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Job: Archives Technican at National Archives and Records Administration

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Archives Technican
National Archives and Records Administration
Waltham, MA

Job Title:Archives Technician

  
Agency:National Archives and Records Administration

  
Job Announcement Number:JD1477798RKD

SALARY RANGE: $38,928.00 to $50,609.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, August 10, 2015 to Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SERIES & GRADE: GS-1421-06

POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:07

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:

Waltham, MA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

  
JOB SUMMARY:

  
In this position, you will serve as an Archives Technician at National
Archives, Research Services, Archival Operations in Waltham, MA.

  
Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional
seeking a career change, you can make history at the National
Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of
career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than
10 billion of them.

  
Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of
dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a
career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the
National Archives!

  
For more information visit: http://www.archives.gov/boston/

  
TRAVEL REQUIRED

  
 Not Required

  
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  
 No

  
KEY REQUIREMENTS

  
 U.S. Citizenship

 Background
Investigation or Security Clearance

 More jobs may be
filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days

 Selective Service
Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

 You will be required
to serve a one-year probationary period

  
DUTIES:

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This is a developmental position. At the full performance
level, you may perform all or some of the following duties:

  
Reference: Provides written or oral "first-line" reference
assistance and consultation, responding to all forms of inquiry concerning
NARA's archival holdings, by using complex finding aid systems and related
archival sources, in both electronic and analog formats.
Assists researchers in navigating complex finding aid systems and establishing
connections between related archival sources, regardless of their physical
location.

  
Arrangement: Performs detailed and complex arrangement work following a plan
(or guidance) approved by his/her supervisor or team
leader. Perfects the arrangement of
records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide
input on how a series of records should be arranged.

  
Preservation, Holdings Maintenance and Reformatting:
Evaluates the physical condition of records in the course of other duties and
alerts supervisor to condition problems that limit access or threaten the
safety of records. Creates or updates needs assessment forms for entries in
the official physical control system to reflect preservation and/or holdings
maintenance needs or actions completed. Completes moderate to complex
reformatting projects under the direction of an archivist.
Leads, coordinates and implements projects to physically relocate or ship
records for storage or reference needs.

  
Description: Prepares online catalog descriptions of holdings at all levels
according to NARA's life cycle standards and Research Services policies and
procedures. Develops and implements moderately complex archival description
projects under the direction of an archivist. Assists in the preparation of
finding aids for complex records under the guidance of an
archivist.

  
Accessioning and Disposal: Assists in accessioning and disposal of all record
types under the guidance of an Archives Specialist or Archivist. Checks
accessioned records for completeness and supervises their placement in the
stacks. May perform tasks using the electronic accessioning systems necessary
for transferring records ownership to NARA. Coordinates, monitors, or carries
out the physical relocation and shelving of holdings.
Updates physical and descriptive data for existing series in relevant
databases. May also create physical and descriptive data in these systems for
new series.

  
Customer Service: Greets visitors,
assists with registration, and directs to appropriate NARA resources as
necessary. Anticipates, identifies, and
resolves customer service problems pertaining to reference and associated
records handling and security issues. Assists management
and lead staff with implementation and evaluation of customer service
initiatives. Provides input and feedback on customer
service effectiveness and needs. Gathers and reports customer service data.

  
Other: Maintains up-to-date knowledge regarding the large
and complex variety of records series within NARA in order to locate requested
material and re-file material released after the review and/or reference
process is completed. Trains lower grade employees or volunteers. Organizes
and coordinates the work of lower grade archives technicians, as
requested. Participates in unit meetings, contributes to
group decision making, provides input on ways to improve the efficiency of the
work, accepts personal responsibilities and displays initiative in
accomplishing and promoting the mission of the agency and the unit.

  
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-06 - Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is
experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge,
skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the
position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the
position to be filled.

  
Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include performing
various archival records activities, such as: Performing reference service,
preservation action, arrangement, description, or accessioning of archival
records.

  
Education may be substituted for experience. GS-06: One half-year of graduate
course work in an archival records related field such as History, Library
Science, Political Science, Government, Archives & Records Management, etc
. **Transcripts MUST be provided if qualifying based on
education.

  
Combination of Experience and Education: A combination of qualifying graduate
education and experience may be used to meet the total requirements of this
position. **Transcripts MUST be provided is qualifying
based on a combination of education and experience.



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