The New York State Education Department’s State Archives is seeking candidates to fill an Archives & Records Management Specialist 2 position within the State Archives’ Government Records Services program. The Government Records Services Program provides archives and records management assistance and support to state agencies and local governments. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide advice, assistance and technical support to state agencies and local governments in the management of records and recordkeeping systems;
- Develop and revise retention schedules for state agencies and local governments;
- Conduct onsite appraisals of State and local government records to determine archival value and prepare reports of evaluations; and
- Develop and present both online and onsite workshops on records management to state agencies and local governments.
Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Archives and Records Managements Specialist 2.
Section 52.6 Transfer: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.
Provisional Appointment: Candidates must have either 1) one year of permanent competitive or non-competitive 55b/c service as an Archives and Records Management Specialist 1; OR 2) 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:The starting salary for this position is $54,406 and, at least according to the current salary schedule, the salary will gradually increase to $69,182 based on annual performance advances. These figures are established by a collective bargaining agreement and are non-negotiable; they may also change slightly as a result of future contract negotiations. In addition, the State of New York offers a comprehensive array of retirement, health, and other benefits.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:
- 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.
- Demonstration of experience with core archival and records management practices including scheduling/appraisal, archival description and preservation, digital preservation and electronic records, and references services to a wide range of users including state and local government agencies, academics, educators, genealogists, local historians, and the general public.
- Experience with records management methods and techniques, especially in a government setting.
The deadline for applying for this position is 12 April 2017. For more information and application instructions, consult the job posting.