DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is specialized support work performed by an individual with particular aptitude and patience for deciphering historical documents and various obsolete usages and handwriting. Duties include assisting with preservation of historical materials and documents, deciphering and cataloging historical materials and documents, and providing support to the public in research and related projects. Familiarity with the archival holdings of the County Historian’s Office and interest in County history is helpful. 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 KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the services of the County Historian’s Office; good knowledge of English; aptitude for deciphering historical documents, obsolete usages and handwriting; aptitude and interest in maintaining historical references; ability to assist with documentation of current situations which may be of historical significance; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; patience; tact and courtesy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma.
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