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Vacancy Details

Grade: 07

1

Choose the one statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. Specialized experience is defined as experience handling fragile and industrial artifacts in a museum setting; rehousing and packing museum artifacts for shipment; and inventorying and tracking artifacts in museum collections database.
  • I have 1 full academic year of related graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
  • I have a qualifying combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not have the experience or education described above.
2 Which of the following best describes your background to apply collection management principles, concepts and methodology? Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a graduate degree in Museum Studies
  • I possess an undergraduate degree in Museum Studies
  • I have completed coursework in Museum Studies, but do not have a degree in Museum Studies
  • I have experience which demonstrates I have been responsible for applying collection management principles, concepts ands methodology to artifacts and/or specimens
  • None of the above
3 Which of the following best describes your experience in using a museum collections information system? Answer to this question is required
  • I have used Gallery Systems TMS to query and record collections management data.
  • I have used a museum CIS to query and record collections management data.
  • I have used a museum CIS to query collections management data, but not record it.
  • I have not used a museum CIS to query and record collections management data.
4

Which of the following describes your experience performing best practices in museum collection management? (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed college-level or higher course in best practices for museum collection management.
  • I have received training in best practices for museum collection management as part of my job.
  • I have trained other employees in best practices for museum collection management.
  • I have used best practices in museum collection management regularly as part of my job.
  • I am considered an expert in best practices in museum collection management.
  • I have no experience performing best practices in museum collection management.
5 Which of the following types of rules and regulations are you able to interpret and follow? Answer to this question is required
  • Retention and maintenance of museum collection objects
  • Shipment and transport of museum collection objects
  • Acquisition or accession of museum collections
  • Disposal or de-accession of museum collections
  • None of the above
6 Have you designed and constructed customized containers for shipping/storing museum collections Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7

Indicate which of the following types of hazardous materials you have had experience in handling.

Answer to this question is required
  • Asbestos/carcinogenic materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Flammable chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Biohazards
  • Heavy metals including arsenic, lead, mercury
8 Select from the following list all handling activities with which you have experience Answer to this question is required
  • Handling museum objects for examination
  • Crating or uncrating museum objects for transport or storage
  • Designing museum handling apparatuses for objects
  • Designing museum storage apparatuses for objects
  • Handling large museum objects
  • Using industrial material handling equipment (i.e., forklifts) to handle museum objects
  • I have no experience handling museum objects.
9 Which of the following examples of collections documentation practices have you performed as a regular part of your job? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Performed shelf surveys / inventories
  • Accurately recorded information using automated systems
  • Adhered to data standards for collections management
  • Assisted with the resolution of inventory discrepancies using automated or hard copy records
  • Independently resolved inventory discrepancies using automated or hard copy records
  • Assisted with the maintenance of inventory holdings using automated or hard copy records
  • Independently maintained accurate inventory of holdings using automated or hard copy records
  • I have no experience with collection documentation practices
10 Do you have experience using TMS (The Museum System) to create object packages and update object location records? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Have you used a museum database to record your documentation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Do you have experience designing and constructing customized packing containers and crates for art objects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Which of the following tools have you used on a regular basis in personal or professional settings? Answer to this question is required
  • Table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Band saw
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Drill press
  • Sander
  • Router
  • Planer
  • Pneumatic nail / staple gun
  • Other stationary tools or power hand tools
  • I have not used stationary tools or power hand tools on a regular basis
14 Which of the following types of material handling equipment have you operated in the performance of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Forklifts
  • Dollies
  • Pallet Jacks
  • Flat Bed Carts
  • Hand Carts
  • Johnson Bars
  • Gantries
  • Carts
  • Cranes
  • Personnel Lifts
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Other Material Handling Equipment
  • I have no experience operating material handling equipment.
15 From the following list, identify those types of written products you have prepared. Answer to this question is required
  • Activity reports
  • Policy documents
  • Waiver requests
  • Training/instructional aids
  • Procedures and guidelines
  • Journal articles or published manuscripts
  • Research reports
  • Research and/or development grant proposals
  • Formal correspondence (e.g., internal and external communications to high-level officials)
  • Methodology papers (e.g., procedures, guidelines, data documentation)
  • Standardized reports
  • Meeting notes/minutes
  • Abstracts
  • Executive summaries
  • Newsletter articles
  • Other written communications
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following best describes your highest level of responsibility in preparing written work documents? Answer to this question is required
  • I contributed small pieces (e.g., parts of report sections) for incorporation and review
  • I contributed larger pieces (e.g., report sections) for incorporation and review
  • I reviewed the work of other writers for appropriate content and format
  • I reviewed the work of other writers and was responsible for portions of final documents
  • I reviewed the work of other writers and was responsible for entire documents
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
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  • Job fair or informational session
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  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
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  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
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  • Community or professional organization
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  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
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