Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wyoming State Archives is looking for a Records Management Supervisor

If you're an experienced records manager who would like to live in a small Western city situated in a semi-arid climate, the Wyoming State Archives may have a job for you:
The successful applicant will enjoy a small town atmosphere only 90 miles from Denver, CO. In 2011, Cheyenne was named one of the 10 most "liveable" cities in America with no state income tax, clean air and water, a low crime rate, an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and nearby access to skiing, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities. In addition to enjoying all that Wyoming has to offer, the successful candidate will join the State Archives during an exciting time as we start our digital records initiative. The Records Management Supervisor will manage the Records Management unit of the Wyoming State Archives; collaborate with the State Archivist on the implementation of a centralized repository for digital records created by state agencies; work with state agencies to facilitate the transfer of records to the state records center and digital repository; and promote the mission of the Records Management unit and the Wyoming State Archives.
  • Establish objectives and set priorities for the Records Management unit.
  • Evaluate the performance of the staff in the Records Management unit.
  • Conduct needs assessment and develop policies and procedures for all aspects of records management.
  • Develop strategies and administer programs relating to acquiring, preserving, managing and providing access to various records of the State of Wyoming in the state records center and digital repository.
  • Explain policies, procedures and practices to other agencies, concerned individuals and/or groups.
  • Coordinate records retention requirements for state and local government entities.
  • Lead the collection of statistics and the production of unit quarterly and annual reports.
  • Measure and document the effectiveness of the records management program and lead long and short range planning.
  • Assist with reference requests.
  • Maintain specialized record storage system(s).
  • Train representatives from other state agencies on the use of specialized record storage system(s).
  • Lead development of request for proposal (RFP) and contracts.
  • Serve as agency liaison for certain contracts and associated exchange of services between agency and contractor(s).
  • Assist in hardware and software acquisition and development purchases with regard to/for records and data management and installation of hardware and software
  • Knowledge of records management theories, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of archival science theories, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of governmental records systems.
  • Knowledge of principles and concepts of program management and project management.
  • Understanding of and skills in information technology.
  • Excellent communication skills
Preference will be given to applicants with a Master's degree in Library or Information Science PLUS three years of progressive work experience in Records and Data Management, INCLUDING two years of supervisory experience. Professional certification desirable (CRM, Information Certification, CDIA, and/or CA).
By my calculations, the hiring range for this position is $50,244-$59,100.

For more information and detailed application instructions, consult the position description.

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