JOB: Archives Specialist with the National Archives And Records Administration, College Park, MD

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Archives Specialist
    Agency: National Archives And Records Administration
    Job Announcement Number: JD523600SB

    SALARY RANGE: $89,033.00 – $115,742.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, August 22, 2011 to Friday, September 02, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1421-13
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies – College Park, MD
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens


    You will serve as Senior Records Analyst in the Business Development Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Agency Services, Federal Records Center Programs, located at 8601 Adelphi Road, in College Park, Maryland, providing direct assistance to Federal agencies in the management of their records in all formats and media.

    Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government – more than 10 billion of them.

    Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

    For more information on the College Park, MD facility, visit:

    Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens.

    Note: This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Applicants who wish to be considered under Merit Promotion procedures must apply to Job Announcement Number JD523516SB.


    * U.S. Citizenship
    * Background Investigation or Security Clearance
    * Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
    * More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
    * Position involves travel


    Serves as a technical expert regarding records management issues. Provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies on records creation, management, and disposition. Visits, consults, and works with officials in assigned agencies or geographic areas to encourage and stimulate interest in effective records management. Analyzes and reviews proposals for changes in records management policies, guidance, processes, and procedures. Plans and conducts studies to improve records management programs and develop solutions to particular problems encountered.

    Advises NARA staff and Federal agency personnel in the records management requirements associated with the development of electronic record keeping systems. Analyzes systems documentation and other background material, and provides advice on designing electronic systems that meet requirements. Provides assistance to other NARA personnel regarding the appraisal and disposition of electronic records, to include participating in the development of plans for staff training.

    Within the framework of NARA’s appraisal review and concurrence process, works with appraisers of Federal records in all media in the course of reviewing records disposition schedules, participating in the review of appraisals by other offices, and/or working with Federal agencies to develop schedules. Records are appraised to determine their proper disposition, including whether records have or will continue to have sufficient value to warrant preservation.

    Analyzes, appraises, and evaluates agency requests for disposition authority and offers of records to transfer to NARA custody. Reviews pending records disposition schedules and related appraisals prepared by other NARA staff.

    Participates in outreach activities to increase knowledge about and implementation of Federal records and information management policies and practices. Plans and conducts workshops, seminars, and conferences designed to guide and encourage agency officials in improving their records management programs. Promotes the exchange of information about successful records management methods among agencies.

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