IT Specialist (term), Digitization Program Office
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

This position is located in the Digitization Program Office (DPO), Office of
the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The office supports the goal of creating
a vibrant digitization culture at the Smithsonian, and focuses on increasing
the quality and quantity of Smithsonian digital assets by supporting
digitization projects, promoting expertise sharing on capture and workflow,
providing technical expertise to the units, and leveraging internal and
external collaborations. The incumbent supports the mission of the DPO, which
is dedicated to carrying out the implementation of the pan-Institutional
Digitization Strategic Plan, managing the Smithsonian's digitization program
and advising the Institution on digitization for access, preservation and use,
as well as managing digitization projects and long-term programs. The
incumbent reports to the Director, Digitization Program Office.


Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation

May need to complete a Probationary Period

Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


Provides technical recommendations in the configuration and management of 3D
digitization software and equipment. The incumbent is responsible for
updating, and evaluating activities related to these applications and
identifying problems that may exist with the systems.

Uses a variety of specialized 3D scanning equipment and techniques ranging
from photogrammetry to short and long-range laser scanning to document museum
objects, environments and collections.

Uses a variety of software to process acquired 3D datasets. Deliverables may
include preparation of 3D models for scientific inquiry, 3D printing, CNC
machining web viewing or archiving.


Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS- 05 or 07 level in the
Federal Service or comparable pay band system.

Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or
unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for
example, IT certification), as appropriate.

For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating
each of the four competencies listed below:

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about
attending to detail.

Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals
who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces,
including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other
agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs,
provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their
expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to
providing quality products and services.

Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to
individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature
of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes
clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to
nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of
information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to
make recommendations.

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