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    This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent is a journey level Conservator in the Conservation Branch, with responsibility for performing the full range of conservation work supporting NARA's preservation initiatives. The incumbent assesses archival concerns in a variety of settings and involving a variety of archival materials, e.g., paper, books, photographs, and makes preservation decisions that maximize their useful life.

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    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    - Research the history of records, the materials of which they are comprised and those which contributed to their formation.
    - May design research projects concerning conservation processes, techniques and materials to support treatment and further advance an understanding of conservation related issues.
    - Prepare condition reports describing physical attributes of the media and support of each record.
    - Work closely with representatives of archival units to determine proper conservation and preservation needs of records and keep archival staff informed of current and future conservation developments and preservation policies affecting materials in their varied and special collections.
    - Apply and develop a range of storage and housing options to ensure appropriate preservation of records.
    - Train other conservators, conservation technicians and interns in conservation methods and techniques, conducting on-the-job training sessions to develop or improve their skills.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608846900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.