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Grade: 09

1 This series has a basic education requirement that must be met by all applicants. Which of the following best describes how you meet that requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (or higher) with a major in archival science or bachelor's degree (or higher) 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.
  • I have a combination of education and experience that includes at least 30 semester hours of courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the basic education requirement as described above.
2 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this position. This specialized experience is defined as applying national archival standards, methodology, and best practices to all the activities that comprise collections archival processing, including arrangement, description in electronic formats, and preservation of archival collections comprised of a variety of media formats typically found in contemporary archival collections.
  • I have qualifying education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a qualifying combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not have the experience or education described above.
3 Which of the following best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience applying national level archival standards and best practices to the full range of archival processing activities of arrangement, preservation, and description of archival collections documenting the field of American art history.
  • I have experience applying national level archival standards and best practices to at least one or more archival processing activities such as archival arrangement OR archival preservation OR reference services OR archival description of collections related to the field of American art or cultural history.
  • I have completed one or more graduate internships or worked as volunteer processing archival collections.
  • I do not have the experience above.
4 Which of the following statements describes your education and/or experience in the field of American Art and American History? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have intern or volunteer experience in this field.
  • I have paid work experience in this field.
  • I have taken undergraduate or equivalent courses in this field.
  • I have an undergraduate degree with a major related to this field.
  • I have had some graduate course work in this field.
  • I have a graduate degree related to this field.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following best describes your education and/or experience in performing archive preservation activities (e.g., climate monitoring, foldering, re-boxing or re-housing)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have been asked by my supervisor to train or oversee others in the performance of this task on a regular and recurring basis because of my thorough knowledge of this task.
6 Which of the following media/record formats have you assessed, arranged, preserved, and described? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Born-digital or primary source electronic records such as word processed files, DVDs, and email.
  • Analog audiovisual materials such as sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film.
  • Artwork such as drawings, lithographs, sketches, watercolor sketches, sketchbooks.
  • Photographic materials such as prints, negatives, slides.
  • Diaries and notebooks.
  • Oversized materials such as posters and artwork.
  • Paper documents such as handwritten correspondence and manuscripts, typescript materials, and ledgers.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience creating archival finding aids according to national standards and best practices, including DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Which of the following automated systems have you used to create EAD finding aids? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Archivists’ Toolkit.
  • Archives Space.
  • Archon.
  • Collections management system or database created in-house.
  • Spreadsheets.
  • None of the above.
9 Have you described analog audiovisual items and born digital content in an EAD finding aid? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Have you conducted comprehensive collections assessments either for new acquisitions or backlog? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which of the following media formats have you assessed for content and condition? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Analog audiovisual materials such as sound and video recordings.
  • Born digital content in varied formats.
  • Sketches and sketchbooks.
  • Photographic materials.
  • Diaries, journals, and notebooks.
  • Printed materials and ephemera.
  • None.
12 Which of the following activities associated with the assessment and preservation of born digital content have you completed? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken continuing education courses focusing on the preservation and archival processing of born digital content.
  • I have experience working as a Digital Archivist.
  • I have assessed and preserved a limited number of born digital archival materials.
  • None.

Grade: All Grades

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