Processing Assistant (Archives Technician)

Washington D.C.
May 09, 2017
May 31, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division's mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent nongovernmental organizations. The Archives Technician works under the administrative supervision of a Supervisory Archivist in the Preparation Section. Working also at times with the coordination of an archivist, the Archives Technician assists in or independently accomplishes the completion of special projects identified by the supervisors of the section. He or she implements standards for accuracy and details while exercising judgment, technical proficiency, and an understanding of the archival principles of arranging, describing, preserving, and securing rare and fragile material.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Duties of the position require the incumbent to lift material up to thirty-five (35 LBS) pounds and carry out duties that may require strenuous physical work, including standing for extended periods of time, walking, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling carts, and reaching and lifting.

After an offer of employment has been made and before commencement of duties, the selectee MUST be physically qualified by the Library’s Health Office.

This position is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 137564.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of archival techniques and/or records managment.**

Ability to perform preservation duties.

Ability to plan, organize and execute work.

Ability to record and maintain accurate data.**

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable

Similar jobs