Historic Resources Specialist II – Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Archives and Records Services Division.

Historic Resources Specialist II, Time-Limited Position, Local Government Records Office.

Starting annual salary: $ 32,400 plus benefits.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, March 8, 2013.

To apply for this position online, please go to the Mississippi State Personnel Board at www.mspb.ms.gov<http://www.mspb.ms.gov> and submit an e-application. If you need more information about the application process please contact 601/576-6866.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) seeks a Historic Resources Specialist II to serve a three-year, time-limited position in the Local Government Records Office of the Government Records Section in the Archives and Records Services Division. The primary responsibilities of the incumbent will be (1) to provide onsite consultations and develop guidelines for local governments on records management, continuity of operations, and disaster preparedness/response; and (2) working with the Local Government Records officer, help increase the active participation among local governments in the records management program. These goals will be accomplished through presentations, meetings, and outreach activities.

As a member of the Government Records Section, the incumbent may work on projects individually or as part of a team.

Education and experience must meet one of the following criteria:

• A Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in history, library science, or a related field.

• A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in history, library science, or a related field; and one (1) year of experience related to the above-described duties.

Preferred qualifications include the following: Demonstrated familiarity with current records management and archival theory, methods, and practice; knowledge of Word, Excel, and SQL; experience with municipal and county records management; knowledge of Mississippi history; excellent time management, and written and oral communication skills; demonstrated organizational and analytical abilities; ability to carry out detail-oriented projects; a willingness to work with dirty records; the ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds; the ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member. Overnight travel and a valid driver’s license will be required.

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