$114,590.00 to $148,967.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$114,590 to $148,967 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full-Time, Permanent
Permanent - Federal
FEW vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
This position is located in the Digitization Program Office (DPO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The purpose of this position is to serve as a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist /Project Manager specializing in 3D software and hardware technology implementation which supports the creation a vibrant digitization culture at the Smithsonian.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.
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Supervises 3D Digitization Staff, some of these duties include: organizing and assigning work; making changes or adjustments in internal functions to better accomplish mission objectives; exercising authority to approve the allocation and distribution of funds in the program budget and manaing the implementation of policy and organizational changes.
Processes 3D datasets using a wide range of software tools (to include but not limited to Geomagic Wrap, PolyWorks, SurphExpress, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Unwrella, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Remake) into various outputs, such as archival data, scientific data, educational and web based virtual models, as well as 3D prints for educational, research, conservation and long- term preservation.
Initiates, coordinates and manages 3D digitization projects in concert with Smithsonian units, including collaborative projects spanning multiple units. Uses project management and content management software tools (including by not limited to Confluence, Atlassian Jira, Drupal 7 and Drupal 8) to manage 3D digitization projects. Prepares request for proposals (RFPs), statements of work (SOWs), and task orders, including identifying and coordinating of contractors, and identifying budget needs for projects and ensuring projects stay within budget line items.
Analyzes and develops user processes and workflows, by defining requirements, providing subject matter expertise, implementing solutions to manage and preserve 3D digital assets, and troubleshooting problems from issue identification to solution. This involves engaging industry leaders and academic researchers in finding solutions to Smithsonian’s digitization challenges, including high-throughput capture stations and hardware for specific types of collections, software for post-processing (identifying, separating, transcribing) digital captures, and workflow advances to process high volume.
Develops and implements pan-Institutional digitization policies, practices, procedures and standards for 3D, and promotes best practices and standards through workshops, events, committees, social media and other community building activities.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
The following Smithsonian Institution employees may apply
Current employees with Federal career/career-conditional status or eligibility.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
Chief Technology Officers
Information Technology Project Managers
Officers, Chief Technology
Conditions of Employment
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.
For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience managing multiple 3-Dimensional (3D) Digitization projects for an organization and processing 3D datasets into archival data, scientific data, educational and web based virtual models, as well as 3D prints.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
In addition to meeting the Specialized Experience for all positions individuals must have related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Customer Service: Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external business partners and customers (any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unity produces including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government). Provides information or assistance. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. Effectively manages customer relationships.
Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and groups. Listens effectively; clarifies information, as needed. Speaks and writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner that is appropriate to the audience. Facilitates an open exchange of ideas to ensure all group input is considered. Handles technical, sensitive, or controversial topics with agility involving executives/managers as appropriate.
Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems, weighs relevance and accuracy of information, generates and evaluates alternative solutions, and makes sound recommendations.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
Ability to supervise an Information Technology staff for an enterprise-level organization.
Knowledge of 3D capture, post-processing, and data management, among museum collections and in scientific and research contexts, as well as across a wide variety of disciplines.
Ability to manage short-and long-term 3D digitization projects in museum collections as well as a scientific mission context, including contract and budget management.
Ability to analyze and develop user processes and workflows, by defining requirements, providing subject matter expertise, implementing solutions to manage and preserve 3D digital assets, and troubleshooting problems from issue identification to solution.
Ability to communicate effectively orally by developing presentations and presenting plans to internal and external groups at professional and managerial levels.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing by developing presentations and presenting plans to internal and external groups at professional and managerial levels.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.
Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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Your application package should include the following documents:
Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
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How to Apply
How to Apply
Click on the Apply Online button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.
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Regina Anderson Regina Anderson
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Washington, District of Columbia
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Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.