United States Army War College
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They
provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial
to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of
its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This is an Archives Technician, GS-1421-07 position with the US Army War
College, Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle Barracks, New
Cumberland, PA 17013.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Serve as Archives Technician performing non-professional technical work
primarily in acquiring, arranging, and describing archives, non-current
records and related material. Participate in the acquisition, accessioning,
maintenance, preservation, and retrieval of historical information in various
media. Organizes and inventories contents of archival collections. Places
archival materials in physical storage to insure appropriate arrangement,
identification and ease of retrieval, to include indexing and cross-
referencing. Performs periodic reviews to insure that archival materials have
been returned to physical storage in proper order. Prepares finding aids for
archival material. Obtains, moves, boxes, labels and files holdings within
prescribed formats and established processes. Uses databases and word
processing automation in accomplishment of duties.
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described
below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.
Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience,
including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic;
religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one
year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized
experience is defined as: at least one year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal service which includes: 1)
Arranging and describing archive records based on archival guidelines, 2)
preparing finding aids for archival materials, or 3) maintaining
accountability of materials to include their proper order.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge,
skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Skill in Automation Support
Ability to Communication
Knowledge of Archival Principles & Procedures
Ability to Organize
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required
experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet
the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of
education for experience is permitted.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment
Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
May be required to work infrequent evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
Moving expenses are not authorized.
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