ARCHIVES TECHNICIAN

National Archives and Records Administration | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 11/08/2019
Description This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration, Research Services and Office of Presidential libraries. As an ARCHIVES TECHNICIAN, you will be performing non-professional, quasi-professional and technical work that supports access to archival holdings and physical and intellectual control over records.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-07. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide written or oral "first-line" reference assistance and consultation, responding to all forms of inquiry concerning NARA's archival holdings, in original or surrogate format, by using complex finding aid systems and related archival sources, in both electronic and analog formats.
  • Independently evaluate the physical condition of records in the course of other duties and alerts supervisor or other designated staff to condition problems that limit access or threaten the safety of records.
  • Prepare online catalog descriptions of holdings at all levels according to NARA lifecycle standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Greet visitors, assist with registration; conduct orientation briefings for onsite researchers, as required; and direct researchers to appropriate NARA resources as necessary.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience for the GS-06 grade level is defined as one year of experience at the GS-05 grade level, or equivalent, that is typically in or related to the position and which equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience:

-Communicating with customers and responding to inquiries, verbally or in writing; AND
-Using systems to locate items and/or using documentation to identify information relevant to a work assignment; AND
-Applying regulations and policies to accomplish work assignments.

Specialized Experience for the GS-05 grade level is defined as one year of experience at the GS-04 grade level, or equivalent, that is typically in or related to the position and which equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience:

-Communicating to customer inquiries, verbally or in writing; AND
-Experience filing records; AND
-Following and referencing archival policy and procedures.
OR
-You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 4 years above high school
OR
-You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.

NOTE: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.

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