Archivist (Latino History & Culture)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
A. Bachelor's degree in archival science or bachelor's degree with a major that includes 18 semester hours in archival science, history and/or in political science or government, and 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.
B. Combination of education and experience - at least 30 semester hours that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to Basic Requirements above, you must possess the following:
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.
For this position specialized experience is defined as experience collaborating with Latino/a communities on topics of Latino/a history and culture in the United States and the Americas; applying archival standards and methodology to all activities which comprise of archival collections processing, storage, preservation, conservation, disaster planning, and records management; caring for and handling archival materials such as records, images, recordings, oral histories, personal papers and other record types on a wide range of physical media, as well as born digital and digitized content.
In addition to meeting the above requirements, you must also possess AND meet the selective factor requirements listed below:
- Experience researching and collecting Latino material culture and related items in historical context. This experience is demonstrated through products of research such as articles, teaching, lectures, oral histories, archival holdings, ephemera, museum collections, exhibitions, and/or public programming specifically in Latino history and culture.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
- Proof of Education must be submitted via copies of unofficial/official transcripts.
- You must meet the Selective Factor requirement in order to be considered qualified.
- You must meet the Specialized Experience Statement requirement in order to be considered.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:
- Knowledge of collections records, archival materials, fundamental principles and theoretical concepts of professional archival work and historical research techniques related to the history and culture of the Latino/a community.
- Skill in applying archival principles and procedures to manage archival functions related to the retention, disposition, organization, preservation, maintenance, inventory and development of archival collections.
- Ability to appraise, assess, and preserve archival records and collections, as well as special formats and media found within collections.
- Knowledge of digital preservation practices and electronic records management and access technologies.
- Ability to work collaboratively on projects and teams with internal and external partners.
Important Note: The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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