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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

F/T - Archives Tech - NARA NY

Archives Technician

SALARY RANGE: 34,582.00 - 44,959.00 USD per year
New employees usually start at the minimum salary rate. If you have prior Federal service, you may start at a higher rate.

OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 to Tuesday, May 12, 2009
DUTY LOCATIONS: vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: 1 vacancy - New York City, NY

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: ALL SOURCES - Applications will be accepted from US citizens, from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities.

Provides reference assistance to scholars, Congressional staff members, officials of Federal agencies, and the general public. Identifies, analyzes, locates, and provides access to textual records, microfilm, print and web publications, and other genealogical and historical information. Serves as a research room attendant: issues researcher cards; pulls, photocopies, and refiles requested material; and completes related administrative paperwork. Explains use of finding aids and various other sources of reference material. Assists with extended hours of operation. Identifies problems encountered in the reference operation and provides solutions.

Accomplishes repair and rehabilitation projects on archival holdings. Performs basic holdings maintenance activities on records. Reports on documents needing professional conservation. Provides guidance to volunteers and student interns.

Performs arrangement work at individual page, document, or filing unit level. Examines documents for identification and verifies them against appropriate finding aids to determine their correct arrangement. Detects missing or misfiled items, and separated enclosures. Assists in preparing appropriate cross-references. Prepares or affixes labels. Prepares new folders, boxes, or enclosures, as needed.

Assists in the physical accessioning of archival records. Assigns space to incoming accessions. Ensures records are inspected and correctly shelved, and that preservation needs are noted. Completes required paperwork and reports.

Provides administrative support activities. Participates in outreach activities and programs intended to increase the public’s awareness and use of agency holdings. Serves as a cashier and point-of-contact for all financial activities including Trust and Gift Fund deposits, and Point of Sales (POS) oversight. Assists in maintenance of regional correspondence and the electronic mail log. Compiles statistical data for reports.

You will serve as an Archives Technician in the Northeast Region, Archival Operations, located at 201 Varick Street, 12th Floor, in New York, New York.

For more information on the Regional Archives System visit


* Relocation expenses will not be paid.
* Responses to KSAs required (see “How You Will Be Evaluated” section).
* More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days.
* U.S. Citizenship
* Background and/or Security Investigation required.
* Sufficiently fit to perform physical labor.

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Originally listed on archives listserv.