Job Title: Museum Technician (Copyright) - Pathways InternshipJob Announcement Number: 14R-JC-299597-DEU-SAAM
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 to
Friday, October 17, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Federal. -
May be extended based on Agency needs. May Confer eligibility to convert non-competitively.
FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
U.S. citizens. This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (i.e., diploma, certificate) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
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About the Agency
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
The Smithsonian Pathways Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This program provides students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions (i.e., high school, graduate level, etc.) with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and get paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.
- 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.
- Must be enrolled or accepted into a qualifying academic program.
- Educational enrollment MUST be on a half-time or full-time basis.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree.
One full academic year of undergraduate; graduate; vocational; trades; technical or high school education is the number of credit hours determined by the college, university or school to represent 1 year of full-time study. The high school curriculum must be approved by a State or local governing body. All education beyond high school must be accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized Experience is defined as coordinating work processes in a museum, obtaining and coordinating reproduction rights and permissions for publication or exhibition-related materials, developing and reviewing legal documentation and signed agreements, and maintaining and monitoring records of terms and expenses.
Please note that you need to have a degree in art, history, or museum studies in order to be converted to a permanent Federal position in the Museum Specialist and Technician 1016 series.
- Must be in good academic standing.
- If selected must sign a Student Pathways Participant Agreement, furnish course registration at the start of each school term, and provide verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term.
- Must be able to complete the required occupation-related work experience (640 hours) prior or concurrently with the completion of the course requirements for the degree.
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:
Application of Veterans' Preference:
- Knowledge of copyright laws and procedures.
- Knowledge of museum operations.
- Ability to organize information and processes.
- Ability to proofread and verify information.
- Knowledge of procurement procedures.
- Knowledge of computer software, (especially collections management software and spreadsheets).
This process does not add Veterans' Preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of Veterans (including those who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher) by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles.
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.