Archives Specialist

Posted to IASSIST on: 2005-11-17

Employer: USA National Archives

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Preserving the past . . . for the future. Join the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) team and help build the gateway to the vast and rich records which celebrate our American heritage. NARA is at the forefront in fields from document preservation to electronic records. By ensuring ready access to the essential evidence of our government and the national experience, NARA is uniquely important in a democratic system that depends upon the preservation and availability of such documentation."

You will review agency electronic records containing statistical economic and demographic data and consisting of email with attachments, PDF documents, and geographical information systems to review the appraisal of their archival value and accession them into the National Archives, Electronic /Special Media Records Services Division, located at 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

The headquarters site for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is a new, state-of-the-art building in suburban Maryland. Adjoining the campus of the University of Maryland, NARA’s building is located in a wooded area that offers both beauty and privacy yet has convenient access to urban amenities and to the Beltway. Pleasant working conditions, the latest in equipment, a full-service cafeteria, a fitness center, free parking, a jogging path, a childcare center. NARA’s building has the kinds of features that attract new employees today.

To be considered for this position, you must have 1 year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience is experience which shows that you have the knowledges, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position successfully. This type of experience is typically in or related to performing accessioning, description, preservation, interpretation, manipulation, research and analysis of, and reference on records in electronic format.

Time-in-grade restrictions apply for current Federal employees applying under merit promotion procedures. You must have one year of Federal service at the GS-11 to be eligible for a GS-12. Time-in-grade restrictions do not apply under public notice procedures.

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

A background investigation will be required for this position; a preliminary criminal history check and credit check may be initiated prior to final offer of employment.

Archived on: 2005-12-31