Job Title:Archives Technician
Agency:National Archives and Records Administration
Job Announcement Number:JD830147MC
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to
Tuesday, January 29, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
You will serve as an Archives Technician for Archival Operations, Researcher Services, in Washington, DC.
Fixed Schedule Tour of Duty:
Tuesday & Saturday 8:45am - 5:15pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12:45pm - 9:15pm
Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.
Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!
For more information visit: http://archives.gov/dc-metro
- U.S. Citizenship
- Background Investigation or Security Clearance
- Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
- More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
DUTIES:Back to top
Reference: Provides reference service, extensively interacting on a daily basis with a wide variety of the research public, including scholars and other professional researchers, as to the substance of NARA self-service holdings, general search paths in performing research in these records and use of research room facilities, equipment, and finding aids such as inventories, microfilm descriptive pamphlets, catalogs, indexes, and automated finding aids. Ensures the proper registration of researchers, furnishes records to researchers, and maintains circulation records. Provides referral through professional staff as appropriate. Responds to written inquiries on general reference orientation topics.*NOTE
Provides information to the research public in person, in writing, and by telephone on a wide variety of Federal records, used for genealogical purposes; and on related internal finding aids and external resources such as the Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Section.
Provides reference service on self-service records, and the extensive collections of self-service materials maintained in non-textual research rooms.
Provides educational presentations on standard research methodology for self-service collections and/or the handling and use of materials and equipment and trains members of the research public on an individual basis or in groups.
Projects: Participates in reference projects involving the arrangement, description, and preservation of search room finding aids and use copies of records in textual, microfilm, and video/audio tape formats.
Security and Preservation: Enforces and instructs the public in reference related regulations and procedures including those relating to research room procedures, reproductions, preservation, security, and the use of research room equipment.
Monitors the handling and use of record material, acts to prevent loss or damage, and monitors the condition of records to ensure their preservation demonstrating knowledge of the special aspects of a wide variety of non-textual materials.
Applies access regulations relating to security-classification, copyright, donor, and other restrictions.
Reproduction Service: Advises researchers as to types of reproduction available for records of varied media and as to copying procedures on self-service copiers for textual and non-textual media.
Monitors the use of copying equipment to ensure compliance with NARA regulations and the proper use of equipment.
Advises researchers on procedures to obtain authentications of records and prepares them as appropriate.
Responsibility for Research Room Equipment : Diagnoses equipment problems; arranges for repair and routine maintenance; performs some preventive maintenance and corrects minor problems; and regularly inspects research room equipment,including microfilm readers, microfilm reader-printers, film viewers, aerial film viewers, video and tape players, printers, and electrostatic copiers.
: This position has physical demands which may include long periods of standing, walking, lifting moderately heavy boxes of records, pushing heavy carts of records, and climbing ladders.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service that has included such activities as: performing reference service, preservation actions, arrangement, description, or accessioning of archival records
Education may be substituted for experience. GS-6: One-half year of graduate course work in a related field such as History, Archival or Library Science, or Political Science may be considered as qualifying for this position. *Transcripts must be provided if qualifying based on education.
Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information http:www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp
Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position.
The required Competencies for this position are as follows:
· Problem Solving
· Utilizing Computer Technology
· Execution and Results
· Customer Service
· Performing Reference Service
For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be assigned to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category. Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% of more are place ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.
For Non Competitive Applicants (See the Other Information tab for more details on Schedule A Hiring/Appointment Authority) If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
NOTE: If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.