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    This position is part of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives and Records Administration. As an AUDIO-VIDEO PRESERVATION SPECIALIST, you will perform duties associated with digitizing original audio and video records, managing digital surrogates and derivatives, creating technical/administrative metadata, and producing physical media copies.

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    Note: This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Current federal employees and applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered may also apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD10292704TPM. Open: 08/27/18 Close:09/10/18

    As an AUDIO-VIDEO PRESERVATION SPECIALIST, GS-1001-9/11, your typical work assignments may include:

    • Digitize and reformat original archival audio and video records using computer hardware and software technology as well as tape based analog and digital recorders/reproducers. Produce both digital audio and video files as well as produce physical media. Perform both audio and video processing on these files and produce hard-copy output (tape, optical discs, etc.) from these files.
    • Work with a range of original archival audio and video records, analog audio and video tape, motion picture film, and many other obsolete media formats. Create archival administrative and technical metadata documenting the digitization process and enter audio video files and metadata into local databases. Assist in identifying and defining metadata requirements for specific digitization projects.
    • Conduct quality assurance and quality control inspection of local work to ensure that NARA standards are being maintained, as well as of work produced by outside labs and contractors.
    • Operate Apple Macintosh and Windows computer-based audio and video digitizing systems, digital and analog video recorders, digital and analog audio recorders, motion picture flatbed editors, motion picture telecines, time base correctors, color bar and black burst generators, various software plug-ins, various outboard processors, lab convection oven (for the process of baking polyester tapes suffering from sticky shed syndrome), and various tools used in the conservation and repair of archival audio and video media. Calibrate all types of equipment, installation of new audio and video reformatting systems, signal flow design, approach, and implementation, trouble-shooting of hardware and software, set-up, testing, and upgrading of both audio and video equipment.
    • Work on a range of projects, including routine digitization, special requests and complex/difficult projects.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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