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Museum Technician

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Us National Park Service

$33,394.00 to $33,394.00

Greeneville, TN

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$33,394 to $33,394 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 5

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Appointment type

Temporary - 1039


3 vacancies in the following locations:

Middlesboro, KY

Middlesboro, KY

1 vacancy

Greeneville, TN

Greeneville, TN

1 vacancy

Townsend, TN

Townsend, TN

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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U.S. Citizens, CTAP, ICTAP

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These positions have three separate locations in the Resource Management Division.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service - Townsend, TN

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site - Greeneville, TN

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park - Middlesboro, KY

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for additional park information.

These positions are Full-Time full-time temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement may be eligible for rehire in subsequent service years provided the employee does not exceed 1039 hours of work in their service year.

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Great Smoky Mountains National Park is March-October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

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The Museum Technician will work on a multi-park project preparing to move collections from Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and Cumberland Gap National Historic Park to the Collections Preservation Center at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Selectees will unpack, inventory and rehouse collections at the Collections Preservation Center in Townsend, TN. At Cumberland Gap NHP and Andrew Johnson NHS the selectees will identify, inventory, and pack collections for shipping and delivery to the facility at Townsend, TN. All selectees will assist with final delivery and storage at the Collections Preservation Center. All selectees will assist or conduct routine collections management tasks. These duties may include Integrated Pest Management, environmental monitoring, and conducting the annual museum property inventory.

Area Location:

Townsend, TN is an incorporated city of nearly 500 residents. It is located in Blount county and is 25 miles way from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Headquarters. It serves as a gateway to the Cades Cove area of the park. Townsend offers community facilities such as an elementary school, public library, restaurants, shopping, fuel, and hardware. The nearest town is Maryville, 17 miles away. Maryville offers community amenities including medical and dental facilities, shopping, and Maryville College.

Andrew Johnson NHS is located in east Tennessee in the town of Greeneville, and is off Interstate 81 south of Bristol. 45 minutes away is the Tri-Cities Regional Airport TN/VA and only 74 miles from the McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN. The park is about 17 acres in size and includes President Andrew Johnson's Homestead, Early Home, Visitor Center, and the cemetery where the President and members of his family are buried. The cemetery is also an open/active cemetery for veterans of our armed forces.

Cumberland Gap NHP is located in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Park Headquarters is located in Middlesboro, KY. Middlesboro, with a population of nearly 12,000, includes facilities such as medical, dental, and shopping centers. Elementary schools are located in Middlesboro, KY; Harrogate, TN and Ewing, VA. Southeast Tech Community College is located in Middlesboro, about 3 miles from the Park. Lincoln Memorial University, located in Harrogate, is about 2 miles south of the Park. Summers are warm and humid with temperatures in the 90's; winters are normally cool with low's occasionally 15 degrees.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

1016 Museum Specialist And Technician

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Museum Technicians

Technicians, Museum



Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship required.

Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.

Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

No government housing is available.

Wearing a uniform maybe required, and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.

Occasional Travel

You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

Must possess a valid state driver's license.


To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: collections management, registration, cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, or conservation of collections of museum material, or other experience related to the position to be filled. Most positions require a particular subject -matter specialization, e.g., aeronautics, anthropology, art, geology, history, natural science, technology, biology, or zoology. You must include hours per week worked.


EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least completed four years of education above high school (120 semester hour or 180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field such as art, history, museum studies, scientific subjects or other courses related to this position. You must include transcripts.


Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. NOTE: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as varies.


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution

with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities

to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for the possibility of extensions or rehire in subsequent service years.

Physical Demands: The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required. Heavy items (e.g., boxes and collection items up to 50 pounds) must be lifted or moved on a frequent basis.

Working Conditions: Most of the work is performed in a museum environment of exhibit and storage areas, workroom/laboratory, and offices. Occasional work with materials which are duty or stored with protective chemicals may require the use of dust masks, gloves, or other protective devices. The incumbent may occasionally perform field work in adverse weather conditions.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information,

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position

Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job

Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

Applies Technology to Tasks

Eye-Hand Coordination

Manages and Organizes Information

Physical Strength and Agility

Technical Competence

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/20/2018:

Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.

A complete Occupational Questionnaire

Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as: Veterans Preference Documentation

: If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15

. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran

, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15

, and if applicable, a completed SF15

. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from

or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.

Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.

College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.

Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan

consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

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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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/20/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account

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Select documents you want included in this application.

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Select if you want to include your demographic information.

After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select Continue to Agency Site.

Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.

Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown. Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.

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Note: When you click Update Application, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.

Agency contact information

Peggy Daniel Peggy Daniel


(865) 436-1287


(864) 436-1206



Great Smoky Mountains National Park


107 Park Headquarters Road

Gatlinburg, TN


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Next steps

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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