Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Archives Director, PA Historical & Museum Commission

There is an immediate opening for the following position with the PA Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC):

Pennsylvania State Archives Director

This position is an executive level commission management position responsible for the direction and administration of a broad range of archival and records management programs and for services to agencies on all levels of state government, historical organizations and associations, various research communities, and the general public. Specific responsibilities encompass functions and activities which are regulatory, advisory, developmental, and/or administrative in nature.

The incumbent:

Directs public program development.

Develops, recommends, coordinates, and implements policies, standards, and procedures to assure the identification, preservation, and continuing public availability of archival records created by Pennsylvania’s three branches of state government and some 5,400 units of local government.

As agent for the Secretary of Administration, manages a comprehensive Executive Branch records management program covering all records regardless of format to ensure the proper retention and disposition of records.

Plans, directs, and coordinates a statewide program to improve archival, records management, and related services throughout the Commonwealth.

Provides statewide direction and leadership in the development, interpretation, and administration of policies and regulations in the area of archives and records management.

Works in conjunction with the State Historical Records Advisory Board to stimulate interest in the preservation and use of valuable historical records and papers pertaining to the history of the Commonwealth.

Supports the Commonwealth’s disaster preparedness program. Works to develop policies, procedures, and programs concerning vital records.

Cooperates with officials from neighboring states in working to satisfy questions relevant to Pennsylvania’s boundaries.

Supervises the preparation of guides, reviews, and reports concerning specific archival and records management subjects.

Gives appropriate assistance to researchers involved with questions pertaining to Pennsylvania history.

Works to establish records management and archival programs in county and municipal governments in keeping with responsibilities as the agent of the County and Municipal Records Committees.

Supports the preparation and staging of archives related exhibits, conferences, workshops, etc.

Supervises special programs of an archival or historical nature funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, etc.

Incumbent is responsible to be familiar with PHMC general safety rules and safety rules specific to this position; for working in a safe manner and following all PHMC safety rules; to immediately report all workplace injuries or incidents to their supervisor; and to immediately correct any safety hazards in the work area or report same to supervisor.

Incumbent enforces all safety rules, procedures, and work practices and takes action to correct unsafe conditions in the workplace.

This position is filled through a Non-Civil Service process coordinated through the Bureau of State Employment (BSE).  All applications must go through BSE’s employment website at http://www.employment.pa.gov/.  We cannot accept any applications directly.  Please see below how to apply:

From http://www.employment.pa.gov, click on the Job Opportunities tab under Non-Civil Service. Scroll to the chart and select the position titled “Pennsylvania State Archives Director”.  If interested, click on “Apply.” If you are not currently registered with NEOGOV, you may create an account and apply for this or any other listed category.  Registration is free.  Returning applicants should enter their current username and password, and follow the steps to create a profile and apply under Pennsylvania State Archives Director category. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact the Bureau of State Employment at 717.787.5703.

Applications are due May 30, 2014.

Required Experience:
Five years of professional experience in archival work, including three years in a supervisory capacity; and a master’s degree in history, archival science, library information science, information science, or a closely related field; OR An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes five years of professional experience in archival work which included three years in a supervisory capacity.

Additional Information:
Employment Type:  Permanent, Full-Time
Location:  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Compensation:  $75,013-$113,976

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