Education Specialist
National Archives and Records Administration - Independence, MO

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You will serve as the Education Specialist at the Harry S Truman Library of the National Archives and Records Administration; Legislative Archives; Presidential Libraries and Museum Services; Office of Presidential Libraries located in Independence, MO.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information visit: KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship
Background Investigation or Security Clearance
Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days DUTIES:

Manages a variety of educational programs by developing plans, policies and procedures that guide, govern and promote program activities.

Develops and implements museum programs for primary and secondary school groups visiting the Library and in public and private schools in Missouri, Kansas and nationwide.

Develops and implements programs for secondary school students and teachers, and for college and university students and professors.

Directs activities of interns and/or part-time educators.

Coordinates efforts to promote use of Library's archival resources.

Assists in planning and designing overall programs administered by the library.

Develops teacher and visitor guides for new Museum exhibits.

Expands library's resources to meet needs of people with disabilities and increasing the needs of non-English speaking school groups and visitors.

Serves as a resource to teachers concerning questions of instructional methods on historical material and programs.

Represents the library at local and national conferences and educator's meetings.

Gives presentations to classes and other groups visiting the library and delivers historical presentations to classes in schools, colleges and other institutions. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Requirement: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's higher degree that included or was supplemented by a major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position (i.e., history, museum education, political science, social studies).


Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.

NOTE: Copies of college transcripts must be submitted with your application to validate this requirement is met. Graduates of foreign schools must have their academic credentials evaluated through a recognized credential evaluating institution. The documents must be submitted through USAJobs by the closing date of the announcement.

In addition to the above Basic Requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that specifically involves creating museum education programs that make archival resources and artifacts more accessible to primary, secondary, college/university students, teachers and professors; developing curriculum materials for museum exhibitions and hands-on educational components for integration into museum exhibitions; conducting professional development workshops in a museum setting for history educators; designing and managing complex website and other social media tools to conduct outreach in a museum setting.

Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information. and

Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position.

The required competencies for this position are as follows:
  • Communication
  • Leads Teams
  • Manages Projects
  • Utilizes Computer Technology
  • Conducts Outreach Activities
  • Designs and/or Delivers Educational/Public Programs
  • Applies Knowledge of American History and Government
  • Conducts Public Affairs
  • Develops and/or Monitors Budgets
  • Manages Volunteer Programs
  • Manages Learning Center and/or Public Programming Spaces
For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens - Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be assigned to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category. Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% of more are place ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.

For Non Competitive Applicants (See the Other Information tab for more details on Schedule A Hiring/Appointment Authority) - If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

NOTE: If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. BENEFITS:

NARA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information visit the following websites: or .

Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility ( The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable ). If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see Veteran’s Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans

Schedule A Hiring/Appointing Authority: This is a special hiring authority under 5 CFR § 213.3102 (u) that covers applicants with cognitive developmental disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities. In order to be considered under this special hiring authority applicants need to provide proof of disability and job readiness certification. The proof of disability and job readiness certification can be provided by the following: 1) a statement or letter from a licensed physician or medical professional issued on their office letterhead; 2) statement, record or letter from a Federal government agency that issues or provides disability benefits; 3) statement, record or letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency counselor; or 4) certification from a licensed private Vocational Rehabilitation or other Counselor that issues or provides disability benefits. For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility visit: . Please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying.

VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011: If you are an active duty service member of the armed forces, Public Law 112-56, ensures that certain individuals do not lose the opportunity to be considered for Federal service (and awarded their veterans’ preference entitlements if applicable) despite not having a DD form 214 to submit along with the application package (resume). Service members must submit with their application a certification from the armed forces that certifies that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. For more information on VOW, see Veteran’s Information page - .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be eligible under the ICTAP or CTAP guidelines to apply for special selection consideration. You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire). You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form with your application or an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. More information:

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