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Archives and Records Management Specialist 2, Grade 18 (PEF)

The State Education Department’ New York State Archives is seeking candidates for an Archives and Records Management Specialist 2 position in the Archival Services Unit.  The New York State Archives leads efforts, on behalf of all New Yorkers, to manage, preserve, ensure open access to, and promote the wide use of, records that support information needs and document the history, governments, events and peoples of New York State.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide services to researchers who access the records in the custody of the State Archives, including aiding researchers on-site, as well as by email or postal mail, and over the phone;
  • Develop responses to Freedom of Information Law requests for records in the custody of the State Archives, including conducting detailed reviews of records to identify information that can or cannot be legally disclosed;
  • Work with agency personnel and other archives staff to identify records of long-term value and to conduct appraisals and assessments of those records to determine whether those materials warrant long-term preservation;
  • Aid other archival functions including accessioning, processing, appraisal and retention scheduling of state government records;
  • Conduct assessments of records transferred to the State Archives for preservation to determine their access and preservation needs; and
  • Assist in the development of outreach tools including electronic publications, web content and social media content to facilitate researcher access to and use of the holdings of the state archives.


Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Archives and Records Management Specialist 2.

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates must be reachable on the Archives & Records Management Specialist 2 eligible list. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 52.6 Transfer:  Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated SG-16 or higher eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent permanent appointment.  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.  The work schedule for this position includes hours of Monday through Friday (9:00am – 5:00pm) with rotating Saturdays (9:00am – 5:00pm).  Verification of degree and/or work experience will be required of all candidates at the time of interview.  This position will require overnight and workday travel of approximately 15%.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $71,980 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 16, 2019 to (E-mail submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OCE-1161/26231) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Email Address: 
Office of Cultural Education

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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