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Job opening: Historian

Salary: $105 896 - 137 669 per year
Relocation: YES
Employment Type: Full-time
Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. About the Position: Serves as the Historian for SDDC command headquarters with the responsibility to plan, develop, and carry out the military history function for the Command.


Furnishes historical information, pertaining to command activities, in response to official and unofficial inquiries from outside sources. Uses a wide variety of research methods such as oral interviews of persons having knowledge of the subject matter. Conducts research through library collections, archival records and depositories, and official documents and writings by persons having firsthand knowledge of the events covered to conduct/complete historical research endeavors. Investigates and ensures the accuracy and reliability of evidence to determine its relative value to the subject-matter for which a history is to be prepared. Considers significant agency organizational changes, operations, problems, decisions, relationships to and impact on other agencies, accomplishments and failures. Performs a wide variety of miscellaneous programmatic functions in support of the SDDC military history program. Establishes and maintains a historical documentation file that pertains to command operations. Develops and maintains the HQSDDC organizational history file. Screens all activities of the command to discern those of significant importance for incorporation in the Command's Annual Historical Review and other historical reports. Provides historical reference services to the commander, staff principals, and planning/operating officials requiring historical research on current operations or problems.


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 15% of the time.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a one year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.


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. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDefense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473People with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability RetirementPriority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference EligibleVeterans 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 Requirements for a GS-0170-13, Historian position: Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history. OR 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Executing and/or maintaining a command history program; 2) Serving as an authoritative advisor to command and staff by providing historical information and documentation to assist in decision making and policy of the research and development mission; and 3) Overseeing the development, display and maintenance of historical data pertinent to the mission, and preparing historical data for presentations, written reports and briefings. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: CommunicationsHistory and ArchaeologyInformation Management 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-12).


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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


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