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Archivist, Department of Veterans Affairs, Dayton, OH *Closing Soon 7/6


The first Senior Archivist for VA will be a member of the core project start-up team and will pioneer the professional practices, standards, and methods needed to create a new program for the VA – the second-largest federal agency with over 370,000 employees.

As a Senior Archivist, you will lead this new program as part of the VA History Office, within the Office of the Secretary. This will mean advancing the program through several distinct phases: initial collection efforts, design planning of a new archival facility, transition to a functional public archive, and ongoing sustained programs/operations. In addition to the breadth of knowledge and experience needed to achieve our goals, the role requires an entrepreneurial approach and the ability to work through near-term challenges while maintaining a long-range strategic vision for a well-established program and a world-class archival facility. The Senior Archivist will work closely with Historians (and other professionals) from the three VA Administrations: Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to implement initial and sustained collection protocols. The Senior Archivist will also work with Records Management Officers and will possess a keen understanding of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) practices. There will be many challenges (foreseen and unforeseen) in this position, but the opportunity for professional achievement and satisfaction developing a national program of this scope is unequaled.

This is a full-time position, salary is $93,772 to $144,050 per year, depending on experience.

How to Apply:

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