This position is located in the Defense Media Activity (DMA), a Department of Defense Field Activity reporting to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) (ATSD (PA)). The DMA is a worldwide media organization charged with informing Department of Defense (DoD) audiences, managing the Department’s visual information records, training the Department’s public affairs and visual information workforce and providing broadcast radio and television to DoD personnel overseas operating from multiple locations in the United States and overseas, including deployed combat and contingency forces worldwide.
This position is part of the Defense Media Activity. The incumbent will be responsible for integrating archival theory, practices and procedures into DVI policy for managing media or visual information materials.
As a ARCHIVIST at the GS-1420-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
- Serve as the Archivist for the DoD Visual Information Records Center. Integrate archival theory, practices and procedures into DVI policy for managing media or visual information materials.
- Assess the VI holdings, both the physical and digital VI records, to ensure effective and efficient archival management, and to develop new collections, finding aids, and organization methods in which to increase the accessibility of the content.
- Conduct archival/historical research for those VI records having incomplete record information. Ensure the metadata information for all VI holdings is completed via the asset management system employed by the DOMA enterprise and featured on DIMOC.mil for DoD and public use.
- Manage VI records per the VI Records Schedule, to include the acquisition, accessioning, transfer, and destruction of these records.
- Establish and maintain a professional relationship with NARA, Library of Congress and other institutions or industry leaders, to keep DVI-DIMOC innovative in the care and management of VI records.
- Coordinate with DoD VI managers to develop, recommend and implement the operational elements of DoD policy regarding accessioning of VI media records.
Bachelor’s degree in archival science or bachelor’s degree with a major that includes 18 semester hours in archival science, history and/or in political science or government, and 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.
Combination of education and experience – at least 30 semester hours that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
You may qualify at the GS- 13 grade level, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
- Working as archivist with photographic or video records.
- Utilizing metadata of digital records to organize and manage the media within workflows.
- Conducting complex historical research illustrating the cause and effect, and other contextual impacts or influences in determining the relevance of the records for the collection overall
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education