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CE40 - Archivist II

Band 3  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Plans and supervises the preservation of historic documents by use of microfilming or document restoration processes.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Supervises, trains and assists microfilm technician with filming, editing and splicing microfilm.
Supervises the transporting and setting up of equipment; determines the best planatrol setting for each camera to achieve the best density and resolution using CMD readings.
Inventories in detail records to be filmed; verifies files or documents that are missing.
Supervises, trains and assists document restorers in restoration of unique historical records.
Uses accepted test methods to determine pH reading of paper.
Maintains or establishes correct archival order of documents being restored.
Receives documents from private individuals and advises them about document restoration and preservation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of document restoration techniques and/or microfilming processes.
Knowledge of records management principles.
Skill in document research.
Ability to communicate effectively.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and experience in photographic reproduction and editing of microfilm or restoration of manuscripts and documents.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and experience in photographic reproduction and editing of microfilm or restoration of manuscripts and documents.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs with loads. (Frequent)
Ability to climb ladders with loads. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Frequent)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent)
Ability to crawl and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Posess good grip strength. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Frequent)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Frequent)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.
Ability to read and decipher data from a computer terminal screen (library based computer programs, databases, and spreadsheets, etc.
Ability to see letters and numbers on computer/typewriter keyboards.
Ability to read and transcribe small print and handwritten and archaic text.
Ability to read documents, to be able to sort, alphabetize and manage.
Ability to provide security and appropriate environmental conditions.
Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals and groups both in writing and orally, via telephone and in person.
Must be free of disorders, which would interfere with performance of duties as described.


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