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National Archives and Records Administration Museum Technician (History) in Abilene, Kansas

Summary This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library. This position performs a variety of technical duties in connection with the management of the museum collection, including inventorying, registration, documentation and digitization of museum objects. Duties also include exhibit work, public outreach and professional support within and outside the department. Responsibilities The following are the duties of this position at the GS-07. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. As a Museum Technician (History), you will: Ensure inventory information is accurate in the collections management system and manage physical conditions of the collection. Use digital camera(s) and/or scanner(s) to create clear, appropriate digital images for a wide variety of artifacts and collection records following standard museum and NARA guidelines. Complete assigned tasks related to exhibit research, object selection, and text editing and formatting, as needed. Gather data for reporting and develop and create content for social media platforms. Apply agency-wide and site-specific methods and standards for accessioning and cataloging, including numbering, description, object labeling, and other associated tasks for museum holdings. Requirements Conditions of Employment If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement DE-12411149-24-TY, which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply. The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume. A one year probationary period may be required. Must successfully complete a background investigation. Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel. Work is primarily sedentary, but occasionally requires walking, reaching, and bending, as well as lifting and carrying of light to medium weight items. Key Requirements: Please refer to "Conditions of Employment." Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Qualifications You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For the GS-5, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 grade level. This experience must be related to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects. For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience: Following established procedures while handling objects of historical or cultural significance; AND Assisting in cataloging or inventorying objects in museum collections. OR EDUCATION: Successful completion of 4 years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field. Related fields of study include art, history, museum studies, scientific subjects, or other courses related to the position to be filled. OR COMBINATION: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. Details on combining education and experience are provided in the online questionnaire. In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable (as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F): Advancement to positions up to GS-5: Candidates may be advanced without time restriction to positions up to GS-05 if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade the employee held within the preceding 52 weeks under his or her latest non-temporary competitive appointment. Education Additional Information We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Archives and Records Administration. This is a bargaining unit position, AFGE Council 260.