Jobs for humanists 1/7
New jobs for a new year (not that many, though)
Writer-Editor • U. S. Army Corps of Engineers • January 17, 2022
This job is in Tulsa. The duties include:
Writes designated portions of the operation and maintenance manuals for completed Corps projects and flood protection projects.
Writes and edits engineering data, design data, reports and other material for publication in manuals, reports, plans, brochures, pamphlets, and other documents.
Consults with engineers and technicians to obtain or clarify information.
Assembles the data, arranges texts, tables, and drawings.
Refers completed drafts to supervisor for review and arranges for publication and distribution.
They would like to hire someone with one year of experience “1) editing engineering documents for publishing; OR 2) reviewing engineering documents for grammar and accuracy.”
Here are the questions. Note that they are much more specific than the qualifications - they ask about specific engineering documents. But you may have looked at those kinds of documents!
Education Program Specialist • Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (DOE) • January 18, 2022 OR 50 applicants
First, these things fill up! These EPS positions ESPECIALLY fill up. So, if this kind of grant management/program evaluation job appeals to you, then you should start prepping a résumé for this kind of position - and you should create your own saved search for it. Remember that you can save 5 different résumés on the USAJOBS site. :)
responsible for implementing effective and efficient policies, processes, and strategies related to the administration and management of the organization’s formula and discretionary grants and cooperative and interagency agreements.
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As a Education Program Specialist, GS-1720-14, you will be responsible for:
• Serving as a team leader to direct the operations and workflow of assigned programs, coach and motivate team members, organize, and prioritize team initiatives, identify and resolve potential problems and promote team cohesiveness.
• Providing consultant services to senior leadership, state and local agencies, institutions and organizations. Provides authoritative technical assistance in developing, planning, and evaluating programs. Develops program regulations, guidelines and other criteria that serve to promote program responsiveness and effectiveness.
In addition to an education requirement, which you have if you’ve taught for an academic year, the position is asking for two out of three:
1. Experience interpreting grant programs and their function, and be able to identify areas where there may be issues and challenges with respect to discretionary and formula grant programs and be able to identify the sources necessary to mediate the challenge
2. Experience in monitoring grantees, including reviewing grantee submitted documentation, and writing monitoring reports and in providing technical assistance in the administration and management of funded projects
3. Experience in writing reports and making recommendations to senior program staff.
They provide detailed KSAs and also generic ones. Questions? Questions.
Client Communications Specialist • Office of Communications and Marketing (General Services Administration) • January 18, 2021
This job is in Auburn, Washington. The posting is . . . not very well done.
As a Client Communications Specialist , you will be determining and preparing communication vehicles to ensure consistent branding and messaging in anticipation of and/or response to information needs for stakeholders. . . .
Develops relationships and partnerships with assigned clients, serving as a liaison between clients and assigned Communication Specialist to provide strategic advice and direction regarding client's needs, to promote a client focused approach designed to integrate client initiatives and perspectives into communication projects, and to facilitate the development of communication solutions, options and recommendations to identify and implement satisfactory resolutions.
They’d like to know you have one year of the following:
Specialized experience is experience providing communications guidance and service to internal and external customers, through evaluating customers communication needs; developing and implementing communications strategies and plans; facilitating stakeholder meetings; creating and presenting briefing materials; authoring written materials for publication such as project fact sheets, position papers, website content, and establishing and maintaining working relationships with a wide range of customers.
And you might! Here's the questionnaire.
Program Analyst • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau • January 26, 2022
This position is located at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, SUPERVISION ENFORCEMENT AND FAIR LENDING DIVISION. As a/an Program Analyst, You will serve as a member of the Enforcement Front Office staff supporting the Assistant Director for Enforcement, with responsibility for performing a variety of analytical assignments and special projects.
The position may be in a few different locations. It’s mainly about evaluating programs, based on the ad. They’re looking, minimally, for one year of experience:
Conducting assessments of program performance or related issues for office wide programs; AND
Participating in the development of office wide programs and policies; AND
Assisting in the preparation of written documents such as reports, memoranda, fact sheets, issue papers and letters.
There are questions, of course!
Supervisory Museum Curator • National Museum of African American History & Culture (Smithsonian) • January 27, 2022
As Supervisory Museum Curator (Media/Visual Arts) works with the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, Supervisory Museum Curator of Arts, and other museum curators to acquire and process collection items for the Center for the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA), including:
assisting curators and other museum departments/offices within the Museum with advice about sources for pertinent material, including auctions, private collections, public and educational programs and potential donors. Develops research agenda, considering mission and objectives related to film, video, photography, digital media.
overseeing long-term development and maintenance of the collection of African American film, video, photography and digital media. Identifies and participates in long-term cultivation of donors and encourages the donation of appropriate objects or of funds for acquisition.
initiating developing, and conducting research projects in the area of American and African American film, video, photograph and digital media. . . .
They are looking for someone with a related degree/four years’ experience and one year “managing film, video, photography, and digital media in museum collections, exhibitions, preservation, publications, and research; consulting and advising on film, video, photography, and digital media content; monitoring acquisition processes.”
The KSAs indicate that a related degree could include work with African-American film, photography, etc. They seem pretty strongly related to the questionnaire.