You must submit Application Supplement No. 2013-005-1 with your online or paper application and a copy of your transcript at the time of application.  (See “How To Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-005

ISSUED  JANUARY 9, 2013

REVISED SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

ARCHIVISTS

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

Starting

Salary

 

1.

Archivist 1

26010

ST06

$38,866

2.

Archivist 2

26020

ST07

$44,362

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 4, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will inspect and appraise records (paper, photographs, microfilm, electronic materials, etc.), to determine appropriate retention and disposition; prepare recommendations regarding the proper storage and preservation of records; identify, classify, and arrange records and manuscript collections; and prepare finding aids describing the nature, content, and significance of archival holdings.  You will also provide reference services to archival visitors; respond to written and oral inquiries; and plan and conduct public meetings, workshops, and tours for historical societies, public records custodians, and other interested individuals and groups.

 

Archivists 2 perform advanced work and act as lead workers.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for these job titles.

 

Minimum Requirements

Archivist 1 - A master’s degree in archival science, history, library information science, or information science that includes 6 credits in archival science; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that includes 6 credits in archival science.

 

Archivist 2 - One year as an Archivist 1; OR 1 year of professional experience in archival work and a master’s degree in archival science, history, library information science, or information science; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that includes 1 year of professional experience in archival work.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 11 filled Archivist 2 positions located in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.  There is 1 vacant seasonal Archivist 1 position in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.  There is 1 vacant Archivist 2 position located in Lancaster County.  All of these positions are within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities, contact the Governor's Office of Administration, Office of Human Resources, Finance Building, Room 508B, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17120; Telephone:  (717) 783-5446; OR access the PHMC website at:  Internetwww.phmc.state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

You may take the test once under this announcement.  You may not reapply until another examination is announced.

 

If this announcement does not produce enough names for a specific area, another test may be announced for that area only.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2013-005-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2013-005-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."