Job Title: Supervisory Education SpecialistJob Announcement Number: 14R-MR-299769-DEU-NMAAHC
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 to
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #14R-MR-299769-MPA-NMAAHC.
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About the Agency
This position is located at the Department of Education within the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The purpose of this position is to develop and implement long range and yearly work plans for educational programs.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required.
- 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.
- May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Basic Education Requirements:
[A]Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
[B]Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.
In addition to Basic Requirements above, you must have following:
Experience: 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 developing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining an education program related to African American history and culture in a museum, educational, or cultural environment
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.
Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.
Or a Combination: 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.
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.
EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Working weekends and evenings is routinely required.
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 educational theory, teaching practices, and evaluation methods related to learning that takes place in a museum, educational or cultural institution.
- Knowledge of African American history and culture related to the collection and research of a museum or cultural institution.
- Ability to manage public outreach programs.
- Ability to supervise, direct and motivate a diverse staff.
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet 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 when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. 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 sufficient 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.