Job Title:Education Specialist
Job Announcement Number:12R-JW-297722-DEU-NMAH
SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 to Wednesday, May 09, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1701-11
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time, Permanent - Federal
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in the following locations:
Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
Note: Federal employees with permanent status or
individuals eligible for special appointing authorities should apply to Job
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.
This position is located within the Department of New Media, in the Office of
Education and Public Programs of the National Museum of American
History. The purpose of this position is to plan digital
outreach initiatives that further the Museum's mission and goals; manage and
contribute to the publication of the Museum's blog, social media, and e-mail
communication; and evaluate and report on digital outreach and other new media
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in
"Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
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Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
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Leads the interpretive planning for and the development of digital outreach
Designs outreach campaigns and activities that support the Museum mission and
educational goals by broadening access to online audiences and encouraging
more deeply engaging digital experiences.
Manages content development, review, editing and publishing process for the
museum blog and other visitor-focused digital outreach.
Conducts and/or coordinates formative and summative evaluations of the
Museum's digital outreach activities and other new media efforts.
Uses Web analytics, user surveys, and other appropriate forms of testing and
feedback to assess visitor interests and behaviors, prototype proposed
outreach methods, and measure the effectiveness of completed projects.
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You must meet these Basic Education
[A]Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in
a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
[B]Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in
education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus
appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge
comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the
4-year course of study described in A above.
In addition to Basic Requirements above, you must have following:
Experience: One year of full-time experience at the GS-09 level that is close
or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as
implementing digital outreach activities for a broad public audience, creating
and managing educational content for online dissemination, and evaluating
educational outreach programs. 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. Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level
graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to
the position may be substituted to meet the experience
requirements. Or a Combination: Education and experience
may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of
this option please see the Qualification Standards. 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/or proof of U.S. accreditation
for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the
"Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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:
Knowledge of museum practices and procedures as they apply to the development
of educational activities and digital resources.
Knowledge of the variety of ways that digital platforms are used for informal
education, visitor engagement, and dissemination of information.
Ability to write and edit educational content for websites, blogs, and social
Ability to assist subject-matter experts to leverage, and adapt content for,
digital outreach initiatives.
Knowledge of measurement and evaluation techniques for educational museum
programs, particularly relating to the effectiveness and usability of online
Ability to use industry-standard tools for Web publishing, graphic design,
photo editing, social media management, and/or content management systems.
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 above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification
requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good
Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy
most of the job related competencies 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 and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be
considered for this position. 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 sufficient information regarding how your education and
experience relate to this position, including the major duties and
qualifications criteria listed.
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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in
part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident
insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Please see Benefits at
www.sihr.si.edu for a complete description.
Flexible Spending Accounts - http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp Health
Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp Leave -
http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp Life Insurance -
http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp Long Term Care Insurance -
http://www.ltcfeds.com Retirement Program -
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