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> NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ANNOUNCING AN EMPLOYMENT
> OPPORTUNITY 
> Humanities Administrator 
> (More than one position may be filled.) 
> GS-1701-12/13 ($65,048 - $100,554) 
> Location: Division of Preservation and Access Washington, D.C. 
> Opening Date: February 27, 2006 
> Closing Date: March 27 2006 Vacancy Announcement: 06-010 
> Area of Consideration: All Sources 
> Schedule B--Excepted Service Position 
> FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL IS GS-13 
> Responsibilities of the Position: The Division of Preservation and
> Access provides leadership and support for a sustained national effort
> to preserve and increase the availability of resources essential for
> research, education, and public programming in the humanities. Under
> the supervision of the Deputy Director, the incumbent works with
> potential applicants in the development of proposals and participates
> fully in administrative, financial, program policy, and other matters
> for the division. The incumbent reviews grant proposals and assesses
> their eligibility and consistency with Endowment goals; arranges for
> their review and evaluation by expert panelists; and administers the
> continued evaluation and payment for current grants. The incumbent
> represents the division at professional meetings and conducts site
> visits to promote the division's programs and to evaluate the
> accomplishments of the current projects it supports. 
> Qualification Requirements: At the GS-12 level: A B.A. in a discipline
> of the humanities is required (an M.A. or Ph.D. is preferred). In
> addition to the basic education requirement, applicants must possess 1
> year of specialized experience in the humanities at least equivalent
> to the GS-11 grade level in the general schedule. Specialized
> experience is professional experience in the humanities gained in
> organizations and institutions such as cultural organizations,
> colleges or universities, scholarly or grant-making organizations, or
> non-profit institutions. Experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade
> level would include work in the humanities performed with wide
> latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, requiring somewhat
> extended professional training and experience and which has
> demonstrated important attainments and marked capacity for independent
> work. At the GS-13 level: A B.A. in a discipline of the humanities is
> required (an M.A. or Ph.D. is preferred). In addition to the basic
> education requirement, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized
> experience in the humanities at least equivalent to the GS-12 grade
> level in the general schedule. Typically, experience equivalent to the
> GS-12 grade level would include work in the humanities performed with
> wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, would be
> professional work of marked difficulty and responsibility, and would
> require extended professional training and experience which has
> demonstrated leadership and attainments of a high order. 
> Qualified applicants will be further evaluated to determine how
> closely they correspond to the standard set for the ideal candidate.
> The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria: (1) An M.A. or a
> Ph.D. in the humanities (for at least one of these positions, an
> advanced degree in U.S. History or American Studies is preferred); (2)
> Broad knowledge of issues and trends in the library, archives, or
> museum field at the regional or national level; (3) Familiarity and
> experience with issues of digital resources in the humanities; (4)
> Demonstrated speaking and writing ability, as evidenced by recent (3-5
> years) presentations at professional meetings or other public
> gatherings or by written reports, articles, or other documents
> prepared for public occasions; (5) Administrative experience in higher
> education, libraries, archives, museums, or in other non-profit or
> grant-making organizations. 
> Application Procedures: You may submit your application in any format
> you wish, for example, an updated SF-171, "Application for Federal
> Employment"; OF-612, "Optional Application for Federal Employment," or
> resume (hardcopy or by e-mail to this office at
> [log in to unmask]) Regardless of the format chosen, you must
> cite Vacancy Announcement 06-010; include all of the required
> information that is listed and indicate clearly on your application
> how your experience relates to the humanities. Applicants should also
> address the criteria for the ideal candidate that is stated above.
> Some applicants who were separated from active duty in the armed
> forces with an honorable discharge are entitled to veterans'
> preference and must submit a copy of Form DD 214 and any other
> additional documentation that is required to provide proof of
> eligibility for veterans' preference. Persons who claim 10 points
> veterans' preference must provide proof from the Veterans
> Administration (dated 1991 or later) a completed Standard Form 15,
> Form DD 214, and, if necessary, any other proof of creditable service
> and honorable discharge. Forms are available on OPM's web site at
> http://www.opm.gov, and information on veterans' preference is
> available at http://www.opm.gov/veterans/. 
> NOTE: You are urged to submit your application and/or supplemental
> paperwork by: (1) e-mail to this office at [log in to unmask]; (2)
> Fax to (202) 606-8656; (3) a commercial delivery service (e.g., Fed Ex
> or UPS); or (4) hand delivery to the NEH drop-box located by the
> elevators on the 11th or 12th Street side of the Old Post Office
> Pavilion at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Any extra documents
> requested in the application instructions must still be part of your
> submission. Your application will only be considered if received by
> the closing date. Submit required forms to: Renee Lyles National
> Endowment for the Humanities 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 418
> Washington, DC 20506 Applications must be received by the closing
> date, March 27, 2006, in order to receive consideration. Call (202)
> 606-8415 for additional information. TDD Number (for the hearing
> impaired only) (202) 606-8282 or 1-866-372-2930. Failure to submit the
> required information may result in removal from further consideration.
> Applicants will be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for
> Federal Employment," before being hired in order to certify the
> accuracy of the written application and provide information necessary
> to determine suitability for Federal Employment. A background security
> investigation will be required for all new hires. Because applications
> will not be returned, applicants should not submit any original
> documents.
>  This position is a permanent full-time position and includes
> eligibility for Federal benefits such as health and life insurance,
> Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), retirement benefits, transit subsidy up to
> $105 per month, annual and sick leave, flexible work schedule, etc.
> Employees may also apply for long-term care insurance and flexible
> spending accounts. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must
> certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or
> are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law, if
> selected. This position may require completion of a 1-year trial
> period. For more information on the National Endowment for the
> Humanities, visit our website at www.neh.gov. This agency provides
> reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need
> a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
> process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable
> accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Relocation expenses
> will not be paid. Applicants are assured of equal consideration
> without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
> politics, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or
> membership in an employee organization. 
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