Supervisory Museum Specialist

Chantilly, Virginia
Jul 06, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Preservation Restoration Unit (PRU), Collections Department, Collections and Curatorial Affairs Directorate, National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institution, which is responsible for properly protecting the National Collections of Aeronautics and Space Artifacts in perpetuity, guaranteeing intellectual as well as physical control over those collections.

The purpose of this position is to assist the Chief of PRU in the restoration and preservation of collections, as well as, the personnel management of the unit.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • 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.
  • Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as leading teams of technicians and specialists in the maintenance, preservation, and/or restoration projects of large aviation, space or industrial objects. Also must have experience with the preservation and/or restoration of aeronautical artifacts includes: moving, conserving, and restoring of aforementioned types of artifacts by utilizing equipment such as forklifts, gantries, pallet jacks, dollies, and vehicles; disassembling, assembling, cradling, or creating mounts for artifacts/aerospace equipment.

    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.

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

    For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at

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    • Develops work schedules and assigns tasks based on an approved project schedule, taking into account the individual and team skills of the staff.
    • Approves personnel actions to include: promotions, reassignments, performance plans and appraisals, and disciplinary actions.
    • Responsible for restoration and preservation planning after seeking advice and working closely with the technical experts of the preservation and restoration staff.
    • Trains subordinates in all areas of preservation and restoration.

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