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Collections Management Branch Head, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh NC

The State Archives of North Carolina has reopened the search for the Collections Management Branch Head, responsible for the preservation planning for the Division of Archives and Records.  All previous applicants are still being considered and need not reapply.

Closing Date: Thursday 08/01/13 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description of Work:
A vacancy exists in the Collections Management Branch of the Division of Archives and Records.  Position oversees all activities of the branch, including the document conservation lab, photograph lab and imaging unit.  Position is responsible for supervision of branch employees, management of branch orders for supplies, equipment, and maintenance contracts.  Position oversees all preservation programming within the division, including disaster response plan, environmental monitoring, and policies regarding care, handling, and storage of records.  Position works closely with division management on issues such as records management, electronic records preservation, and outreach, including division tours.  Position assists in training state and local agency officials and the general public on the preservation of records.  Position also works with other units of department and state government to protect cultural assets of state before and after a disaster.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Demonstrated knowledge of preservation and conservation of paper and non-textual media and thorough knowledge of current developments and practices in archival preservation. Thorough knowledge of archival and recordsmanagement principles.  Substantial knowledge of micrographics, digital imaging, and traditional photography including knowledge of records and information management principles as they relate to micrographic and digital reformatting, preservation and conservation, application and use of imaging systems, and reasons for reformatting records to images and film.  Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate projects; develop and administer budgets; and oversee programs across division lines.  Ability to hire and supervise staff, including performance planning and evaluation.  Ability to use software packages, such as MS Word, Access, and Excel, and specialized preservation software.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Position Number 60083389