Smithsonian Institution IT Specialist (Data Management) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Smithsonian Institution
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

Opened Tuesday 10/11/2016 (12 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

This position serves the dual roles of Administrator of the Collection Information System (CIS) and Digitization Coordinator for the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), two positions which blend to make one full time position.

  • Manages the collection information system, including application administration and support.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements activities necessary to the effective operation and maintenance of the database.
  • Uses available software tools to assist with the creation of forms and reports to support the various museum functions.
  • Assists with the training of museum staff in the basic use of the TMS database through individual instruction, classroom sessions, and telephone support.
  • Actively participates on NASM's Digitization Oversight Committee.
  • Coordinates with appropriate NASM and OCIO staff on the movement of digital assets into the SI Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
  • Develops and maintains comprehensive information on NASM’s digital assets and will generate reports for internal NASM and SI statistics.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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.

Experience: One year of full-time experience at the GS-09 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such includes serving as a relational database administrator of digitized assets in a museum, science center or library environment including activities such as: digitization of assets, metadata creation, and support to and training of end users.

All applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

  1. Attention to Detail
  2. Customer Service
  3. Oral Communication
  4. Problem Solving

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.

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.

Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of graduate education beyond the first year in the field may be qualifying.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:

  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (

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Other Information

Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Insurance - Leave - Life Insurance - Long Term Care Insurance - Retirement Program -

Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-11/11

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities should apply to Job Announcement #17A-SR-302122-MPA-NASM.

Control Number: 452911800

Job Announcement Number: 17A-SR-302122-DEU-NASM