Digital Archivist – Silver Spring, MD


The Digital Archivist supports the Business Operations Division of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB). This position electronically scans, tags with appropriate meta data, and files scientific articles, historical and other documents, as well as writes and publishes the minutes of various scientific meetings.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Electronically scans at least 120 onion skin pages per day or up to 160 standard pages per day for archival. Documents include printed scientific articles, historical documents, and other documents as directed. Some documents are fragile and require careful handling.

Saves files electronically for database access.

Applies metadata to each scanned article or document.

Assigns file names and/or numbers and files documents electronically in accordance with the AFPMB filing system.

Writes the minutes from biennial board meetings and other meetings as deemed necessary.

Travels as necessary to attend meetings and document minutes.

Works independently with the client on a daily basis and keeps CNI Project Manager informed about work assigned by client and progress in completing.

Operates office equipment such as computers, copiers, telephones, and scanners. Performs basic operations on data processing equipment.

Completes assignments with a high degree of accuracy.

Ensures the confidentiality and security of records is maintained.

Follows applicable policies and procedures to classify multiple pieces of information.

Ensures standards are met in compliance with statutory and regulatory provisions, policies and instructions, and all other applicable requirements.

Provides general clerical assistance to include invoicing, making travel arrangements, time sheet administration, and annual reporting assistance.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Associates Degree in Library Science or related field of study and a minimum of two (2) year’s relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education / experience.


Possesses or has the ability to obtain clearance for authorization to the Pentagon and National Capital Region installations, and the Pentagon Unclassified Network and AFPMB Internal Network.


Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs i.e. Access, Excel, Word, Outlook (e-mail), and Internet familiarity

Knowledge of general office practices and procedures

Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling

Skilled at reading comprehension

Skilled at time management/efficiency

Ability use sound judgment as to the completeness of documentation in files

Ability to follow department and agency processes/regulations/laws/best practices

Ability to maintain files and records

Ability to follow oral and written instructions

Ability to prioritize work

Ability to perform other clerical duties such as filing and answering the phone

Ability to use general office equipment and to perform basic operations on a computer

Ability to work effectively, both independently, and in a team environment


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-to-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Must be able to talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. May be required to lift, push or pull 50 pounds or more using cart or hand truck. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May work near moving or mechanical parts. May have exposure to chemicals, fumes, warehouse environment or adverse weather conditions. May be required to use safety and personal protective equipment.

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