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Director of Heritage Science Research and Testing

By Allison Olson posted 07-01-2020 06:42


Director, Heritage Science Research and Testing (Supervisory Physical Scientist), US National Archives and Record Administration

Open & Closing Date: 06/12/2020 to 07/17/2020

Pay scale & grade: GS 14 

Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to lead our heritage science program.  The director will be responsible for directing, planning and administering a full-scale, multidisciplinary program of heritage science research and testing to support the long-term preservation of the NARA's holdings. Our world class holdings range from the iconic Charters of Freedom, documents, bound volumes, artifacts, audios, videos to motion pictures.    The director will deliver an ambitious program of world class research in collaboration with preservation professionals within the National Archives, allied conservation organizations, the higher education sector, and heritage science initiatives nationally and internationally.   Heritage science research is set within the context of NARA's Preservation Strategy and the 3 year Heritage Science Research Strategy  A fuller description of our ambitious program of preservation, as well as our current scientific research can be found at

To apply, please visit: (Job Announcement 20-NARA-316) for the general public or  for federal employees who meet merit promotion guidelines. ***Unofficial transcript are required at time of application or the application will not be passed on to hiring officials**


Questions about the position may be directed to Questions about how to apply and the hiring process must be directed to:  Job Application Status/Support 304-480-8990/


This is a Federal position; candidates must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals. Applications must be submitted on-line through USAJOBS and will be accepted June 12, 2020 to July 17, 2020.