City of Oakland , California
Oakland Public Library
$76,827.96 - $94,331.64 Annually
09/25/2020 11:59 PM PDT
Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, all exam dates and locations are tentative. Applicants will be notified as further information becomes available. Applicants should also check their email on a regular basis for updates.
The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one Archivist vacancy within the Oakland Public Library at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO).
The ideal candidate will possess archival experience pertaining to African American history and culture in order to curate best in class collections and to generate exhibitions and presentations that expose and share the wonders of these collections with the public. Oakland Public Library seeks to hire a candidate who values all aspects of dynamic learning using technology, public forums, sensory experiences, scholarly research, and other tools to support and stimulate the curiosity of patrons who seek to discover the rich cultural and historical experiences of African Americans in Oakland and Northern California. The ideal candidate operates with a high level of enthusiasm, integrity, energy, cultural competence, and possesses a track record of responsiveness to diverse communities, staff and stakeholders.
Under general supervision, the Archivist provides comprehensive archival management of varied collections in accordance with accepted standards and practices of archival management; ensures the preservation of collections; plans and directs exhibitions and publications; assists with broader program collections; utilizes sound organizational and management skills; and performs related duties as assigned.
The Archivist receives supervision from the Chief Curator and provides technical direction to assigned staff, volunteers, and interns. This position differs from that of Librarian by the differences in the way media are arranged, described, and used. This position is different from that of Curator in the use of the media that is archived.
The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable.
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.
A Master's degree in archival studies, history, library and/or information sciences, public administration, political science, or a related field with course work in archival methods and theory and library systems.
Experience:Three years of progressively responsible experience in archival administration, preferably with experience in computerized collection management systems utilized by Museums.
Possession of a professional designation as a Certified Archivist (CA).
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Be sure to scan and attach a copy of your professional designation as a Certified Archivist (CA) and a copy of your Master's degree college transcripts showing course work in archival methods and theory and library systems to your on-line application. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration.
Successful incumbents in this position may be expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of:
The Selection Process
Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant's employment application, copy of your professional designation as a Certified Archivist (CA), copy of your Master's degree college transcripts showing course work in archival methods and theory and library systems, and supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail). Be sure to scan and attach a copy of your professional designation as a Certified Archivist (CA) to your on-line application and a copy of your Master's degree college transcripts showing course work in archival methods and theory and library systems. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration.
Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject matter experts evaluating and rating the completed supplemental questionnaires. Applicant responses to the supplemental questions must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement. The evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted 100% of an applicant score (before residency, seniority and/or veteran points, if applicable) and may determine rank on the eligible list. If a sufficient number of quality application packets are received, the supplemental screening may be followed by a third stage and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next stage. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to Stage III.
Stage III: The third stage may consist of an oral examination that may be preceded by a brief written exercise (weighted 100%) that will test the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section.
The ranked eligible list may be developed directly from the supplemental screening OR the results of Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.
Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list.
The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.
How to Apply
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm.
If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also work stations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Work stations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, City facilities may be closed to the public.
Our on-line application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday.
You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.
Date of Examination:
Tentatively Scheduled for late October 2020.
The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.
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