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$34,075.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to Tuesday, March 27, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time – Permanent
1 vacancy(s) – Washington DC, DC United States
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
United States Citizens
You will serve as an Archives Technician with The Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services, Presidential Materials Division, in Washington, DC.
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://archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/
This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion Announcement JD622673SW. Applicants who wish to be considered under Merit Promotion procedures must apply to JD622673SW.
Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens.
* U.S. Citizenship
* Background Investigation or Security Clearance
* Designated and/or Random Drug Testing Required
* Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
* More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
As an Archives Technician you are responsible to the Presidential Materials Division (LM). The incumbent performs archival duties involving reference, arrangement, description, evaluation, and preservation of historical documents, and responds to written and oral reference requests. The incumbent performs detailed arrangement work after a general plan, conducts research inquiries, prepares detailed internal finding aids, assists in the transfer and disposal of records, and responds to reference and retrieval requests from the White House. Typical work assignments include:
· Arranges materials at the file folder and series levels under predetermined arrangement schemes or under a general plan approved by the supervisor.
· Prepares and affixes container labels, refolders and reboxes materials, and shelves containers.
· Conducts searches for information and materials and responds to routine reference requests.
· Searches for single or limited quantities of documents and information in series, which have refined index systems. Responds to routine oral inquiries.
· Prepares forms and routine written responses and may draft responses to more complex inquiries.
· Furnishes materials to researchers, makes reproductions when ordered, and refiles materials when no longer in use.
· Monitors the researchers as needed, ensures the proper handling of materials, and assists researchers in filling out requests for materials and reproductions.
· Answers questions of a routine nature about the holdings, but refers substantive inquiries to staff archivists.
· Prepares internal finding aids such as cross-reference sheets and cards, shelf lists, locator indexes, index cards and electronic databases. Identifies and describes series within collections in terms of subject, chronology, volume, and internal arrangement.
· Assists archivists in the preparation of more complex finding aids. Performs research in published and non-published sources to obtain information about the donor or history of an organization from whom the materials were received to be used in descriptive information for more complex finding aids.
· Assists archivists in transfer and disposal of records. As directed, evaluates physical condition of records and checks for completeness. Assists in the placement of materials in storage areas, in transfer of materials, and other disposal as necessary.
· Identifies records requiring preservation and rehabilitation action, removes materials from holdings, and informs supervisor. Prepares forms and follows through on forwarding material to the proper preservation facility. Returns rehabilitated materials to their appropriate location. Incumbent may make minor repairs to materials.