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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Historian

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Job Announcement Number:NE40179-12-1102068NM814434

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$63,091.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 21, 2014 to Friday, April 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0170-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington Navy Yard, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current Career or Career-conditional Federal Employees, Reinstatement, VEOA, ICTAP

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

 This position is 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 through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services. 

The NHHC provides historical information services, writes and publishes naval histories, operates the Navy Department Library, maintains archives for naval operational and other selected records, coordinates collection, preservation, distribution, and exhibition of art, historical artifacts, and photographs, and manages the Navy's submerged cultural resources, including shipwrecks and sunken aircraft.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance

DUTIES:

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  • Plans, researches, and prepares original studies, monographs, briefings and booklets that furnish detailed historical analysis
  • Collects and analyzes historical documents
  • Prepare, collect and process oral histories
  • Conduct research and collect written and oral histories to develop historical knowledge products pertaining to Navy history
  • Assists senior historians with major research and writing projects
  • Responds to external and internal historical inquiries
  • Represents the command at historical meetings and conferences for purposes of planning projects, presenting professional papers, and exchanging professional views regarding Navy historical matters


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

2. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the basic requirement for a GS-01710-12/13 Historian position. (PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or other appropriate documents to verify your claim).

A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in history or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.

 

B. I have a combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A, plus appropriate experience or additional education.  My percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent.

To qualify for the GS-11/12 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience performing Historian work equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise or perform research or other work in the field of history when such work requires a professional knowledge of established methods and techniques of historical research in the collection, evaluation, analysis or presentation of historical facts. Select the one statement that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Historian at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level performing the following duties: applying professional methods and techniques to the study and research of historic events or topics; present results of historical research and analysis; produce definitive histories of national and international historical significance for publication; interpret broad guidance to organize blocks of chapters/information to determine the most effective expository format.

B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to this position.
C. I have successfully completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree related to this position.
D. I have a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
E. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.

To qualify for the GS-12/13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience performing Historian work equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise or perform research or other work in the field of history when such work requires a professional knowledge of established methods and techniques of historical research in the collection, evaluation, analysis or presentation of historical facts. Select the one statement that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Historian at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level performing the following duties: applying professional methods and techniques of historical research in the collection, evaluation, analysis or presentation of historical facts; advise fellow professionals and the general public on sources of historical information; define subject areas to be covered; plan, organize, and develop historical narratives that convey complex information for publication.

 

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:   http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/history-series-0170/

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.   You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.  

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link:  View Assessment Questions.


EDUCATION:

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, we strongly recommend that you submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS:

Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade.  All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

 

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies: Historical research and writing; Historical Support; Historical Representation; Interview abilites. 

 

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx

Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:  http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

 

Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/VEOA_Eligible.pdf

 

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

 

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Failure to submit a complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, April 25, 2014, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested. 

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

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

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

 

This Vacancy ID is 1102068.

 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

 

**It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide:  Applicant Checklist-Merit

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: 858-577-5723
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR Philadelphia Ops Center
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

  

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx. 


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Job Announcement Number:

NE40179-12-1102068NM814434

Control Number:

367727800