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"18A-JC-303826-DEU-NMAI" Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
18A-JC-303826-DEU-NMAI
Hiring Agency:
SMITHSONIAN
Position Title:
Information Data Specialist (Data Management)
Open Period:
05/21/2018 - 06/04/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 2210 11
Salary:
USD $68,036 - USD $88,450
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time, Permanent
Promotion Potential:
GS-12
Duty Location(s):
FEW
in
Suitland, MD, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
John Chiu, Jr.
202-633-6344
chiuj@si.edu

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals (including Veterans recruitment).  Excepted Service employees may also apply to this announcement.

Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #18A-JC-303826-MPA-NMAI.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Federal
Marketing Statement:
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
Summary:

This position is located in the Museum Collections and Operations (MCO), National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution. The employee serves as Collections Information Data Specialist for NMAI's Collections Information System (NMAI-CIS), Axiell EMu, specifically with regard to data analyses, quality, and standards.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties


  • Manages collections data policies, procedures, and standards. Establishes and enforces data and metadata standards and procedures for data entry, data capture, and imaging based on best practices.

  • Meets with system users and others to identify needs for improved processes or efficiencies. Consults with NMAI staff to define requirements, scope, and objectives for system customizations and web-based applications or data-capture devices connected to CIS. Provides technical oversight to specifications, statements of work, requirements, and other documentation.

  • Assists system users to understand basic concepts of information management, CIS technical and business processes, data standards, and controlled terminology.  Develops and carries out a multi-faceted training program for CIS users. Develops mechanisms for assessing and refining effectiveness of training program.

  • Evaluates client/server technology and web-based technologies to plan for future methods of ingesting and extracting data into and from NMAI-CIS. Ensures that web-based applications support meet long-term objectives. Develops report formats requested by users and proactively undertakes report development to satisfy emerging user needs.

  • Performs COTR duties for contracts for digitization, data entry, procurement and/or customization of peripheral data-capture devices and accompanying software, and web-based applications.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Key Requirements:
  • 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.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:




    • Knowledge of applying data management and standardization concepts, principles, and methods.




    • Ability to analyze, interpret, and translate user needs into systems requirements.



    • Knowledge of providing information technology customer service support and developing software-training programs sufficient to manage NMAI-CIS training programs.


    • Knowledge of client-server object-oriented and relational databases and applications, web development applications, and web-database applications sufficient to analyze, interpret, and translate user needs into system requirements.



    • Skill in implementing and using a variety of hardware and peripheral devices such as scanners, printers, cameras, and barcode readers.


    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: The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

    Qualifications:

    Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as experience in IT concepts, principles, and practices for museum/cultural institution/library information systems sufficient to develop and enforce data standards and carry out related multifaceted information technology assignments.


    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.

    For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.



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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

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


    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:

    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    or

    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions

    Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

    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 proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:

    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 <a
    href="https://www.si.edu/OHR/benefits">www.si.edu/OHR/benefits for a complete
    description.</a>

    Other Information:

    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 - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
    • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
    • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
    • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
    • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.
    Required Documents:
    Your application package should include the following documents:
    • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
    Next Steps:
    At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
    • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
    • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
    • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).