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Position at Smithsonian Institution

From: Alyssa Pease <peasea>
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999
Preservation Manager, GS-1001-11
Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) Technical Services Division
Smithsonian Institution Vacancy Announcement #99CT-1355
Opening Date--December 10, 1999
Closing Date--January 7, 2000
$40,714-$52,927 per annum
Duty location: Washington, DC

Area of consideration: All candidates may apply including 
individuals with a disability with eligibility under a special 
appointing authority.  Veterans who are preference eligibles or who 
have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions 
after 3 years or more of continuous active service may apply.  (If a 
competitive list of eligibles is requested, the applications of 
non-status candidates who meet the minimum qualification for the 
position will be referred to the Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) for 
consideration.  Status candidates and candidates eligible under a 
special appointing authority, who wish to be rated under both merit 
placement and DEU's competitive procedures, must submit tow complete 
applications.  If only one application is received, it will be 
considered under the merit placement program.)

Duties: Serve as Preservation Officer responsible for managing the 
SIA preservation program, oversight of the preservation outreach 
program and other archival repositories.  Participates in the 
planning and establishment of policy and procedures for the 
preservation program.  Analyzes and recommends cost effectiveness of 
conservation and preservation education programs and projects.  
Reviews contracts for conservation services and serves as team 
leader for Preservation Team.  Advises and assists in archival 
preservation management program, project and resource planning and 
in preparation of program budget.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess one (1) year of specialized 
experience equivalent to at least GS-9.  Specialized experience is 
defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the 
particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform 
the duties of the position stated above.  Candidates may substitute 
education for the required specialized experience as follows: a 
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or  3 full years of 
progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a 
degree.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and 
abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

Selective Factors: (applicants must meet all of these mandatory 
requirements in order to be considered qualified to compete for a 

1.  Knowledge of preservation theories, principles, practices and 
techniques as it applies to administration of an archival 
preservation program.

Quality Ranking Factors: (These factors are not mandatory to be 
considered for a position, but will be used to determine who are the 
highest qualified candidates among those who meet the selective 

    1.  Ability to coordinate organizational wide projects (e.g. 
        coordinates institution-wide archival preservation 
    2.  Knowledge of archival principles, methods and techniques.
    3.  Knowledge of materials science and chemistry as related to 
        the preservation of paper records and non-paper, such as 
        photographic and audiovisual materials.
    4.  Ability to lead in a team environment.
    5.  Ability to communicate orally.
    6.  Ability to communicate in writing.

Note: Relocation expenses will not be paid

How to Apply:

    1.  The Smithsonian Institution does not require a standard 
        application form, but we need certain information to 
        evaluate your qualifications.  You may apply using a resume, 
        the Optional Application for Federal Employment, or any 
        other application form you choose, including an SF-171, 
        Application for Federal Employment.  See page 3 for further 
        instructions.  (Note: If you use an SF-171, do not answer 
        questions 38-47.  Job finalists will be asked to complete a 
        Declaration for Federal Employment to determine their 
        suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a 
        background investigation.)  Applications must be received in 
        the Office of Human Resources by the closing date of the 
        vacancy announcement.

    2.  Clearly describe in your resume or application your work 
        experience, education and/or training as it relates to this 
        vacancy.  It is very important that you fully address how 
        your work experience and education/training meet both the 
        specialized experience requirement and the selective 
        factors.  This information will be used to determine whether 
        or not you are qualified for this vacancy.  Selective 
        factors establish qualifications to be eligible to compete 
        for the position.  Quality Ranking factors are not mandatory 
        but are used to determine the highest qualified candidates 
        among those eligible to compete for the position.  
        Therefore, it is to your benefit to provide a full 
        description of your experience and education/training 
        relative to the job requirements of this vacancy.

    3.  Current Federal employees should submit a copy of their most 
        recent annual performance appraisal.

    4.  The attached background Survey Questionnaire should be 
        completed by all candidates, except Smithsonian Institution 
        employees, and returned with the application.  This form is 
        for gathering statistical data and will not be a part of the 

Applications must be submitted to one of the addresses below and 
received by the closing date. Send your application to:

    Smithsonian Institution
    Office of Human Resources
    Branch 1
    P.O. Box 23762
    Washington, DC 20026-3762

or bring your application to:

    Smithsonian Institution
    Office of Human Resources
    955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Suite 2100
    Washington, DC 20560
    (Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

To obtain information on the Federal Hiring Process, hear about 
other Smithsonian vacancies, or request vacancy announcements, an 
Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), or an SF-171, 
call our automated Jobline on 202-287-3102 (accessible 24 hours, 7 
days a week).  For further information please call 202-287-2442 
(voice) or 202-287-3498 (TTY).

Please refer *all* application questions to the Office for Human 

Alyssa Pease
Smithsonian Institution Archives
A&I 2135
Washington, DC 20560-0414

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:35
                 Distributed: Friday, December 17, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-35-024
Received on Wednesday, 15 December, 1999

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