Museum Technician (History)
National Archives and Records Administration - Dallas, TX

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As a Museum Technician (History) with the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located at 2943 SMU Boulevard, in Dallas, Texas, you will perform a variety of technical museum duties in the areas of processing, research, reference service, and preservation.

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 George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, visit .

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens.

Note: This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered must apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD885696SB.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and/or Security Investigation
  • Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid
  • Sufficiently fit to perform physical labor

DUTIES: - Properly handles museum artifacts and materials; conducts inventories of the collection; and catalogs the museum artifacts within established guidelines, including indexing, cross referencing, etc. Prepares and installs artifacts for exhibits.

- Manages museum information to include maintaining records and records locations of all objects entering the museum, in storage, or on exhibit. Assists in the transfer or disposal of artifacts.

- Evaluates the condition of artifacts and performs basic preservation work. Identifies preservation needs and performs minor conservation treatments. Monitors the environments in storage and gallery areas.

- Performs basic reference service, assists researchers, and provides information about museum holdings.

Physical Demands/Working Environment: Work is performed in an office setting and storage areas. You must be physically able to perform the duties of this position which include walking, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying items weighing up to fifty pounds. In some instances the work may be performed in museum galleries.


GS-6 - Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5). Specialized experience is experience which is related to the operation or management of a museum or similar collection of valuable objects.

Examples of specialized experience for this position include collections management; registration; cataloging; research; preservation, restoration, or conservation; or other experience related to the position to be filled.


Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position.

The required competencies for this position are as follows:

· Problem Solving;

· Interpersonal Skills;

· Execution and Results;

· Customer Service;

· Utilizes Computer Technology;

· Conducts Inventory Reviews; and

· Applies Knowledge of American History and Government.

Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category. Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

NARA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. For more information visit the following websites: or .

OTHER INFORMATION: This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility ( The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable ). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Veteran's Information Page,

VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011: If you are an active duty service member of the armed forces, Public Law 112-56, ensures that certain individuals do not lose the opportunity to be considered for Federal service (and awarded their veterans’ preference entitlements if applicable) despite not having a DD form 214 to submit along with the application package (resume). Service members must submit with their application a certification from the armed forces that certifies that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. For more information on VOW, see Veteran’s Information page - .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be eligible under the ICTAP or CTAP guidelines to apply for special selection consideration. You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire). You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form with your application or an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. More information: - 15 months ago - save job - block