This position is located in Everglades National Park, in the Cultural Resources Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.Learn more about this agency
This position is a temporary position not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Position may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.
The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for April through October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 2018
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
The incumbent serves as an archivist at the South Florida Collections Management Center (SFCMC), a multi-park collection management center located inside Everglades National Park. The SFCMC is a dynamic professional organization which manages the museum and archival collections for Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, De Soto National Memorial, Dry Tortugas National Park and Everglades National Park. The SFCMC's mission is to preserve the diverse cultural and natural resources of our parks, sharing them with the American people in celebration of our collective heritage. Our vision is to be central to all aspects of park stewardship, supporting informed resource management decisions and inspiring research, education, and understanding.
The SFCMC manages collections in excess of seven million objects, specimens, and archival documents. The collections span 6,000 years of human history and document active scientific research associated with the nation's largest ecosystem restoration project. Collections from the five parks are varied and include prehistoric and historic archeological artifacts; art; history objects; a 16th century suit of armor; Native American objects; a nationally significant collection of 19th century seacoast artillery; specimens of threatened and endangered species; insects; plants; bird and mammal specimens; type specimens, including holotypes; DNA; and even a swamp buggy. These diverse collections provide unique challenges and opportunities for museum staff seeking to advance their careers. The SFCMC seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, knowledgeable professional to join our team under our guiding principles of professionalism, education, leadership, sustainability, and customer service.
The incumbent utilizes knowledge of archival theory, practices, procedures, and techniques to support the SFCMC's mission and strategic goals. The incumbent will be responsible for management of the museum and archives digital collections, including developing and implementing a strategy for the long-term preservation and accessibility of the parks' digital collections. The incumbent will facilitate the transition from a largely textual archive to a mixed media archival repository. S/he will draft a digital records management plan in consultation with the SFCMC archivist. Managing digital data for long term preservation and access requires specialized knowledge and training, and the incumbent will be called upon to collaborate with other National Park Service units who are in the process of developing digital records management strategies. Implementation of requirements of the Federal Records Act and other directives for managing federal records will be ensured. The digital archivist will work with SFCMC staff to ensure appropriate practices for appraising, preserving and providing access to electronic records are implemented. S/he will conduct outreach with parks' IT staffs and key managers to ensure digital records preservation is being undertaken.
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