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Career Program 61
Archives Practicum Training Course

Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle Barracks, PA

Archival processing/management
(18 hours)

  • Archival principles
  • Processing: Acquisitions, arrangement, description, access, preservation, collection maintenance (preventive)
  • Audio visual
  • Digitization
  • Archival management
  • Archive operations: contracting and staffing options

Classification/Information Security
(2 hours)

  • Classification markings
  • Declassification
  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

Collection Management/Conservation
(12 hours)

  • Disaster recovery
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Housing/Storage
  • Stack maintenance
  • Object handling
  • Light management
  • Conservation contracting

CP61 Program Updates/Admin/In-Out processing/AARs
(4 hours)

Many of the activities will presuppose significant knowledge of Army archives policies and procedures. The APTC is designed for Army Archivists (GS-1420) and Archives Technicians (GS-1421) in Career Program 61 (CP61). Other job series may apply as well, but they will only be seated on a space available basis.

This is a competitive training announcement and not all applicants may be selected. All eligible applicants will be reviewed by a competitive selection panel, which will review application packets and rate the applicants. Applications are evaluated based on the following areas: Statement of Interest, experience, education and prior training. There will be no more than twenty-five slots available. This class may fill up quickly, so talk to your supervisor and get the application in without delay.

To be considered for attendance, please email the following to James.A.Knechtmann.civ@mail.mil; Cc michael.w.deyoung.civ@mail.mil. Your application must include all of the following to be considered:

Memorandum requesting attendance THRU your supervisor and your ACPM FOR the CP61 FCR, Mr. Jon T. Hoffman, with the following enclosures:

  1. Civilian Career Report (CCR)--instead of the CRB
  2. ACTNOW IDP
  3. Position Description
  4. Resume
  5. Certificates of completion for the Foundation and grade-appropriate CES Courses

Applicants for CP61 funding of their travel, lodging and per diem must have a GOV CC, an ACTNOW account, and a GoArmyEd account.

Each traveler in DOD is required to take three DTS courses every two years.

  1. DTS (Basic) - About DTS
  2. DTS (Basic) - DTS Travel Documents (DTS 101)
  3. Program and Policies - Travel Policies