Information Resources Specialist I

Archivist I

Recruitment #050624-MEBA01-200300


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Summary Statement

The incumbent in the position will work in the Delaware Public Archives, Public Services section interacting with the public. Duties include activities that involve the acquisition, analysis, arrangement, description, preservation, reference delivery, and public programming of information recorded via multi-media formats. Work is performed in support of archival operations with responsibility for creating and implementing systematic controls for records and information activities for all records within the agency.

Preferred Qualification

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

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 Specialist I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: 

  1. Knowledge of research which includes systematic study to discover or establish facts.
  2. Knowledge of archives, records management or library services.

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.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).


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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


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.