HISTORIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 13, 2017
Closes
Jul 28, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a great place for you. DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to www.disa.mil for more information.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Basic Requirement:
    A. Degree: history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
    OR
    B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-11 ) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

    Specialized experience at the GS-12 is defined as: One year experience inhistorical methodology sufficient to gather and evaluate evidence, establish historical facts, determine their relationships and present the results. Experience coordinating with other offices in the collection, use and disposition of historical documents.

    Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

    Background or Security Investigation: The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.

    Secret


    DUTIES:

    Major Duties:

    • Responsible for planning and conducting major research projects and special analysis, including researching and writing articles for internal and external publications, and preparing written material to support other communications products, brochures, monographs, videos, and historical reports.
    • Sorts, evaluates, and organizes all materials in current historical archives.
    • On a semi-annual basis, this individual is responsible for documenting all organizational and leadership changes within the agency, major accomplishments, and major changes to lines of funding.
    • Assimilates large amounts of information into a cohesive, consumable format for semiannual historical reports of the Agency.
    • Responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of processes, products, and functions related to recording and retelling the agency's history by establishing and tracking benchmarks and metrics; and analyzing those metrics, in combination with other feedback mechanisms, to make recommendations for continuous process improvement.
    • Updates and maintains artifact displays located throughout agency facilities.