Technical Information Specialist (Genealogy Reference Assistant)

Employer
Smithsonian Institution
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 03, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the largest national museum for the study and exhibition of African American history and culture. Its primary purposes are to acquire, maintain and preserve objects which document social, cultural, political, military, technological and scientific developments in the United States related to the African American experience; to conduct scholarly research designed to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in the field of African American history, to publish findings for both scholarly and general audiences; and to interpret historical developments through public exhibits and programs as well as digital content.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • All applicants must meet these Basic Requirements:

    Education: A full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with major study in the subject-matter field of the position to be filled. OR Experience: Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; and where appropriate, ability to read and comprehend nontechnical material in one or more foreign languages. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum. OR a combination of education and experience as described above.

    In addition to meeting basic qualifications applicants must have: 2 full years of graduate level education related to the position or master's or equivalent graduate degree, related to the position.

    OR

    Specialized Experience: To qualify, you must have the equivalent of one
    year of full-time experience in the following: providing reference and research support for researchers, and coordinating outreach activities and special projects that promote the use of resources in a research center, library, or similar organization.

    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 on your online resume.

    Note: Your specialized experience must have been in a position(s) equivalent to duties for the occupation at the next lower grade level for the position being filled as defined by applicable Federal standards.

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

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