Deputy Director, National Museum of the American Indian
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must clearly demonstrate the necessary level of managerial and leadership skills and competence to perform successfully in this position. This includes a degree in an applicable subject matter field, or a combination of education and appropriate experience that provides knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a four year course of study in an applicable subject matter field.
In addition, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-15 level or equivalent private sector level. This experience is defined as the demonstrated knowledge and leadership skills related to management and operations expertise in a Native-focused museum, nonprofit organization, foundation, private corporation, or government agency that has been acquired through years of progressive experience.
The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
1. Demonstrated leadership and familiarity with museum management, including managing financial operations and museum programs, and strategic priorities related to Native American history and culture.
2. Leadership experience at the managerial level that includes goal setting, planning and implementing programs, and establishing
metrics and reporting protocols.
3. Skill in executive level budgeting of federal funds and management of federal funds and property.
4. Skill in leading and managing a multi-disciplined and culturally diverse workforce, including fostering teamwork and high morale;
attracting, retaining and motivating employees; and implementing EEO/Affirmative Action policies and programs.
The incumbent reports to the Director, NMAI. Within broad policy guidelines and established objectives, the incumbent assists the Director in planning and directing all aspects of museum programs and operations, exercising a high degree of managerial knowledge and ability as well as professional competence. The incumbent plans and carries out responsibilities with a high degree of independence. Major policy questions or controversial issues are discussed with the Director for decision or guidance. On a regular basis, the incumbent informs the Director of all significant program activities and potential problems. Performance is evaluated in terms of overall effectiveness in achieving program goals.
This position has been reviewed to determine the level of POSITION SENSITIVITY. Based on the nature of the work, the position has been determined to be Public Trust/HIGH RISK. This designation will require (1) a pre-employment Security Agency Check (SAC) for the prospective incumbent; and (2) a subsequent comprehensive background investigation and favorable adjudication in order to continue in the position.
The Smithsonian Institution does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.
The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed in this announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The qualifications listed in this document will be used along with your resume and your responses to the questions posed in the electronic application process to determine the candidates who will move forward in the evaluation process. When crafting your responses to the questions, please provide concise, detailed information on your background and experience. 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 set forth above.
Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies set forth above.
Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies set forth 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 will not be considered for this position.
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 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 the major duties and qualifications criteria listed for this position.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the average number of hours per week spent in such employment.
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