Job Overview


Title was originally listed at "Director of Corporate Records Management". Official title is "NARA Records Management Officer".

In this position, you will serve as the Records Management Officer (RMO) in the Corporate Records Management staff within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer in College Park, Maryland. The RMO is the primary records manager for NARA, including its Washington, DC area and field locations. The incumbent works under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the operation and administration of the Records Management Staff. The RMO is responsible for developing and coordinating the approval, dissemination and implementation of new policies and procedures as NARA increasingly adopts digital information and record formats in the performance of its work.

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Who May Apply

Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities such as the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Disabilities Program, etc.


As NARA Records Management Officer, typical work assignments include:

·        Serving as NARA’s senior technical expert on agency-wide electronic and non-electronic records management issues; advising senior program managers, the Chief Operating Officer and the General Counsel’s Office on the adequacy of documentation, creation and management of agency records.

·        Leading, planning and managing NARA’s records management program for both core mission and administrative records, regardless of medium or format, devising new ways of managing records with a focus on those that are of a digital origin.

·        Directing a staff of records management professionals responsible for the implementation of NARA’s records management program, including ensuring management compliance with established records management guidelines and requirements.

·        Working closely and proactively with legal counsel and auditors within NARA to ensure that records/information assets are managed to ensure government accountability, protect the interests of the public and mitigate records-related litigation risks.

·        Participating in the NARA capital planning process for all major information systems. Advises program managers and IT managers on metadata requirements necessary to achieve accurate records management functionality in such systems.

·        Serves as a NARA representative to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Congress and the press in matters relating to the records management of NARA-created records.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 5% - Local travel only

Relocation Authorized

  • No