Information Resources Supervisor

Recruitment #123021-MEBA04-200300

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for the oversight and management of the Records Services section of the Delaware Public Archives with a staff of seven, 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 implements operational processes.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

1. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree or higher in History, Library Science, Political Science or related field.

Essential Functions

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Information Resources Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in archives, records management or library services.
  2. Three years experience in research which includes systematic study to discover or establish facts.
  3. 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.
  4. One year experience in preparing and developing training courses.
  5. One year experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  6. Knowledge of grant management and control which includes monitoring and evaluating grant expenditures.
  7. 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

As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to qualified ADA or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices. New Hires must complete the certification or request during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


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Selection Process

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.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.