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"19R-MP-304574-DEU-HMSG" Vacancy Details

About

Announcement Number:
19R-MP-304574-DEU-HMSG
Hiring Agency:
SMITHSONIAN
Position Title:
Editor
Open Period:
03/08/2019 - 03/22/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 1082 12
Salary:
USD $81,548 - USD $106,012
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time, Permanent
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Duty Location(s):
FEW
in
Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Marie Parks
202-633-6332
Parksma@si.edu

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Open to the public
• Veterans
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 #19R-MP-304574-MPA-HMSG.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement
Security Clearance Required:
Other
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 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The employee is responsible for the planning, development, editing, and dissemination of all HMSG published materials.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Travel 1 - 2 trips per year.

Duties


  • Plans and coordinates all publications of the Museum, establishes editorial standards and style guides for all publications, and serves as the primary editor for all printed Museum material.

  • Manages all publication efforts for exhibition catalogues, collection handbooks, and other commercial publications by utilizing knowledge of commercial book production, editing and distribution protocols.

  • Writes and edits copy for publications, exhibition texts, and high-level Museum reports or proposals; and works closely with layout designer.

  • Assesses team workload and assigns tasks to editorial staff, contractors, and interns in order to meet deadlines and encourage professional development.


 

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 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 accepted principles and practices used to edit book manuscripts, exhibition scripts, and other museum materials, especially those that contain material related to modern and contemporary art and culture.




    • Knowledge of the procedures for designing, editing, and publishing commercial books, preferably art books or other museum catalogs, and of the companies that publish and distribute such books.



    • Knowledge of image rights and reproduction clearance procedures for commercial and museum use.


    • Ability to distill complex art historical information for a variety of art museum audiences, including general public, collectors, and art critics.




    • Knowledge of the editorial process to include knowledge of the publishing industry and a working familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press Style or other recognized style books.




    • Ability to communicate effectively with writers, designers, publishers, proofreaders, and staff of a contemporary art museum, to coordinate the editing and publication processes, secure approvals or gain consensus for modifications to manuscripts, and keep staff informed of problems affecting project quality, publication costs, and deadlines.




    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.

    Qualifications:

    Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as researching, writing, editing, and proofreading a variety of print and electronic projects (newspapers, magazines, press releases, blogs, books, speeches, etc.) for the public; employing print production experience for publications projects, and ensuring that all projects conform to content development and educational standards.

    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.

    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.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency 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 https://www.si.edu/OHR/benefits for a complete description.

    Other Information:

    Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/
    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 - https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/

    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.

    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: