Deputy State Archivist Sought for
State Archives and Records Program
 

Deadline for applications: May 2, 2005

 

 

The State Archives and Records Program, a work unit within the Public Trust Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa, looks to hire an energetic, enthusiastic, creative and innovative Deputy State Archivist.

Working in close coordination with the Division Administrator (State Archivist), the Deputy State Archivist will provide day-to-day guidance and leadership to the Iowa State Archives and Records Program. The Deputy State Archivist is expected to provide creative, innovative leadership to the program as it works to increase public visibility of and appreciation for the states documentary heritage; to enhance government agency efficiency through an active records management program; to address the issues of electronic records management and preservation; and to promote an active state archival program to preserve, protect and make government records having enduring value available for public use. The Deputy State Archivist will manage the State Archives of Iowa and the State Records Center.

The Deputy State Archivist will provide administrative support and guidance to the State Records Commission and will assist the State Archivist in coordinating the work of the Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board.

The Deputy State Archivist is expected to operate in an entrepreneurial manner – relentlessly focusing on and continuously innovating to benefit the customer; to represent the agency both within and outside the organization; to adjust to change, work pressures or difficult situations without undue stress; and to possess a strong knowledge of the archival and records management principles, theories, trends and current research.

This is a full time (M–F, 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.), permanent position in Des Moines, Iowa, with full State of Iowa benefits. This position requires some travel. The position is classified as “State Archivist” with a pay range of $42,203 - $63,876.

Education, Experience, and Special Requirements
This position requires experience with, and appreciation for, the management of government records; knowledge of records management and archival principles; and acquaintance with issues related to electronic records management and preservation.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in archival science, public administration, political science, library science, history, government, historic preservation and experience equal to two years of full-time work as an archivist; OR, a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major coursework in archival science, public administration, political science, library science, history, government, historic preservation and experience equal to one year of full-time work as an archivist; OR, an equivalent combination of experience and education substituting one year of the required experience for each 30 semester hours or one year of the required education to a maximum substitution of four years.

Completed applications must be received by the Iowa Department of Personnel by May 2, 2005. Information on current job opportunities in Iowa State Government is available on the internet at: http://www.state.ia.us/jobs/idop1.htm or from the Iowa Department of Personnel, 400 East Grand, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0150; (515) 242-6450 (voice); (515) 281-7970 (fax). The listing for this position is under classification “State Archivist.”

For more information and/or to indicate interest in the position, please contact:
Dr. Gordon O. Hendrickson
Division Administrator and State Archivist, Public Trust Division|
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319
(515) 281-8875
Gordon.Hendrickson@iowa.gov.

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