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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

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Grade: All Grades

1 Applicants must meet basic positive education requirements in the amounts shown below. Please choose the one statement from the list that best describes your meeting this requirement. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a bachelor or advance degree in archival science, American and/or European history, political science, government, or major field of study that is directly related to the position.
  • I have a combination of education and experience – at least 30 semester hours that included courses as shown in (A) above plus appropriate experience or additional education. Work experience must show evidence of skills; abilities; and knowledge of archival principles, concepts and methods; historical research methodology; and other subjects necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • My education and experience background does not meet any of the provisions listed above.
2 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level 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 historial or archival values? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, dates. “Refer to Resume” will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Do you possess a reading knowledge of one non-English European language in order to translate documents and assist in cataloging of records? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please indicate the non-English European language. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  • No
5 Do you have knowledge of 20th century American and/or European history, especially the chronology, geography, and personalities of World War II and the Holocaust in order to understand the historical context and significance of the collection? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with archival collections containing documents related to 20th century European history, performing substantive research on primary documents of this period and completed coursework in 20th Century European history.
  • I have experience performing research using primary documents of this period and completed coursework in 20th Century European history.
  • I have experience using primary documents of this period and completed coursework related to this period.
  • I have no experience with archival collections for this period.
6 Please indicate how you obtained this experience. Maximum length of 8000 characters.
7 Do you possess knowledge of the fundamental archival principles, theoretical concepts, and methods in order to perform the full range of archival duties?  This includes accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, preservation, reference and cataloging. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in performing archival duties in all of the above. This includes conducting independent research in primary and secondary sources in order to answer reference questions, to prepare reports on selected topics, or to determine the background history, and relevance of particular collections; analyzing collections and, based on this analysis, performing arrangement on manuscript material for which no clear arrangement pattern is evident; and preparing bibliographic records.
  • I have experience in performing archival duties in 1) conducting research, 2) providing reference service and 3) analyzing and interpreting collections. Conducts independent research in primary and secondary sources in order to answer reference questions, to prepare reports on selected topics, or to analyze collections offered for donation or designated for cataloging and in-depth description.
  • I have experience in performing archival duties in the following: 1) providing reference service and 2) arranging records. Provides basic reference service using only available electronic and paper finding aids. Arranges collections in good to excellent condition and for which there is a clear arrangement scheme to follow.
  • I have no experience in performing archival duties.
8 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, dates. “Refer to Resume” will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 8000 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Have you accessioned and cataloged archival material in an automated database, follow modern cataloging rules such as DACS, AACR2, RDA, EAD, MARC21, or an equivalent system? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed coursework in cataloging methodology utilizing DACS, AACR2, RDA, EAD, MARC21, or an equivalent system, and have experience cataloging collections of personal papers, government documents and documents composed of multiple series of records of varying formats and material.
  • I have completed coursework in cataloging methodology utilizing DACS, AACR2, RDA, EAD, MARC21, or an equivalent system, and cataloged collections of personal papers and government documents.
  • I have cataloged small collections of personal papers and government documents.
  • I have no cataloging experience.
10 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, dates. “Refer to Resume” will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 8000 characters. Answer to this question is required
11 Do you have experience in historical research methods and techniques in using archival collections and related resources to accomplish the necessary research? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed historical research utilizing collections of primary documents in archival repositories accessible by a variety of finding media, both electronic and non-electronic format.
  • I have performed historical research utilizing collections of primary documents in archival repositories, both electronic and non-electronic format.
  • Performed historical research in electronic and non-electronic format.
  • I have performed research.
12 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, dates. “Refer to Resume” will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 8000 characters. Answer to this question is required