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"Reflection of Mt. McKinley on Wonder Lake in Denali National Park, Alaska, circa 1988." Randy Brandon Collection, Anchorage Museum, B2016.019.06458.036.04.04.
"Bridge across Hess Creek Canyon, leading the the Hartley house, circa 1885." George Fox University Photographs. GFU.01.09. George Fox University Archives. Murdock Library. George Fox University.
Unknown, "Students in Airplane, 1946." Linfield College Archives Photograph Collection. Image. Submission 113.
"Dr. Henry Fielding Reed leading a Mazama party down the soon-to-be-named Reed Glacier on Mount Hood, 1901." Mazama Library and Historical Collections, VM1993.020 Mt Hood, 1901.
Oregon Metro Archives.
"Deputy Seth Davidson rides his motorcycle up Beacon Rock on March 18, 1930. From the records of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office." Multnomah County Archives.
"Mount Hood from Lost Lake, circa 1910." Kiser Photo Co. photographs, Org. Lot 140, bb000223, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
“University of Oregon Medical School football team, 1894,” OHSU Digital Commons, accessed August 16, 2018.
"Old Fort Road Campus, circa 1950s," University Archives, Oregon Institute of Technology.
"Belle Bloom Gevurtz, Sarah Goodman, Ophelia Goodman, Helen Goodman, Lillian Heldfond, and Ann Zaik at Cannon Beach, circa 1914," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM2996.
"Men repairing the dome of Congregation Beth Israel building on NW Flanders St., designed in 1925 by Herman Brookman, 1981," Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, OJM9966.
"View of OAC from Lower Campus, 1909." Oregon State University Archives and Special Collections.
"Woman with Child, n.d.," C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana. Joseph Henry Sharp Photograph Collection.
"Green Lake Park, 1985." Seattle Arts Commission. [Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
"Aerial view of Century 21 World's Fair, 1962." City Light Negatives, Seattle Municipal Archives.
"PH037_b089_S00208," Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s, University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives.
"Students studying in the library, University of Washington, circa 1908-1909," Arthur Dean University of Washington Photograph Album, PH Coll 903, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.
Asahel Curtis, "Forest ranger cabin in the Olympic National Forest in the Elwha Valley, 1924." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Stacking alfalfa hay near Grandview, circa 1925." Conservation Department, Planning and Development division, Lantern Slide Shows, Washington State Archives.
"Inauguration of Governor Ferry, November 11, 1889." Rogers (photographer), Inauguration of Governor Ferry Photographs, 1889, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives.
Asahel Curtis, "Yakima Pears." Washington State Library collection of photographs by Asahel Curtis, circa 1920-1940 (MS 0544-29).
"Student in Professor Frank Chalfant's Phonetics Laboratory," 1912. The lab was an early precursor to today's Foreign Language Lab. Washington State University Lantern Slides collection.
Bill Phillips, "Wheel Shop employees in Livingston during the last days of Livingston BN Shops," Park County." Yellowstone Gateway Museum.

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  • 30 Jul 2019 2:33 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Cultural Resources Manager

    Washington County Museum

    The Cultural Resources Manager ensures that the museum’s cultural resources are well cared for, organized, and accessible for the benefit of the community.

    Washington County Museum is an independent non-profit museum located on the Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus. We support the thriving cultural ecology of the region through exhibits, programs and events, and our archive and library. This position will be the fifth member of a highly collaborative team. Our workplace values staff as whole people and we nurture and respect different backgrounds and perspectives. 

    Position in Organization 

    Reports to: Co-Directors

    Responsible for: Cultural resources interns & volunteers

    Location: Primarily at museum with occasional off-site work

    Key Duties

    • Manage all aspects of cultural resources and care, following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices.
    • Assist guest curators with exhibits while fostering cross-department collaboration and community engagement. 
    • Assist community members and scholars with research requests.
    • Ensure accurate numbering, cataloging, photographing, and labeling specimens already in the collection, as well as those added to the collection.
    • Recruit, develop, and supervise interns and volunteers; maintain an active student internship program.
    • Develop and maintain cultural resources management plans and policies. 
    • Assist with raising funds through direct donations, grants, or earned income development to expand collection, update facilities, or support research efforts.
    • Propose strategic acquisitions for presentation to Co-Directors and Collections Committee to diversify our current cultural resources. 
    • Actively participate in community engagement through committee work, guided tours, and public speaking.
    • Steward significant stories within our communities both past and present.

    All-Staff Responsibilities

    • Advance the museum’s mission, vision, and values in the delivery of your work and interpersonal conduct.
    • Support membership and public support through excellent, informed customer service.
    • Assist with additional tasks as needed to foster overall health of the organization.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Preferred: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. 
    • 3+ years of progressively expanding museum expertise in collections management, exhibit development, and research.
    • Experience working with collections management software; Past Perfect preferred.
    • Must be resourceful, creative, and have the ability and desire to work collaboratively with museum staff and community members.
    • Demonstrated professional communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Physical ability to do basic bending, stooping, climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs.
    • Experience working in a culturally responsive way with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, and lived experiences.

    This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with employer-sponsored health benefits and vacation time with a starting annual salary of $42,000 depending on experience.

    Position is located at Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229, and requires limited travel throughout the region. 

    No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship is available at this time.

    Hiring process 

    Initial application (Phase I):

    Applications must include a minimum of (1) a letter of interest tailored to this position along with (2) a resume and/or CV to be considered. Email your application materials and any other supporting documentation showcasing your fit for this position to: info@washingtoncountymuseum.org no later than 5pm on September 16, 2019.

    Follow-up (Phase II):

    Supplemental questions will be sent to applicants who meet the position requirements on Friday September 27th. Responses will be due back Friday, October 4th at 5pm. 

    Note that we will attempt to contact all applicants. In the event that applicant volume is too high, only those applicants being moved on to Phase II will be contacted.

    Once all the supplemental question responses and application materials have been carefully reviewed we will determine a few finalists for interviews. All Phase II applicants will be contacted and informed if they were not selected, or to arrange interview times.

    Target start date for the position is November 4th.


  • 24 Jul 2019 11:29 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Public Services Unit Supervisor: Professional Faculty / Manager-Librarian Ihttps://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/79152

    Position open through August 15 – for full consideration please apply by August 1. 

    The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State University Libraries seeks a service-oriented, user-focused Public Services Unit Supervisor with a strong commitment to access to lead our public services operations. Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, the Public Services Unit Supervisor has primary responsibility for managing and coordinating all reading room and remote reference activities. In conjunction with department colleagues, this position provides effective research support, optimizes access systems, and proposes new services and workflows as appropriate.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate ability for and commitment to providing responsive, personable, and expert public service. The Public Services Unit Supervisor will join a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to collaboratively advancing the Center’s educational and access missions. Working closely with curators and other department staff, the Supervisor interacts positively and inclusively with students, faculty, and the public, guiding users in how to find, use, and evaluate relevant resources, explaining techniques, policies, and procedures, and empowering individuals to conduct archival research. The Supervisor is a professional faculty member in the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, developing and nurturing relationships with colleagues inside and outside the library, and participate in shared governance of OSULP and OSU.

    The position supervises one Library Technician 3 classified position and a rotation of student assistants with public service duties. The position mobilizes these resources and others to establish a welcoming and secure environment, data-driven operations, and public service excellence in a lively special collections environment.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 2-5 years experience providing effective and efficient public services in a special collections, archives, or cultural heritage environment, including using physical and digital collections to answer reference questions
    • Minimum 2 recent years supervisory experience
    • Currency with professional best practices and current standards for reference and access services in special collections settings, including a thorough understanding of privacy, confidentiality, copyright and use issues; ability to work with sensitive information with integrity and discretion
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; commitment to fostering a collaborative and communicative work environment
    • Demonstrated ability for data-driven decision making; working with spreadsheets and statistics reporting
    • Positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for fostering public understanding of and access to cultural heritage collections
    • Commitment to civility, diversity, equity, and inclusion in interactions, practice, and relationships
    • Excellent oral communication, writing, and organizational skills, including the ability to problem-solve and enforce policies through diplomatic, adaptable, and pragmatic approaches
    • Valid driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent experience
    • Supervisory experience in a cultural heritage environment
    • Knowledge of Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo
    • Thorough knowledge of library and archival standards and vocabularies, including EAD, DACS, MARC, RDA, LCSH, and the RBMS/SAA Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Service
    • Familiarity with archival content management systems, such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or ArchiveSpace

    This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU STANDARD 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

    This position is not eligible for OSU’s dual hire initiative; this position is not represented by a union.

    OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Salary, Rank, and Benefits:

    Appointment Type: Administrative / Professional Faculty (non tenure track)

    Class: Manager I - Library and Museum

    Salary: $51,000 (Salary range for classification $47,820--$81,372)

    Environment: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center is located on the 5th floor of The Valley Library, and features secure, climate-controlled storage, exhibit spaces, a lively reading room, dedicated classrooms, and professional digital production unit. SCARC faculty and staff work to maximize discoverability and use of our collections for a broad range of researchers, through teaching, expert public services, digitization, and more. SCARC stimulates and enriches the research and teaching endeavors of Oregon State University through primary sources. As part of the University's land grant mission, SCARC makes these resources available to the OSU community, Oregonians, and the larger community of scholars and independent researchers. As the repository for and steward of the Libraries' rare and unique materials, we build distinctive and unique collections in our signature areas: natural resources, the history of science, university history, and Oregon's multicultural communities; we are also home to the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives and the OSU Queer Archives. These collections encompass manuscripts, archives, rare books, oral histories, photographs, ephemera, audio/visual materials, electronic and born digital records.

    To achieve this mission, the Special Collections and Archives Research Center:

    • Provides unique opportunities for teaching and learning
    • Facilitates discovery through online access to SCARC collections
    • Provides responsive, personable, and expert public service
    • Assists communities in collecting, managing, preserving, and making their histories accessible
    • Promotes access to and preservation of SCARC collections by collaborating within the OSU Libraries, the University, and regional primary resource communities
    • Engages high-achieving students through experiential learning opportunities 

    OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) is uniquely positioned at the heart of the university, and the collective efforts of its 100 faculty and staff reach across traditional boundaries between colleges and disciplines, students and faculty, the academy and the public. OSULP faculty use their professional experience and expertise to make contributions and build relationships across the OSU community and beyond. OSULP's resources - in the form of collections, spaces, services, faculty and staff - support learning, world-class research, and scholarship in all disciplines. OSULP provides employment and critical skill-building experiences for approximately 100 student employees, while OSULP faculty also offer numerous mentored experiential learning opportunities that give students a chance to deploy and develop their growing disciplinary knowledge in new and impactful ways.

    In all of its activities, OSULP strives to support and grow OSU's diverse community and provide an inclusive environment where equity of access fosters equality of opportunity. All OSULP faculty are responsible for helping ensure that these goals are addressed within the unique context of their primary responsibilities.


  • 23 Jul 2019 3:48 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    The employment of term-limited archivists, often called "project archivists," is a frequent labor practice in libraries and archives. The use of project archivists is a topic discussed in multiple professional forums with heightened relevance for future directions in professional career opportunities for archivists.

    This dual-survey project invites respondents from

    Anyone who is or who has ever been a project archivist

    Supervisors, managers, administrators, i.e., anyone who employs now or who has ever employed a project archivist

    Responses, collected anonymously, are being gathered in preparation for a panel at the 2019 SAA annual conference.** The information will also be used in a future publication.

    The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. For convenience, a PDF of each survey is available for viewing prior to beginning the survey.

    There are no known risks associated with the survey. Participants may refuse to participate or withdraw from the survey at any time. Participants will not be compensated for participating in this voluntary survey. There are no direct benefits to participants, but there is the potential for archivists and employers to contribute to discussions on the design of mutually beneficial short-term employment conditions.

    No personal information that could identify the participant is being collected in the survey. Any information revealed in this survey that might identify an individual or institution will be kept strictly confidential. Any information obtained in this study, including qualitative comments from open fields, will be aggregated into anonymous reports and summaries in our presentations and published work.

    This research study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Delaware.

    Please proceed to the survey for anyone who is or who has ever been a project archivist.

    OR

    Please proceed to the survey for supervisors, managers, administrators, i.e. anyone who employs now or who has ever employed a project archivist

    Investigators (for questions about the survey):

    Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware Library LRJM@udel.edu

    Sheridan Sayles, Seton Hall University, sheridanleighsayles@gmail.com

    Project team:

    Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware

    Sheridan Sayles, Seton Hall University

    Amy C. Vo, New York University

    The survey team acknowledges the project contributions of Sarah Leu, The Mann Center.

    ** "Short term jobs for long term careers: designing ethical project/contract positions," SAA annual meeting, August 4, 2019, Austin, TX


  • 16 Jul 2019 2:29 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    ASSOCIATE ARCHIVIST

    Please see original post here: https://www.worldofspeed.org/careers

    The World of Speed Archive focuses on providing preservation and access of the Collection. The Associate Archivist takes part in multiple aspects of collection engagement from processing to cataloging, exhibition, storage, and care.


    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Primary Focus: Cataloging new acquisitions into the online collection catalog (ContentDM)

    • Process collection donations and loans and organize in sync with the Archive’s collection catalog structures
    • Photograph collection items and prepare them for storage or exhibition
    • Define, input and upload collection item metadata with connected digital object
    • Develop organizational structure of collection with assistance from the Archive & Collection Manager

    Ongoing:

    • Assist in accessioning of collection donations and loans
    • Assist in identifying and pulling items requested by researchers and for social media posts
    • Assist in receiving collection donation and loans from the public
    • Assist in Archive activities such as the quarterly Archives in the Gallery events
    • Assist in developing rotating Archive Room displays
    • Assist Archive volunteers in their pre-cataloging collection organizing projects

    Skills:

    • Academic knowledge of archives, library, or museum science, including theory and scope
    • Ease with Microsoft Office for PC, photo editing software, and collection catalog platforms
    • Detail-oriented data entry into collection catalog, donor files, and associated records
    • Ability to utilize or learn digital conversion, editing and uploading
    • Adheres to environment and security measures while interacting with the collection
    • Ability to interact with patrons during Archive Room open hours
    • Works easily independently as well as under direction


    Historical racing knowledge not required but a willingness to know and understand the collection is necessary.


    INTERNSHIP OPTION

    The position can be held as a credited internship up to one year as part of an enrolled Master program in archive, library, or museum studies. Candidates enrolled in graduate programs in archives, museum, or library sciences who would like to hold the position as an internship up to one year will utilizes multiple aspects of each of these studies. Under the direction of the Archive & Collection Manager, the intern will utilize and learn hands-on cataloging processes, patron-collection interaction, collection access and exhibition, and preservation/storage methods. If your enrolled program requires a monthly full weekend of onsite classes, the class Sunday can be switched to work a complete Saturday and Sunday another weekend once per month.


    REQUIREMENTS

    ·         Ability to bend and lift up to 30 lbs and climb step ladder 

    ·         Must be able to successfully pass criminal background check


    PAY RATE & SCHEDULE

    $15-17 per hour depending on experience for 25-29 hours per week, including Sundays.


    APPLICATION

    To apply, send cover letter and resume to World of Speed's Archive & Collection Manager, Katrina O'Brien, at katrina@worldofspeed.org. Please include your availability for both weekdays and weekends.

    If interested in utilizing the position as a credited internship, please include your enrolled program’s requirements of you and the hosting institution (World of Speed) along with a list of classes taken up to date.

    World of Speed is an equal opportunity employer. We value, honor and promote diversity.


  • 15 Jul 2019 9:24 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Call for Archivist: 2019 Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society

    The Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society (WBFHS) has received a grant to fund 300 hours of an archivist’s time and expertise at $35 per hour to order and install Past Perfect Collections Management software, set up an archives data entry system and enter artifacts from the inventory into the program.

    DUTIES:

    With a board officer, order and install Past Perfect software and training materials. 

    Working independently, set up a system and enter data for key artifacts from the WBFHS artifacts collection. Conduct initial historical society volunteer training in using the software. On occasion, work with volunteer photographers to include photos into the data system and WBFHS members who will select artifacts and repack them after inventory entry.

    Make recommendations for ongoing data entry and management after grant funding runs out. 

    TIME FRAME: Work 300 hours between time of selection and the end of the year. The specific work schedule is flexible depending on library hours, volunteer board assistance and archivist’s schedule. Start date is open but the job can start immediately. The ending date can be adjusted if needed.

    LOCATION:Inventory is located at Wilsonville Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR  97070. Computer provided by WBFHS. 

    SUPERVISION: The WBFHS President is the general supervisor but most work is independent. Library staff are available for access to the archives.

    PAY/SCHEDULE:A stipend for $35 per hour will be paid each time 50 hours are completed. Archivist will submit a written record of hours to the President and will be paid by check as soon as the City draws funds from the grant. There will be six payments of $1750 for a total of $10,500. Archivist will be responsible for paying any income taxes.

    SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: Resume showing archival training and experience. Demonstrated experience with Past Perfect software. One letter of recommendation. Phone or in person interview in Wilsonville, OR.

    APPLICATION: By August 15, 2019, submit a letter of interest and resume, documentation of your experience with Past Perfect software and one letter of recommendation to:

    Wilsonville Boones Ferry Historical Society

    c/o Wilsonville Library

    8200 SW Wilsonville Rd.

    Wilsonville, OR 97070


    Questions? Contact Susan Schenk, schenk.susan3@gmail.com or 503 505 2115.



  • 21 Jun 2019 11:54 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    Job no: 524141
    Work type: Classified Staff
    Location: Eugene, OR
    Categories: Administrative/Office Support, Library

    Direct Link to Post: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/524141/accessioning-and-processing-archivist

    Department: Library
    Classification: Archivist
    Appointment Type and Duration: Limited Duration (Classified), Limited
    Salary: $17.75 - $26.96 per hour
    FTE: .5

    Review of Applications Begins
    Position closes July 3, 2019

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Complete applications must include:
    1) A current resume or CV;
    2) A cover letter; 
    3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current or most recent supervisor.

    Department Summary
    The University of Oregon Libraries, as the largest research library in the state, seeks to support and stimulate undergraduate instruction, graduate instruction, graduate and faculty research and service on the University of Oregon campus, as well as respond to the needs of scholars by providing access to information and information services. 

    Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is the primary repository for the university’s archives, rare books, historic photographs, and one of the largest historical manuscript collections in the Pacific Northwest. It is the largest repository in the state that provides extensive public access to its collections and is thus a critically important source of Oregon and Pacific Northwest materials to be used for research and instruction.

    Position Summary
    Reporting to the Lead Processing Archivist, the purpose of this position is to assist in appraisal, accessioning, arranging, and describing modern manuscripts, photographs, and archival collections in all formats related to the Children’s Literature collections at the University of Oregon Libraries. This position has a major role in providing access to all collection formats related to those collections. This position also engages in public service duties, which support in-person reading room registration, readers’ services and security, as well as reference services related to the Children’s Literature collections. The duties performed support all units of the department.

    Minimum Requirements
    • A Bachelor's degree with major coursework (thirty quarter or twenty semester hours) in social research, public administration, history, political science or a closely related field; OR
    • Two years of college level coursework AND two years of technical or research experience in archives; OR
    • Four years of technical experience in archives involving automated archival systems including methods for automated archival storage and retrieval; OR
    • An equivalent combination of training and technical experience in archives.

    Professional Competencies
    • Strong public service or customer service skills.
    • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
    • Experience performing complex and detail-oriented tasks.
    • Ability to develop and complete plans and projects on time and with available resources.
    • Ability to train student workers. 
    • Experience using common office software, particularly Microsoft Excel or other database software.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Understanding of archival arrangement and description practices.
    • Experience processing archival collections.
    • Understanding of metadata, particularly Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    • Familiarity with archival or record center principles and operations.
    • Experience or familiarly with Archivists’ Toolkit or similar content management system.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

    Advertised: 19 Jun 2019 Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: 03 Jul 2019 Pacific Daylight Time


  • 21 Jun 2019 11:52 AM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    County Records Analyst
    Range 50 $30.49 - $38.65

    Two Positions available immediately. Closes July 7, 2019.

    Direct link to post: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/2481600/county-records-analyst

    This opportunity is located in Seattle, WA

    **This recruitment will be used to fill multiple benefit eligible temporary (TLT)/Special Duty positions through December 2020, with the possibility of extension based on business needs. This recruitment may be used to fill career service positions in the future. **

    The King County Records and Licensing Services Division is seeking an enthusiastic records management professional to join our Records Management Program team. We are looking for a candidate who brings records management knowledge, skills, and experience along with passion, inspiration and a strong desire for excellence. Our ideal candidate supports efforts to enhance a countywide records and information management culture, with the goal of managing records from creation to disposition.

    Our successful candidate will have a solid understanding of records management best practices and be able to share and explain those practices to agency staff in an engaging manner. We are looking for someone who is excited to learn about jobs throughout the county and translate those conversations into easily understood records retention schedules and records management practices and processes. We are looking for someone who exhibits a strong sense of team-oriented camaraderie and good humor in the workplace and who understands and wholly embraces the value and importance of providing world-class customer service.This person will share our deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all. With this commitment, the King County Records Management Program has adopted a pro-equity agenda to ensure the protection of the county’s information assets for all of its citizens.

    This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your strong technical skills and an interest in supporting modern database systems and emerging information technologies! The King County Records Management Program is embarking on an exciting journey with a new content management system. This is a rare opportunity to participate in integrating this cutting edge electronic records management technology into King County's evolving records management culture.
     

    SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:

    • Conduct records retention interviews and inventories in county departments, identify and develop clear and concise retention schedules that reflect the responsibilities of the agency;

    • Analyze agency recordkeeping practices and recommend improvements;

    • Review disposition authorization notices to verify disposition eligibility of records against current retention schedules;

    • Provide ongoing technical support for the county’s content management system;

    • Develop and conduct training on a variety of records management topics and issues, by creating training materials including online training modules;

    • Provide excellent customer service by responding to help desk queries and requests regarding records management practices;

    • Participate in countywide initiatives with records and information management implications;

    • Promote records management awareness throughout the county by developing outreach strategies and materials;

    • Communicate effectively with our diverse customers verbally and in writing;

    • Other duties as assigned.



    WE ARE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO:

    • Have a Master's Degree in with concentration in archives and records management or records and information management or significant knowledge and experience in current records and information management OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties;

    • Have working knowledge of records management in a government agency;

    • Are knowledgeable of records management best practices;

    • Experience using database systems such as: Access, Oracle, electronic records management or information management systems, etc.;

    • Are able to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines;

    • Have a strong desire and ability to provide excellent customer service.


    Supplemental Information:
     

    • This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117 Professional and Technical union and is overtime eligible;

    • Our employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

    • The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

     
    Are you ready to APPLY?

    The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a resume and cover letter.  

    If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact Jen IrwinHR Analyst, by e-mail at jirwin@kingcounty.gov or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with me on LinkedIn!

    King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.  


  • 19 Jun 2019 1:36 PM | Rachael Woody (Administrator)

    County Records Analyst
    Range 50 $30.49 - $38.65

    This opportunity is located in Seattle, WA

    **This recruitment will be used to fill multiple benefit eligible temporary (TLT)/Special Duty positions through December 2020, with the possibility of extension based on business needs. This recruitment may be used to fill career service positions in the future. **

    The King County Records and Licensing Services Division is seeking an enthusiastic records management professional to join our Records Management Program team. We are looking for a candidate who brings records management knowledge, skills, and experience along with passion, inspiration and a strong desire for excellence. Our ideal candidate supports efforts to enhance a countywide records and information management culture, with the goal of managing records from creation to disposition.

    Our successful candidate will have a solid understanding of records management best practices and be able to share and explain those practices to agency staff in an engaging manner. We are looking for someone who is excited to learn about jobs throughout the county and translate those conversations into easily understood records retention schedules and records management practices and processes. We are looking for someone who exhibits a strong sense of team-oriented camaraderie and good humor in the workplace and who understands and wholly embraces the value and importance of providing world-class customer service.This person will share our deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all. With this commitment, the King County Records Management Program has adopted a pro-equity agenda to ensure the protection of the county’s information assets for all of its citizens.

    This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your strong technical skills and an interest in supporting modern database systems and emerging information technologies! The King County Records Management Program is embarking on an exciting journey with a new content management system. This is a rare opportunity to participate in integrating this cutting edge electronic records management technology into King County's evolving records management culture.
     

    SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:

    • Conduct records retention interviews and inventories in county departments, identify and develop clear and concise retention schedules that reflect the responsibilities of the agency;

    • Analyze agency recordkeeping practices and recommend improvements;

    • Review disposition authorization notices to verify disposition eligibility of records against current retention schedules;

    • Provide ongoing technical support for the county’s content management system;

    • Develop and conduct training on a variety of records management topics and issues, by creating training materials including online training modules;

    • Provide excellent customer service by responding to help desk queries and requests regarding records management practices;

    • Participate in countywide initiatives with records and information management implications;

    • Promote records management awareness throughout the county by developing outreach strategies and materials;

    • Communicate effectively with our diverse customers verbally and in writing;

    • Other duties as assigned.



    WE ARE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO:

    • Have a Master's Degree in with concentration in archives and records management or records and information management or significant knowledge and experience in current records and information management OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties;

    • Have working knowledge of records management in a government agency;

    • Are knowledgeable of records management best practices;

    • Experience using database systems such as: Access, Oracle, electronic records management or information management systems, etc.;

    • Are able to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines;

    • Have a strong desire and ability to provide excellent customer service.


    Supplemental Information:
     

    • This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117 Professional and Technical union and is overtime eligible;

    • Our employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

    • The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

     
    Are you ready to APPLY?

    The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a resume and cover letter.  

    If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact Jen IrwinHR Analyst, by e-mail at jirwin@kingcounty.gov or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with me on LinkedIn!

    King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.  


Please contact Colleen Needham (Communications Chair) with any questions. 

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