Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position: This Center of Military mission is to accurately collect, preserve, interpret, and express the Army's history and material culture in order to educate and professionally develop our Army, the military profession and the Nation more broadly.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Advise the Chief of Military History on a wide variety of subjects, with special cognizance of responsibility in such areas as command historical programs; military history, education coordination with international military history program.
Coordinate with international military history programs planning for and coverage of U.S. Army involvement in combat and contingency operations.
Train and prepare Military History Detachments (MHDs).
Manage the research collection and library of the U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH).
Manage four branches of the Field Programs and Historical Services Division-Field and International, Historical Resources Organizational History, and Staff Support and Analysis and all assigned programs and projects.
This position requires an Secret Security Clearance.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Planning and managing the research, writing, and approval process to prepare a variety of historical products; (2) Exercising supervisory duties to include developing performance standards, rendering appraisals and assigning work; (3) Coordinating military history education activities or military history programs; (4) Performing historical coverage of military involvement in combat and contingency operations, (5) Managing or participating in an oral history program.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Manage Organizational History Program.
Manage Staff Support and Analysis Program.
Manage Research Collections and Library.
Manage Field and International Program.
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the (GS-14) grade (or equivalent).
1. Degree in history; or related field that includes at least 18 semester hours in history.
2. 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, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Evaluation of Graduate Education
Graduate study in the social sciences or humanities may also be credited when such study included training in historical research methodology; or the thesis approached the subject from an historical viewpoint and used professional historical research methodology and techniques in its preparation.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
This position requires Secret security clearance.
One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
What To Expect Next
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.
Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.