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Lead Historian (Aerospace)

United States, California, Edwardsother

Job description

Disclaimer: This is a public notice of a bid proposal for a Lead Historian, NO ACTIVE OPENING EXISTS TODAY. We encourage you to apply, as needed, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Since our inception, FedSync has stood for Accountability, Integrity, Teaming, Value, Innovation, and Quality. Values that make us who we are. Our vision is to be an organization that works with innovative, leading minds and forward-thinking personalities of our time, to deliver solutions looking beyond today. Our mission is to deliver federal government with solutions that are innovative and proven, to transform the organization by providing best suited tools and people and prepare it for tomorrows' challenges. For us and our clients, our people matter.

The objective of this role is to provide a Historian service to NASA in Edwards AFB, California. The individual will perform and manage historical activities, programs, and functions with providing research and reference services to the client. The candidates should have comprehensive, hands-on experience in performing research, interviewing personnel, and know how to prepare analytical historical publications from a local and national perspective. The candidate will need to be able to assemble and maintain historical document repositories for reference and research and be able to brief the historical importance to any official.


The duties entail:

  • Provides historical research and reference services.
  • Receives and assigns priority to historical information queries.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages history activities.
  • Drafts revisions, supplements, and annexes for directives.
  • Develops and implements procedures for preparing historical publications.
  • Discusses findings and recommends corrective action.
  • Conducts quality assessments of historical products, and rates content, supporting documents, and compliance with security and administrative directives.
  • Performs historical research and reviews unit files.
  • Systematically collects and organizes historical data from correspondence, messages, staff studies, reports, plans, meeting minutes, and other source documents.
  • Attends meetings and briefings to document important deliberations and decisions.
  • Interviews key unit personnel for unique knowledge and insights.
  • Prepares historical publications, including periodic histories, studies, papers, and monographs.
  • Determines topics of special interest or importance. Evaluates data for accuracy, objectivity, and pertinence. Writes well organized, fully documented, analytical narratives.
  • Prepares charts, tables, graphs, and statistical summaries of significant information.
  • Uses selected photographs to support narrative. Selects, reproduces, and assembles supporting documents.
  • Maintains historical document repository.
  • Collects, organizes, and indexes historical reference and research publications and documents.
  • Maintains publications, and administrative and historical files.

Job requirements


  • US Citizen
  • Doctorate in History or related field.
  • Knowledge of Aerospace Technology
  • Minimum of 7 years of documenting and publishing recorded history of federal organizations from a local and national perspective experience.
  • English composition and grammar; interviewing techniques
  • Computer Systems and word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications and historical repositories and reference services.

Federal Integrated Systems Corporation d/b/a FedSync does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. FedSync is an Equal Opportunity Employer.