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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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)
- Surface Preparation, Treatment and Painting
- Building Utilities
- Project Contract Work