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Vacancy Details

Eligibility Questions

1 Are you a current or previous Federal employee? (This does not include positions held as a contractor) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I am a current Federal employee.
    1.1 Are you a current Federal employee serving under a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority?
    • Yes
    • No
    1.2 If you are a current Federal employee, by what agency are you employed?
    • Smithsonian Institution
    • Other
    • Not Applicable
    1.3 If you selected "Other", please enter the agency and organization. Maximum length of 50 characters.
    1.4 If you are a current Federal employee, where is your duty station? [City, State] Maximum length of 50 characters.
    1.5 If you are a Federal employee, under what type of appointment are you currently serving?
    • Permanent-Career, competitive service
    • Career-conditional, competitive service
    • Excepted Service
    • Temporary
    • Term (Time-Limited Appointment, not more than 4 years)
    • Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
    • Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
    • I’m not sure
    • Not applicable
    1.6 If you currently are NOT a Federal employee, are you eligible for reinstatement to Federal employment in the competitive service based on former career or career-conditional service?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I’m not sure
    • Not Applicable
    1.7 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate pay plan of the highest graded position you held:
    • GS
    • WG/WL/WS
    • AA
    • AD
    • AL
    • CA
    • ED
    • EF
    • EH
    • EX
    • FC
    • GM
    • SL
    • Other
    • Not Applicable
    1.8 If you selected "Other", please enter the Pay Plan. Maximum length of 50 characters.
    1.9 If you are, or ever were, a Federal employee, please indicate the highest grade level you held.
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    • SES/SL
    • Pay Band
    • Other
    • Not Applicable
    1.10 If "Pay Band" or "Other" is selected in question 12, please indicate the band and salary of that position. Maximum length of 50 characters.
    1.11 If you are, or were, a Federal employee who held a permanent position in the competitive service, what is the highest promotion potential for that position? (This may also be referred to as full performance level)
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    • Other
    • Not Applicable
    1.12 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate the dates of the highest position you held (MM-YYYY to MM-YYYY or Present, or NA if Not Applicable): Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • I am not currently a Federal employee, but was previously.
    1.1 If you currently are NOT a Federal employee, are you eligible for reinstatement to Federal employment in the competitive service based on former career or career-conditional services?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I’m not sure
    • Not Applicable
    1.2 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate pay plan of the highest graded position you held:
    • GS
    • WG
    • AA
    • AD
    • AL
    • CA
    • ED
    • EF
    • EH
    • EX
    • FC
    • GM
    • SES\SL
    • Other
    • Not Applicable
    1.3 If you selected "Other", please enter the Pay Plan. Maximum length of 50 characters.
    1.4 If you are, or ever were, a Federal employee, please indicate the highest grade level you held.
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    • SES/SL
    • Pay Band
    • Other
    • Not Applicable
    1.5 If "Pay Band" or "Other" is selected, please indicate the band and salary of that position. Maximum length of 50 characters.
    1.6 If you are, or were, a Federal employee who held a permanent position in the competitive service, what is the highest promotion potential for that position? (This may also be referred to as full performance level)
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    • SES/SL
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    • Other
    • Not Applicable
    1.7 If you are, or ever were, a Federal civilian employee, please indicate the dates of the highest position you held (MM-YYYY to MM-YYYY or Present, or NA if Not Applicable): Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • No, I have never been a Federal employee.
2 Are you a veteran who was separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after completing an initial continuous tour of duty of 3 years (may have been released just short of 3 years)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 May we contact your current supervisor for a reference?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please contact me first
4 Does the Smithsonian Institution employ any member of your family?
  • Yes
  • No
5 If yes, please provide the name and relationship of the employee, if known. Maximum length of 50 characters.
6 Have you ever served as a Smithsonian volunteer, intern, or fellow? Check all that apply. (This question is for informational purposes only.)
  • I have served as a volunteer at the Smithsonian.
  • I have participated in an internship at the Smithsonian.
  • I have participated in a fellowship program at the Smithsonian.
  • I have not served as a volunteer, intern or fellow at the Smithsonian.
7 If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
8 If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959 AND you have NOT registered with the Selective Service System, do you have an approved exemption? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
9 Are you a retiree receiving an annuity, either military or civilian? Select 'Yes' if you're a federal retiree receiving annuity benefits. If you're receiving a federal annuity and then accept a new position, it may affect your annuity payments. Learn more about federal annuity at https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/my-annuity-and-benefits/ Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
10 Have you accepted an incentive buyout from a Federal agency within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
11 From which of the following noncompetitive Special Appointing Authorities are you eligible? (Please provide appropriate documentation when applying) Answer to this question is required
  • Student Appointment
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Peace Corps Employee With 3 or More Years of Continuous Service
  • VISTA Volunteer
  • Person with a Disability
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
  • Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses
  • Other
  • I am not eligible/do not wish to be considered under a special appointing authority
12 If you selected "Other", please state the noncompetitive appointment for which you wish to be considered. Maximum length of 250 characters.
13 Do you have a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities AND has been certified by the State Department of Vocational Services or other appropriate entity rendering you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
14 Smithsonian does not recognize academic degrees (including any coursework leading to a degree) from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. Please check the appropriate box. Answer to this question is required
  • I certify that my academic degree (or degrees) is from a college or university accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education.
  • I have an academic degree (or degrees) from a college or university that is NOT accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education.
  • I have a degree from a college or university outside of the United States.
  • I do not have an academic degree