Museum Technician (History)


Vacancy ID: 795626   Announcement Number: GETT-13-10DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 332426300

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

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10. Lowest Grade

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12. Special Knowledge

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16. Availability Date

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Museum Technician (History)

21. Geographic Availability

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99MTRO010 Philadelphia Metro Area, PA

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. INSTRUCTIONS: For the following question, select one response that best describes how your background meets the general experiences, specialized experience or education requirements for the Museum Technician GS-1016-05 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave questions blank, you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these specialized experience or education requirements, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED. If you are using education to qualify you must document your course work and/or degree completed in your resume or other application materials you submit. You must submit a legible copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed. If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described in this questionnaire, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration. (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).

A. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in the federal service that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Museum Technician. Experience related to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include collections management, registration, cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, or conservation of collections of museum material, or other experience related to the position to be filled.
B. I do not have the one year of specialized experience described in A. above, but I have successfully completed at least 4 years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field in the areas of art, history, museum studies, scientific subjects or other courses related to the position.
C. I do not have the one year of specialized experience or four full years of education above high school described above, but I have a combination of experience and education. For example, six months of specialized experience (50% of the specialized experience) and two years of education above high school (50% of the education), including the related courses, would qualify an applicant for this position.
D. I do not have the experience or education as described in any of the above statements.

For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position.

It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from senior employee.
E- I am regarded as an expert in performing this task, and/or have trained others (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

2. Identify museum object needs specific to medium/material according to established preservation standards.

3. Perform approved routine collections care of museum objects as directed.

4. Perform preventative maintenance on museum objects as directed.

5. Examine museum objects for damage or deterioration, and record findings.

6. Follow established preservation work schedules to meet organizational deadlines.

7. Perform routine cleaning of floors, baseboards, and window sills for areas inside collection exhibit and storage spaces according to established procedures.

8. Move objects in the performance of collections care duties according to established procedures.

9. Operate powered cleaning devices, e.g. floor and hand-held vacuums.

10. Requisition and maintain a stock of preservation supplies, materials and equipment as needed.

11. Use established museum environmental parameters to evaluate the quality of existing site conditions, and record findings.

12. Download environmental data collected by monitoring devices into organized and labeled electronic files.

13. Produce accurate summary reports based on collected environmental data as directed.

14. Maintain environmental monitoring devices in good working order.

15. Maintain museum exhibit case microclimates in good working order.

16. Identify and use appropriate tools, materials and equipment for routine activities such as assembling rolling carts, building museum object storage containers, hanging pictures, replacing track light bulbs.

17. Keep an organized workplace in which tools and equipment are properly maintained and secured.

18. Use approved gear for handling and moving museum objects.

19. Maintain and use various chemicals to perform approved preservation processes according to established safety requirements.

20. Set up and work safely according to established safety procedures in various environments (e.g. basements, attics, stair halls, outdoors).

21. Assists in the preparation of reports, plans and guidelines.

22. Inform supervisor of issues or problems and provide recommendations for resolution.

23. Prepare written object treatment reports, data reports, and work logs.

24. Work as a team member with employees from various fields (e.g. utilities, wood crafting, and museum interpretation) on projects that directly affect museum collections.

25. As previously explained, your rating on this Occupational Questionnaire is subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure its accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.