College Park, Maryland
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Full Time

As an Archivist, you will:

- Contribute to the planning and implementation of digitization projects at the Branch and Division level.

- Report on and track the progress of projects and assignments.

- Ensure the proper storage, handling, and conservation of records.

- Consult with other stakeholders to achieve project goals and outcomes.

- Manage quality control and delivery of images by utilizing knowledge of NARA's data standards.

- Develop and deliver formal and informal training to staff in order to achieve project goals and maintain standardized digitization practices.


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • Public Trust background investigation will be required.

  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    To be qualified for this position at the GS-12 level, you must have at least one year of experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    - Utilizing archival principles in order to maintain and administer record keeping systems.; AND
    - Designing and executing communications strategies, plans, or activities in order to perform activities geared towards ultimately connecting researchers with archival records (i.e. activities at every point of the archival life cycle: accessioning, processing, description, reference).; AND
    - Leading projects for archival functions.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
    For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11level for 52 weeks.


    Education Requirements: The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Basic Requirements for all grades:

    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.
    Combination of education and experience - at least 30 semester hours that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Archives and Records Administration.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework per agency policy.

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