Sports Program Specialist

Washington, D.C
Aug 13, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time


The National Museum of African American History and Culture's primary purposes are to acquire, maintain and preserve objects which document social, cultural, political, military, technological and scientific developments in the United States related to the African American experience; to conduct research in the field of African American history, to publish findings for all audiences; and interpret historical developments through public exhibits and programs as well as digital content.

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The incumbent in this position serves as a Sports Program Specialist in the Office of Curatorial Affairs. The incumbent will work closely with the Museum Curator of Sports to develop, implement, and evaluate sports-related programs and initiatives in partnership with internal and external partners. Furthermore, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with overall administrative support of the assigned programs. Duties include:
  • developing and maintaining public/private partnerships with sports leagues (e.g., the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the NCAA etc.), the United States Olympic Committee, and other education organizations major that reach a local, national, and global audiences;
  • updating support requirements (e.g. personnel, equipment and facilities) for the operation of the program;
  • assisting with the logistical arrangements for programs, meetings, conferences, trips and other activities related to the program, including meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment and notification of participants, if necessary;
  • attending meetings and disseminating follow-up minutes and summaries;
  • coordinating with the program manager/director to monitor monetary obligations, commitments and expenditures for the program; and
  • reviewing current and past budgets, preparing and justifying budget requests and allocating funds according to spending priorities and justifying budget requests.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required within the U.S. and throughout the African Diaspora.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

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-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as developing and managing educational and/or public programs; drafting written responses and/or materials; providing day-to-day operation for an office; monitoring/tracking expenditures; establishing/update manual and electronic files; maintaining appointments/events calendars electronically; creating documents using Windows software, such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

OR Education: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.

OR a Combination: Education and experience, in part, totaling 100% may be combined to meet the basic qualifications.

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.

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.


Additional information

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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:
  • Ability to perform administrative functions such as preparing reports and memoranda, tracking supplies and inventories, and monitoring day-to-day operations of a program.
  • Ability to use automated accounting systems to track and monitor financial expenses and records.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of a program and recommend changes and procedures.
  • Ability to interact with customers and address/resolve complaints with tact and diplomacy.
  • Skill in written communication to prepare and edit a variety of documents.

  • 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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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:
    • Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.

      USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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