The New York State Archives is seeking to fill two Archives and Records Management Specialist (ARMS) 2 positions. Under the direction of an ARMS 4 or ARMS 3, the ARMS 2 will carry out tasks related to the scheduling, appraisal, arrangement and description, and/or preservation of government records. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:Don't let the opaque civil service language in the "minimum qualifications" section spook you; it merely indicates that some people already employed by the State of New York may be eligible to transfer into these positions provided that they meet the specified qualifications.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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:
- Schedule, appraise, arrange, and describe, and/or preserve state government records;
- Provide advisory services to state agencies, local governments, and/or non-government repositories;
- Participate in the delivery of services to on-site researchers and the response to researcher inquiries via phone and email; and
- Supervise staff assigned to tasks related to government records and/or archival services, including planning projects, monitoring work in progress, evaluating final products, and documenting staff effort.
- 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.If there are three or fewer qualified candidates in the promotion field, a permanent appointment may be made via non-competitive promotion pursuant to §52.7 of the Civil Service Law. To qualify for non-competitive promotion, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Archives and Records Management Specialist 1.
The starting salary for both positions is $52,293 and, at least according to the current salary schedule, 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.
The application deadline is 22 February 2016. For more information and detailed application instructions, consult the position description.