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    This position is located in the Office of External Affairs (OEA); History Office in Silver Spring, MD which provides expertise on history of FDA and predecessors; and is a key resource for historical records and resources used for Agency communications and programs

    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-OC-18-10307949-MP under competitive procedures. Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both.

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    • As a Historian, you will:
    • Develop oral, written and digital media histories pertaining to legislative initiatives and regulatory policy.
    • Establish historic preservation project scopes, schedules and budgets, workload strategies and priorities, and historic preservation program goals.
    • Conduct on-site investigations of project sites to determine the feasibility of proposed projects, including the development of design alternatives and subsequent analysis.
    • Engage in studies of historic artifacts and offer opinions as to whether the artifacts appear to be historically worthy of preservation or restoration.
    • Perform a series of historical research projects and provide innovative methods to showcase historical artifacts.
    • Administer proper data management of files, records and graphics for warehouse storage and/or requests for information.
    • Digitize textual and graphical documents for record keeping, digital communications, internal and external research.
    • Develop virtual exhibits to display on social media and the History Office Website to improve the way FDA shares historical information with the public.
    • Make budgetary recommendations to management, track budgetary expenses, identify contract needs and draft acquisition documents providing technical insights on the needs of historical-based requirements.
    • Ensure that digital products are Section 508 compliant, readable, of high visual quality, customer-friendly, and in concert with agencies mission and programs.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510681300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.