Job Title: Collections Database AdministratorJob Announcement Number: 14R-CR-299690-MPA-SAAM
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Friday, July 25, 2014 to
Friday, August 8, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
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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 the Research and Scholars Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The employee manages and oversees the continued development of the museum's permanent collection database (TMS) of over 42,000 records; trains and assists users; and ensures a smooth interface with the online collection presentation on the museum's website, the Smithsonian's central Collections Search/EDAN platform, and integration with the Institution's digital asset management system (DAMS).
- 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: 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 experience using the collections management system, The Museum System (TMS), to document collection information for a museum or similar cultural organization. This includes activities such as reviewing and researching cultural heritage information, determining cataloguing terms, transcribing art or cultural data to database, and programming reports.
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.
Grade 9: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s or equivalent degree related to this position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.
Or a Combination:
For Grades 9: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of graduate education beyond the first year in the field may be qualifying for Grade 9.
Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, 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:
- Knowledge of TMS (The Museum System) as a collections management system, including data structure, standards and reporting needs.
- Knowledge of museum offices and functions in order to support input, storage retrieval, and user privileges and identify improvements to the system and its report writer.
- Knowledge of art history or visual culture, with some specialized knowledge of American Art, to develop cataloging standards, terminology and authority records.
- Knowledge of national cataloguing standards for cultural materials to improve reliability and accuracy of data.
- Ability to provide support and training to staff including documentation and procedural manuals.
- Knowledge of report writer software in order to generate reports.
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:Note:
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.