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Friday, October 10, 2014

F/T - Archives Technician, National Archives (NY)

Archives Technician, National Archives and Records Administration – NY

In this position, you will serve as an Archives Technician with the National Archives and Records Administration, Research Services, Archival Operations – New York City, located in New York, NY.
You can apply between Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Monday, October 20, 2014
May occasionally work Saturdays and evenings during special events.


Provides reference service and guidance to other archives technicians, aides, intermittent, volunteers, agency personnel, scholars, professionals, genealogists, local historians, and general researchers not familiar with research in archival holdings. Furnishes directly or directs the work of others in furnishing and re-filing of records and microfilm rolls, and prepares oral replies, letters, form replies, reference reports, finding aids, reproductions, and loans. Oversees and ensures the smooth operation of the computer and microfilm reading room.

Prepares internal finding aids such as indexes, folder and box lists, special lists, and title line inventories for accessioned records .Identifies and describes series in terms of subject content, date span, volume, and internal arrangement.

Provides archival research and preservation support to public programs and education staff in their workshops, training, exhibit planning and preparation, and tours of facilities for genealogical, volunteers, and academic groups to acquaint members of the public with basic research in archival holdings and research potential of NARA holdings.

Assumes point-of-contact duties for some office administrative tasks possibly to include office file plan, procurement/supply responsibilities, property, and trust fund accounting. Coordinates with business support staff to facilitate facility administration and program operation in these areas. Compiles statistical data for required periodic reports in written and/or electronic form. May be asked to be part of emergency response, health and safety, or fire teams.


GS-07 – Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) 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: independently performing arrangement, description, preservation, accessioning, disposal, and outreach functions requiring a thorough familiarity with archival principles, records keeping practices, functional and administrative history of accessioned records in archival custody.

Education may be substituted for experience. GS-7; one year of graduate level course work in a related field such as History, Political Science, Archival or Library Science may be considered as qualifying.
NOTE: If you wish to qualify for the position based on education, you must submit copies of your college transcripts. Graduates of foreign schools must have their academic credentials evaluated through a recognized credential evaluating institution.

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