Program Management Officer ('Deputy Director')
National Archives and Records Administration - Yorba Linda, CA

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You will serve as a Program Management Officer ("Deputy Director") at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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.

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For more information on the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, visit: .

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens.

Note : This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered must apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD908992SH .
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing Required
  • Relocation expenses may be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days

DUTIES: At the full performance level,

- Serves as a principal advisor to the Executive for Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services (L); the Director of the Office Presidential Libraries (LP); and other officials on Presidential Library programs and serves as a visible representative of the National Archives and Records Administration.

- Assists the Director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (LP-RN) in directing programs through subordinate supervisors to a wide range of users (scholars, public officials, general public, etc.). Ensures that economical and efficient operations are accomplished and maintained.

- Assures compliance with federal laws and regulations relating to overall library administration, museum programs and the Archival programs of LP.

- Assists and shares fully in the planning and directing of the programs and activities of the library which contains the papers of President Richard Nixon, including the White House papers for the period of his tenure; the papers of persons such as cabinet officers, heads of Federal agencies, members of Congress, political leaders, as well as national political organizations; a library of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and other printed materials; audiovisual materials including motion and still pictures, slides, sound recordings, video recordings, and other such materials; and collections of museum objects and memorabilia all related to President Nixon and his times.

- Assists the Director in developing short and long-range program goals consistent with LP-RN, LP, L, and NARA policy.

- Assists in overseeing the development, justification, and presentation of LP-RN budgets and determining the need for additional financial and personnel resources. Assists and is accountable for financial management of LP-RN.

- Recommends actions to improve overall administration, management and operations of the library's substantive programs.

- Assists the Director in planning, scheduling and controlling LP-RN’s programs, evaluating program accomplishments, making adjustments and establishing goals within LP parameters.

- Plans, distributes and directs manpower resources, through subordinate supervisors, in order to accomplish the varied operational production and mission objectives of the LP-RN program. Responsible for maintaining sound personnel management policies and practices including labor management relations for assigned programs.

- Maintains good working relations with the Richard Nixon Foundation, its Board members and other support organizations to secure their advice, counsel, and support in developing the facilities and services of the library and museum.

- Maintains liaison and develops cooperative working relationships with business, academic, and museum communities including lecturing, presentations and development of curricula/programs related to the holdings of the library. Conducts extensive public relations activity in support of the library and its programs, including making radio and television appearances, dealing with representatives of the press, preparing articles and statements for publication in professional and popular journals, and responding to inquiries concerning the library, its collections, and its work.

- In consultation with the Director, directs and coordinates the formulation and execution of long-range plans for the expansion and growth of the library's collections.

- Assists the Director in setting general policy for the operation of the library's museum, including all programs and activities directly related to the general- public and the planning and construction of new additions and maintenance and repair of collection's area.

- Oversees activities with respect to the physical care, maintenance, and security of the buildings, grounds, and library and museum's contents, including guarding against loss, theft, and damage to or deterioration of the collections.

- Supervises special activities sponsored by the library, including professional conferences and symposia involving visiting scholars and prominent public officials and student education programs designed to create awareness of history and public issues.

- Coordinates the Library's programs for issuing historical documentary publications.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level of Federal Service that has included assisting with archival, library or museum administration.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 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 related to the position. The required competencies are:

- Problem Solving

- Interpersonal Skills

- Execution and Results

- Customer Service

- Managing Human Resources

- Professional Credibility

Based on the information you provide in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category. 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% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.

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 .

OTHER INFORMATION: 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.

Probationary Period: Under Public Notice procedures, you are required to serve a one-year probationary period. Also, if you are a first-time Federal supervisor, you are required to serve a one-year probationary period (served concurrently with the Public Notice 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 ( member 4 copy or other copy that indicates character of discharge ) or other proof of eligibility . 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 .

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: If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant, you may 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 eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel actions form with your application. More information: . - 15 months ago - save job - block
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