Conservator Exhibits and Loans Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Employer
Location
Washington, DC United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 06, 2017
Closes
Oct 09, 2017
Ref
101055842
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Job Details

Conservator Exhibits and Loans Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Conservator Exhibits and Loans Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Vacancy No. Department Smithsonian Institution Salary $66,510.00 to $103,639.00 Grade 11 to 12 Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time Open Date 10/5/2017 Close Date 11/2/2017 Who may apply Status Candidates Locations: WASHINGTON, DC

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview
  • Open & closing dates
    10/05/2017 to 11/02/2017
  • Salary
    $66,510 to $103,639 per year
  • Pay scale & grade
    GS 11 - 12
  • Work schedule
    Full-Time - Full-Time, Permanent
  • Appointment type
    Permanent - Federal


Location

  • Washington DC, DC FEW vacancies


Relocation expenses reimbursed
No

This job is open to

  • Federal employees

    Current or former competitive service employees, including:
    • Merit promotion
    • Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
    • Transfer



  • Veterans


  • Individuals with a disability


  • Military Spouses


  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista



Announcement number
18R-SB-303164-MPA-NMAH

Control number
481280300

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This position is located in the Preservation Services department at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution (SI). Preservation Services supports long-term collections preservation and access by managing programs in conservation treatment, documentation, and research; providing preservation training and guidance on collections care and partnering with the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (OFEO) to monitor environmental conditions, and managing collections disaster response. The work of this position relates to the organization, coordination, and conservation activities related to NMAH exhibits and loans.
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    Responsibilities

  • Serves as the conservation coordinator among the conservation labs and on loan and exhibit teams.
  • Performs reviews, plans and schedules for conservation projects and tracks the conservation work against the overarching project plan, providing feedback on conservation-related aspects of exhibit and loan plans.
  • Carries out conservation work on objects with a wide-range of structures, materials, significance, age and condition.


  • Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    12

    Who May Apply This job is open to… This Merit Promotion position is open to Current Federal Employees and Former Federal Employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply such as Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A), former Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Vista volunteers; certain Military Spouses, or individuals eligible under various programs for Veterans (VRA, VEOA, 30% disabled).
    Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

  • Job family (Series)
    1001 General Arts And Information

  • Requirements
    Requirements 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.

    For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    Qualifications
    You may qualify for this position if you possess the specialized experience below:

    Experience GS-11: 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 conducting object-level conservation surveys to determine condition, creating treatment plans, proposals and reports; performing object-level conservation treatment and coordinating conservation projects related to museum, library or archival exhibits and loans.

    Experience GS-12: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.

    For this position Specialized experience is defined as independently conducting multiple object-level conservation surveys to determine condition, creating treatment plans, proposals and reports; independently performing object-level conservation treatment and organizing and overseeing conservation projects related to museum, library or archival exhibits and loans.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    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.

    Education may only be combined or substituted at the GS-11 level:

    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

    Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards . 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.

    Education

    Additional information

    Flexible Spending Accounts - http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    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 project management concepts and processes in order to organize, sequence, track and communicate about the conservation component of exhibits and loans within a team environment.
  • Ability to review, assess, plan, schedule and advise on conservation requirements for exhibits and loans.
  • Skill in performing conservation treatment on a wide variety of objects, paper, or textiles.
  • Basis of Rating: Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If, after the Human Resources Specialist reviews your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that the score you have received is not a true reflection of your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the information you provided that support your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): If you are applying for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran and must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
    • Primary Appointing Authorities for Career and Career-Conditional Appointments
    • Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • People with Disabilities

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:
    • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
    • A copy of your most recent SF-50 which shows your position title, series, grade, step, salary, position occupied, and tenure to verify Time-in-Grade/competitive status. If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade and/or have promotion potential to the grade being advertised. Do NOT submit award SF-50s.
    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
    • A recent performance evaluation
    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA
    • Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration.
    • Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station military order.
    • Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here


    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    • Benefits for federal employees
    • Healthcare insurance
    • Pay and leave


    https://jobs.monstergovt.com/hment/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=1&jnum=45883

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    Click on the "" button on the upper right side of the page.
    Please Note:
    • You must apply for this position online through the '' 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.
    • If you are unable to , paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.


    Agency contact information Sean Butler

    Phone
    202-633-6339
    TDD
    202-633-6409
    Fax
    000-000-0000
    Email
    ButlerS@si.edu

    Address

    SMITHSONIAN
    Office of Human Resources
    POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
    Washington, District of Columbia
    United States

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    Next steps

    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 ).


  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office at OPM
    • Office of Equal Opportunity

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



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