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This position is located in the Defense Health Agency (DHA) under the policy guidance and direction of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)(OASD (HA)). The ASD(HA) is responsible for the overall policy and guidance of the medical services of the military departments and the political sensitivities related to these activities as expressed by OSD, Congress, the White House, and the civilian sector. The DHA is responsible for the effective execution and operation of the Department of Defense (DoD) medical mission, which is to provide medical services and support to specified categories of individuals entitled to DoD medical care.

This position requires specialized knowledge of medical history, especially American military medicine, to administer and manage a diverse collection of public records, manuscripts, personal papers, Museum records, medical records, films, videos, photographs, prints, drawings, institutional records of the NMHM and it's predecessor organization, personal papers donated to the Museum, organizational records (the official records of another institution that have been donated to the Museum), other published materials, fine arts (including oil paintings and books), gathered and preserved by the Museum. Incumbent will need to be able to support Public Programs and Exhibitions.


As an Archivist, GS-1420 your duties may include, but not limited to:

·         Preparing budgets and long range and short term plans for the development and operation of the Otis Historical Archives, published material asset management and other related archival and research functions as required.

·         Developing and planning for the diverse archival collections of medical, historical, and legal importance; utilization of archival collection storage space, work and office areas, and off-site storage of collections; and the selection, purchase, maintenance, and most efficient use of resources to accomplish missions and responsibilities.

·         Proposing and overseeing contracts to maintain and develop balanced collections consistent with Museum missions.

·         Handling negotiations of acquisitions and accessions for archives and exercises independent judgment when necessary.

·         Serving on Museum's collections and accessions committees to decide on courses of action to fulfill Museum missions.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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