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    This position is part of the NATIONAL DECLASSIFICATION CENTER, National Archives and Records Administration. As an ARCHIVES TECHNICIAN, you will assist with the declassification processing and work and data entry.

    NOTE: While waiting to obtain security clearance, the incumbent will be detailed to other NARA units and perform work based on the assigned unit.

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    As an ARCHIVES TECHNICIAN, GS-1421-5/6, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Reviews files, segments of a series or entire series of security classified records to determine whether they may be declassified and made available for research use. Also identifies sensitive areas requiring new delegation of authority by agencies to NARA and areas where clearer guidelines are required. Incumbent withdraws sensitive materials from files and maintains records of actions taken.
    • Studies documents for identification and verifies them against appropriate finding aids to determine the correct arrangement and detects missing: and misfiled items and enclosures that have been separated from covering communications. As requested, takes corrective action where discrepancies occur and prepares appropriate cross-references for records previously filed in a different series or record group. Prepares or assists in the preparation of location registers to inventoried records.
    • In connection with other duties assumes immediate responsibility for accomplishing particular repair and rehabilitation projects with or without the aid of other archives technicians, but does not make decisions that call for professional knowledge of repair and rehabilitation processes or of value or probable activity of records. Such projects involve selection, preparation, transmittal, receipt-back inspection, and return to file.
    • Prepares initial descriptions of newly accessioned records according to established format. Prepares other documentation such as change of holdings forms or Master Location Register data collection forms as necessary to ensure archival control of newly accessioned or relocated records. Prepares detailed internal and informal finding aids such as indexes and shelf lists and devises series titles for title (unpublished) inventories including dates of coverage and the physical form and: quantity of records.
    • Assists responsible archivist in effecting the physical` transfer of records to or from the National Archives including overseeing necessary segregating, packing, labeling and shelving activities. Assists supervisor by locating and marking records and record groups authorized for disposal. Assists in making arrangements for the expeditious removal of old records or placement of new records in the stacks by directing the work of laborers in locating records or directing the placement of records in proper order in the stack area.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1421 Archives Technician

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