Archivist - #19504295

Department Of Agriculture


Date: Dec 27, 2020
City: Beltsville, MD
Contract type: Full time
Department Of Agriculture

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Summary


This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division - Digitization and Access Branch, in Beltsville, MD.


The incumbent manages digital archival initiatives and services for the description, management, and preservation of born-digital and digitized collection objects. The incumbent also provides Special Collections reference and access services and performs outreach activities


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Responsibilities



  • Participates in the development and implementation of policies and workflows for managing, preserving, and providing access to Library?s digital collections.

  • Performs digital object management and preservation services and carries out archival actions in NAL?s digital repository system, and in other environments as required.

  • Performs processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials.

  • Researches and recommends new tools to meet digital preservation, digital access, data management, and other digital curation needs for born-digital assets.

  • Develops procedures for managing born-digital or digitized materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access.

  • Develops methods to maintain the infrastructure of a digital archive and establishes digital archival preservation procedures for NAL Special Collections materials.

  • Coordinates with other archivist and librarians to create, transform, curate and apply descriptive, structural, administrative, and preservation metadata.


Travel Required


Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential


12



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1420 Archivist


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Conditions of Employment



  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check

  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/xqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst


Qualifications


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.


Basic Requirements:


A Bachelor's degree in archival science or bachelor's degree 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.


OR


Combination of education and experience - at least 30 semester hours that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


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Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:


At the GS-11:


Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience using software tools, systems, or techniques to manage archival materials in a variety of digital media types such as text, image, audio, or video; assisting with implementing policies or procedures to manage digital archival collections; and processing digital collections, including accessioning, appraising, arranging, or describing.


OR


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field that is directly related. Related degrees may include Archival Science; Library Science; Information Science; Information Studies; or History.


OR


A combination of education and experience as described above.


At the GS-12:


Qualifying experience for GS-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience using software tools, systems, or techniques to manage archival materials in a variety of digital media types such as text, image, audio, or video; assisting with implementing policies or procedures to manage digital archival collections; processing digital collections, including accessioning, appraising, arranging, or describing; and applying technical, descriptive, or preservation metadata for digital objects.


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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Education


Please see above for education qualification requirement information.

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