The incumbent in the position will be responsible for the oversight and management of the Records Services Section of the Delaware Public Archives with a staff of six, including all volunteer activities. This position will direct, assign and monitor processing activities within the Section for various media formats, such as paper, electronic, digital, audio, microfilm. Lead accession liaison between the public and Archives. Makes recommendations and implement operational processes.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
- Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in History, Library Science, Political Science or related field.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Examines, identifies, arranges and classifies books/documents/electronic tapes/publications/records according to a pre-determined classification system.
- Develops item descriptions noting content, format/media, arrangement and relation to provenance/origin.
- Assists patrons/researchers by explaining the facility's resources, gathering available information/materials and demonstrating equipment operation.
- Applies conservation and preservation techniques to aged or damaged books/ documents/electronic tapes/records by unfolding, cleaning, repairing tears, removing tape, placing in acid free containers, filming, refilming, media/technological migration.
- Attends workshops, conferences and seminars to receive training related to the identification, care and maintenance of books/documents/records held by public agencies and accessible to the general public.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Information Resources Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Three years experience in archives, records management or library services.
- Three years experience in research which includes systematic study to discover or establish facts.
- Two years experience in presenting training courses which includes using a variety of training methods such as lecture, structured exercises, role play or group discussion as well as the use of training materials such as overheads, PowerPoint, handouts or videos.
- One year experience in preparing and developing training courses.
- One year experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of grant management and control which includes monitoring and evaluating grant expenditures.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
Additional Posting Information
Merit Only: Current State of Delaware employees in a position covered by the Merit System and who have completed their initial probationary period.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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