AECOM Archives Technician in Lorton, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144228BR

Position Title Archives Technician

Job Category Information Technology

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Lorton

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Archives Technician to facilitate the retirement of classified and unclassified records in support of the Department of State (DOS). The candidate will use his/her analytical skills to inform DOS clients of the policy and procedures for retiring records in accordance with DOS and NARA guidelines. The candidate will also use his/her skills to verify the accuracy of retirement forms, enter metadata into retired records database, and complete retired records transmittal forms. Specifically, the analyst will:

  • Provide retirement guidance to DOS clients, ensuring that the retirement manifests are completed correctly, the appropriate records series is identified, and calculate retention/disposition based on that series.

  • Enter data into retired records transmittal forms along with the accompanying manifest which documents box contents.

  • Prepare boxes at the RSC for transfer to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) by completing NARA transfer request forms, updating the NARA transfer tracking spreadsheet, and verifying the contents of the boxes being retired to NARA.

  • Process search requests for DOS clients using the Retired Records Inventory Management System (RRIMS) database.

  • Pick up and deliver boxes between the DOS offices (including annexes) and the RSC.

  • Shelve boxes at the RSC, re-boxing if needed, reviewing contents of the boxes against the records manifest.

Work independently and as a member of a larger team.

Minimum Requirements

Must have demonstrated strong analytical skills, reading comprehension, attention to detail, and organizational abilities.

  • Able to research information and ask questions to make informed decisions.

  • Ability to correspond with government clients with professionalism and in a timely manner.

  • Proper understanding of document markings and ultimately proper handling.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • DoD Top Secret security clearance.

  • Ability to lift between 35 and 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's Degree highly desired

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.