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    This position is located in the Preparation Section of the Manuscript Division of the Special Collections Directorate of Library Services.

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    As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division's mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent nongovernmental organizations. The Archives Technician works under the administrative supervision of an assistant head of the Preparation Section. Working also at times with the coordination of an archivist, the Archives Technician assists in or independently completes special projects identified by the head or assistant head of the section. He or she implements standards for accuracy and detail while exercising judgment, technical proficiency, and an understanding of the archival principles of arranging, describing, preserving, and securing rare and fragile material.

    Performs arrangement and description work in a major body of records or personal papers. Assists in the preliminary review and handling of newly acquired papers or assigned collections. Assists in processing collections, including tasks such as removing duplicate material and performing preservation photocopying.

    Applies descriptive information to collection material according to a prescribed plan. Assists in the compilation of container lists, inventories, finding aids, and other descriptive guides in automated format.

    Performs the wide variety of interrelated steps and procedures required to preserve and maintain collection materials. Assists in the preliminary review of archival collections to determine physical condition and identify potential processing problems. Identifies and labels material for conservation and inventory control. Treats and houses material according to instructions, and performs duties such shelving, relocating collections, transferring collection material, and marking them for special identification or handling.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    The position description number for this position is 137564.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement. 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1421 Archives Technician

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