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Job Title:  Exhibit Specialist
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Hiring Organization:  Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Job Announcement Number:  PH-14-JM-1157548

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,923.00 to $62,297.00 / Per Year
Friday, July 18, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Sullivan County, NH View Map
United States Citizens
Q - Nonsensitive


National Park Service - Experience Your America

This Exhibit Specialist, GS-1010-09, position is located at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site (NHS) in Cornish, NH.  As a unit of the National Park Service, it is the mission of Saint-Gaudens NHS to preserve, protect and interpret the cultural and natural resources historically associated with Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). In partnership with the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, the site promotes the arts through exhibitions, special events, and programs as a living tribute to the sculptor.  The staff is organized in four divisions with a small core of year-round permanent staff and often doubling or tripling in size with seasonal staff and volunteers. 

The selected applicant will serve as Exhibit Specialist in the Resource Management and Maintenance Division assisting the Division Chief with planning, initiating, performing and evaluating preservation work on a variety of historic structures.  The historic structures at Saint-Gaudens NHS are key resources and the efforts of this position are important to the overall success of the park's mission.  The Exhibit Specialist accomplishes preservation projects through personal work performance and with assistance by day labor (in-house) service employees and by formally administered contracts.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Career/Career-Conditional, full-time subject-to-furlough position. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide for employment on a full year-round basis. The employee will work full time (at least 40 hours per week) when in pay and duty statues. Employee is guaranteed to work not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply Section)
  • Relevant experience or education (See Qualifications and Evaluation)
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Must wear the National Park Service uniform
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license
  • Subject to Furlough (STF) position.
  • Government-furnished housing is not available.


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As an Exhibit Specialist, GS-1010-09, at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, duties include:

  • Analyzing and evaluating historic structures and developing procedures for a complex preservation maintenance program;
  • Serving or assisting as a project leader, managing historic preservation projects and contracts, serving as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on projects or assisting as Project Inspector;
  • Designing and building finished frames and cases to hold works of art for exhibitions, preparing and applying finish coats on woodwork and building packing crates to ship art objects;
  • Performing restoration and repair work on a variety of historic and modern surfaces;
  • Undertaking other temporary minor job duties as assigned to accomplish park mission, such as performing minor plumbing, heating and electrical work and removing snow from walkways, roofs and roads using snow blowers shovels, roof rakes and plows.


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Minimum Qualifications

In order to qualify for this Exhibit Specialist, GS-1010-09 position, you must meet the minimum qualifications based on ONE of the following:
A. Have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 in the Federal service performing work related to constructing and installing exhibits, the preservation of historic structures, or the restoration or preparation of items to be exhibited.  Qualifying specialized experience includes: using a variety of building materials (e.g., wood, paint, masonry) performing preservation work on a variety of historic structures (e.g., floors, walls, roof surfaces,); using a basic knowledge of artifact conservation principles and methods to develop lists of needed construction materials; performing portions of the structural investigation and subsequent construction necessary to preserve historic structures; applying knowledge of, and skill in, a variety of construction and restoration methods and materials to preserve or produce replicas of specified individual components of a historic structure (e.g., stairways, doors, interior trim); and, developing or adapting visual products (e.g., illustrations, models, individual exhibit cases or panel layouts) using a predetermined design (e.g., medium, color, layout, joinery, and dimensions).  -OR-
B. Have a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the following major fields of study: illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design or other fields related to the position.  -OR-
C. Possess a combination of experience as described under letter 'A' and graduate education as described under letter 'B' which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.  (Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be used in this calculation.)

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Only education/ experience obtained by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Additional Conditions of Employment:

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position requires heavy physical effort frequently handling, lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds, frequently involved in pushing heavy furniture, crates, and boxes.  Work may include prolonged periods where stretching. stooping, crawling and bending is involved.  Much of the work will be performed out of doors and may be exposed to high temperatures in excess of 90 degrees, with occasional high humidity and low temperatures of 20 degrees.  May be frequently exposed to biting insects.  Includes work on roofs and scaffolding up to 2 1/2 stories high.  Work indoors includes operation of power tools resulting in high noise potential.  Dust is also an environmental condition. 

This position requires a valid state drivers license and selectee will be required to maintain a valid state driver's license.


Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made if you are within reach of selection, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the 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 in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:

  • Building and Construction (Historic Structures)
  • Carpentry/Woodworking
  • Surface Preparation, Treatment and Painting
  • Building Utilities
  • Masonry
  • Project Contract Work


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If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, see

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the Well Qualified category or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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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 Friday, August 01, 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.


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

   1. Your Résumé
   2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
   3. Other supporting documents:
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
         - Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15), if applicable

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as employer name and location; from and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, number of hours worked per week, education, training etc.  Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position.

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 and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is PH1157548

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, August 01, 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.


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your category placement, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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