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Position at National Park Service

From: Jane Merritt <jane_merritt>
Date: Friday, August 10, 2007
Supervisory Conservator  GS-1001-14
Division Chief, Office of Media Assets
National Park Service
Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

The National Park Service seeks applicants for the position of
Supervisory Conservator and Associate Manager for the Office of
Media Assets at Harpers Ferry Center (HFC). This Office operates
laboratories that provide conservation treatment and preservation
assistance for the National Park system.  The Office also operates
the Knowledge Archives for HFC providing collection services for
historical and art collections and a library.  A staff of
professional curators, information specialists, photographers, and
conservators in a variety of specialties, provide services such as
object treatment, technical advice, conservation surveys, digital
imaging, and training.

The Associate Manager reports to the Director of HFC and is a member
of the HFC Leadership Team which manages the Center's business and
operations.  The Associate Manager is responsible for both
administrative management of the Office and technical supervision of
its programs. The incumbent is an acknowledged authority in the
professional field of artifact conservation and is a resourceful
manager for HFC operations involving this specialty.

Applicants should have a strong background in the business practices
of conservation in order to develop and implement a business plan to
create a fee for service conservation center within the NPS.  They
should have experience in developing new services, obtaining funds
from multiple sources, expanding product lines, and managing a
complex program with a large budget and many stakeholders.  They
should be able to devise and accommodate work operations in an ever
changing environment.  They must have experience in the management
of a diverse work group.  Additional experience in the operation of
a conservation and curatorial facility providing oversight of
security operations and employee safety is needed.

The Associate Manager must be able to work independently and as part
of a team. Strong managerial skills are required in order to
translate management objectives into coordinated work operations.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
are required.

Qualifications:  A Master's Degree in Art Conservation or equivalent
experience, or at least one full year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS 13 grade level.  To view the complete
announcement and to apply for the position go to
<URL:http://www.usajobs.gov>.  The announcement is number CK149635.
For additional information you may contact

    Magaly Green
    Acting Chief
    Human Resources
    National Park Service
    Harpers Ferry Center
    304-535-6489

Position will open on or about August 20, 2007 and close on October
1, 2007.

Jane Merritt
National Park Service


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