Digital Preservation Specialist

at U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) (view profile)
Published December 16, 2022
Location College Park, MD
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $79,363
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $116,788
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Digital Preservation Specialist GS-0301-12

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

A position is available in the Digital Preservation unit at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). As a Digital Preservation Specialist, you will:

  • Advise the Director of Digital Preservation on recommendations for the development and implementation of digital preservation strategies, technologies, and procedures.

  • Analyze, develop, and propose appropriate strategies, risk criteria, and standards for the preservation of electronic record holdings.

  • Perform assessments and develop recommendations for software tools and system functionality for digital preservation operations, including format characterization, format conversion, auditing and reporting, and machine learning that can assist in the automation of preservation risk assessment and identification of trigger conditions.

  • Draft, develop and maintain digital preservation risk assessments, operating procedures, and other associated documentation.

  • Responsible for performing electronic record holdings audits, providing recommendations, and performing digital preservation actions in the NARA Electronic Records Archive (ERA) digital preservation repository system, and in other environments as required.

The job is Full Time, and can be fully remote; the Digital Preservation unit is located in College Park, Maryland.

Salary Range: $79,363 - $116,788 per year. This can change due to locale-specific pay schedules.  (Federal employees and veterans)  (General public posting)

The posting closes on January 6, 2023.