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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.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,907.00 to $45,376.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1421-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

06

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

 


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

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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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.

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.


*NOTE: 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:

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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.

 


BENEFITS:

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NARA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information visit the following websites:   http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp or http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


This position is in the AFGE Bargaining Unit.

 

Probationary Period:  You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

 

Veterans' Preference:  If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable).  If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see Veteran’s Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans

 
VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011:  If you are an active duty service member of the armed forces, Public Law 112-56, ensures that certain individuals do not lose the opportunity to be considered for Federal service (and awarded their veterans’ preference entitlements if applicable) despite not having a DD form 214 to submit along with the application package (resume).  Service members must submit with their application a certification from the armed forces that certifies that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.  For more information on VOW, see Veteran’s Information page - http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.


Schedule A Hiring/Appointing Authority:
This is a special hiring authority under 5 CFR § 213.3102 (u) that covers applicants with cognitive developmental disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities.  In order to be considered under this special hiring authority applicants need to provide proof of disability and job readiness certification.  The proof of disability and job readiness certification can be provided by the following:  1) a statement or letter from a licensed physician or medical professional issued on their office letterhead; 2) statement, record or letter from a Federal government agency that issues or provides disability benefits; 3) statement, record or letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency counselor; or 4) certification from a licensed private Vocational Rehabilitation or other Counselor that issues or provides disability benefits.  For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility visit:  https://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp.  Please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be eligible under the ICTAP or CTAP guidelines to apply for special selection consideration.  You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire).  You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form with your application or an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.  More information: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

 

1.      Your Resume

2.      A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3.      Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 830147. 

 

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status of this position.

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

1.   Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire           View Occupational Questionnaire

2.   Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and

3.   Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentations to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


NARA provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Capital Specialist listed below for this vacancy.

 

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

 

·               Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.

 

·               Responses to Occupational Questionnaire.

 

·               Copies of college transcripts - if substituting education for experience, "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required).

 

·               Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate). -OR- Copies of a certification from the armed forces stating/certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of the certification is signed.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Marcie L. Carrasquillo
Phone: (800)827-4898
Email: MARCIE.CARRASQUILLO@NARA.GOV
Agency Information:
NARA
Office of Human Capital
Staffing and Classification Br
1 Archives Drive - Room 370
Saint Louis, MO
63138-1002

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  We will review your résumé and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.  A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

JD830147MC

Control Number:

336218600