Technical Editor • National Gallery of Art • November 12, 2021
If you’ve worked in an editorial position at a journal, you should apply to this. The questionnaire is all about managing publication processes.
The qualifications are basically that: “at least one year of experience, equivalent in responsibility to the NF-9 level in the Federal service, editing and preparing short- and long-form research publications in the arts or humanities.” The responsibilities section and the questionnaire both flesh out what that means.
I do not think the kind of independent experience almost all of us have will cut it for this position. The questionnaire asks about managing other people and the business of actually putting together a journal/publication.
Program Analyst • Environmental Protection Agency • November 12, 2021
I mean, who knows if SCOTUS will let us keep the EPA, but if they do:
-As a staff analyst to management, coordinate actions in adherence to the Agency's Action Development Process (ADP).
- Ensure regulatory packages comply with relevant statutes and Executive Order requirements.
- Provide advice to staff and managers within Office of Policy (OP) and the assigned Program Office regarding all aspects of the ADP, including the EPA Action Management System (EAMS).
You need might have a related degree, or you might have a graduate degree which taught you about “applying practical knowledge of administrative duties and/or practices to complete assignments; and communicating results or findings through written reports.” The KSAs are more demanding:
1) Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques; 2) Ability to gather information and identify issues; 3) Skill in oral communication; 4) Knowledge of the laws, regulations, Executive Orders and policies affecting EPA programs; 5) Skill in written communication; 6) Knowledge of databases sufficient to provide advice on administrative requirements; 7) Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
Museum Technician (Visitor Experience Representative) • National Gallery of Art • November 12, 2021
This is an entry level position (you just need one year of any kind of experience to qualify). That presents its own challenges if you are applying with a PhD - but if you’re looking to get out of grad school this could be a great opportunity. Position responsibilities include:
Demonstrates knowledge of Gallery floor plans, including layout of collections/exhibitions, restaurants, gift shops and entrances/exits.
Keeps informed of the Gallery’s calendar of events, service tools, special events and daily offerings. Demonstrates strong understanding of the neighborhood and other amenities that would benefit both local visitors and tourists from around the world. . . .
Assist with data entry and clean-up, preparing museum mailings, training incoming employees, responding to online correspondence.
They’ll also like to know about your potential to learn the following things:
Knowledge of the National Gallery of Art floor plans, including layout of collections/exhibitions, restaurants, gift shops and entrances/exits; its administrative policies and organization; and its collections.
Knowledge of technical tools and systems, including frequent use of tablets, phones, computers for training as well as service and support.
Ability to learn and master ticket reservation systems, queuing apps, and related information management tools.
Strong understanding of and experience in customer service sufficient to serve as a highly visible front of house gallery representative to the general public.
Among other things, the questionnaire gives a variety of workplaces where one might have learned relevant skills.
Digital Media Specialist • Smithsonian Latino Center • November 15, 2021
The Incumbent will primarily be responsible for supporting the Director of Digital Media and Technology in the development, archival, operations/management, and implementation of SLC's digital immersion plan, Latinidad in the 21st Century: A Digital Experience for All.
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Co-develops strategy for and oversees preservation, maintenance and archiving of all digital assets for Center’s various digital repositories, including the content management system (CMS) for the Center’s website, and SLC’s presence on SI’s Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) or similar systems.
Performs curatorial research and develops new scholarship based on Latinos Center/Gallery digital repository working in collaboration with Smithsonian's Latino Curators to identify, collect and build Latino digital repository. . . .
All right! they want to know if you have, uh, digital media experience: “oversees preservation, maintenance and archiving of all digital assets; catalogue all digital content to system databases; curatorial research; oversees digital infrastructure management and maintenance; manages digital collections for outreach, marketing, communications, understands how to contextualize culturally relevant content and social media in a museum setting (or similar).” The KSAs reinforce those priorities. Here's the questionnaire.
Assistant Professor (Chinese Mandarin) • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center • November 15, 2021
Want to teach Mandarin in Georgia (the state)?
Assistant Professor (Persian Farsi) • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center • November 16, 2021
Want to teach Farsi in Maryland (also the state)?
Program Analyst • Administration for Children and Families (HHS) • November 16, 2021
If your research is related to refugee communities, maybe take a look. The qualifications are:
Analyzing and reviewing initiatives and performance data results to determine deficiencies and/or needed changes in operations or policies to improve services to refugee communities;
Analyzing broad and multi-faceted management, budget, and operational problems to reach sound conclusions and providing advice to higher level officials based on findings;
Developing a wide variety of materials used to prepare recommendations and presentations for senior leadership;
Administering grants and overseeing grant recipients and
Establishing relationships and working with refugee communities throughout a region.
The KSAs are very generic; the questionnaire is this way.
Equal Opportunity Specialist • Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Opportunity (HUD) • November 16, 2021
You or someone you know may have relevant research expertise. The posting is for Louisville, KY or Knoxville, TN.
Conducts systemic housing discrimination complaints, which affect large numbers of minorities and women, or which have been in effect for a substantial period of time, resulting in institutional or flagrant housing discrimination patterns of practices.
Interviews complainants and witnesses to obtain evidence relevant to the allegation of discrimination.
Secures voluntary compliance and/or attempts conciliation with recipients of HUD funds under Title VI, Section 109, Section 504, and Executive Order 11063. If settlement fails, drafts recommendations for further action on charges.
Prepares final investigative reports or a standard compliance review format which includes specifying issues, presenting facts germane to those issues, critically analyzing evidence, and making findings and recommendations.
Gathers and synthesizes facts using information technology to develop statements, findings, and conclusions resulting in position papers which will be disseminated to community-based interest groups, the media, and the general public.
To qualify as GS-11, they would like one of the following, or a relevant PhD:
- Experience investigating discrimination in housing, lending, or other real estate-related transactions.
- Experience in conducting research and analysis for development of an assessment of fair housing, equity assessment, or analysis of impediments to fair housing choice.
- Experience conducting fact finding AND working toward resolution for investigations assessing compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or reviews assessing compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
They’ll be evaluating applications for “Communication, Problem Solving, and Technical Competence.” Here’s the questionnaire.
Reference and Digital Services Librarian • Library of Congress • November 17, 2021
This is a knowledge management position for Congressional Research Services (which is someone’s dream job). You don’t have to already be a librarian, but you need three years of graduate education/a PhD and to be able to demonstrate that your “education, training, and experience provided knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.”
The position breaks down the responsibilities (in a helpful way for résumé language!) and gives several qualitative qualifications/KSAs, as usual. And the Library of Congress would like to ask you some questions!
Writer-Editor • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars • November 18, 2021
Experience with a journal or edited book would probably also be helpful here.
Applicant must have a sophisticated knowledge of international affairs and be able to write about a variety of subjects in a style and format that is platform-specific and suitable for an educated, global, public-policy audience.
Serving as editor of The Wilson Quarterly (wilsonquarterly.com), the Center’s award-winning digital magazine of long-form articles, essays, and multimedia that explores diverse topics in foreign affairs and global dynamics. Duties include conception and development of issue themes, article topics, and multimedia/visual tie-ins; commissioning and working closely with authors; editing all content through the drafting and publication process . . .
You can qualify with a PhD if you show it gives you expertise with:
researching, writing, editing, and proofreading a variety of print and electronic projects (magazines, newspapers, press releases, blogs, speeches, social media articles, etc.) for public; writing news and policy analysis (i.e. foreign policy, daily news and global events); employing print production experience for publications projects; assisting in developing strategic plans; and ensuring that all projects conform to content development standards.
They want writing samples in addition to the usual documents. Here’s the questionnaire.