State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $53,214.00-$85,398.00 Yearly




This is the supervisory level of professional archival work, involving the direction and supervision of one of the major programs at the Maryland State Archives. An Archivist Supervisor directly supervises lower level Archivists, interns, library assistants and other employees assigned to the program.

Employees receive managerial direction from the State Archivist, the Assistant State Archivist or the Administrator. Work is performed at the State Archives building in Annapolis during regular work hours Monday through Saturday. Lifting up to 50 pounds may be required when records shipments arrive. Caution must be exercised during retrieval and replacement of heavy volumes from library shelves, particularly when using library ladders.

Archivist Supervisor is differentiated from Archivist II in that full supervision is exercised over lower level Archivists. Archivist II is the lead worker level, providing direction and technical assistance to lower level Archivists and supervising their work on specific assignments. Archivist Supervisor is differentiated from the State Archivist, the Assistant State Archivist and the Administrator in that these positions provide executive direction to the entire agency whereas Archivist Supervisor is responsible for a major program of the agency.


Directs a major program at the Maryland State Archives, such as the public search room or the appraisal program for State and local records, or is responsible for a major research and planning program such as government research and publications;

Supervises lower level archivists, interns, library assistants and other employees assigned to the program;

Assists in policy development and implements policies for the assigned program;

Determines personnel and other resources required for the efficient and effective operation of the program and makes appropriate recommendations to the supervisor;

Determines specialized personnel required for special projects and recruits and hires contractual employees as required; May undertake systematic and comprehensive research and analysis of units of State government in order to achieve an understanding of the kinds of public records generated in the past and to provide a basis for planning future archival holdings;

May be responsible for the orderly transfer of permanent records from State county and local government agencies and for accessioning them into the State Archives collections;

May direct the compilation of finding aides and guides to the record holdings of the Archives;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Jul 1 2004 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006463; EST: ; REV: 7/1/2004;

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