Museum Project Manager

Washington D.C.
Mar 19, 2018
Mar 19, 2018
Full Time
  • Requires career/career-conditional status or eligibility.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, 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

    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 working as the project manager for complex museum projects by setting goals, timelines and budgets; administering contracts; providing oversight of project contractors; and using negotiation skills to successfully resolve problems to keep the project on track.

    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.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    1. Ability to provide leadership on long term, complex and difficult projects involving new approaches and state of the art efforts.
    2. Knowledge of contracting policies and procedures to administer a variety of complex contracts.
    3. Ability to create, manage and track complex project budgets.
    4. Expert knowledge of museum programs and exhibitions, collections procedures and media to be able to manage exhibition projects.
    5. Oral communication skills to be able to discuss issues, negotiate resolutions to project concerns, and disseminate detailed project information.
    Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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