Program Analyst (Senior Advisor)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Closes
Sep 18, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Senior Advisor to the Head of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs serves as a primary advisor to the Executive Officer (XO), assisting in the management, coordination, and fostering of effective programming and collaboration within and among the departments and activities mentioned above, and working with staff from across the Gallery to achieve the Gallery's mission and the goals of its strategic plan.

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Responsibilities

As the Senior Advisor to the Head of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs, incumbent's responsibilities include:
  • Monitoring the long-term exhibition calendar, ensuring attention to a range of programming that is culturally, geographically, and historically diverse and playing a key role in creating a schedule that balances demands on the many departments involved in organizing and presenting exhibitions.
  • Receiving and reviewing exhibition proposals submitted in accordance with the exhibition planning process (EPP), preparing them for review by Exhibitions Steering Committee (ESC), and providing critical assessment to the XO on how proposed exhibitions contribute to the overall goals of the Gallery as outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Taking an active role in exhibition planning meetings as outlined in the EPP, ensuring that they are a forum for constructive conversation and that cross-departmental feedback is considered and (when appropriate) implemented in a meaningful way; Working with cross-departmental teams to ensure that sensitive issues around exhibitions are addressed in catalogs, wall texts, digital projects, and programs.
  • Monitoring the overall annual exhibition budget to ensure compliance with institutional financial expectations.
  • Working with the XO, identifying areas for critical review at both the departmental and programmatic level;
  • Determining when a department or program would benefit from external review and, when appropriate, identifying external reviewers, developing parameters for the review, and leading the review process; and
  • Producing review reports, developing recommendations for change that may emerge from the reviews, and assisting the XO in overseeing implementation of change(s).
  • Drafting texts and presentations for the XO as appropriate.
  • Leading development/management of programming for the National Gallery's role in the former Corcoran Gallery.
  • Seeking out and establishing partnerships with museums and other organizations to expand the diversity and reach of NGA programming.
  • Partnering with the XO in monitoring progress toward/achieving strategic plan goals.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.


Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-343-14. Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-14 level, assisting in the management, coordination, and fostering of effective programming and collaboration for an organization mission and the goals of its strategic plan. While managing the exhibition approval and planning process as well as leading the evaluation and analysis necessary for periodic departmental/program reviews.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-343-15. Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-13 level, assisting in the management, coordination, and fostering of effective programming and collaboration for an organization mission and the goals of its strategic plan. While managing the exhibition approval and planning process as well as leading the evaluation and analysis necessary for periodic departmental/program reviews.

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.
  • Mastery knowledge of and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to departmental and program reviews sufficient to independently identify, collect, analyze, and present information necessary to provide expertise in performance analysis and assessment of program effectiveness; internal controls management; and develop recommendations for change.
  • Mastery knowledge of and demonstrated experience planning exhibitions and public programs as part of a larger art museum program. Experience planning exhibitions must be sufficient to review proposals, assist curators in further shaping them when necessary, and prepare them for review by the Exhibitions Steering Committee.
  • Understanding of how to plan and oversee the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones in order to meet institutional and departmental goals.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with budget planning, justification, and execution sufficient to monitor the overall annual exhibition budget to ensure compliance with institutional financial expectations. Familiarity working with museum collections and collections-based institutions and practical issues of preservation, storage and display of works of art.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    Additional information

    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 and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified".

    Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:

    Best Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.

    Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.

    Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method 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 pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit.

    Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
    • It is important that your resume is complete and thorough. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

  • Displaced Federal employees: To be considered CTAP/ICTAP eligible, you must submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 .

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required.

    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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