Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This career/career-conditional, permanent, full-time position is located in Appomattox Court House NHP, in the Cultural Resources Division.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />This is a full-time, permanent position serving as the Curator for Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. The position reports directly to the Park Historian. The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional and technical care of the associated historic objects, museum collections, archives, exhibits and furnishings of historic buildings located within the park. Carries out responsibilities in the four museum functions of research, collections, exhibits and education. The curator supervises a GS-5 Museum Technician and implements the management policies and museum programs set forth by the park, regional and Washington office staff. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to occasionally travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required.</li> <li>Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.</li> <li>Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.</li> <li><strong>Time-In-Grade: </strong>Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You may also be required to submit all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.</li> <li>Government housing is not available.</li> <li>You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.</li> <li>You may be required to occasionally work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.</li> <li>If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.</li> <li>You may be required to travel overnight away from home. You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this Museum Curator, GS-1015 position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following <strong>basic education requirements</strong> by close of the announcement. To view the basic requirements for this series, please refer to the Office of Personnel Management Individual occupational Requirements at: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1000/museum-curator-series-1015/ <br /><br />PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies each course, college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed. If you fail to submit, your application will not be considered and you will be rated ineligible.<br /><br /><strong>- AND -</strong><br /><br /><strong>In addition to meeting the basic education requirement above, </strong>to qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must also possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:<br /><br /><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong> At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: performing professional museum, archives, and library work in accordance with policy standards and regulations; object preservation techniques including handling, cleaning, environmental controls, maintenance storage, packing and security; researching, cataloging, record keeping, and proper control of museum collections; and assisted with the management of a curatorial unit/division budget, plans, scope of work, proposals, etc. You must include hours per week worked.<br /> -OR-<br /> <strong>EDUCATION:</strong> Successful completion of at least a master's degree OR equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of graduate level education leading to a master's degree with a major in museum work or an applicable subject-matter field. You must include transcripts.<br /> -OR-<br /> <strong>COMBINATION: </strong>Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed above; then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (normally 18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed above; then add the two percentages. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.<br /><br /><strong>Volunteer Experience:</strong> 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.<br /><br /><strong>You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.<br /><br />If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.<br /><br /><strong>Physical Demands:</strong> The work requires mental alertness, better than average manual dexterity, and mobility. Although primarily sedentary, inspections and operations evaluations involve activities demanding a certain amount of exertion such as walking, climbing, crawling, lifting of heavy objects, bending, stooping, and reaching. Working with collections can involve prolonged exposure to hazardous materials and equipment. Working with lighting systems, environmental control systems, and alarm systems can involve exposure to electrical current and the use of power tools with attendant physical hazards. The work entails the ability to concentrate for long periods of time.<br /><br /><strong>Working Conditions:</strong> Most of the work is performed in an office or storage facility within Appomattox Court House NHP. Frequent visits are made to the park library, visitor center, and other facilities within the park. Makes occasional field trips to the areas both in and outside of the Village proper. Some travel to other Service facilities and non-NPS museums, as well as to training and professional meetings may be required. <br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.<br /><br />Candidates who apply under <strong>Competitive Merit Promotion</strong> procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.<br /><br />Candidates who apply under <strong>Noncompetitive Merit Promotion</strong> procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.<br /><br /><strong>You will be evaluated on the following competencies:</strong><br /> <ul><li>Communications and Media</li><li>Database Management Systems</li><li>Research</li><li>Teamwork</li><li>Technical Competence</li></ul><br /><br />Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.<br /><br />If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please <strong>submit a statement</strong> as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/16/2019. <li><strong>Resume</strong> which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week . If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.</li> <li>A complete <strong>Occupational Questionnaire</strong></li> <li><strong>Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation </strong>such as: <ul> <li>Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.</li> <li>Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)</li> <li>Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Other Supporting Documents</strong>, if applicable, such as: <ul> <li> Veterans Preference Documentation: <ul> <li>If you are a <strong>Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran</strong>, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .</li> <li>If you are a <strong>veteran within 120 days of discharge</strong>, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.</li> <li>If you are a <strong>Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran</strong>, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Performance Appraisals and Awards: <ul> <li>All applicants <strong>must</strong> submit their most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor <strong>or</strong>, if one is unavailable, <strong>a statement</strong> as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level).</li> <li>Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Documentation that you meet <strong>Selective Factors, </strong>if applicable.</li> </ul> </li> <li>College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.</li> <li>Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.</li> <strong>Do not submit photographs with your application package. </strong> Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.</strong> Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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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