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CE60 - Archivist IV

Band 5  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Initiates, coordinates and administers a state program for preservation, interpretation, marking and public use of significant historic sites and events; performs highly responsible professional duties in the editing and preparation of historical document

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in this class with statewide program development responsibility may be found at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

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.)

Collects, catalogues and repairs historical objects in preparation for exhibition.
Reviews and approves research work and plans for restoration and development of historical sites.
Advises various state commissions, local units and private organizations in historical site preservation work.
Installs interpretive devices and exhibits in historical sites and museums.
Promotes public interest and support for historical programs by correspondence, lectures and various other means of promotional and educational activity.
Arranges document transfers and solicits archival additions.
Reviews and edits index schedules, abstract and accession lists; reviews project reports.
Plans procedures for document identification and arrangement.
Devises methods to facilitate the storage and retrieval of archival holdings.
Edits historical documents by determining the methods of abstraction and research to make the document legible.
Edits documentary abstracts and transcriptions prepared by subordinate editors.
Accessions photocopies of documents.
Supervises the activities of the editing office.
Designs and implements statewide records management programs.
Establishes planned program priorities and develops program budgets.
Approves records retention/disposition schedules, system feasibiltiy studies and system audit reports.
Apprises government of information systems and forms management.
Conducts training programs statewide.
Researches and writes scholarly essays for letter press documentary series.
Reviews and evaluates historic preservation surveys, National Register nominations and other preservation related reports prepared by private consultants.
Administers federal historic preservation grant programs.

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 South Carolina history and geography.
Knowledge of accepted methods of historical site restoration, operation, interpretation and maintenance procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of archival theory and practice.
Knowledge of journalistic and editorial principles and practices.
Knowledge of records management principles and techniques.
Knowledge of microfilm technology.
Knowledge and understanding of supervisory and management techniques.
Knowledge of architectural history.
Skill in document research and preservation.
Skill in deciphering and appraising records.
Ability to prepare complete and concise site evaluation reports.
Ability to perform historical research and prepare analytical scholarly essays.
Ability to speak before the public and perform public relations activities.

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 bachelor's degree and related professional experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree and related professional experience.

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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