Archives Specialist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for an Archives Specialist. You will be responsible for appraising, acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, and making available the archives of the Laboratory. You will assist in maintaining the physical and intellectual control of the Laboratorys institutional collections. You will provide instruction, reference, and research services for internal and external users, including Laboratory directorates, departments, DOE complex, scholars, retirees, and members of the general public. You will work with various programs and employees to transfer historically significant collections into the Archives and will consult with subject matter experts as necessary to review, analyze, and catalog all information according to NARA, DOE, NNSA, and LLNL policies and procedures. This position is in the Directors Office.

Essential Duties

-Maintain and make available information in all formats, as it pertains to the history of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
-Respond to internal and external requests for information, including Laboratory directorates, departments, employees, as well as general public inquiries.
-Collect, arrange, describe, and process archival materials of the Laboratory, in accordance with established archival practices.
-Create and update collection finding aids and assist in administering archival databases.
-Collaborate with records creators (e.g., program directorates, departments, employees) in developing policies and procedures for the retention, preservation, and transfer of records of historical value.
-Assist in appraising and accessioning new archival collections.
-Promote visibility and usage of the Archives through outreach, instruction, training, and presentations.
-Manage the Archives internal webpage and assist in content management for the external Laboratory history page.
- Perform other duties as assigned.


-Bachelors Degree in Archival Science, Library Science, History, Political or related field; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
-One to three years of experience processing archival collections, including: appraisal, selection, arrangement, description, etc.
-Experience in conducting historical research and providing reference services.
-Familiarity or experience with one or more current archival metadata formats and processing digital collections.
-Awareness of current developments, trends, and emerging technologies in archival administration.
-Strong oral and written communication skills.
-Excellent organizational, analytical, and project management skills.
-Ability to work independently toward goals and objectives.
-Ability to perform physical activities associated with an archival environment, including but not limited to being able to lift up to 25 pounds in a safe and controlled manner.

Desired Qualifications

-Masters Degree in Archival Science, Library Science, History or related field.
-Experience working in a History or Research Office within a government or corporate setting.
-Record of participation in national or regional professional associations.
-Familiarity or experience working with archives collection management systems such as Eloquent.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Livermore, CA 94550

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