Archivist – Architect of the Capitol – Washington, D.C.

SALARY RANGE: $75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to Friday, January 23, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1420-12
POSITION INFORMATION: This is an Excepted Service position and does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status – Permanent, Full Time
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 12
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

DUTIES:
This position is assigned to the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Curator Division, Records Management and Archives Branch and serves as an Archivist in the Records Management and Archives Branch.

Incumbent is responsible for the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and management of the permanently valuable historical records of the Architect of the Capitol. Because the Architect of the Capitol is exempted by law from sending the agency’s permanent records to the National Archives, the Archivist performs a range of duties normally undertaken by the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Duties include:

– Evaluating and accessioning historical paper and electronic records as documentary evidence of the administrative history of the agency and the history of the Capitol Complex.

-Organizing, maintaining, and preserving the permanent records of the AOC in textual and electronic format following the highest archival standards.

-Researching the history of the United States Capitol utilizing the historical records of the agency.

-Assisting the Chief of the Records Management and Archives Branch on matters of records retention and management, archival storage, and planning of microfilming/scanning projects as well as overseeing the daily work of Archives Technicians and summer employees.

-Performing reference services in the records of the Architect for AOC staff and contractors, congressional staff, government agencies, scholars, and the public.

-Conducting research in the historical records and published sources and drafting clear and concise responses to reference requests.

-Working with others to implement and maintain an electronic document and records management system to manage records across the AOC and researching new methods of representing descriptive information for access, incorporating finding aids, databases, and the AOC Guide to Historical Records.

-Conducting agency records inventories in order to update the records schedules in AOC jurisdictions.

-Developing and implementing the agency’s oral history program.

-Presenting results of research in the form of inventories, reports, and presentations.

***A Master’s Degree in archival or library science is preferred***

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree with a major that includes 18 semester hours in archival or library science, and 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: history, art history, American studies, public administration, political science or government.

OR

Combination of education and experience – at least 30 semester hours in history, art history, American studies, public administration, or government, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Specialized experience: is experience 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 position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Candidates for the GS-12 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower (GS-11) grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as having experience:

1.) Training and advising staff on policies and procedures for managing records;

2.) Performing collections management, development, appraisal, accessioning, arrangement, description, and preservation;

3.) Implementing of electronic document and records management systems; and

4.) Providing professional reference and education services to professional staff, researchers and the public.

Professional experience must have been in archival science, or in a directly related field of work such as history that involved the collection, appraisal, analysis, or synthesis of information having historical or archival values. The following are illustrative of kinds of experience that may be accepted as meeting the professional experience requirements: (1) experience as an archivist in Federal, state, religious institution, business, or other archives, or in manuscript depositories, and (2) experience of an archival nature that involved research in archival science, or in a directly related field such as history, government, economics, political science, international relations, or international law.

For more information and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390063100

Advertisements