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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Exhibit Specialist

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:14R-LG-299607-MPA-NZP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1010-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

The following Smithsonian Institution employees may apply: Current employees with Federal career/career-conditional status or eligibility.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Division of Exhibits at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The employee is responsible for the coordination of all interpretive exhibits at NZP, including content development and coordination of internal and external designers and fabricators.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires career/career-conditional status or eligibility.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

DUTIES:

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  • Coordinates all interpretive exhibits at NZP, including content development and coordination of internal and external designers and fabricators.
  • Supervises typewriting, design and production teams, permanent interpretive, writing/editing staff, as well as the temporary employees, student interns and volunteers.
  • Oversees all interpretive exhibition budgets, as well as the expenditure of federal operating funds and requisitions of all equipment and supplies needed by the Unit.
  • Manages all aspects of the exhibits project and for delivering the product on time and on schedule.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as reviewing and analyzing design and constructing documents, producing sketches, drawing and layouts; fabricating and installing structures, and leading a diverse workforce.

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.


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:

  1. Skill overseeing exhibits operations to include managing a production shop, managing designers and contents developers as well as managing the units budget, administration and personnel functions.
  2. Ability to lead and supervise a diverse exhibits staff.
  3. Ability to manage multiple exhibits projects.
  4. Ability to involve interdisciplinary approaches or cross-unit collaboration to design, construct and install exhibits.
Important 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.

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HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page.
Please Note:
  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;
    OR
    You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, notification of Personnel Action.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Linda Givens
Phone: 202-633-6307
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: GivensL@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
Washington, DC
20013-7012
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt.
The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.
Additional Information:
  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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Job Announcement Number:

14R-LG-299607-MPA-NZP

Control Number:

377441000