Job Overview


About the Agency

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is for the Lead Historian, located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington Navy Yard.  The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to: collect, preserve, protect, and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations; advance the knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services; make naval history and heritage "come alive" for our Sailors and Marines to enhance readiness and esprit de corps; and remind America of its need to maintain a strong Navy and Marine Corps to protect its citizens, their freedoms, and the nation's maritime commerce.


  •  Develops and oversees future research, planning, development and execution of Navy historical programs
  • Directs and leads the research and analytical products created by the Histories Documentary Editing section
  • Provides mentorship and advice to less senior historians
  • Oversees contract plans and ensures the section is running at the best efficiency and reaching its milestones and goals
  • Primary planner for short and long term projects and products of the section
  • Plans, researches, and prepares original studies, monographs, briefing and booklets that furnish detailed historical background and perspective to current and historic military issues

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No