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Subject: Position at NARA

Position at NARA

From: Susan Lee Bechtold <sue.bechtold>
Date: Thursday, August 8, 1996
Position: Conservator, GS-l00l-9
Promotion Potential: None
Salary Range: $30,658 to $39,858 pa
Location: NARA, Office of the National Archives, Preservation Policy &
Services Division, Document Conservation Branch, 860l Adelphi Road, College
Park, MD.

National Archives and Records Administration
Vacancy Number: NN 96-369B
Issue Date: 8 Aug 96
Closing Date: 21 Aug 96

The National Archives and Records Administration is accepting
applications for the following position.  Civil service status is
not required to apply.  U.S. citizenship is required.

Status candidates who wish to be considered under both merit
promotion and competitive procedures must submit two (2) complete
applications.  When only one (1) application is received, it will be
considered under Merit Promotion Announcement #NN 96-369.

Duties: Performs conservation work on materials characterized by
rarity or value, or which present moderately complex problems (i.e.,
works of art on paper, maps, documents, rare manuscripts, books,
other bound material, etc.). Examines material to determine
condition, prepares written condition and treatment proposal.
Executes treatments, performing a wide variety of standard chemical
tests and analytical techniques to identify and/or determine
stability and solubility or solvent interaction, condition of
pigments, inks, media, support and other materials.  Also performs
additional tasks of consolidation and stabilization of media,
appropriate aqueous and non-aqueous (solvent) treatments, enzyme
treatments, stain reduction, washing, leafcast and pulp mending,
lining, encapsulation, and appropriate standard and non- standard
matting and other display and storage environments for fragile and
vulnerable material.  Prepares written treatment reports for review
of supervisor.  May perform individually or as a team member other
preservation related duties (i.e., teaching, public outreach and
tours, disaster recovery efforts, archival rehousing--planning and
implementation, environmental monitoring, and preparation and
monitoring of archival records for exhibition and loan).

Physical Demands/Work Environment: Work is performed in a laboratory
environment and involves long periods of standing, recurring
bending, stooping, lifting, stretching, reaching, use of physical
force and care in lifting and handling objects, and tremor-free
manipulation and dexterity in working with archival records.

Qualifications Required: 1 year specialized experience equivalent to
the GS-7 level in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience is experience which has equipped the
applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
perform successfully the duties of the position (i.e.,
conservation/preservation of documents/materials) and which is
typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Education may be substituted for experience.  GS-9 requirements may
be met by a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years
of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a
degree.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and
abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

Basis of Rating: On a separate sheet of paper, describe how your
qualifications meet the following.  Qualified applicants will be
further evaluated on this criteria.  Eligible ratings range from 70
to 100.

    1.  Knowledge of paper and media types.

    2.  Skill in treating paper documents, including archival
        material, manuscripts, maps, art works, photographs and
        bound volumes.

    3.  Ability to convey information to others.  (Describe
        communication and interaction skills.)

How to Apply: You may apply by submitting any one of the following
documents. Annotate the announcement number and position on the

    *   Standard Form 171, Application for Federal Employment;

    *   OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment;

    *   Resume or other written format [must include information
        such as social security number, citizenship, veterans'
        preference, dates of employment and other information
        defined in the OPM pamphlet, Applying for a Federal Job (OF
        510); this pamphlet is available as described below].

In addition, all of the following documents should be submitted:

    *   Narrative description documenting how your qualifications
        meet each of the knowledges, skills and abilities (KSAO's)
        cited in this announcement under "Basis of Rating".

    *   Copies of college transcripts (if substituting education for
        experience).  (Official transcripts must be submitted prior
        to position commitment.)

    *   For veterans preference, a DD 2l4; SF-l5, Application for
        10-Point Veteran Preference, if claimed.

    *   OPM Form l386, Background Survey Questionnaire.  (Optional)

Failure to provide the above information may result in an ineligible

Application packages must be sent to

    NARA, Human Resources Services Division
    Personnel Operations Branch (ADM-HRSO)
    9700 Page Avenue, Room 2004
    St. Louis, MO 63132
    Attn: Pamela Pope

or hand-carried to

    NARA, Human Resources Services Division (ADM-HRS)
    8601 Adelphi Road, Room 1200
    College Park, MD

In accordance with 5 USC 3303, recommendations by a Senator or
Representative may not be considered except as to the character or
residence of the applicant.

Enrollment in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required
as a condition of employment for all new employees.

Priority Consideration: Displaced employees who are well qualified
may be eligible for priority consideration under the Interagency
Career Transition Assistance Program.  Reduction-in-Force notice
must be submitted with the application package.  Well qualified
applicants are those who fully meet all qualification requirements,
the requirements listed under the section titled "Basis of Rating"
above, and are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the
position upon entry.

Application packages should include all requested documents and must
be delivered or postmarked by the closing date of this announcement.

For more information and/or forms, contact Pamela Pope at
1-800-827-4898. Hearing impaired applicants should make calls on TDD
equipment to 314-538-4799 or 1-800-827-4898.

Consideration will be given to all qualified applicants without
regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, disability,
marital status, age, religious affiliation, or membership or
non-membership in employee organization.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, August 8, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-17-013
Received on Thursday, 8 August, 1996

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