State Archivist & Director, Government Records Services
Library of Virginia
July 12, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
This position is responsible for administering the Government Records Services Division with oversight of the state records, local records, and records management programs. The candidate selected for this position will plan and oversee the transfer of historically significant records to the state archives; oversee their appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation; and facilitate public access to the Library’s incomparable archival collection. As State Archivist, the selected candidate will provide oversight to the Virginia Circuit Court Records Program and serve as the chair of the Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board. This position also provides policy guidance on issues relating to the implementation of the Virginia Public Records Act. The position reports to the Librarian of Virginia and serves as a member of the agency’s executive management team.
The next State Archivist and Director of Government Records Services will continue the legacy of outstanding leadership within the state and national archival community. The ideal candidate will be a strategic partner with the Library’s senior management in order to take both the Division and the Library to the next level. The individual will be creative, confident, bold, tenacious, positive, and proactive. It will be important that the Director be someone who knows how to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, both internally and externally. Desirable qualities of the selected candidate include the ability to make timely and difficult decisions and operate with integrity and honesty without exception, as well as the ability to remain humble and willingly admit mistakes.
A sense of humor will be a plus! The Library is looking for a Division Director who can continue to move the Division forward by always looking for the best and most efficient ways to accomplish the Division’s mission. He/she should also have a sense of urgency to achieve near-term goals while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the Division’s long-term success.
The State Archivist and Director of Government Records Services must have a thorough grounding in archives and records management theory and practice, have outstanding communication skills, be adept at listening, and be approachable and easy to talk to. The ideal candidate will be someone who can lead staff through challenges by effectively communicating the vision of the Library and then allow the employees to utilize their expertise to navigate the changes. He/she will set expectations for the staff, effectively communicate those expectations, and then step back and monitor progress. Accountability and customer service will be an important focus for the new Director.
The Library fosters an open, team-oriented environment and is looking for a candidate who will support our core values and competencies: collaboration, teamwork, building trust, and supporting the Library’s Vision and Mission.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary is budgeted up to $95,000 depending on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications. The Library of Virginia offers a strong benefits package complete with 12 paid holidays, annual leave, family and personal leave, paid sick leave, short- and long-term disability, retirement, deferred compensation, flexible work schedule, and much more.
To apply, candidates must submit a completed Virginia state employment application online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com for position #00102. This position is open until filled. First review of applications will begin on August 20, 2018. Questions should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (804) 692-3586 or email@example.com.
Moving and relocation expenses for out-of-state hires are handled on a reimbursement basis only and may or may not include all expenses. In-state applicants are not eligible for relocation assistance. Authorization for reimbursement of expenses for moving and relocating a new employee will be made by agency management based on established Commonwealth of Virginia policy.
No expenses can be reimbursed to or paid on behalf of a new employee until after the new employee has signed an Employment Tenure Agreement. All expenses for travel involved in relocating are subject to this agency’s travel regulations and restrictions.
Reimbursement for expenses involved with relocation for employment is income to the employee per the Internal Revenue Service. Most of these expenses are also subject to payroll tax withholding.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Selected candidate must pass a criminal background check and complete the Statement of Economic Interest for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Library of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people with National Service experience to apply. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview process per the Americans with Disabilities Act. An EEO/AA/ADA Employer.
Comprehensive knowledge of archival and records management practices and procedures; the organization and operation of state and local government and Virginia history; online archival-description utilities; basic conservation-preservation procedures, as well as microform and electronic reformatting; and the management of electronic records;
Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; and,
Demonstrated ability to lead professional and paraprofessional staff effectively; coordinate complex workflows; foster teamwork across multiple programs; work as a member of a team and exercise a high level of independent judgment; administer the staff, fiscal, and other resources of a complex program; and represent the program to the archival community, the Library Board, elected and appointed officials at all levels of government, historical and educational communities, diverse audiences, and constituent groups.
Master’s degree from an accredited university with a concentration in archival administration, history, library and information science, or related field strongly preferred;
Advanced and progressive experience in program management and administration and supervision of professional staff in an archival and/or records management organization, historical society, university, or similar research or educational organization;
Experience in budget preparation and management; and,
Certification as an archivist or records manager desirable.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for educational requirements.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary up to $95,000 (commensurate with experience)
Internal Number: 00102
About Library of Virginia
The Library was founded in 1823 to preserve and provide access to Virginia's incomparable manuscript and printed holdings, 123 million and 3 million respectively. Our collection, which has grown steadily through the years, is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.
As the Commonwealth’s library and archives, the Library of Virginia is a trusted educational institution. We acquire, preserve, and promote access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture and advance the development of library and records management services statewide.