Job Title: Staff AssistantJob Announcement Number: 14R-YH-299700-MPA-NMAAHC
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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/ Per Year
Monday, July 28, 2014 to
Monday, August 11, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.
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About the Agency
This position is located in National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). NMAAHC is the national museum for the study and exhibition of African American history and culture. Its primary purposes are to acquire, maintain, and preserve objects with document social, cultural, political, military, technological and scientific developments in the United States; to conduct scholarly research designed to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the field of African American history, to publish findings for both scholarly and general audiences; and to interpret historical developments through pubic exhibits and programs.
- 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
Experience for GS-9: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as responding to inquiries in writing and orally; maintaining calendar of meeting/events; making travel arrangements and processing travel documents; establishing suspense system to log and track correspondence, reports, meetings, etc. and reviewing correspondence to ensure grammatical correctness.
Experience for GS-11: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as serving as an assistant and advisor responding to inquiries in writing and orally to a variety of senior level officials; maintaining calendar of meeting/events; making travel arrangements and processing travel documents; establishing suspense system to log and track correspondence, reports, meetings, etc. and reviewing correspondence to ensure grammatical correctness.
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 GS-09: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. of J.D., if related to the position.
For GS-11: Ph.D. of equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or LL.M., if related to the position.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications.
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 application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Ability to serve as a confidential assistant to senior management.
- Ability to manage an organization's correspondence and filing system.
- Ability to communicate in writing.
- Ability to communicate orally with internal and external senior level officials and various people with tact and diplomacy.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.
Your resume should provide detailed 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.