Electronic Archivist in the DC Office of Public Records

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    Erica Easter

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    The District of Columbia is searching for a candidate that can collaborate on and participate in the reinvention of the District’s archival programs by deploying a new business model. Contact Mark Mandel at (202) 671-1105 or [email protected] with questions. To apply go to http://erecruit.dc.gov click on “view postings” and search for reference number 14864.

    1. Support the District’s Public Records Administrator (PRA) in the redesign and deployment of new approaches, policies, procedures, and guidelines for electronic content and document management across government agencies.
    2. Under the direction of the PRA, collaboratively initiate and develop a new strategy with District stakeholders to manage electronic records and archival content.
    3. Deploy and maintain the District’s new taxonomy and business rules framework for digital content.
    4. Co-create and maintain the District’s documented record repositories and inventories (the “what” and “where” of the District’s digital content)
    5. Develop new business strategies that engage stakeholders, respect current fiscal and resource realities, and think “outside the box” by benchmarking best practices, and creating new approaches that meet the enterprise content management digital requirements for the District in the 21st century.
    6. Leverage various state, agency or National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) best practices for modernizing and streamlining electronic record management, retention schedules, and archiving.
    7. Develops and maintains close personal contact with internal staff as well as external agencies and stakeholders. Collaboration with agency staff is required. Contact includes developing sources of support, providing training, developing and deploying policy, procedures and technical guidance, and performing liaison duties with agencies and communities of interest.
    8. Inventory collections of paper or microform documents to prepare for digitization.
    9. Scan, index, and perform quality assurance for capture of digital records.
    10. It is desirable for candidates to have ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, master’s degree in archival and/or records administration, enterprise content management certificates, or equivalent education or experience.

    Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
    Degree in Archiving / Library Science / Information Systems preferred.
    Experience in paper and electronic content/records management and archiving.
    Understanding of document imaging issues, scanning for business use, as well as document preservation
    Knowledge of accepted national standards, regulations and rules that govern public sector records management and archival management.
    Effective verbal and written communication at all levels from District and Federal executives to staff, customers and stakeholders.

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