ITility, LLC

Historian

Job Locations US-FL-Doral
Posted Date 12 months ago(3/2/2017 9:34 AM)
Job ID
2017-1279
# of Openings
1
Category
Management

Overview

This position includes expertise in historical research and writing, providing data collection, conducting historical interviews, providing operational situational awareness, conducting research and preparing written historical products, and coordinating of the release of historical documents in support of SOUTHCOM’s Area of Responsibility (AOR). The AOR includes, but is not limited to: South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

 

Responsibilities

The historina will typically shall research and write vignettes, information memoranda, and other documents as directed. All products shall be in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style and prevailing SOUTHCOM guidance. 

  • Coordinate, conduct, and transcribe oral history interviews. 
  • Collect, organize, and preserve SOUTHCOM documents as part of the Command Historical Research Collections.
  • Develop historical content for communication products – including special historical publications for distribution in the SOUTHCOM area of reasonability.
  • Serve as a member of the SOUTHCOM Strategic Communication Working Group.
  • Assist in writing historical reports and special studies. Each study will have full documentation and will conform to the Chicago Manual of Style and prevailing SOUTHCOM guidance.
  • Shall research and write historical studies for SOUTHCOM. The studies shall range from 20 to 250 pages or more. The studies shall be double spaced and in accordance with prevailing professional standards. Each page and each paragraph of the study shall be marked with the appropriate security classifications, pursuant to Department of Defense and SOUTHCOM marking regulations. Each study shall have full documentation; footnotes will conform to Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Respond to emerging Request for Information from across the SOUTHCOM enterprise, U.S. government, and other entities.

 

Qualifications

  • Doctoral level degree is preferred, at minimum a Master’s degree in history or related field, or alternative professional experience in the SOUTHCOM Area of Responsibility (South America, Central America, and the Caribbean) which requires the Historians to have subject matter expertise in Latin American history, U.S. foreign relations, and/or U.S.-Latin American military history. Education requirements are such that the Historians understand the principles of ‘applied history’ and advanced historical research methodology. Applied history can be described as historical analysis, investigation, archival work, historic preservation, documentaries and firsthand experience. Advanced historical research methodology comprises the techniques and guidelines by which Historians use primary sources and other evidence to research and then to write histories in the form of accounts of the past.

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