|Location:||Hawaii, United States|
SNA International, the Global Leader in Forensics, Biometrics and Identity Intelligence, is currently looking for a Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), at the DPAA lab in Hawaii, by conducting historical research and writing, as well as assisting with related activities for DPAA’s Indo Pacific Directorate.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
- 5 years of professional historical research experience (includes educational experience)
- Masters’ degree in History or related field with a strong understanding of US Military History, History of Science and/or World War II, Korean War or the Vietnam War.
- Specialist knowledge of the Indo-Pacific Theater (working toward PhD preferred)
- Possess a broad knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of historical research and analysis as gained through graduate education in history and relevant job experience.
- Possess the ability to conduct research on a diverse array of cases with scattered and scant source material.
- Possess the ability to apply flexible approaches and versatility to conducting research.
- Possess exceptional written and oral communication skills evidenced by publication and conference presentation record.
- Possess ability to provide written products quickly and in formats tailored for varied audiences.
- Demonstrated history of writing for a wide, non-specialist audience.
- Knowledge of professional writing styles based on professional experience.
- Experience with archival research is desired.
- Self-motivated and detail-oriented, with excellent time management skills
- Able to work well independently as well as in a team environment.
- Possess strong attention to detail and excellent recordkeeping skills.
- Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
Critical Work Responsibilities may include but not limited to:
- Perform complex historical research into locating and identifying missing service members from the Vietnam War.
- Assignments include, but are not limited to: historical reports, documentary research, interpreting oral histories, secondary source readings, geographically bounded studies, case narratives, reports of findings, and briefings to Agency leadership.
- Build and develop recommendations to disinter unidentified remains from past conflicts, with the ultimate goal of pursuing all avenues towards exhumation and identification.
- Assists with the communications with foreign representatives/embassies and casualty/mortuary offices.
- Occasionally travels nationally for Family Member Updates (FMUs) and occasionally internationally for field investigations or other activities as required by agency leadership.
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Possess a broad knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of historical research and analysis as gained through graduate education in history and relevant job experience
- Ability to conduct research on a diverse array of cases with scattered and scant source material
- Ability to apply flexible approaches and versatility to conducting research
- Knowledge of professional writing styles based on experience
- Exceptional abilities in oral and written communication, and the ability to provide written products quickly and in formats tailored for varied audiences
- Computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
- A demonstrated history of initiative and achievement
- A demonstrated history of working independently with client staff
- Experience working independently with minimal direction or supervision
- Experience supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills
- Experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities
The physical demands and work environment 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.
- This work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required, particularly if traveling to assist with field investigations
- Office work may include the transfer of archival boxes
- Individual must be capable of working under high stress and pressure of short deadlines
Additionally, as the workspace is an active forensic laboratory, you will be subject to the sites (and occasional smells) of skeletonized human remains as well as hearing conversations regarding deceased individuals.
Please submit a cover letter along with your CV. CVs without a cover letter will not be considered.
Please apply using the following link:
via Application Site
|Primary Category:||Southeast Asian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||South Asian History / Studies