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    Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

    This position is part of the Richard Nixon Library, National Archives and Records Administration. As an Archives Technician with Audiovisual (AV) functions at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and performs duties that include reference services, arrangement, description, and preservation of the Library's audiovisual archival holdings, and digitization and automation activities.

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    As a Archives Technician (AV), GS-1421-07, your typical work assignments will include the following under supervision:

    • Carry out assignments relating to the processing of audiovisual archival records, including arrangement, description, digitization, preservation, and reference, ensuring that these procedures are performed in a cost-effective manner. Assists in arranging audiovisual archival collections. Prepares, revises, and enhances descriptions of audiovisual collections and individual items therein.
    • Performs related data entry, creates and supplies computer generated labels, and creates finding aids. Perform digitization of audiovisual materials. This may include digitizing entering or updating metadata, data migration and backup, assistance in providing audiovisual content for the Library's website and NARA Catalog, and description of historical materials in online indexes or databases.Obtain information and prepare responses to informational reference requests.
    • Respond to reference requests from researchers and assist onsite researchers, informing them orally, electronically, and in writing about the Library's audiovisual archival holdings and policies regarding their use; historical information about these holdings; and information about the Library and NARA.
    • Produce or retrieve digital copies (video, audio or still image) for reference requests and processe purchase requests. Identify and analyze preservation requirements for audiovisual archival materials and recommend and/or take appropriate action in accordance with procedures, guidelines, and goals established by agency.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    United States Citizens

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