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Senior Archival Officer - APS Level 5 (Ongoing)

Job No: 496246
Work Type: Full time
Location: Canberra

Reference and Description Services consists of three client-focused teams that provide strategic direction and oversight of the National Archives’ National Reference Service in an increasingly digital environment comprising – onsite and online reference services to assist researchers, the community and government agencies to access the national archival collection; development and delivery of onsite, online and offsite programs to educate and connect communities to the collection; strategic direction and oversight of the description of the collection; and co-ordination of the National Archives' volunteer program.

The Senior Archival Officer is responsible for the strategic and operational implementation of the National Archives’ Description Strategy 2021-2024.

The successful applicant will be part of a client-focused team managing onsite and online description projects delivered to assist researchers, the community and government agencies to access the national archival collection. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting 1.

Requirement: Physical requirements of repetitive, sedentary, screen-based work and/or sorting, lifting and moving records in accordance with work health and safety practices. The capacity to lift a stable weight of 7 kilograms to shoulder height readily

How to apply: Applications must be submitted via our online e-recruitment system. Applicants must in 500 words or less outline the skills and relevant experience you would bring to this role. Please refer to the position description for this role.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: 


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