PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the State Library, Archives, this class is accountable for supervising all activities relating to acquisition, organization of and accessibility to archival and manuscript materials.
Receives general direction from the State Librarian or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises assigned staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; plans, coordinates and oversees archival projects; surveys records of Connecticut State agencies to determine their potential value to State Archives; appraises records and other materials offered or available for acquisition for their archival value and accessions those determined to be appropriate for State Archives; plans and manages physical transfer of accessioned records to State Library and their arrangement, packing, labeling and shelving; prepares or supervises preparation by others of guides, registers, calendars, lists and indexes to archival and manuscript materials; consults with State Library administration in matters concerning scheduling, preservation and disposition of government records with special concern for their historical value; as requested, provides advice and assistance on archival and historical records matters to private individuals, public libraries and non-government organizations; participates in selection of published materials relating to State Archives; prepares or assists in preparation of exhibits based upon items from State Archives; serves as Chair of the Connecticut State Historical Records and Advisory Board; may represent library at conferences and meetings; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of current principles and practices of archives management; considerable knowledge of modern library principles and practices; considerable knowledge of United States history; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to perform historical research; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A graduate degree in American history, archives administration, government, library science or a closely related field AND two (2) years of experience in professional archival work OR professional library work including work with archival materials which includes experience in historical research.
Appointed by the State Librarian in accordance with Section 11-1c of the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(19)-Library and Curatorial Services
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of State Archivist in Salary Group AR 28 approved effective June 26, 1984. (2012 SCOPE Review)