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Subject: Position at NARA

Position at NARA

From: Diana Roley <diana.roley>
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1999
Preservation Officer, GS-1001-13
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is currently
recruiting under a Delegated Examining Authority 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
(Public Notice) must submit two (2) complete applications.  When
only one (1) application is received, it will be considered under
Merit Promotion Announcement #SL 00-08.

Vacancy Number: SL 00-08B
Issue Date: 12-22-99
Closing Date: 01-21-00
Salary Range: $59,790 pa to $77,725 pa

Location: NARA, Office of Regional Records Services, National
Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63l32.
(Relocation expenses may be paid.)

Duties: Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the
Military Personnel Records (MPR) preservation program on paper- and
film-based records. Analyzes NARA's and MPR's program objectives and
goals to develop and translate program requirements into a workable
MPR preservation program.  Designs, implements, and evaluates
studies regarding conditions of MPR holdings, application of new
technologies for preservation, and issues related to preservation
policy and planning.  Coordinates collection assessment
methodologies with other NARA programs to meet the needs of
conserving and preserving holdings and implementing new
technologies.  Manages a subordinate staff performing in-house
preservation activities.  Plans and directs staff in the
examination, documentation, treatment, and preventive care of
holdings.  Develops internal policies and operating procedures in
support of in-house preservation activities.  Performs a wide range
of functions in the negotiation of contracts for preservation and
conservation services.  Develops and executes quality control
procedures for monitoring contracts and in-house preservation
activities based on a reasonable knowledge of changing technologies
and identified standards. Represents MPR preservation matters in a
variety of meetings with high level officials in NARA, the Federal
community, and/or the preservation field.  Acts as technical expert
in one or more of the following areas: preservation policy, program
analysis and planning, conservation treatment, preservation
reformatting.  Conducts research into the policies, methods, and
techniques of preservation disciplines or organizations that may be
applicable to the MPR preservation program, and makes
recommendations for adoption or incorporation into policies,
programs, and operating procedures. Exercises personnel management
authority over in-house staff.

Qualifications REQUIRED: 1 year of specialized experience at least
equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized
Experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the
particular knowledges, skills, and abilities to perform successfully
the duties of the position and which is typically in or related to
the position to be filled (i.e., experience in developing and/or
implementing substantive preservation policies, programs, projects
and standards on paper- and film-based records.  Examples of
relevant preservation programs and projects could include the
duplication, reformatting, or digitization of records; holdings
maintenance; conservation treatment; and environmental monitoring.).

Application packages may be obtained from Kathy Elmestad 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, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or
membership or non-membership in employee organization.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:36
               Distributed: Wednesday, December 22, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-36-013
Received on Wednesday, 22 December, 1999

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