Historian

Department of the Army Rock Island, IL
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position:

This position provides the employee with full benefits, vacation and sick leave. Army employees located at the Rock Island Arsenal enjoy other privileges such as use of the fitness center, driving range, outdoor recreation rentals, storage units, child and youth care center, Arsenal food court, Arsenal Club, employee assistance program, RIA Museum, thrift shop, discounted tickets for some community events, and park/pavilion rentals.

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Responsibilities

* Develops all phases of the Command history program, including a working plan, takes into account mission needs, projects of importance, impact on other internal and external organizations, time available, and the expertise of available staff.

* Researches complex historical, political, religious, cultural and economic factors in areas throughout the history of the Army.

* Produces wide variety of written products from short responses, history scripts, annual histories, command histories, and specialized studies utilizing standard formats, logic, structure, and documentation

* Communicates orally to present historical research studies, tours, and staff work products; interviews subjects orally to produce significant oral histories.

* Performs the total range of personnel management actions necessary to create an efficient, fair, and energetic work environment. Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance.

* Knows the organization?s missions and functions and how its systems work and operate effectively to include programs, policies, rules, and work rhythm.

* Analyzes events and programs using knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and impact on particular civilization and cultures; collects and preserves documents.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Business travel is up to 20% of duty time.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

14

* Job family (Series)

0170 History

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* One year supervisory probationary period may be required.

* Will involve occasional weekend work.

* This position has been designated as non-critical sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R, and requires you to possess, or obtain and maintain for the duration of employment, a Secret security clearance.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements for this position:

1. Degree: History; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, OR

2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Evaluation of Graduate Education

Graduate study in the social sciences or humanities may also be credited when such study included training in historical research methodology; or the thesis approached the subject from an historical viewpoint and used professional historical research methodology and techniques in its preparation.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as: experience as a command historian demonstrating studying and understanding all significant aspects of the military command historical program. Serving as an expert advisor to a command regarding complex historical issues. Working in leadership role in higher level staff. Planning and writing substantial narrative command histories or historical accounts of military operations or local-military history. Operating in an official history program and interpreting/applying directives governing the program. Perform independent research for the preparation of responses to inquiries about the history of the command. Preparing for and conducting oral history interviews of senior military leaders or senior government officials. Managing the identification, collection, archiving, and use as research sources of historical materials to document and preserve organizational records and military equipment. Perform leadership functions by supervising other employees, providing assignments, and oversight of work. Developing and conducting staff rides for senior military and civilian personnel.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* History and Archaeology

* Managing Human Resources

* Oral Communication

* Organizational Awareness

* Planning and Evaluating

* Research

* Written Communication

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).

If you are a current, Federal employee, you must include your pay plan, series and grade in your work experience(s) on your resume submission and/or upload supporting documentation (within-grade increase SF50) to show that you meet time-in-grade requirement.

In addition, if your step reflects, '00' you must include your current salary for each position.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.