Position Announcement

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT National Archives and Records Administration PUBLIC NOTICE



POSITION: Director, Public Programs Staff, GS-1001-15 (1 position)


SALARY RANGE: $84,638 - $110,028

SPECIAL NOTES: Recruitment bonus is subject to approval. Relocation expenses are subject to approval. This is a permanent, full-time position. This position is not in the AFGE bargaining unit. This position is a supervisory position. U.S. citizenship is required. You may be required toundergo a background investigation before appointment to this position.

LOCATION: National Archives and Records Administration, Office of Records Services, Public Programs Staff, Washington, DC The National Archives Building in Washington, DC at Seventh and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW is located halfway between the White House and the Capitol, housing some of the oldest and most important records of the Federal government for the study of American history. The building, designed by John Russell Pope and completed in 1934, is being partially renovated to replace the building systems and provide handicap access to the Charters of Freedom displayed In the building's Rotunda. Washington's Metro system has a stop across Pennsylvania Avenue for two of its lines that provide access to the entire system throughout the city and into the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. The National Mall with its many museums is adjacent to the south side of the building, and to the north are the Folger Shakespeare Theater and the new MCI sports center. The neighborhood between is the District of Columbia's revitalized Pennsylvania Avenue quarter full of new restaurants, art galleries, and book stores.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: ALL SOURCES - Applications being accepted from the general public. U.S. citizenship is required. Current and former Federal employees, ICTAP eligibles, preference eligible veterans, and those eligible under a special appointing authority (such as Veterans Readjustment Act or Veterans Equal Opportunity Act) are also encouraged to apply.

OUR MISSION: The National Archives and Records Administration, an independent Federal agency, is at the forefront in fields from document preservation to electronic records. Exciting developments in these fields, along with NARA*s growing leadership in information technologies, make it a vital and interesting place to work. By ensuring ready access to essential evidence (records from all three branches of the Federal Government that document the rights and entitlements of citizens, the actions for which Federal officials are accountable, and the national experience), NARA bears unique importance in a democratic system that depends upon the preservation and availability of such records.

At more than thirty sites across the country (regional archives and records services facilities, Presidential libraries, and three major buildings in the Washington, D.C., area), NARA safeguards and makes available millions of textual and non-textual records ranging from our Declaration of Independence and Constitution to a rapidly increasing number of modern electronic files.

NARA each year welcomes to its exhibits nearly two million visitors and serves the needs of thousands of researchers. NARA assists Federal agencies in documenting their activities; publishes the Federal Register and other official documents; oversees Federal declassification policies; and makes grants supporting initiatives to document American history.

DUTIES: Directs the Public Programs Staff in promoting and publicizing the National Archives and Records Administration and its educational and cultural services. Leads a 3-4 year project to develop a permanent exhibit on the Charters of Freedom (the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights). The opening of this exhibit will coincide with the reopening of the newly renovated National Archives Building and the redisplay of the Charters after re-encasement. Collaborates with a high-level public advisory board, consults with government and private sector stakeholders, analyzes current and prospective audiences, and uses focus groups and surveys to create a conceptual direction for the project. Actively participates in fundraising activities to obtain support for the Charters of Freedom exhibit and associated programs. Develops and implements a public outreach program that uses as its centerpiece the new permanent exhibition on the Charters of Freedom. Participates in fundraising activities to secure funds to support the public outreach program. Advises the Archivist of the United States and NARA*s Leadership Team on public programs issues. Develops exhibits for display at the National Archives Building and at other NARA facilities in the Washington, DC, area. Directs educational programs that feature and demonstrate the use of NARA holdings. Provides online access of exhibits and products developed to citizens and interested parties worldwide. Develops special events such as film series, lectures, and workshops. Manages NARA*s volunteer program.

QUALIFICATIONS: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position. Typically, this would include experience in: museum exhibit and public program development; interacting and collaborating with a diverse constituency with conflicting agendas; program management; and fundraising.

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES NOTE: Time-in-grade restrictions apply if applying under merit promotion procedures, which means to be eligible for the GS-15, you must have one year of Federal service as a GS-14 in the same or related position.

ICTAP PRIORITY CONSIDERATION: In addition to one year of specialized experience, displaced employees who are well qualified may be eligible for priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). Well qualified applicants are those who fully meet all qualification requirements and are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry. You must submit the following: RIF Separation Notice, evidence of full performance level of current position; most recent performance appraisal; and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify reassignment eligibility.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: In addition to one year of specialized experience, if you served on active duty in the United States military and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans preference. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable condition after three years or more of continuous active service may apply. Most veterans who served in the Gulf War era (August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992) are eligible. Veterans who did not serve during this time, but whose service began after October 15, 1976, must have a campaign badge, expeditionary medal, or a service-connected disability to be a preference eligible. To claim 5-point veterans preference, submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility. To claim 10-point veterans preference, submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans Preference, plus the documentation required by that form. For further details, call OPM at 912-757-3000 and select Federal Employment Topics, and then select Veterans, or visit the OPM VetGuide web site: www.opm.gov/employ/html/vetguide.htm.

Males over age 18 who were born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for a Federal job.

EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES: If you meet the basic qualifications, an evaluation will be conducted to determine if you possess the following KSAs required for this position. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to submit a separate narrative statement for each KSA, explaining how your experience, education, training, self-development activities, appraisals, awards, etc. relates to the position. Providing this information is optional; however, you may be at a disadvantage when compared to other applicants by not addressing the following: 1. Museum exhibit and public program development - Demonstrated knowledge of museum exhibit and public program principles and practices. Ability to apply conceptual creativity to the development of exhibits and public programs. Professional stature in the museum community. Knowledge of archival institutions, policies, and practices.

2. Communications skills - Demonstrated ability to represent a large cultural institution to the public. Ability to interact and collaborate with a diverse constituency with conflicting agendas; public relations sensitivity. Ability to network and develop alliances with external groups including the public, Federal agencies, professional organizations, the academic community, and private corporations and organizations.

3. Knowledge of American history * Demonstrated knowledge of American history, culture, and Constitutional development as evidenced by education, exhibit and public programs experience, and/or such publications as exhibit catalogs.

4. Program management - Demonstrated experience managing a public programs or other organization that provides services to the public. Skill in analyzing and formulating resource needs, recruiting and organizing a staff, establishing goals and objectives, and evaluating program performance. Experience at raising funds from private sources to support exhibits and public programs.

HOW TO APPLY: Along with your resume/application (see below for required information), submit the following documents that apply: - Separate statement addressing the above KSAs. Please limit response to one page per KSA (Optional, but encouraged) - - Copy of DD-214 to verify preference eligibility (applies to veterans only) - Copy of most recent performance appraisal with an interim or final rating (applies to Federal employees only) - Copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility (applies to Federal employees only) - OPM Form 1386, Background Survey Questionnaire (Optional, but encouraged) Current and former Federal employees who wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive procedures must submit two (2) complete applications. If only one (1) application is received, it will be considered under merit promotion procedures.Your eligibility will be based solely on the application submitted. If your application does not contain all of the requested information, you may lose consideration for the job. Official Personnel Folders of internal candidates will not be reviewed to determine qualifications for the position.

REQUIRED INFORMATION: You may apply by submitting ONE of the following: a resume, Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), Application for Federal Employment (SF-171), or any other written format you choose as long as it contains all required information. For application forms, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) web site at www.usajobs.opm.gov, or call the Human Resources Office listed below. Although a standard application form is not required, we need certain information to evaluate your qualifications and determine if you meet legal requirements for Federal employment. Your application must include the following information: JOB INFORMATION: - Announcement number and the position title and grade(s)

PERSONAL INFORMATION: - Your full name and social security number - Mailing address (include zip code), day and evening phone numbers - Country of citizenship (U.S. citizenship is required) - Veterans' preference (if applicable; DD-214 is required) - Highest Federal civilian grade held (if applicable - include job series and dates at that grade) EDUCATION: - Highest education level achieved. Specify: name of educational institution, city, state, zip code (if known), date or expected date (month/year) of completion of degree requirements, and type of degree received. Graduates of foreign universities must include proof of foreign education equivalency to an accredited U.S. college/university. Copy of college transcripts or list of college courses (if required, or applicable to the position). WORK EXPERIENCE: Paid and nonpaid work experience related to the position. For each period of work experience include: - Job title, series/grade (if Federal employment) - Duties and accomplishments - Employer's name and address (indicate if we may contact current supervisor) - Supervisor's name and phone number - Starting and ending dates (month/year) - Hours per week and salary. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: - Job-related training courses (title and year) - Job-related skills (languages, typing speed, computer skills, tools, etc.) - Job-related certificates/licenses (current), honors, awards, and special accomplishments (publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities)

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in you not being hired; being fired after beginning work; or being fined or jailed.- Use of postage paid official government envelopes to mail job applications is a violation of Federal regulations. Applications submitted via Government envelopes will not be accepted.- Enrollment in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for payment of salary is required as a condition of employment for all new employees.- In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3303, recommendations by a Senator or Representative may not be considered except as to the character or residence of the applicant. - Under NARA regulations, an employee whose current performance rating of record is below the fully successful level is not eligible for promotion.- You will not be notified of the status of your application until a final selection has been made.

Applications packages must be sent or delivered to: Tracy W. Scott, SPHR National Archives and Records Administration Human Resources Services Division 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 1 0 College Park, Maryland 740-6001 Phone: 301-713-6760 ext. 282




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