New York State Archives
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Historic Conservation Technician 2.
Provisional Appointment: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a temporary provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment, candidates must have three years of conservation or preservation or historic collections-related experience in the discipline to which assigned. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in history, public history, art history, museum studies, photographic preservation, collections management, conservation, or fine arts may be substituted for two years of experience. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Historic Conservation Technician 2 when it is next offered, and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.
55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.
Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Historic Conservation Technician 2 position in the New York State Archives. The incumbent is this position will be responsible for working in the Conservation Laboratory of the Cultural Education Center, assisting a conservator, and performing conservation activities on paper documents and photographs. Under the direction of an Archives Conservation Specialist 3, duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assist with the evaluation and preparation of records requested for digitization, preservation, transportation, and/or exhibition, through documentation, simple mending, local or overall flattening, cleaning, and rehousing;
• Maintain an inventory of conservation and preservation supplies for use in the Conservation Laboratory and in other areas of the Office of Cultural Education and maintain supplies for use during disaster response;
• Participate in records retrievals and the safe transportation of collections from storage to research or exhibition spaces, which may require lifting boxes of collections or supplies of up to 40 pounds;
• Assist with the evaluation and treatment of damaged materials in the event of a disaster;
• Participate in the Collection Response Team’s plan for and response to situations that may place the collections in jeopardy, and assist in preparedness training for staff;
• Participate in collections and holdings maintenance activities, including assisting in building and collections surveys, monitoring and logging environmental conditions in collections areas using hygrothermographs and dataloggers, adjusting and calibrating recording equipment after appropriate training, and recommending solutions to problems identified through monitoring;
• Assist with tours and presentations for staff and the public.
Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent appointment or a temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for the Historic Conservation Technician 2 when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. The work schedule for this position includes hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Leads to a maximum salary of $54,140 based on annual performance advances.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by November 4, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OCE-1232/24795) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by NYSED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.
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Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by November 4, 2021 to email@example.com (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OCE-1232/24795) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by NYSED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.