The purpose of this Assistant Director (Digital Access and Archives) position is to advance public access and engagement with the museum and its holdings through digital media.
In this position, you will:
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Manage the formulation of Digital Access and Archives policies, program goals, development of budgets and objectives, and the development of short- and long-range plans to accomplish goals.
- Oversee the office that manages the museum's Collections Information System (CIS), the museum's largest digital asset; assess and make recommendations about future CIS needs of the museum; and exercise delegated managerial authority to set annual and multi-year plans and schedules for projects accomplished in-house and by contract.
- Plan and carry out the full range of departmental supervisory and managerial authorities related to assignment of work.
- Develop, continuously evaluate, and refine a cohesive, forward-looking strategy for the NMAH Archives Center and for the offices that guide the museum's work in cataloging, digital documentation, and publicly accessible digital platforms in support of the museum's mission, digital programs, and collections.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
- 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.
- May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.
Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met by the closing date of the announcement. See the 'Required Documents' section for additional information.
For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on OPM Website .QualificationsExperience:
You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as
1) Overseeing and supervising staff and daily operations in archival collections and/or in digital documentation; 2) Working in cataloging, digital documentation, and publicly accessible digital platforms; 3) Developing, implementing, evaluating, and refining operational and strategic plans and policies; and 4) Establishing criteria and written guidelines for integrated digital work.
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
This position does not have a positive education requirement.Additional information
This position is not included in the bargaining unit.Current or Former Political Appointees:
Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Office of Human Resources. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):
- Position title;
- Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
- Agency; and
- Beginning and ending dates of appointment.
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
Recruitment incentive(s) may be authorized for this position. However, approval for incentives are contingent upon various availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require the incumbent to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a certain time period.Note:
This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid.Selections may be made for vacancies across the Smithsonian Institution (SI). By applying to this position, you agree to allow your application and other personal information to be shared with one or more SI hiring officials for employment consideration for same/similar positions within the location(s) identified in this announcement.