Museum Curator

US Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Rapid City, SD, Openings : 1,
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Job Description :

Duties

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) located in Rapid City, South Dakota.

At the full performance level GS-12 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manages the documentation, care, preservation, and use of the IACB collections, which are of significant historic, aesthetic, and monetary value.
  • Proposes and monitors collection policies and regulations regarding risk management, lending, conservation, access, storage, and compliance with applicable statutes.
  • Plans and coordinates the IACBs exhibition activities in consultation with the museum curators and IACB Director.
  • Plans, implements, and oversees a comprehensive museum education program for the IACBs museums.
  • Manages the security of collections, collection loan and exhibit policies, visitor admission fees, museum maintenance and utilities, and activities that enhance the visitors overall museum experience.
  • Supervises a staff comprised of museum curators, museum technicians and museum aids who fulfill the mission of the IACB through exhibition activities and completion of day-to-day operations in the museums.
  • Provides technical input to the Director and Administrative Officer on an annual budget covering all administrative, operational, maintenance, and program activity requirements needed for the upcoming fiscal year for the IACBs museum program.
  • Researches and writes scholarly text about the IACB museum collections, as directed by the Director.
The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

Physical Demands: The work requires mental alertness, better than average manual dexterity, and mobility. Although primarily sedentary, inspections and operations evaluations involve activities demanding a certain amount of exertion such as walking, climbing, crawling, lifting of heavy objects, bending, stooping, and reaching. Incumbent must have accurate color vision because of extensive involvement with the visual arts.

NOTE: Occasional weekend work may be required.

Salary Information
GS-12:
$86,962 – $113,047 per annum

First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

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

This vacancy is also announced as OS-6020-24-AW-058(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the series/grade to which you are applying.

(1) Basic Education Requirement:
All applicants must meet this Basic Requirement:

A. Degree: museum work or in an applicable subject-matter field

-OR-

B. Combination of Education and Experience: courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education

-OR-

C. Direct Experience: Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown above.

NOTE: You must submit your transcripts to show that you meet this requirement. Failure to submit your transcripts will result in an Ineligible rating.

(2) Specialized Experience – Note: Education may not be substituted for experience at the GS-12 grade level and above.

To qualify for the GS-12 , you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:
  • Overseeing the care, maintenance, security, and overall management of museum collections AND
  • Utilizing and training staff on collection management systems to collect and disseminate data pertaining to artifact collections in a museum AND
  • Planning, implementing, and overseeing museum and education programs AND
  • Collaboration with upper management on museum administrative operations, maintenance, and program activities
MUST MEET ALL.

Drivers License Requirement: You must have a valid drivers license because you will be required to operate government-owned or leased vehicles, and must adhere to all travel guidelines, and current motor vehicle laws.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPMs website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements.

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

Additional information

Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

This is a supervisory position that may require completion of a supervisory probationary period.

The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.


  • Benefits

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    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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are Platinum, Gold, and Silver. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the Platinum category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

  • Fine Arts – Knowledge of theory and techniques required to produce, compose, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Writing – Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Technical Competence – Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on the job experience to perform ones job works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job advises others on technical issues.
If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

To preview the assessment questionnaire click: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12328299
  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether youre a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure youre eligible under their policies.

    Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

    Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable) (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15 (if applicable).
    NOTE: Applicants claiming veterans preference (TP, CP, CPS) must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable) OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).

    You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify (2) Selective Service (3) CTAP/ICTAP (4) Education – accreditation (5) Foreign education (6) Veterans preference (7) Special appointing authority documentation and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR https://www.boem.gov/about-boem/boem-employment .

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veterans preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov and click on Application Status. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

    Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) that have vacancies within the same occupational series, grade, promotion potential and in the same geographic location(s), including within the same metro/commuting area. Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration.

    Agency contact information

    HR Assistant 5

    Phone

    703-787-1446

    Email

    Human.Resources5@bsee.gov

    Address
    Office of the Secretary
    45600 Woodland Road
    Sterling, VA 20166
    US

    Next steps

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable) (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15 (if applicable).
NOTE: Applicants claiming veterans preference (TP, CP, CPS) must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable) OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).

You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify (2) Selective Service (3) CTAP/ICTAP (4) Education – accreditation (5) Foreign education (6) Veterans preference (7) Special appointing authority documentation and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR https://www.boem.gov/about-boem/boem-employment .

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veterans preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • Military spouses

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Veterans

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All U.S. Citizens

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