Conditions of Employment
- 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
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.
You must be fully vaccinated for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Have an approved Reasonable Accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements. Please see additional information regarding reasonable accommodations below.
The Smithsonian Institution has a mandate requiring all employees (federal and trust), affiliated staff (including volunteers, interns, and fellows), and the contractors who work with us to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., onsite, telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the Smithsonian Institution, if after November 22. The Smithsonian Institution will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. This requirement applies to employees, affiliated staff, contractors who are working on-site, and those teleworking in whole or in part. Limited exemptions to the Smithsonian Institution’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be considered on a case-by-case basis for selected candidates who inform the Smithsonian that they cannot be vaccinated because of a disability, including certain medical conditions the Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers contraindications to the vaccine, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Additional information and instructions regarding Smithsonian’s COVID-19 mandate will be provided at the time of selection.
Grade12: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience as This specialized experience is defined as experience 1) completing staffing/placement activities for a range of occupations; 2) drafting announcements using an automated staffing system; and evaluating applications for minimum qualifications; 3) applying applicable laws, regulations, Executive Orders, court decisions, and agency policies and procedures for recruitment and placement of personnel using federal HR principles, concepts, and practices while serving as a consultant providing advice and guidance directly to managers and employees on all phases of the recruitment and staffing process through Merit Promotion Procedures and Delegated Examining.
Grade 13 -You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience as 1) Providing professional advisory services in the areas of Federal recruitment and placement, staffing, which demonstrate expertise in conducting research and providing law, rule and regulation in response to management inquiries 2) Working with managers and subject matter experts in performing job analyses to establish and validate rating, ranking, and selection criteria for general schedule positions of varied series and with positive education requirements 3) Consulting with employees and managers, providing advice and guidance, explaining policies and procedures, justify conclusions, and provide alternatives and 4) Providing customer service to managers, employees, applicants, and leadership in a fast-paced environment requiring quick turnaround times.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the average number of hours per week spent in such employment.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The online questionnaire will evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:
- Knowledge of Federal Human Resources concepts, laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
- Skill in oral communication to provide advice.
- Knowledge of automated staffing systems.
- Skill in written communication to compose documents.
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. To preview questions please click here.