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    ... Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 11:46:31 -0400 From: Steve Ousley Subject: job announcements ... These are the announcements for the Osteology
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      Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 11:46:31 -0400
      From: Steve Ousley <sousley@...>
      Subject: job announcements

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      These are the announcements for the Osteology Laboratory Director and
      Osteologist positions in the Office of Repatriation, Department of
      Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution. The osteologist announcement is not
      as obvious as the other announcement, it was intended as a generic
      announcement for both archival researchers and osteologists. If you apply,
      read the application very carefully and follow the guidelines for museum
      jobs given out recently on PAJOBS or check out one of the web sites for
      government jobs.

      You may also want to check out the OPM web site listed below. A listing of
      the repatriation positions (Museum technician (aka Osteologist),
      Ethnographer, Lab Director, and Archaeologist) available on the web are
      given as well.

      Steve Ousley

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      OPM (Ofice of Personnel Management - US Government) web site - has job
      listing and advice
      http://iccweb.com/federal/usajobs.htm

      Alphabetical listings:
      http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/alpha/a8aopen.htm

      Museum Technician/Specialist (Osteologist)
      http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IF6396.HTM

      Lab Director announcement:
      http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IF5841.HTM

      Archaeologist:
      http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IF6402.HTM

      Ethnographer:
      99YH-2153, see other announcements for info via telephone / FAX.

      ------- Announcement ---------------------------------------------
      Smithsonian Institution
      99YH-2155
      Office of Human Resources

      Vacancy Announcement
      24 HOUR DIAL-A-JOB: (202) 287-3102 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

      OPENING DATE: July 30, 1999
      CLOSING DATE: August 13, 1999

      POSITION TITLE/ ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT
      SERIES AND GRADE NUMBER
      Anthropologist National Museum of Natural History 99YH-2155
      GS-190-11/12 Department of Anthropology
      Salary: $40,714/$48,796 per annum Office of Repatriation
      (REP 99-13)

      DUTY LOCATION: Washington, DC

      AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All candidates may apply including individuals
      with a disability with eligibility under a special appointing authority.

      Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from
      the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of
      continuous active service may apply. (If a competitive list of eligibles

      is requested, the applications of non-status candidates who meet the
      minimum qualifications for the position will be referred to the
      Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) for consideration. Status candidates and
      candidates eligible under a special appointing authority, who wish to be

      rated under both merit placement and DEU=92s competitive procedures, must
      submit two complete applications. If only one application is received,
      it will be considered under the merit placement program.)

      DUTIES: Implements and provides oversight of a program to assess
      biological attributes of collections of human remains potentially
      subject to repatriation, working within established policies for such
      data collection, its maintenance, and future research use. Supervises a
      laboratory charged with the capture and recordation of biological
      information about skeletal collections. Maintains and develops standards

      for the capture and dissemination of biological information from
      collections of human remains being assessed for possible repatriation.
      Provides and supervises the assessment of sex, population affinity, age
      at death, and other biological attributes to relate existing skeletal
      collections to contemporary native American groups. Reviews and assures
      quality and completeness of osteological reports and documentation data.

      Trains personnel in standard data collection, refining procedures to
      capture, retrieve, and manipulate these data in a computerized data
      bank, and prepares written and oral reports. May require research and
      consultation beyond the immediate scope of repatriation to enhance
      Department and Museum partnerships with the tribes and the greater
      scientific community. Coordinates and supervises technical staff.

      QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must meet the following basic
      requirements: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study
      leading to a bachelor=92s or higher degree that included or was
      supplemented by 24 semester hours in anthropology, history, biology,
      physical science, geology, human geography, or other closely related
      fields that primarily concern human adaptation to the environment or
      evolutionary development. In addition to meeting the basic entry
      requirements, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized
      experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade
      level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to

      the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular
      knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of
      the position. Additional education may be substituted for the required
      specialized experience as follows for GS-11 only: 3 years of
      progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree,

      or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree if it provided the knowledge,
      skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
      Equivalent combinations of education.and experience may be acceptable.

      Selective Factors: (Applicants must meet all of these mandatory
      requirements in order to be considered qualified to compete for a
      position.)
      1. Knowledge, demonstrated by experience, in physical anthropology,
      especially human skeletal biology and the related sub-disciplines of
      osteometrics, paleopathology or skeletal demography.
      2. Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of library,
      archival and collection research.

      Quality Ranking Factors: (These factors are not mandatory to be
      considered for a position, but will be used to determine who are the
      highest qualified candidates among those who meet the selective
      factors.)
      1. Knowledge of computers and advanced programming techniques necessary
      to maintain, analyze and enhance input and access to data collected in a

      repatriation process.
      2. Skill in advanced biological study of human skeletal remains.
      3. Knowledge, demonstrated by experience, in physical anthropology,
      especially human skeletal biology and the related sub-disciplines of
      ostemetrics, paleopathology or skeletal demography.
      4. Skill in writing and/or editing osteological reports.
      5. Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of library,
      archival and collection research.

      NOTE: RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

      How to Apply:
      1. The Smithsonian Institution does not require a standard application
      form, but we need certain information to evaluate your qualifications.
      You may apply using a resume, the Optional Application for Federal
      Employment, or any other application form you choose, including an
      SF-171, Application for Federal Employment. See page 3 for further
      instructions. (Note: If you use an SF-171, do not answer questions
      38-47. Job finalists will be asked to complete a Declaration for Federal

      Employment to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to
      authorize a background investigation.)

      2. Clearly describe in your resume or application your work experience,
      education and/or training as it relates to this vacancy. It is very
      important that you fully address how your work experience and
      education/training meet both the specialized experience requirement and
      the selective factors. This information will be used to
      determine whether or not you are qualified for this vacancy. Selective
      factors establish qualifications to be eligible to compete for the
      position. Quality Ranking Factors are not mandatory but are used to
      determine the highest qualified candidates among those eligible to
      compete for the position. Therefore, it is to your benefit to provide a
      full description of your experience and education/training relative to
      the job requirements of this vacancy.

      3. Current Federal employees should submit a copy of their most recent
      annual performance appraisal.

      4. The attached background Survey Questionnaire should be completed by
      all candidates, except Smithsonian Institution employees, and returned
      with the application. This form is for gathering statistical data and
      will not be a part of the application.

      Applications must be submitted to one of the addresses below and must be

      received or postmarked by the closing date.

      Send your application to:
      Smithsonian Institution
      Office of Human Resources
      Branch 2
      P.O. Box 23293
      Washington, DC 20026-3293

      OR Bring your application to:
      Smithsonian Institution
      Office of Human Resources
      955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW. Suite 2100
      Washington, DC 20560
      (Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

      To obtain information on the Federal Hiring Process, hear about other
      Smithsonian vacancies, or request vacancy announcements, an Optional
      Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), or an SF-171, call our
      automated Jobline on (202) 287-3102 (accessible 24 hours, 7 days a
      week).

      For further information please call (202) 287-2474 (voice) or (202)
      287-3498 (TTY).

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      Smithsonian Institution
      99YH-2157
      Office of Human Resources
      Vacancy Announcement
      24 HOUR DIAL-A-JOB: (202) 287-3102 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

      OPENING DATE: July 30, 1999
      CLOSING DATE: August 13, 1999

      POSITION TITLE/ ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT
      SERIES AND GRADE NUMBER
      Museum Technician (Anthropology) National Museum of Natural History
      99YH-2157
      GS-1016-07 or Department of Anthropology
      Museum Specialist (Anthropology) Repatriation Program
      GS-1016-09 (REP 99-14)
      Salary: $27,508/$33,650 per annum
      Multiple Positions

      DUTY LOCATION: Washington, DC

      AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All candidates may apply including individuals
      with a disability with eligibility under a special appointing authority.

      Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from
      the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of
      continuous active service may apply. (If a competitive list of eligibles

      is requested, the applications of non-status candidates who meet the
      minimum qualification for the position will be referred to the Delegated

      Examining Unit (DEU) for consideration. Status candidates and candidates

      eligible under a special appointing authority, who wish to be rated
      under both merit placement and DEU=92s competitive procedures, must submit

      two complete applications. If only one application is received, it will
      be considered under the merit placement program.)

      DUTIES: Searches for and gathers information from collection records.
      Compiles and summarizes data necessary for repatriation-related
      collection research. Assembles information on cases for review by senior

      staff, or presents results in summary form to case officers for
      inclusion in other reports prepared by staff. Associates collections
      data with specimens, locates specimens in the collections, and
      transports specimens as required. Carries out necessary analysis for
      documentation on object identified in repatriation searches. Conducts
      literature searches and compiles bibliographic information; collects and

      summarizes in written form information relevant to repatriation-based
      activities. Provides routine guidance to repatriation-related visitors
      to Museum and collections. Orients interns and community scholars to
      program and documentation procedures. Trains junior technical staff in
      the deaccession process and oversees portions of actual returns.

      QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized
      experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Specialized
      experience is experience directly related to the operation or management

      of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects. Examples of
      qualifying experience include collections management, registration,
      cataloging, research, preservation, restoration or conservation or
      collections of museum material, or other experience related to the
      position to be filled. The subject-matter specialization is
      anthropology. Education may be substituted as follows: GS-7, one (1)
      full academic year of related graduate level education or superior
      academic achievement; GS-9, two (2) full academic years of progressively

      higher level graduate education or master=92s or equivaletn graduate
      degree related to the position. Applicants applying under superior
      academic achievement must submit proof of their achievement.

      Selective Factors: (Applicants must meet all of these mandatory
      requirements in order to be considered qualified to compete for a
      position.)
      1. Knowledge of North American archeology, ethnohistory, physical
      anthropology, or ethnology.
      2. Ability to apply collections management principles, concepts and
      methodology.
      3. Skill in archival or library research methods.

      Quality Ranking Factors: (These factors are not mandatory to be
      considered for a position, but will be used to determine who are the
      highest qualified candidates among those who meet the selective
      factors.)
      1. Knowledge of North American archeology, ethnohistory, physical
      anthropology, or ethnology.
      2. Ability to apply collections management principles, concepts and
      methodology.
      3. Skill in archival or library research methods.
      4. Ability to communicate orally with individuals of diverse backgrounds

      or cultures.

      NOTE: RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

      How to Apply:
      1. The Smithsonian Institution does not require a standard application
      form, but we need certain information to evaluate your qualifications.
      You may apply using a resume, the Optional Application for Federal
      Employment, or any other application form you choose, including an
      SF-171, Application for Federal Employment. See page 3 for further
      instructions. (Note: If you use an SF-171, do not answer questions
      38-47. Job finalists will be asked to complete a Declaration for Federal

      Employment to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to
      authorize a background investigation.)

      2. Clearly describe in your resume or application your work experience,
      education and/or training as it relates to this vacancy. It is very
      important that you fully address how your work experience and
      education/training meet both the specialized experience requirement and
      the selective factors. This information will be used to determine
      whether or not you are qualified for this vacancy. Selective factors
      establish qualifications to be eligible to compete for the position.
      Quality Ranking Factors are not mandatory but are used to determine the
      highest qualified candidates among those eligible to compete for the
      position. Therefore, it is to your benefit to provide a full description

      of your experience and education/training relative to the job
      requirements of this vacancy.

      3. Current Federal employees should submit a copy of their most recent
      annual performance appraisal.

      4. The attached background Survey Questionnaire should be completed by
      all candidates, except Smithsonian Institution employees, and returned
      with the application. This form is for gathering statistical data and
      will not be a part of the application. Applications must be submitted to

      one of the addresses below and must be received or postmarked by the
      closing date.

      Send your application to:
      Smithsonian Institution
      Office of Human Resources
      Branch 2
      P.O. Box 23293
      Washington, DC 20026-3293

      OR Bring your application to:
      Smithsonian Institution
      Office of Human Resources
      955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW. Suite 2100
      Washington, DC 20560
      (Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

      To obtain information on the Federal Hiring Process, hear about other
      Smithsonian vacancies, or request vacancy announcements, an Optional
      Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), or an SF-171, call our
      automated Jobline on (202) 287-3102 (accessible 24 hours, 7 days a
      week). For further information please call (202) 287-2474 (voice) or
      (202) 287-3498 (TTY).
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