Archives Technician (term)

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Created: April 22, 2016


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National 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 National Park Service.

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 coats.
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 505-988-6080.


Published: Friday, April 22, 2016 00:50 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC