Topic ID #34467 - posted 1/16/2015 1:46 AM

Historic Resources Specialist III - Mississippi Department of Archives and History



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Job Title:    Historic Resources Specialist III
Closing Date/Time:    Fri. 01/30/15 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary:    $36,300.00 / Year
Job Type:    Full-Time
Location:    25 - HINDS COUNTY, Mississippi
Shift Schedule:    Day Shift Only
Travel Schedule:    Some Overnight
Time Limited Position:    No
Agency Information:    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) seek a Historic Resources Specialist III to serve in the Government Records Section, in the Archives and Records Services Division. The primary responsibilities of the incumbent will be (1) to provide training to state and local governments; (2) to lead and/or assist with special projects for improved management of records; and (3) to implement programs of the government records section according to public records laws and other federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. This position may require travel and driving an agency vehicle.
 
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Characteristics of Work  Benefits  Supplemental Questions
 
This is highly professional and technical work that involves performance at an advance career level of historic resources work where the incumbent is fully qualified to perform all functions in an assigned specialty area (archaeological, archival cataloging and preservation, historical education and interpretation and collections management) providing historic resources, planning, and policy recommendations; training and monitoring the work of volunteers and staff; and performs related work as required. Incumbents work under general supervision of a director.
 Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Documents historic resources using a variety of media (photography, audio tape film, mapping etc.)
Researches public requests and disseminates to the public, through direct contact or through reports, articles, and other written materials, information of historical significance.
Originates, researches, plans, produces, and presents public and educational programs with accompanying material. 
Conducts tours of historic museums, lectures on subjects of historical and architectural interest, and monitors the numbers and behavior of visitors.
Coordinates, recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers (and staff at advance levels).
Conducts historical research to identify and authenticate historical resources and studies and preserves artifacts, objects, manuscripts, and records to the State's cultural  and political history.
Manages, maintains, and preserves collections.
Serves on interpretive services team and acts as an advocate for the mission of the Department.
Performs reference services and technical assistance for the public and for requesting  agencies.
Directs the preservation and maintenance of Mississippi historic sites, collections, and resources. 
Plans and implements historical projects.
Evaluates, accessions, organizes, and describes historical information resources regardless of media, including, but not limited to paper, film, magnetic, photographic artifacts or materials.
Negotiates with state, county, and municipal agencies in the planning and scheduling of the disposition of their archival records.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
AND
Experience:
One (1) year of related experience acceptable to the employing agency.
OR
Education:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
AND
Education:
Two (2) years of related experience.
Substitution Statement:
Related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

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