HISTORIAN


Vacancy ID: 768288   Announcement Number: NW20170-13-7682884B476311-D   USAJOBS Control Number: 328989400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Carefully read the following descriptions and select the one response that best describes how you met the basic requirements for Historian, GS-0170-12/13. (PLEASE NOTE: you must submit a copy of your college transcripts or an itemized list of courses to verify your claim.)

A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in history or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
B. I have a combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not meet the basic requirements as described in the above statements.

2. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for the Historian at the GS-12 grade level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service performing historical research into the search and recovery of missing persons; conducting research or investigations on historical topics, such as: casualty resolution, ethno history, archaeology, anthropology, military conflicts, or archival strategies; and assisting in or contributing to the preparation of historical research papers or reports.
B. I do not have the specialized experience as described above, but I am willing to learn.

3.

Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for the Historian at the GS-13 grade level.

 

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service performing historical research into the search and recovery of missing persons; conducting historical/archival research related to historical or cultural topics, such as: casualty resolution, ethno history, archaeology, anthropology, military conflicts, or archival strategies; and planning or developing a historical research project related to historical or cultural topics.
B. I do not have the specialized experience as described above, but I am willing to learn.

4. This position requires the selectee to travel internationally (either via military or by commercial aircraft).  Travel may be to austere areas.  The travel may be up to 4 times per year (28-45 days per mission).

 

Are you able and willing to travel if selected for this position?   

A. Yes, I am able and willing to travel.
B. No, I am not available to travel.

For each task in the following factors, choose the statement from the list below that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability. Please select only ONE letter for each item.

A- I have no experience in performing this task but I am willing to learn.
B- I have limited experience in performing task. I have had exposure to this task but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this task across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this task independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this task only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task in unusually complex situations.

5. Develop historical research strategies to analyze data.

6. Prepare professional papers for a varied audience, including families of unaccounted for persons.

7. Travel to archival storage facilities to conduct research on the status of Prisoners of War.

8. Utilize appropriate project management techniques to plan, coordinate, and execute historical research projects.

9. Prepare historical and analytical reports for the loss of persons and the actions taken to recover them.

10. Prepare monographs to assist field teams in their recovery efforts for missing persons.

11. Plan historical research projects related to search and recovery efforts.

12.

Develop strategies to search for and recover missing persons.

13.

Develop detailed descriptions of archival holdings for documentation and preservation.

14. Utilize educational background in history, entho history, anthropology, or archaeology to plan historical projects.

15. Interpret military history in the context of missing persons who remain unaccounted for as a result of past conflicts.

16. Utilize primary and secondary historical resources to reconstruct larger scale conflicts, focusing on the fates of persons involved in those incidents.

17. Conduct historical/cultural research in national or foreign archives or records repositories.

18.

Conduct historical and archival research related to American History.

19.

Execute historical research projects for matters pertaining to American History.

20. Perform complex historical research for casualty resolution that requires a broad knowledge and in-depth analysis of records.

21.

Review professional-level editing of research products and documents prepared for casualty resolution.

22. Analyze complex historical research projects which take a multifaceted approach to broad questions of casualty research.

23. Assess the validity of data taken from numerous databases, as well as from primary and secondary historical sources.

24. Interpret 20th century historical conflicts to piece together complex projects involving missing persons.

25. Provide recommendations based on archival research, field investigations, and analysis of prospective spots for missing person recovery teams.

26. Interpret data or information significant to the issue of casualty resolution for missing persons.

27. Execute historical research projects which result in publication of research findings in a peer reviewed journal, edited book, or monograph.

28. Conduct interviews with persons of past conflicts who may have information pertaining to the loss of persons.

29. Examine collected source material to determine its value into the collective body of available research documentation.

30. Assess all available data/information for both current documents and the historical record to develop lists of causalities.

31. Maintain familiarity with computer databases, spreadsheets, and geospatial software programs to analyze data.

32. Develop historical data for briefing to all levels of an organization.

33. Prepare information to provide recommendations based on archival research, field investigations, analysis of cartographic sources, or development of data concerning casualty resolution of 20th century historical conflicts.

34. Develop casualty case backgrounds assessing the total recovery picture for geographic regions of large battle losses.

35. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be ground for not referring you. Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.