Archives Technician

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2019
Closes
Apr 27, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing may be required.
  • Must be able to pass a physical abilities test.
  • Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You may qualify at the GS-05 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:
    Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-04. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include: archival activities as reference service, accessioning, description, preservation, holdings maintenance, transfer, and disposal.

    Education may be substituted for experience, GS-05: four years of college education from an accredited educational institution leading to a bachelor's degree or 120 hours of progressively higher level college education from an accredited educational institution. If qualifying based on education, transcripts must be provided.

    Combination of Experience and Education: A combination of qualifying education and experience may be used to meet the total requirements of this position.

    You may qualify at the GS-06 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:
    Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-05. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include: performing records center activities such as reference service, transfer, disposition, description, space management, and quality audit; utilizing information technology applications; and providing technical assistance, guidance, or training to others.

    Education may be substituted for experience, GS-06: Half a year of appropriate graduate education (9 semester hours or 13.5 quarter hours) from an accredited educational institution.

    Combination of Experience and Education: A combination of experience and graduate education from an accredited educational institution may be used to meet the total requirements for this position.

    You may qualify at the GS-07 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:
    Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-06. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include: performing records center activities such as reference service, transfer, disposition, description, space management, and quality audit; utilizing information technology applications; providing technical assistance, guidance, or training to others; preparing recommendations for procedural improvements; and preparing statistical or quality audit reports; OR

    Education may be substituted for experience, GS-07: Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in a field of study that demonstrates the competencies required by this position with either (1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale; (2) a 3.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale for all required courses completed in a qualifying major field of study at either the time of application or during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum; (3) class standing of upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or a major subdivision of the college; or, (4) membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, excluding freshman honor societies; OR One full year of graduate level education from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university The education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position; OR

    Combination of Experience and Education: A combination of experience and graduate education from an accredited educational institution may be used to meet the total requirements for this position.

    Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/generalschedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER

    Merit promotion applicants must meet time in grade requirements as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirement for the GS-06 level. One year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirement for the GS-07 level.

    You must meet all of the qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities such as the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veterans Recruitment Appointment Authority (VRA), Disabilities Program, etc.

    Note: National Archives uses E-verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit, http://www.e-verify.gov.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they occur within 90 days.

    Bargaining Unit: This position is in the AFGE bargaining unit.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    - Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    - Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    - Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    - Other Special Appointment Authorities

    The first part of the interview process for this position requires candidates to pass a physical ability test designed to measure the candidate's ability to perform the physical requirements of the job. The test requires carrying 50-pound boxes like those found on the job. It also requires bending, squatting, and walking to reach the boxes, in addition to climbing and balancing on a pulpit ladder up to 14 feet high. The weight capacity of the ladders is rated at 300 pounds.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Applies Knowledge of Information Security Procedures Pertaining to National Security Classified Records
    • Customer Service
    • Maintains Files and Records
    • Performs Reference Services
    • Performs Various Duties Related to the Receipt, Shelving and Storage of National Security Classified Records
    • Problem Solving
    • Utilizes Computer Technology

    Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required No


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