The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.
This position is located in the Office of Museum Services (OMS) and serves as the Program Specialist. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements and provide grants-related assistance and services to both applicants and awardees. The position works on various phases of the receipt and processing of museum grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
For the GS-11 level: To be qualified for this position, you must be able to state and verify that you have experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the work at the GS-11 level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. One must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-9 level or equivalent that involves principles and practices of the museum field and their support organizations. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
1. KNOWLEDGE OF PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF MUSEUM FIELDS AND THEIR SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS.
2. DEMONSTRATES EXPERIENCE IN THE GRANT-MAKING PROCESS IN GOVERNMENT OR ONO-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS; AND
3. SKILL IN CONDUCTING ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in museum studies.
Make sure your resume supports the response that you select and describes your qualifications and/or experience for the position. Failure to show evidence of this experience will result in disqualification.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
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