GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The Wyoming State Archives' mission is to be a
resource to those within and outside state government in need of records with
administrative, legal, fiscal and/or historical value; a source for those
interested in Wyoming's non-governmental history; and an active participant
and leader in the archival community. To help the Archives achieve and
maintain these goals, the Deputy State Archivist will direct and instruct
professional and other staff on completion of duties as assigned, promote
access to documents and information held in the Wyoming State Archives, and
facilitate communication between the different work areas within the Archives,
and between the Archives and other archival institutions, state agencies and
departments, and county and city governments. The Wyoming State Archives has
been charged by the state legislature to develop a comprehensive approach for
records management of born-digital state records, and the incumbent will play
an active role in that project. The incumbent will also represent the Wyoming
State Archives as the Deputy State Archivist in local, state, and national
professional groups and organizations.
Work with the State Archivist to plan, organize, and direct the daily
operations of the Wyoming State Archives.
Work with the State Archivist to develop, track, and manage the Wyoming State
Work with the State Archivist to develop long-term and short-term goals and
priorities consistent with the Wyoming State Archives' mission statement and
Work with the State Archivist to motivate and assist staff professionals in
continuously expanding and improving their archival knowledge and regularly
advocating for the mission and needs of the entire agency.
Promote the Wyoming State Archives' services and resources to our many
constituencies including state agencies and departments, county and city
governments, and Wyoming residents.
Manage the first line supervisors in the State Imaging Center and Records
Management Unit, the latter charged with a major project to develop processes
and methods for the control, preservation, and access of born-digital state
Directly supervise reference and processing archivists and directly assist
Work with the State Archivist to review and develop standards, policies, and
Facilitate communication among different work areas in the Wyoming State
Coordinate projects involving Wyoming State Archives staff.
Interact with other archival institutions to exchange information about best
practices and explore opportunities for collaborative projects.
Engage in professional activity including attending meetings, workshops, and
other professional gatherings.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of archival theories, principles and practices.
Knowledge of records management theories, principles and practices.
Knowledge of governmental records systems, particularly electronic records
Knowledge of principles and concepts of program management and project
Skill in information technology.
Skill in leadership, including managing and motivating others, and defining
and implementing change.
Excellent communication skills.
Preference will be given to applicants with a Master's degree in Library or
Information Science or equivalent degree/experience PLUS three years of
progressive work experience in Archives and/or Records and Data Management,
INCLUDING two years of supervisory experience.
*Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code BARD10) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at: http://statejobs.state.wy.us/lookup.aspx
Enjoy a small town atmosphere in Wyoming's capitol city, Cheyenne, only 100
miles from Denver. Wyoming has no state income tax and the cost of living is
low, with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Cheyenne has many
cultural amenities found in larger cities (and is 45 miles from additional
events at the University of Wyoming in Laramie), and nearby access to skiing,
hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
For more information or to apply online go to
http://statejobs.state.wy.us/JobSearchDetail.aspx?ID=21035 or submit a State
of Wyoming Employment Application to the Human Resource Division, Emerson
Building, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060, Phone: (307)777-7188,
Fax: (307)777-6562, along with transcripts of any relevant course work. The
State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the
ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No
notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum
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