Conservator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 14, 2017
Closes
Jul 05, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Conservation Unit of the Collections Division of the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum (NASM), which is responsible for properly protecting the National Collections of aeronautics and space artifacts in perpetuity and guaranteeing intellectual as well as physical control over those collections.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is less 25% of the time.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as conducting artifact conservation and preservation tasks, to include: artifact condition examination, conservation treatment, preventative conservation, use of a collections information system data base, and preparation of object condition reports.

    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.

    Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or
    equivalent doctoral degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.

    Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.

    Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

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

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

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