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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,281.28 to  $76,170.24  PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs
Division: Museums & History
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 04.109
Announcement Number: 39171
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 12/24/2019
   Phone: (775)684-0132
   Email: rwoomer@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
Librarians are typically assigned to the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) Division and perform a broad range of professional level duties in support of a library that organizes and provides access to a wide selection of materials in a variety of formats.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. The Nevada Historical Society (NHS) in the Division of Museums and History within the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Librarian/Archivist. The NHS is a public history center that incorporates the functions of a research library and archive, a museum and public programs venue, and educational offerings from primary school to graduate-level academic research. The NHS is moving into a larger facility to expand our community engagement for children and adults through exhibit tours, public programming, research opportunities, and educational programs. The Nevada Historical Society Librarian/Archivist is responsible for providing leadership, vision, access, planning and management for the manuscript, photography and library collections known collectively as the archives of the NHS. The Nevada Historical Society has a holistic approach to its research collections and includes access to all materials for research, Manuscripts, Photography, Library and Artifact collections. Management of the manuscript, photography and library collections of NHS performs at the intersection of library, archival and museum services to ensure that all collections are well-managed and available for use by the public. This position reports to the NHS Collections Manager. In accordance with NHS Collection Management policies and nationally accepted professional library and archives standards of practice (American Library Association, ALA, and Society of American Archivists, SAA), the Librarian/Archivist establishes policies and procedures for the NHS archives. They manage the overall access to the Nevada Historical Society's archival collections in all formats: textual, architectural, photographic, audio/visual, micrographic, digital and multimedia formats. The duties include processing; arrangement; cataloging; description; inventories; preservation; updating and maintaining procedures and policies; managing and maintaining relevant databases; strategic planning; budget management; personnel and volunteer supervision; project fundraising; participation in public programs; assessing user experience and use statistics; and providing information for reports to the Board of Museums and History.
In addition to management and planning functions, the position plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of the NHS archives. The Librarian/Archivist can expect to spend part of their time in work that sustains the Nevada Historical Society's public services and advances the overall mission and strategic plan of the Nevada Historical Society. This includes supporting reference, research and instruction; developing new initiatives; assistance with grant-writing; cleaning and migrating legacy data into current collection management tools and into a variety of other systems for public access; creating catalog records for online catalog and PastPerfect collection management tools; operating the research room and other duties as assigned. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Master's degree in a program accredited by the American Library Association and two years of professional library experience which included a combination of at least three of the following: original cataloging/metadata, reference, e-resources, social media, managing government publications and/or assisting in collection development; OR one year of experience as a Librarian II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have experience in the management, processing, and utilization archival materials? Please describe, be explicit where you gained your experience, what type of archival materials, and the number of archival materials you oversaw.
2) Please describe your experience and processes you utilized to move and/or organize library and archival collections.
3) Have you ever worked as a librarian or archivist in an historical society or museum? If yes, where and for how long?
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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