Records Management Professional - Sandia Historian (Experienced) at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)

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Posting Duration

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

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Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.
Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you a passionate about conducting research, creating publications, giving presentations, and responding to requests for information? Become our next Records Management Professional and serve as a Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) historian!
On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Update and extend an existing one-volume history of the Laboratories to be republished in 2024, which involves becoming familiar with the existing text, and working with the current Sandia historian to identify needed revisions; and working with an advisory committee, publication designers, and the Sandia workforce to publicize the project and its product
  • Use techniques of historiography and historical methods, conduct research and interviews to collect, preserve, and publish information relating to the history of SNL.
  • Coordinate with federal agencies regarding historic buildings and sites and perform cultural surveys and assessments.
  • Create publications for limited and national dissemination on subjects of current and historical interest.
  • Assess collections for the Archives Collection and perform archival methodologies to ensure the preservation of information.
  • Serve as a steward to preserve institutional memory.
  • Lead and coordinate outreach efforts to ensure access to government and corporate records of interest and align with federal regulations.
  • Manage institutional, organizational, programmatic or facility records, including submittal, receipt, transfer, storage, research, retrieval, usage, and disposition.
  • Assist in the development of recorded information management system specifications.
  • Partner with information technology professionals on the design and implementation of corporate and local information solutions for the long-term storage, preservation, and migration of digital records.
  • Set up systems of written, photographic, or video record cataloging, storage, and retrieval in accordance with established retention schedules
  • Establish and manage relationships with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Perform research of corporate collection in response to legal holds, technical staff research, internal/external audit, and investigative requests from a variety of agencies.
  • Travel as needed to support assignments.
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work on site 75% of the time.

Qualifications We Require

  • Master's degree in History, History of Science, or relevant field, plus five years of directly related experience.
  • Experience in all of the following:
    • Historical research - using both primary and secondary sources.
    • Producing written history - both long and short projects
    • Presenting historical topics
  • Active DOE Q clearance or equivalent; such as SCI or DOD Top Secret.

Qualifications We Desire

  • PhD in History, History of Science, or relevant field
  • Book-length publication(s), peer-reviewed
  • Familiarity with the scope and practices of Public History
  • Experience in cultural resources management, particularly historic building assessments and documentation
  • Ability to work with a team in generating history products

About Our Team

The Recorded Information Management Department is a dynamic, hard-working, and enthusiastic department working in high-profile records management areas, managing the life cycle of information and preserving Sandia's important records. The department develops policies and procedures to meet records management requirements for Sandia and provides products and services for cost-effective management of information by Sandians and contractors.

About Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:
*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.
More Information on Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA. Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 7 open jobs at Sandia National Laboratories, click here.
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