Topic ID #38006 - posted 1/30/2017 2:05 AM

Historic Resources Specialist III - Jackson, MS

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:    Historic Resources Specialist III
Closing Date/Time:    Fri. 02/03/17 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:    This position is located in the Environmental Division of the Mississippi Department of Transportation in the Jackson Offices.
This is the proficiency level III in the Historic Resources Specialist series. An employee in this class performs professional and technical work where an incumbent is fully qualified to perform all functions in an assigned specialty area (archaeological, archival cataloging and preservation, reference and patron services, records management, historic preservation, historical education and interpretation, and collections management) providing historic resources, planning, and policy recommendations; and training and monitoring the work of volunteers and staff. Incumbents work under the general supervision of a director.
 Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Documents historic resources using a variety of media (including, but not limited to, photography, audio tape, film, and mapping).
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 number 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 related 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, and photographic artifacts or materials.
Negotiates with state, county, and municipal agencies in the planning and scheduling of the disposition of their archival records.
 Minimum Qualifications:
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions.  However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.  Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
One (1) year of experience related to the described duties;
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
Two (2) years of experience related to the described duties.
Substitution Statement:
Above graduation from a standard four year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma), related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.
 Essential Functions:
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Makes resources accessible that are held by the agency.
Protects public and private historical and cultural resources of the state.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

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