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This position is located in the Visual Arts Division, Office of Programs & Partnerships, National Endowment for the Arts. You will:
- Serve as the agency's nationally recognized leader and authority for the nonprofit fields of Museums and Visual Arts, which includes administration of the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Program.
- Serve as the Museums and Visual Arts fields' expert to advise senior staff about trends that may influence programming and funding opportunities.
- Serve as a member of the Division's management team.
- Provide professional leadership and authoritative consultation services on the development of guidelines, leadership initiatives, and the review of applications/proposals.
- Oversee the grant process from application, to grant, to final report.
- Represent the organization by attending and speaking at national and/or regional meetings and events of significance to the Museums or Visual Arts fields.
- Ensure the accomplishment of agency's objectives through combined supervisory, technical, and administrative direction of subordinates.
- Manage a team of staff members who assist with all tasks including reviewing applications, assembling panels, monitoring grantee performance, and processing grants, cooperative agreements, and leadership initiatives.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
- Males born after 12 -31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, with experience in performing ALL of the following duties: serving as a leader and authority in either the nonprofit arts fields of Museums or Visual Arts; providing expert advice to senior staff about trends that may influence arts programming and funding opportunities; overseeing the arts grant process from application, to grant, to final report; managing the panel review process for arts applications and proposes funding amounts; and leading staff who assist with managing arts programs, including reviewing applications, assembling panels, monitoring grantee performance, and processing grants, cooperative agreements, and leadership initiatives.
You must clearly show in your resume and claim on your questionnaire how you meet ALL of the experience described above, or you will be rated ineligible.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.
Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the advertised grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the dates worked and total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation of management to promote the employee selected at some future date.
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by 04/15/2020 that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority of this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.
If claiming 5-point veteran preference you MUST submit copy number 4 of the DD-214. If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference you MUST submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference AND all other required documents in order to be granted the preference. All documents must be received by 04/15/2020. Additional information on veteran's preference is available at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
If you are selected for this Federal position, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).
The application contains information subject the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a). The information issued will be used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. Section 3302 and 3361.
Recruitment methods and selection procedures will based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual-orientation or age.
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If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of 3 quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified.
The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Knowledge of grant-making processes to achieve Arts Endowment plans and goals.
Knowledge of supervisory techniques and Human Resources management procedures to effectively supervise and manage employees.
Knowledge of the Museums and Visual Arts fields.
Skill in interpersonal communications.
The 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 eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the 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 in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
1. A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).
2. A complete Online Questionnaire
3. Other Supporting Documents:
Document(s) for special appointment (if applicable)
Veteran Documents, ( if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)
ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)
Miscellaneous (as required by position)
Cover letter (optional)
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
United States Citizens