National Archives and Records Administration Position Opening at usajobs.gov in Yorba Linda, California

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Summary

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

This position is part of the Richard Nixon Library, National Archives and Records Administration. As an Archives Technician with Audiovisual (AV) functions at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and performs duties that include reference services, arrangement, description, and preservation of the Library's audiovisual archival holdings, and digitization and automation activities.

Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information, visit: http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/

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Responsibilities

As a Archives Technician (AV), GS-1421-07, your typical work assignments will include the following under supervision:

  • Carry out assignments relating to the processing of audiovisual archival records, including arrangement, description, digitization, preservation, and reference, ensuring that these procedures are performed in a cost-effective manner. Assists in arranging audiovisual archival collections. Prepares, revises, and enhances descriptions of audiovisual collections and individual items therein.
  • Performs related data entry, creates and supplies computer generated labels, and creates finding aids. Perform digitization of audiovisual materials. This may include digitizing entering or updating metadata, data migration and backup, assistance in providing audiovisual content for the Library's website and NARA Catalog, and description of historical materials in online indexes or databases.Obtain information and prepare responses to informational reference requests.
  • Respond to reference requests from researchers and assist onsite researchers, informing them orally, electronically, and in writing about the Library's audiovisual archival holdings and policies regarding their use; historical information about these holdings; and information about the Library and NARA.
  • Produce or retrieve digital copies (video, audio or still image) for reference requests and processe purchase requests. Identify and analyze preservation requirements for audiovisual archival materials and recommend and/or take appropriate action in accordance with procedures, guidelines, and goals established by agency.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

7

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Drug Testing Required.
  • Top Secret Security Clearance Required.
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days

Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Qualifications

GS-07 - Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level of Federal service that has included such activities as independently performing or overseeing audiovisual archival processing activities such as arrangement, description, digitization, preservation, and reference; utilizing information technology applications; and providing reference service to others or overseeing a research room. Technical proficiency preferred in at least one of the following: proper handling of original videotapes, audiotapes, films, and/or photographic materials; performing quality control for digital video, audio, and/or photographic surrogates; operating equipment such as video and audio decks, flatbed scanners, and/or digitization computer workstations; metadata creation and/or digital asset tracking; performing data backups.

Education may be substituted for experience. GS-07: one-half year of graduate level coursework in a related field such as archival science and records management.

Combination of Experience and Education: You may use a combination of your graduate education and experience to meet the total experience requirements of the GS-07 level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER

Education

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Veteran's Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans

Schedule A Hiring/Appointing Authority: This is a special hiring authority under 5 CFR § 213.3102 (u) that covers applicants with cognitive developmental disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities. In order to be considered under this special hiring authority applicants need to provide proof of disability and job readiness certification. The proof of disability and job readiness certification can be provided by the following: 1) a statement or letter from a licensed physician or medical professional issued on their office letterhead; 2) statement, record or letter from a Federal government agency that issues or provides disability benefits; 3) statement, record or letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency counselor; or 4) certification from a licensed private Vocational Rehabilitation or other Counselor that issues or provides disability benefits. For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be eligible under the ICTAP or CTAP guidelines to apply for special selection consideration. You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire). You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form with your application or an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Problem Solving
  • Execution and Results
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Utilizes Computer Technology
  • Conducts Archival Processing
  • Performs Reference Services For Competitive/All U.S. Citizens - Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be assigned to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category. Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.

For Non Competitive Applicants (see the Other Information section for more details on Schedule A Hiring/Appointment Authority) - If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

NOTE: If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Top Secret

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume showing Job title (and grade and series, if Federal), duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
  2. Other supporting documents:
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education.
  • Responses to Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - Member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate).
  • Persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (e.g., service with the Government Accountability Office {GAO}, Peace Corps, etc.) should indicate the type of appointment on your application and provide supporting documentation as provided by that authority.
  • Copies of a certification from the armed forces, stating/certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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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.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

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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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the 10/26/2017 of the announcement to receive consideration.

  • 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 process.
  • 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 (https://login.usajobs.gov/Account/Login); 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, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact Todd Bailey at todd.bailey@nara.gov or 314-801-9083 to obtain an alternative application.

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Agency contact information
Todd Bailey
Phone

(314) 801-9083

Email

Todd.Bailey@nara.gov

Address

LEGISL ARCHVS, PRES LIB, AND MUS SV 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard Yorba Linda, CA US

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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.

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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.

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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 and hiring process 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.

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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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481636100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2017 to 10/26/2017

Salary: $45,843 to $59,600 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 7

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent