Topic ID #34498 - posted 1/16/2015 2:40 AM

Historian, GS-0170-11/12 - Washington, DC



Jennifer Palmer

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Job Title:Historian
Department:Department Of State
Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:HRSC/PA-2015-0019
SALARY RANGE:    $63,722.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Friday, January 16, 2015 to Friday, January 30, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0170-11/12
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full-Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:13
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    Status Candidates, Noncompetitive, Reinstatement eligibles, ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles, Eligible Veterans.
You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined. 
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Top Secret
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    No
JOB SUMMARY:
About the Agency
This position is in the Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, Policy Studies and Outreach Division. The incumbent is responsible for preparing policy-supportive historical research projects, special publications and documentary compilations. The work of the Division focuses on a wide range of functional and geographical topics, with an emphasis on U.S. diplomatic relations with other countries, the negotiation and interpretation of agreements, diplomatic and military crises, foreign policy problems having a particular historical dimension, and such other subjects as may be assigned. The incumbent works independently on projects and is supervised by the Chief of the Division.
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
DUTIES:
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At the GS-11 and GS-12 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined below however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer than normal supervision than would be found at the GS-13 level.
Prepares narrative and analytical research papers of considerable complexity based on the records of the Department of State and other appropriate documentary and published sources for Department principals, Bureau of Public Affairs leadership, the White House, or other agencies.
Prepares important documentary compilations and other historical products intended for the internal use of the Department of State or for public release as special publications; coordinates with other historians on Foreign Relations of the United States volumes dealing with policy-related research, publication, and activities.
Serves as a specialist covering geographic areas or historical subjects of major importance to the United States, analyzing problems related to the incumbent's specialty.
Consults with the Division Chief concerning topics for research; discusses and offers recommendations as to priorities, scope, degree of coverage, and working procedures for these topics.
Exercises sound historical judgment, objectivity, and accuracy in the selection of information and drafting of research projects; analyzes and evaluates source material for its historical relevance.
Presents complex narrative studies and documentary compilations in proper edited form and in correct perspective.

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