DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is skilled professional level work involving responsibility for maintaining and preserving the contents of the Putnam County Archives. The incumbent works closely with the County Historian to establish goals and priorities for the daily operation of the archives. Responsibilities include supervision over historical/archival records and materials preservation, description, arrangement and storage, as well as management of access and retrieval through maintenance and control of databases and classification systems. Additionally, the work involves authentication and appraisal of historical documents and archival materials. The incumbent provides assistance to the public relative to research or information location. The work is performed under minimal supervision, requiring the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate or volunteer staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of archival and records management, including electronic records; thorough knowledge of the techniques of conservation, preservation and storage of historical papers and documents; ability to incorporate current advances in electric information storage technology ability to develop and maintain classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials; ability to utilize specialized computer programs such as photo editing, mapping & database softwares; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to supervise and coordinate the work of subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, public officials and the general public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SPECIAL NOTE: Library Sciences, Information Science, History and/or Archives programs must meet criteria recommended by the American Library Association (ALA) or the Society of American Archivists (SAA).
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512