Sr. Local Records Consulting Archivist – Library of Virginia – Richmond, VA

The Circuit Court Records Preservation Program (CCRP) is a part of the
Library of Virginia’s Local Records Services Branch. The CCRP provides
resources to help preserve and make accessible permanent circuit court
records. The program awards grants to the commonwealth’s circuit court
clerks to help them address the needs of the records housed in their
localities.

The Library of Virginia is seeking two Senior Local Records Consulting
Archivists to assist in the coordination and implementation of the Local
Records program on behalf of the CCRP. The successful candidates will
enjoy traveling throughout various localities across Virginia visiting
the circuit court clerks’ offices providing assistance and guidance on a
range of archival and consultative services. In addition to conducting
site visits, core responsibilities include assessing and evaluating
needs related to the CCRP and grant programs, providing grant support
through project assessment and reporting, and orientation and training
for locality grant personnel and local records staff. The archivists
will promote the CCRP through social media tools for internal and
external audiences, conservation of records in the Library of Virginia’s
collection, and compile Encoded Archival Description (EAD) guides and
Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) records in the ALEPH Integrated
Library System. In addition to the qualifications listed, the candidates
will demonstrate the Library’s competencies including promoting a
professional, positive image of the Library through their interactions
with both internal and external customers, demonstrating an open,
team-oriented work environment, and by planning, organizing, and
prioritizing work to meet deadlines and established objectives.

Required qualifications include knowledge of: archival and records
management practices and procedures; archival description functions;
online archival-description and office utilities; basic
conservation-preservation procedures; microform and electronic
reformatting; the organization of Virginia circuit court records; and
Virginia history and local government. Some knowledge of and ability to
coordinate grant applications and processes. Excellent interpersonal,
writing, and other communication skills. Demonstrated ability to:
coordinate complex projects; work effectively with professional and
paraprofessional staff across multiple programs and with outside
constituencies; design and deliver training programs on archival,
preservation, and other local records related issues; and represent the
CCRP to the archival community, government officials, constituent
groups, and the public verbally and in writing.

Must be able to travel extensively, occasionally overnight, and must
have a valid Virginia driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one
prior to date of hire.

A degree in applied history/archival studies, U.S. history, library science, or a related field is preferred.

A graduate degree in one of the above disciplines is highly desirable.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for educational requirements.

These are restricted positions based on available funding through non-general fund revenue.

Application Instructions: To apply, candidates must submit a completed Virginia state employment application online at http://jobs.virginia.gov/
for position #00063 by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 19, 2014.
Applications will be considered in filling both positions. Please read
the entire job announcement posted in the state jobs site for further
details and special instructions to applicants. Please visit our website
at www.lva.virginia.gov
for additional information about our agency. Selected candidates must
pass a criminal background check and will be required to provide a
recent copy of their driving records. In compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Library of Virginia will provide, if
requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in order to provide
access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required
to note the presence of a disability on your application. If you
require accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at
804/692-3586 or email nancy.epperly@lva.virginia.gov.

An EEO/AA/ADA Employer

NOTES:

2 openings.

Additional Salary Information: Salary Minimum $34,957

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