Jackson, MS: Senior Systems Specialist (Electronic Archives), Mississippi Dept of Archives & History

Senior Systems Specialist (Electronic Archives)

Starting Annual Salary:  $51,358.88 plus benefits
Deadline for Receiving Applications:  July 18, 2014

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) Electronic Archives section seeks qualified candidates to serve as systems manager for its growing digital repository.  The successful candidate will work as a member of a team, with duties that include:

•       organizing, maintaining, converting, and preserving archival born-digital and digitally reformatted electronic records and materials
•       providing access to electronic archives collections through the use of appropriate web search interfaces and databases
•       advising internal and external entities on issues of formatting, migration, conversion, and retention of electronic records
•       designing, managing, and maintaining Electronic Archives Web pages
•       managing the Electronic Archives server farm, including security, redundancy, and backup procedures/routines
•       assisting with hardware and software procurement for the section

Preferred skills, knowledge and experience:
•       Linux and BSD server administration
•       PostgreSQL and MySQL database administration
•       PHP, Python, and shell scripting
•       HTML, CSS, and Javascript
•       Experience manipulating audio and image files
•       Experience with mission-critical backup and recovery planning
•       Knowledge of XML and the Dublin Core metadata standard

Education and experience must meet one of the following criteria:
•       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in information science, computer science or a related field and four (4) years of directly related experience
•       Associate’s degree in information science, computer science or a related field and six (6) years of directly related experience
•       Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED) and eight (8) years of directly related experience

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Jackson, MS
Application Deadline: July 18, 2014

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