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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Hugh Jarvis [mailto:hjarvis@BUFFALO.EDU] Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 12:27 PM To: ANTHRO-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU Subject: Smithsonian
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Hugh Jarvis [mailto:hjarvis@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 12:27 PM
      To: ANTHRO-L@...
      Subject: Smithsonian Natural History Museum Repatriation Office
      positions [FWD]


      Forwarded by requets. Details below. Hugh

      Steve Ousley wrote:
      > ¯--------------------------------------------
      >   There are three positions coming up in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in the Repatriation Office.
      >
      >   The first is an osteologist position, the second is a repatriation review committee coordinator and collections
      > management position, the third is the position of program manager for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History
      > Repatriation Program. The position descriptions follow.
      >
      > The positions are also available at the OPM web site:
      >
      > Program Manager:           http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IO2774.HTM
      >
      > Museum Specialist GS-11:   http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IO2776.HTM
      >
      > Osteologist:               http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IO3522.HTM
      >
      > Stephen Ousley, PhD
      > Director, Osteology Laboratory
      > Repatriation Office
      > Department of Anthropology
      > NMNH MRC 138
      > Smithsonian Institution
      > Washington, DC 20560
      >
      > ousley.steve@...
      >
      > Office: 202-357-3342
      > FAX     202-786-2728
      >
      > ¯----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > Smithsonian Institution
      > 00YH-2189
      > Office of Human Resources
      > Vacancy Announcement
      >
      > 24 HOUR DIAL-A-JOB: (202) 287-3102      AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
      > OPENING DATE:   October 6, 2000
      > CLOSING DATE:   October 30, 2000
      >
      > POSITION TITLE/                 ORGANIZATION                            ANNOUNCEMENT
      > SERIES AND GRADE                                                                NUMBER
      > Osteology Laboratory Specialist National Museum of Natural History              00YH-2189
      > GS-1001-09                      Department of Anthropology
      > Salary: $35,310-$45,900 per annum       Repatriation Office (REP 00-16)
      >
      > DUTY LOCATION:  Washington,  DC
      >
      > AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  All candidates may apply including individuals with a disability with eligibility under a special appointing authority and 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.    (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=s competitive procedures, must submit two complete applications.  If only one application is received, it will be considered under the merit placement program.) The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application/hiring process,

      > please call (202) 275-1116 (voice) or (202) 275-1110 (TTY).
      >
      > DUTIES: Participates in a program to assess biological attributes of collections of human remains potentially subject to repatriation, working within established policies and procedures for the collection, maintenance, and research use of data collected.  Records biological information from skeletal remains, including age at death, sex, population affinity, paleopathology, and other biological attributes to relate existing skeletal collections to contemporary Native American groups.  Follows Repatriation Laboratory standards for the capture and computer entry of biological information from human remains.  Provides complete osteological descriptions and documentation data.  Searches records in the Physical Anthropology Division, Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Collections, and other sources to gather historical and technical information for documentation.  Assists repatriation-related visitors to the Office and assists in the response to inquiries related to the repatriation of

      > biological collections.  Trains other employees, interns, etc., in documentation and inventory techniques as necessary.

      >
      > QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.  Specialized experience is experience directly related to the biological and osteological assessment of human remains.  Examples of qualifying experience include experience in forensic anthropology, especially preparing forensic case reports, evaluating and reporting on human remains subject to repatriation, academic research in skeletal biology, paleopathology, or human osteology, or other experience related to the position to be filled.  Education may be substituted for the required specialized experience as follows: Two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree related to the position to be filled.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience are also qualifying.

      >
      > Selective Factors:  (Applicants must meet all of these mandatory requirements in order to be considered qualified to compete for a position.)

      > 1 Knowledge of physical anthropology, especially osteology, human skeletal biology, and paleopathology.
      > 2 Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of library, archival and collection research.
      > 3 Knowledge of North American archeology.
      >
      > 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, demonstrated by education and/or experience, in physical anthropology, especially human skeletal biology and the related sub-disciplines of paleopathology or skeletal demography.

      > 2 Skill in writing and/or editing osteological reports and/or publications.
      > 3 Skill in archival or research methods.
      > 4 Knowledge of North American archeology.
      > 5 Knowledge of museum practices, including inventorying or cataloging.
      >
      > 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 the address below and must be received by the closing date.
      >
      > Smithsonian Institution, Office of Human Resources, 750 Ninth St., NW, Suite 6100, MRC 912, Washington, DC 20560-0912.

      >
      > 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) 275-1054 (voice) or (202) 275-1110 (TTY).
      >
      > ¯---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution
      > Announcement: 00YH-2184
      > Office of Human Resources
      > Vacancy Announcement
      > 24 HOUR DIAL-A-JOB: (202) 287-3102 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
      > OPENING DATE: October 3, 2000
      > CLOSING DATE: November 1, 2000
      >
      > POSITION TITLE/ ORGANIZATION SERIES AND GRADE NUMBER
      > Museum Program Specialist National Museum of Natural History GS-1001-11 Department of Anthropology
      > Salary: $42,724-$55,541 per annum (ANT 00-61)
      >
      > ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER
      > 00YH-2184
      >
      > DUTY LOCATION: Washington, DC
      >
      > AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All candidates may apply including individuals with a disability with eligibility
      > under a special appointing authority and 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. (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's competitive procedures, must submit two complete
      > applications. If only one application is received, it will be considered under the merit placement program.)
      > The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a
      > reasonable accommodation for the application/hiring process, please call (202) 275-1116 (voice) or
      > (202) 275-1110 (TTY).
      >
      > DUTIES: As the liaison between the Repatriation Review Committee (RRC) and the Repatriation Office
      > (RO), incumbent provides administrative and technical support to the RRC members and coordinates all
      > interactions between the RRO, the RO, the Department of Anthropology and the Office of the Director.
      > Coordinates the planning, logistics, official recording and followup of the RRC meetings. Prepares
      > deaccession paperwork related to repatriation deaccessioning including shipping invoices, shipping
      > inventories, Memoranda of Deaccession, notification of repatriation memos, and deaccession packets.
      > Works with staff involved in the packing and shipping of deaccessioned collections. Coordinates and
      > facilitates regular communication with the Chairperson and other members of the RRC, between the
      > RRC and the Smithsonian Institution (SI), and groups outside SI. Communication involves
      > correspondence, memoranda, electronic mail, facsimile transmission and the telephone. Coordinates
      > and analyzes data; drafts, edits, and produces Repatriation Office reports, particularly the annual report
      > of the RO and RRC on the progress of the repatriation process.
      >
      > QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to
      > the next lower grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and
      > which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully
      > the duties of the position. Education may be substituted for the required specialized experience as
      > follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Equivalent combinations of experience and

      > education are qualifying.
      >
      > Selective Factors: (Applicants must meet all of these mandatory requirements in order to be considered
      > qualified to compete for a position.)
      > 1. Knowledge of museum collections management.
      > 2. Knowledge of the principles and practices of museum registration.
      > 3. Knowledge of anthropology.
      >
      > 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 anthropology.
      > 2. Knowledge of museum collections management.
      > 3. Knowledge of federal repatriation legislation.
      > 4. Skill in written communication (e.g., correspondence, reports).
      > 5. 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 the address below and must be received by the closing date.
      > Smithsonian Institution, Office of Human Resources, 750 Ninth St., NW, Suite 6100, MRC 912,
      > Washington, DC 20560-0912.
      >
      > 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) 275-1054 (voice) or (202) 275-1110 (TTY).
      >
      > ¯--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >
      > Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution
      > 00YH-2187
      > Office of Human Resources
      > Vacancy Announcement
      > 24 HOUR DIAL-A-JOB: (202) 287-3102 AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
      > OPENING DATE: October 3, 2000
      > CLOSING DATE: November 1, 2000
      >
      > POSITION TITLE/ ORGANIZATION SERIES AND GRADE
      > Repatriation Program Manager National Museum of Natural History
      > GS-1001-13/14 Department of Anthropology
      > Salary: $60,890/$71,954 per annum Office of Repatriation
      > Promotion potential to GS-14 (REP 00-15)
      > if selected at the lower level
      >
      > ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER
      > 00YH-2187
      >
      > DUTY LOCATION: Washington, DC
      >
      > AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All candidates may apply including individuals with a disability with eligibility
      > under a special appointing authority and 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. (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's competitive procedures, must submit two complete
      > applications. If only one application is received, it will be considered under the merit placement program.)
      > The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a
      > reasonable accommodation for the application/hiring process, please call (202) 275-1116 (voice) or
      > (202) 275-1110 (TTY).
      >
      > DUTIES: Incumbent plans, implements, coordinates and supervises the documentation, deaccession,
      > and repatriation of Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of
      > cultural patrimony. Responsible for the coordination and oversight of all aspects of the administration of
      > the Repatriation Office (RO), including preparation of yearly budgets, fund management, personnel
      > administration, correspondence and record keeping. Engages in frequent and highly visible consultation
      > with both the Native American and scholarly community and is the Museum's principal spokesperson on
      > issues related to repatriation and its many collateral activities. Monitors progress reports by RO
      > anthropologists on collections, making sure reports are completed in a timely fashion and contain all
      > relevant historical/archeological information and accession/catalogue data necessary to address
      > questions of the degree of cultural association between collections and extant Native American groups.
      > Incumbent is involved in the interpretation and implementation of federal legislation and Smithsonian
      > Institution policy pertaining to the repatriation of North American Indian collection.
      >
      > QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent
      > to the next lower grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and
      > which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully
      > the duties of the position.
      >
      > 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 anthropology (archeology, ethnohistory, ethnology or physical
      > anthropology).
      > 2. Knowledge of museum collections management procedures and practices.
      > 3. Knowledge of federal repatriation legislation.
      > 4. Ability to analyze, interpret and implement existing legislation and policy.
      >
      > 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. Ability to oversee the operation and administration of a program involved in repatriation of Native
      > American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony.
      > 2. Knowledge of museum collections management procedures and practices.
      > 3. Knowledge of federal repatriation legislation.
      > 4. Ability to analyze, interpret and implement existing legislation and policy.
      > 5. Ability to communicate orally with individuals of diverse backgrounds or cultures, including the
      > ability to mediate any problems that arise.
      >
      > 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 the address below and must be received by the closing date.
      > Smithsonian Institution, Office of Human Resources, 750 Ninth St., NW, Suite 6100, MRC 912,
      > Washington, DC 20560-0912.
      > 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) 275-1054 (voice) or (202) 275-1110 (TTY).
      >
      > ¯------------------------------------------------------------

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