographic form at their option and submit as an attachment through USAJOBS or via fax. You can access the form at:


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 and provide the required information.   The Vacancy ID is 1078896.

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 Friday, April 11, 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  

3. Fax 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


DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.   Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.

Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:


Job Information:

-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

- Country of Citizenship.

- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.


- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.

- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.

- Major field(s) of study.

- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

- Job title.

- Duties and accomplishments.

- Number of hours per week.

- Employer's name and address.

- Supervisor's name and phone number.

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

- Salary.

- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title and year).

- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)


- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.



Thomas Haman
Phone: (304)535-6487
Agency Information:
Do Not Send Applications
67 Mather Place
Harpers Ferry, WV


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  Further evaluation may include submission of a portfolio with work that exhibits the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.


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