SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, October 05, 2012 to Friday, October 19, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: DS-0301-11
POSITION INFORMATION: This is a Donated non-Federal position paid with the Museum’s private donated funds. – This is a donated full-time term appointment with benefits not to exceed two (2) years.
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to all qualified individuals.  If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must possess sufficient legal documentation and permission to work in the United States.  If selected you must provide us with the original documentation.


Your employment is at-will and either party can terminate the appointment at any time with or without cause.



THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.  The Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy;  to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.  Visit us at



The incumbent of this position serves as Project Manager for office-wide initiatives and other high priority projects in the National Institute for Holocaust Education (NIHE).  Activities include logistical coordination, delivery of programs and workshops, reporting, and participation in the strategic planning and development of educational programs and resources.





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Works with the Institute’s senior program team to define project scope, requirements, and deliverables; develop, modify, and/or provide input to project plans; implement project plans to meet objectives; implement or maintain quality assurance processes; monitor project activities to establish benchmarks and milestones for each project and to coordinate and manage the staff and resources required to accomplish these goals.


Institutes a meaningful multi-year planning process that will be integrated with the budget formulation process to ensure funds are available for critical phases of the projects.


Plans and implements strategies and systems to insure successful coordination, integration, and completion of projects.


Establishes systems for monitoring project activities for achieving agreed upon milestones, verifying and validating cost projections, meeting user requirements, and delivering projected benefits.


Develops planning documents and schedules, budgets, milestones, systems and controls for accomplishing projects. Troubleshoots problems, keeping the senior program team informed of progress, and assures objectives are achieved.


Coordinates and prepares analyses, correspondence, statistical reports, briefing papers, or other data in order to communicate the goals and outcomes of the projects to internal and external constituencies.




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Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree or a PH.D or equivalent.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and ability to perform successfully the duties for the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.


Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript if qualifying all, or in part based on your education.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.






Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will occur to determine if you meet the basic qualification requirements.  The occupational questionnaire is designed to measure your experience as it relates to the following competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities and other proficiencies (KSAs):


1.  Extensive knowledge of project management methods and techniques in order to manage and coordinate projects, participate in the shaping of concept and development of strategies, schedule and monitor resources, prepare scopes of work, and other perform technical and administrative aspects and phases.


2.  Knowledge of analytical methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria in order to assess the effectiveness of projects, resolve problems, and to propose changes to desired programs and resources.


3.  Knowledge of and ability to manage projects based in a variety of mediums and formats such as Web, film and video, digital, and physical exhibitions.


4.  Ability to communicate effectively and make oral or written recommendations and presentations to all levels of individuals or staff with the ability to convey information diplomatically and accurately.


5.  Knowledge and ability in managing projects based in a variety of mediums and formats such as Web, film and video and digital.


The next two KSAs are desirable, but not required.


6.  Knowledge of Holocaust history, modern genocides and international justice, and the ability to interpret and make critical judgments about its complexity and relevance for today’s world.


7.  Knowledge of the philosophies and theories of education in a discipline such as history, social sciences, museum studies, public history, or other appropriate liberal arts background with the ability to apply that knowledge in the design and development of museum programs.


Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  All information contained in your questionnaire must be clearly documented in your resume.   If a determination is made that your resume does not match the responses you provided in the assessment questionnaire or that you rated yourself higher than supported by your description of experience and/or education in your resume, the following will take place:


–  Your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement or

–  Your score will be modified to more accurately reflect your qualifications.


Additional details on the application process can be found in the “How to Apply” section of this announcement.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. We recommend that you preview the questions for this announcement before you start the application process.


To preview questions please click here.




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Working for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Life Insurance, Health Benefits, and participation in the Museum’s 403(b) tax-deferred retirement program.  The Museum, located two blocks from the Smithsonian Metro station, offers Metro Transit Subsidy, Flexible Work Schedules, Flexible Spending Plans, Long-Term Care, Pension Plans, complimentary passes to the Permanent Exhibition as well as access to Museum programs and events.  Employees receive a 20% discount at the Museum Shop and Café, and are eligible to receive free or discounted admission to some museum and tourist attractions.




A background security investigation will be required for all new employees.


All new hires must agree to direct deposit of their salary checks.  Employees will have up to two (2) pay periods from the date they come on board to arrange for their direct deposit transaction.




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Click the Apply Online button to create an account on or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Pull up the Museum’s vacancy announcement that you are interested in.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure that you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Application Assistance:  If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you must contact Faith Butler on (202)-488-0443 no later than noon Eastern Time on the closing date to request a complete application package.  After this time, requests to apply will not be granted.


All electronic application packages must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. eastern time by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.




The following documents should be included with the application package:

1.  Résumé

2.  Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

3.  Supplemental Documents: (only submit if applicable to you)

  • Unofficial college transcript (if qualifying all, or in part, based on your education)

You can submit “required documents” by “document upload/download” or “fax” using the instructions below. Whichever method you choose, please include the vacancy announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your social security number (SSN) from any documents that you submit.  All supplemental materials must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

Document Upload/Download: You may upload/download supporting documents in one of two ways:

  1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload/download the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you’ve already loaded on USAJOBS; or
  2. You can download a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on “My Applications” and search for the vacancy.  Once you’ve located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select “Apply Online.” Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

    In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in Hiring Management if you see them listed on the “Vacancy Documents” screen. Then, click on “Finished” to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax:     Create a fax cover-sheet in the USHMM Hiring Management System by   following the “Faxing Supporting Documentation” instructions. The fax number       will be on the cover-sheet.



Faith Butler

Phone: 202-488-0443

Fax: 202-314-0311

TDD: 301-488-0406


Agency Information:

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.

Attn: Human Resources

Washington, DC



Fax: 202-314-0311




Applicants will receive notice that their application has been received.  Once the announcement closes, we will review applications to identify the best qualified candidates.