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    The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders.

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

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    This position is located in the Interior Museum at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.  Through collections, exhibitions, research, and programs, the IM educates the public and DOI employees about the history and current missions of the DOI; the art and architecture of its headquarters building; and the tenures of the secretaries of the DOI.  The IM manages a growing collection of more than 8000 objects of historical, cultural, and scientific importance encompassing the fields of archaeology, art, biology, ethnology, geology, history, and paleontology.

    The incumbent functions as the assistant registrar, participating as a member of a multidisciplinary team of IM professional staff in the management of museum property and fulfilling numerous duties related to the identification, cataloging, storage, care and accountability of IM collections.

    At the full performance level (GS-11) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Manages the collections information database and related document files, including accessioning and cataloging of new acquisitions and ensuring completion of all appropriate documentation.
    2. Evaluates collections records and collateral documentation for potential discrepancies in data and uses original research to verify, update, integrate, or augment accession and catalog information and to establish clear title and ownership of museum property. Performs research related to the collections, reviews museum property records, searches published and unpublished sources to establish provenance, completes cataloging, and resolves inconsistencies.
    3. Assists in responding to any data calls and investigations pertaining to museum property accountability issues.
    4. Monitors exhibitions spaces, onsite collections storage, and offsite federal repository collections storage for temperature/humidity, environmental hazards, safety, and cleanliness. Conducts weekly walkthroughs for visual inspections. Performs light housekeeping or arranges for cleaning, as need. Responsible for maintaining disaster preparedness kits and the Departmental Facility Checklist(s).
    5. Responsible for the IM’s Integrated Pest Management Plan, inclusive of maintaining IM guidelines, fumigant lists, and data; placing traps; weekly monitoring; and tracking incidents.
    6. Recommends methods for improving physical care of collections and is responsible for noting conservation needs of the collection, writing condition reports, and assisting in securing treatment plans and budgets.
    7. Ensures museum property is appropriately and consistently numbered, marked, and photographed. Ensures that storage units are appropriately identified and labeled. When needed, rehouses collections with appropriate mounts and materials to mitigate risks to objects while in storage or when handling.

    OS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework ONLY during an emergency or natural disaster.

    Salary Range Information:  GS-9: $57,510- $74,759; GS-11: $69,581 - $90,461 per annum.

    First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as OS-6020-19-KS-153(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545006800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.