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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/10/14

Applications Due11/17/14

Vacancy ID17190


AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssistant Commissioner for Archives and Records, Box OCE-898/26000

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of Cultural Education

City Albany


Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or a Master’s degree in Information Science and six years of progressively responsible experience in an archives or a cultural institution. The candidate must possess an understanding of information/records/data policy and practices in an electronic environment, along with having public sector experience and demonstrated leadership skills.

Duties Description The New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education seek to fill the position of Assistant Commissioner for Archives and Records of the New York State Archives. The State Archives, in addition to operating a program to preserve and make available the permanently valuable records of New York State, offers a comprehensive and innovative array of records related programs and services to state agencies, local governments, community organizations, and individuals. These programs and services span the boundaries of New York State and include technical assistance, training, publications, and grants to address archives and records management issues and to promote the use of historical records in the classroom as a means to help students develop analytical and creative thinking skills. The State Archives operates a stewardship facility where more than 220 million colonial and state government records are preserved and made available for use. Through the Documentary Heritage Program, the Archives support programs to ensure that the history of all New Yorkers is collected and preserved for future generations.

Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education, the incumbent of this position directs New York’s state and local government records management programs, serves as State Archivist, coordinates the State Historical Records Advisory Board and is Executive Officer of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. The Assistant Commissioner manages approximately 70 employees, along with a yearly budget of approximately $6.5 million in addition to grant programs totaling approximately $6 million each year.

In the capacity of Executive Officer of the Archives Partnership Trust, the incumbent is responsible for acquiring resources through public/private partnerships designed to raise endowment and special project resources to supplement state operations funding.

Additional Comments Conditions of Employment: This position is in the exempt class and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education. Filling of this position is contingent upon the Division of Budget approval.

*Salary is based on Education and Experience.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by November 17, 2014 to (email applications are preferred). Please include the box number (OCE-898/26000) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

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Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address


Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234


Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by November 17, 2014 to (email applications are preferred). Please include the box number (OCE-898/26000) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

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