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Grade: 11
* 1.Choose the one answer that describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Education Specialist positions.
  1. I have a degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
  2. Combination of education and experience courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Which statement best describes your background related to this position?
  1. I have one year of specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level. My specialized experience is developing, testing or assessing educational program outcomes and/or products, in a museum, other informal learning environment, or a school.
  2. I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D in education, educational evaluation, educational psychology, museum education or museum studies.
  3. I do not have one year of specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level and I do not have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D in education, educational evaluation, educational psychology, museum education or museum studies but I do have an equivalent combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that qualifies me for this position.
  4. My background is not described in the above options.


* 3.Choose the one statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of specialized experience in E-learning applications and processes including Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities, and digital collaboration for design and arts-based education. Qualifying experience is working in a museum/cultural institution advising on web technology with experience developing new content for an education website at a museum/cultural institution or serving as a technology advisor on education web-based learning in a museum/cultural institution.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please identify the position or positions on your resume that demonstrate this experience, and briefly state that experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I have qualifying education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I have a qualifying combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Describe your specific experience/education as it relates to this position.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  4. I do not have the experience or education described above.


Grade: All Grades
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* 1.Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position.
  1. Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. Job fair or informational session

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  5. Community or professional organization

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  6. Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.






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