Archives Technician (term)
U.S. National Park Service


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Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and
Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with
our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and
lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and
advocates. For more information about the National Park Service, click
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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens under delegated
examining procedures. You do not have to be a current or former government
employee to be considered for this position.

This recruitment will be used to fill one temporary position with a full-time
work schedule Not-to-Exceed 1039 hours in a twelve month period, although
positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.
Under this type of appointment selectee(s) may be eligible for rehire in
future seasons. Anticipated Entrance on Duty is May-June, 2016.

This position serves at Pecos National Historical Park assisting in the
organization and maintenance of the parks archival and manuscript collection.
Government housing is not available.


Position duties: Catalogs and indexes a large variety of archival materials.
Examines for content, and identifies and selects significant concepts and
characteristics to be recorded for use in automated retrieval. Recognizes the
need for cross referencing related fields. Determines
locations and subjects for additional level of coding for source
materials. This involves identifying various buildings or
areas within parks, utilizing many reference sources (e.g., maps, atlases,
reports), and consulting with professional staff as necessary. Anticipates
long and short term user requirements in making indexing choices. Uses the NPS
automated cataloging system and procedures to catalog and manage archival
collections. Enters data into systems. Assists in the preparation of finding
aids. Ensures proper maintenance, storage, control, and record management of
materials. Determines proper plans for arranging/rearranging materials within
space limitations.

Physical Demands: The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing,
walking, and bending often required. Heavy items (reports, drawings, and
boxes) must be lifted or moved on a routine basis.

Work Environment: The work is usually performed in a museum storage area, work
space, research room, or office setting. The incumbent may work with
potentially dangerous collections that have biological contamination, such as
mold, insects, or vermin, requiring protective masks, gloves, and laboratory

Area Information: Pecos National Historical Park is located 2 miles south of
the village of Pecos, New Mexico on State Highway 63, four miles north of
interstate 25. Pecos NHP is 25 miles east of Santa Fe and 44 miles to the west
of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The multi-cultural resources of the park are
enclosed in a predominately pinon/juniper woodland plant community with
elevation from 6900 to 7400 feet. Precipitation averages 7 to 10 inches per
year. Snowfall averages 12 to 16 inches in the winter. Average maximum winter
temperature is 40 degrees. Average maximum summer temperature is 80 degrees.
Elementary and secondary schools as well as banking facilities are available
in Pecos. La Vegas and Santa Fe provide all modern amenities and collegiate
opportunities while Santa Fe provides all the cultural features of a major
metropolitan area. For additional information, please visit
the Pecos NHP web site at Park housing is not available. For
information about the job please contact Rhonda Brewer at 505-757-7206. For
information about the vacancy announcement please contact Martin Lavadie at

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