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Grade: 14

1 I have at least one year of full time specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly in or closely related to the field of work for which application is made that demonstrates skill to perform the duties of the position described in this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system?  Specialized experience is defined as experience developing project and logistic plans, coordinating logistical services and programs to include identifying milestones, sequence of events and resources; and coordinating and problem-solving with stakeholders. 

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which of the following best describes your experience with the Smithsonian Institution's management structure, policies and procedures, and the interrelationships among program and support organizations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience that has equipped me with knowledge of the overall mission, functions, and organization of the agency including agency program operations, processes, goals, and objectives.
  • I have experience that has equipped me with knowledge of agency program operations, processes, goals, and objectives.
  • I have experience that has equipped me with knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
  • I do not have experience with Smithsonian management structures, policies or procedures.
4 Which of the following leadership functions have you successfully completed regarding projects that you have led or was assigned senior staff responsibility? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Setting project goals, deadlines, and expectations.
  • Planning work assignments to be assigned to project/team members.
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to project/team members.
  • Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Following up with project/team members to assure timeliness in meeting deadlines.
  • Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems among project/team members.
  • Coaching and mentoring staff to achieve desired results.
  • Reporting progress to senior management.
  • Implementing and completing work.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed projects.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience in assigning and directing work, doing problem solving, and evaluating performance? Answer to this question is required
  • I am responsible for assigning, directing, and reviewing work flow; doing problem solving, and evaluating performance.
  • I am responsible for assigning, directing, and reviewing work flow; and doing problem solving.
  • I am responsible for assigning, directing, and reviewing work flow.
  • I do not have experience assigning and directing work, doing problem solving, or evaluating performance.
6 Which of the following describes your experience providing program or project management? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in the development of long and short range plans in anticipation of changes in program needs.
  • I have coordinated work activities of a unit.
  • I have coordinated and facilitated the activities of a professional and support staff.
  • I have been responsible for human resources management responsibilities for recruiting and recommending selection of employees.
  • I have planned and directed all phases of a complex information project.
  • I have used experience in proposal preparation, development, and defense of program plan.
  • I have formulated objectives, priorities, milestones and reviewed project accomplishments.
  • I have reviewed and analyzed program objectives.
  • I have reviewed project proposals.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience formulating short and long term goals and priorities for functional areas, and participating with managers in planning the work of the organization to achieve success? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formulated short and long term goals and priorities for functional areas and participated with managers in planning the work of the organization as a central or major part of my work. I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have formulated short and long term goals and priorities for functional areas and participated with managers in planning the work of the organization as a regular part of the job (independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee).
  • I have formulated short and long term goals and priorities for functional areas and participated with managers in planning the work of the organization on the job (under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee).
  • I have had education or training in formulating short and long term goals and priorities for functional areas and in participating with managers in planning the work of the organization (but have not yet performed this task on the job).
  • I have not done any of the above tasks.
8 Which of the following statements best describe your experience in conducting analysis of administrative, management, or program processes to increase program effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in conducting analysis of administrative, management, or program processes to increase program effectiveness.
  • I have had education or training in conducting analysis of administrative, management, or program processes to increase program effectiveness.
  • I have assisted higher level specialist in conducting analysis of administrative, management, or program processes to increase program effectiveness.
  • I have conducted analysis of administrative, management, or program processes to increase program effectiveness in an educational or office setting, under close supervision.
  • I have conducted analysis of administrative, management, or program processes to increase program effectiveness in an educational or office setting, without supervision.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience applying principles and techniques of program and budget analysis in the evaluation of programs associated with mission goals? Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied principles and techniques of program and budget analyses in the evaluation of programs associated with mission goals under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in applying principles and techniques of program and budget analyses in the evaluation of programs associated with mission goals.
  • I have had education or training in applying principles and techniques of program and budget analyses in the evaluation of programs associated with mission goals, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have applied principles and techniques of program and budget analyses in the evaluation of programs associated with mission goals as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have applied principles and techniques of program and budget analyses in the evaluation of programs associated with mission goals as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
10 Which of the following statements best describes your experience advising management on complex issues? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted complex studies relating to management analysis, organizational dynamics, and administrative program management.
  • I conducted studies of organizational elements and worked to identify problems and approve resource use, administrative support, and managerial effectiveness.
  • I have determined resource requirements (for example, staffing, funding, equipment) based on program or project objectives.
  • I have participated in management studies/surveys for purposes of streamlining processes and improving program operation.
  • I have evaluated effectiveness of existing practices, procedures, reports, policies, and directives.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following conflict resolution methods do you have experience with concerning multiple stakeholders with conflicting priorities? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion
  • Compromise
  • Group discussion
  • Referred to Senior Management
  • Building consensus
  • Mediation
  • Other ? explain
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best describes your knowledge of collections management functions, standards, and practices? Answer to this question is required
  • I have expert knowledge of 4 collections management functions, standards, and practices (including collections preservation, storage, collections documentation, and registration) through on-the-job training and/or college-level coursework.
  • I have expert knowledge of 3 collections management functions, standards and practices (including collections preservation, storage, collections documentation, and registration) through on-the-job training and/or college-level coursework.
  • I have expert knowledge of 2 collections management functions, standards and practices (including collections preservation, storage, collections documentation, and registration) through on-the-job training and/or college-level coursework.
  • I do not have expert level knowledge of collections management.
13 Which of the following describes your experience with exhibit installation and de-installation? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a lead collections manager as part of a museum exhibit de-installation/installation.
  • I have supervised the movement of objects from storage to an exhibition gallery and from an exhibition gallery to storage.
  • I have worked as a team member of an exhibit de-installation/installation team.
  • I have completed tasks critical to the successful and/or timely completion of the work of a whole project team.
  • I have no experience working as part of a museum exhibit de-installation/installation team.
14

Which of the following best represents your previous museum experience?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed all registration logistics and tasks associated with a previous museum collections move.
  • I have extensive experience participating in (but not managing) a museum collections move.
  • I have moderate experience participating in a museum collections move.
  • I have minimal or no experience participating in a museum collections move.
15

Which description best represents your previous museum experience?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience participating in a collections move.
  • I have participated in a collections move for an archive, assisting with logistics and item handling, and tracking item movement.
  • I have experience coordinating the large-scale movement of material for an entity that is not an archive, museum or gallery, assisting with logistics and tracking movement.
  • I have participated in a collections move for a museum or gallery, assisting with logistics and art handling, and tracking object movement.
  • I have been responsible for coordinating all tasks associated with a collections move.

Grade: All Grades

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