Humanities Administrator (Preventive Conservation)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 23, 2022
Closes
Jun 30, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Reviews grant proposals and assess eligibility and consistency with Endowment goals.
  • Arranges for review and evaluation of grant proposals by peer review panelists.
  • Presents Division policies, procedures, and funding recommendations orally and in writing to internal and external audiences.
  • Promotes the work of the Division and larger goals of the Endowment to outside constituents.
  • Works collaboratively with other Division staff members to accomplish these duties.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service


Qualifications

As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:
  • Oral Communication
  • Project Management
  • Technical Competence
  • Written Communications


At the GS-12 level Qualified candidates must possess:
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level or equivalent experience.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: Substantive experience managing humanities collections in a museum, historic house, historical society, library, archive, or other cultural heritage institution; or working as a consultant advising on humanities collections care or management. Specialized experience could include applying knowledge of climate change impacts to preservation, collections care, or collections management. Excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills are also required for the position. In all cases, work in the humanities should have been performed with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, requiring somewhat extended professional training and experience.

At the GS-13 level Qualified candidates must possess:
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level or equivalent experience.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: Advanced experience managing humanities collections in a museum, historic house, historical society, library, archive, or other cultural heritage institution; or working as a senior-level consultant advising on humanities collections care or management. Specialized experience could include coordinating or directing preservation and access projects or applying knowledge of climate change impacts to preservation, collections care, or collections management. All applicants should demonstrate important attainments and capacity for independent work.

Selective Placement Factor (SPF):
In addition to the requirements listed above, applicants must possess the following experience.

1. Applied knowledge of issues and trends in professional fields related to the preservation and management of humanities collections, such as conservation, collections care, collections management, museum studies, or library and information science.

Education

At least a B.A. from an accredited institution in a discipline of the humanities (a M.A. or Ph.D. is preferred).

Additional information

1. Veterans' preference rules do not apply to this position however, veterans who are deemed best qualified will receive consideration amongst other candidates. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 (Member-4 copy) or other proof of eligibility. If you are a 10-point (CP or CPS) veteran, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

3. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1700/general-education-and-training-series-1701/.

4. This position may require completion of a 1-year trial period.