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HISTORICAL RESEARCHER

The Historical Researcher is responsible for researching data on historical objects and maintaining and updating collection files. This position is governed by state and

Class Code:

P040C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Researches literature and/or interviews individuals to gather information on historical objects, museum activities, and publications. Compiles and records gathered information into manual and computerized files. Receives museum objects and registers entries in logs. Confers with curator and staff to determine objects requiring repairs or restoration and performs minor repairs, as needed. Inspects incoming and outgoing exhibits to determine condition and completes condition reports. Monitors environmental conditions in the storage area, including heat and humidity to ensure proper preservation of objects. Participates in workshops and/or interpretive tours for the public by preparing reports on designated topics and making presentations. Conducts public relations campaigns through radio and/or television interviews. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of national, state, and local natural, cultural, and political history. Ability to develop historical programs for the public. Ability to research, write, and edit historical papers. Ability to prepare and present oral and written promotional information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history or a related field; plus one year of experience in historical research, museum activities, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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