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National Archives and Records Administration Washington, DC
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National Archives and Records Administration


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/10/2019 to 07/19/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 6

- ##### Salary

$42,308 to $55,006 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


District of Columbia, DC

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records
Administration, Archivist/Deputy Archivist, Office of the Chief
Operating Officer, Research Services. As an ARCHIVES TECHNICIAN, you
will be monitoring research room activities, assisting customers and
performing archival activities within the records of the Federal
Government; research may be used for an on-line posting, special
event, museum exhibit, or loan to other museums.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-07. You will
have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will
receive training to help you grow in this position.

- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
- Use technical or quasi-professional knowledge of technical
archival work and understanding of the substantive content of
the records involved.
- Greets visitors, assists with registration; conducts orientation
briefings for onsite researchers, as required; and directs
researchers to appropriate NARA resources as necessary.
- Anticipates, identifies, and resolves customer service problems
pertaining to reference and associated records handling and
security issues.
- Assists management and reference and research room staff with
implementation and evaluation of customer service initiatives.
- Provides input and feedback on customer service effectiveness
and needs. Gathers and reports customer service data.
- Provides reference services by searching, pulling, re-filing,
interfiling, copying, screening and redacting information under
FOIA exemptions (as appropriate),or scanning records in various
filing systems and simple extractions.
- Incumbent must be physically able to perform the duties of this
position. Physical demands may include climbing caster equipped
ladders, maneuvering on cat-walks and handling boxes of records
stored up to 15 feet above the floor and typically weighing 50
pounds, occasionally more. The work may also demand considerable
standing; walking; stooping, bending and lifting.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

1421 Archives Technician

#### Similar jobs

- Archivists

- Requirements

### 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
- 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:**
1. Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
2. Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before
3. Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

### Qualifications

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

Specialized Experience for the GS-06 grade level is defined as one
year of experience at the GS-05 grade level, or equivalent, that is
typically in or related to the position and which equipped the
candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized
experience for this position is defined as experience:

- Communicating with customers and responding to inquiries,
verbally or in writing; AND
- Using systems to locate items and/or using documentation to
identify information relevant to a work assignment; AND
- Applying regulations and policies to accomplish work

### Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

### 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
- This is a bargaining unit position.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your r?sum?, responses to the online
questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that
your r?sum? includes detailed information to support your
qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient
evidence in your r?sum? may result in a "not qualified"

**Rating**: Your application will be evaluated in the following
areas: Communication, Technical Skills and Project Management .
Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates.
If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level
categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified depending
on your responses to the online questions, regarding your
experience, education, and training related to this position. Your
rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are
not supported by the education and/or experience described in your

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed.
Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned
category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that

Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected
disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest

**Referral**: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your
application may be referred to a selecting official for
consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 85
or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special
selection priority

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Not Required

##### Drug test required


##### Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)

##### Trust determination process


- Required Documents

**A complete application includes 1. A r?sum?, 2. Vacancy question
responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.** Please
note that if you do not provide all required information, as
specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this
position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you
may be eligible).

Please ensure all required documents, including any required work
samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this
announcement, are attached to your application package. Documents
can be uploaded under the category of "Cover Letter".

**All applicants are required to submit a r?sum?** either by
creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.
(Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant
experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours
worked for experience listed on your r?sum?. We suggest that you
preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your
r?sum? to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
Please view r?sum? tips.

**VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION:** If you are claiming veterans
preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation.
In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit
all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for
eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must
submit in order to be eligible.

**If you are applying under a special hiring authority** (e.g.
Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A
Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required
documentation. In order to be eligible under one of these
authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined
in the applicant guide.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

*The National Archives and Records Administration has partnered with
the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain
personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's
responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and
handling applications, and extending job offers.*

The following instructions outline our application process. You must
complete this application process and submit any required documents
by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this
announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours
(normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying
online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the
announcement's closing date.

The Bureau provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you
require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will
need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do
not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before
beginning the application.
- Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting
documents to be included with your application package. You will
have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include
in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded
documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,
complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem
appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must
complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online
application, verify the required documentation is included with
your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS
account ( ); all of your
applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application
Status will appear, along with the date your application was last
updated. For information on what each Application Status means,

For additional information on how to apply, please visit the
Partnership for Public Service's Go Government website.

To preview the assessment questionnaire:

### Agency contact information

### Applicant Call Center

##### Phone


##### Email

##### Address

8601 Adelphi Road
Suite 1200
College Park, MD 20740

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an
acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will
review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you
meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each
applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information
provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After
making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or
security background investigation. A final job offer for this
position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of
the announcement.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

National Archives and Records Administration


Washington, DC