Topic ID #35110 - posted 2/26/2015 1:35 AM

Archives Technician, GS-07 - Yellowstone National Park, WY



Jennifer Palmer

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Job Title:Archives Technician
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:YL DE1329987
SALARY RANGE:    $18.77 to $18.77 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, February 26, 2015 to Friday, March 6, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-1421-07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1040 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Yellowstone National Park, WY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    No
JOB SUMMARY:
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement.  Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. For more information about the National Park Service, click http://www.nps.gov/index.htm.
The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, is currently accepting applications via USAJOBS  to fill one temporary Archives Technician, GS-1421-07, position at Yellowstone National Park. Appointments are limited to 1040 hours in a twelve month period. Seasonal work is expected to start in the spring and last through early to late fall. Employee will work 40 hours per week, generally 8 hours per day. Appointment may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Position offers rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1040 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance.
DUTY STATION:This position will be located at Gardiner, MT at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park.  Gardiner is located 5 miles north of Yellowstone National Park headquarters at Mammoth, WY.  Elevation at Gardiner is 5,314 feet. Temperatures vary from an average of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in summer to sub-zero at times in winter. A school is available, with kindergarten through 12, in Gardiner.  Many community facilities such as day care, stores, a drugstore, motels and restaurants are available in Gardiner. A medical clinic is available in Mammoth. All other services are available within 55 to 75 miles from Gardiner.   Shared park housing is assigned for this position, the rent for which will be deducted from the employee’s bi-weekly pay.
 
Federal government housing is available.
 
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Must be a United States citizen.
DUTIES:
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The archives technician will be responsible for making archival and manuscript collections available for study and reference by providing onsite and distance reference services, ensuring the security and preservation of the materials, and assisting with the arrangement and description of historical records and personal papers.  The archives technician will also assist with outreach efforts by providing tours and public presentations, preparing small exhibits, and/or contributing to written bibliographic resources.
Makes archival and manuscript collections, including audio-visual and electronic records, available for study and reference, including conducting reference interviews, scheduling visitor appointments, monitoring visitor examination of historic documents, answering questions, providing research assistance, and directing visitors to other resources, including other research facilities in the area. Performs difficult searching duties on the basis of onsite and distance requests from the NPS and public. Determines where to search for hard-to-find information. Uses finding aids, automated databases, and other reference and bibliographic tools. Performs research necessary to classify, authenticate, value, and describe historic documents in the collection and to answer staff or public inquiries.Catalogs and indexes a large variety of materials, utilizing archival standards such as DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and/or Appendix D of the NPS Museum Handbook, many reference sources, and consulting with professional staff as necessary. Uses the NPS automated cataloging system and procedures to catalog and manage archival collections. Assists in the preparation of finding aids.Assures preservation of historic document collections by providing proper storage for historic documents, monitoring climate control systems, and preparing proper physical housing in order to assure maximum preservation, organizational integrity, and accessibility for use. Assists in the preparation of preservation plans for collections, and assists with basic preservation treatments.
 
Physical Demands: The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required. Heavy items (reports, drawings, and boxes) must be lifted or moved on a routine basis.
 
 Work Environment: The work is usually performed in a museum storage area, work space, research room, or office setting. The incumbent may work with potentially dangerous collections that have biological contamination, such as mold, insects, or vermin, requiring protective dust masks, gloves, and laboratory coats.

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