The New York State Archives is seeking to fill an Archives and Records Management Specialist (ARMS) 2 position within the Information Services Unit. The Information Services Unit has responsibility for the development, integration, and support of all New York State Archives information systems. Under the direction of an Archives and Records Management Specialist 3, duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:The starting salary for this position is $52,293 and, at least according to the current salary schedule, the salary will gradually increase to $66,494 based on annual performance advances. These figures are established by a collective bargaining agreement and are non-negotiable; they may also change slightly following the next round of contract negotiations. In addition, the State of New York offers a comprehensive array of retirement, health, and other benefits.
Participate in the implementation, maintenance and integration of public access and records management systems; Develop and manage New York State Archives web site content relating to government records services and to archival collections; Provide advisement on the implementation of archival professional standards, including but not limited to EAD, EAC, Dublin Core and TEI; Work with State Archives staff and vendors to identify and implement web-based solutions; and Support development of the New York State Archives electronic records program.
For permanent appointment candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or non-competitive 55b/c service as an Archives and Records Management Specialist 1 OR have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above in a title deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. In addition, candidates must also possess the qualifications listed below. For provisional appointment, candidates must have a Master's degree in history, government, business or public administration, political science, American studies, library/information science, or archival administration and two years of professional experience in which the majority of duties involved one or more of the following:
- Analyzing or appraising records and information systems to develop recordkeeping and/or records retention plans for an institution, governmental body, or corporation;
- Providing education, training, grant-in-aid, or direct technical assistance services in records management and/or archives administration for an institution, governmental body, or corporation;
- Developing or implementing guidelines, standards, policies and procedures concerning records management and/or archives administration for an institution, governmental body, or corporation;
- Evaluating available information technology to support recordkeeping needs and requirements of an institution, governmental body, or corporation;
- Acquiring, controlling, preserving, making available, or promoting use of archival records, whether in electronic, paper, or other form for an institution, governmental body, or corporation.
Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:
- Participation in the implementation/maintenance of public access and/or records management systems.
- Participation in the implementation/maintenance of websites.
- Knowledge and understanding of the standards used to provide access to and manage archival records including EAD, EAC and TEI.
- Familiarity with XML, XSL and XLST.
- Demonstration of experience with core archival and records management practices including scheduling/appraisal; archival description and preservation; digital preservation and electronic records; references services to a wide range of users including state and local government agencies, academics, educators, genealogists, local historians, and the general public.
The deadline for applying for this position is 9 February 2016. For more information and application instructions, consult the position description.