Museum Technician (Geology)

Posted on Dec 24, 2020

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Kimberly, OR  |   #government


The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Museum Technician (Geology), GS-1016-5 positions intended to assist permanent staff with Museum Technician (Geology) field work.

Open to the first 75 applicants.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 EST on the 'applicant cut-off' date (which may be sooner than 12/31/2020) to be considered.

All qualifications must be met by 11:59 EST when the 'applicant cut-off' is reached (which may be sooner than 12/31/2020).

To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement.

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).

Experience, to be creditable, should be related to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects related to geological collections.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include collections management, registration, cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, or conservation of collections of museum material, or other experience related to the position to be filled.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: unpack, process and repack museum objects; identify, label and prepare objects for storage or display; catalog objects into museum database; prepare, maintain and organize curatorial records; perform routine cleaning of museum objects per established standards; assist with installation, repair and rehabilitation of exhibits.

You must include hours per week worked.n-OR-nEDUCATION: Successful completion of at least completed at least 4 years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field which may include art, history, museum studies, scientific subjects (i.e.

Biology, Geology, Paleontology), or other courses related to this position (Museum Technician).

NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to receive any credit for your education.n-OR-nCombination of education and experience, first take the number of semester hours (or equivalent), in excess of the first 60 semester hours earned towards your degree, and divide by 60 semester hours (or equivalent).

Then take the number of months of full time experience and divide by 12 months.

Add the two percentages.

The total must equal at least 100 percent in order to meet this description.

You must include transcripts.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

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".

No additional credit is given for overtime.

In describing the nature of your duties (your experience), please be clear and concise.

We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.

The Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards are available for review at:

ICTAP/CTAP Statement: Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special prior­ity selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies.

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