Museum Curator (American Slavery)

Washington D.C.
Apr 17, 2018
Apr 17, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed 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.
  • Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

    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: conducting scholarly research and producing publications and/or exhibitions related to the history of slavery, emancipation and the era of Reconstruction; participating in public service efforts; developing a collection of artifacts; serving as a subject matter expert on matters relating to the history of American slavery, emancipation and the era of Reconstruction; answering public inquiries and lecturing to professional associations and other organizations.

    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.

    All applicants must meet these Basic Requirements:

    A. Degree in museum work; or an applicable subject matter field related to the position; OR

    B. Combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education; OR

    C. Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.

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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. Skill in conducting research for and about the history of American slavery, emancipation and the era of Reconstruction.

    2. Ability to communicate in writing research information pertaining to the history of the history of American slavery, emancipation and the era of Reconstruction.

    3. Ability to organize, manage, develop and refine collections of artifacts illustrating and documenting the history of American slavery, emancipation and the era of Reconstruction.

    4. Skill in planning and implementing museum exhibitions, programs and publications related to the field of the history of American slavery, emancipation and the era of Reconstruction.

    5. Ability to communicate orally with colleagues, educational institutions, research foundations, government agencies, and the public.

    Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:

    Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above.

    Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above.

    Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree.

    This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

    Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

    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 sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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