Archives Technician

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Created: April 22, 2016


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.
Security Clearance
Top Secret


Published: Friday, April 22, 2016 00:48 UTC

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