PT Accessioning & Processing Archivist

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Created: September 29, 2013


Headed by an elected state official, the Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for administering elections within the state, registering corporations and charities that do business within the state, collecting and preserving the records of governmental bodies within the state, and maintaining the Washington State Library. The office also administers the Address Confidentiality Program, the Legacy Program and the Combined Fund Drive. Visit our website at:

This position reports to the program specialist 5 at the northwest archives branch and is responsible for performing professional archival reference and general client services including collection management. This position is part-time 40% (16) hours per week.

Collection management
  • Responsible for collection management, including archival arrangement and description, accessioning and storage, audits of holdings, and records dispositions
  • Monitors use of collection and identifies records requiring conservation treatment
  • Responds to requests for archival appraisal and coordinates the transfer of records from government agencies to the regional branch
Archival research and reference
  • Provides support for archival research functions including corresponding with researchers and providing reference services
  • Compiles reference statistics to comply with office reporting guidelines
Records retention
  • Provides government agencies with the interpretation of records retention schedules and provides guidance on how to appropriately apply records retention schedules
Miscellaneous support
  • Provides tours and instruction for university students and other groups visiting the building:
  • Master's degree involving major study in archives and records management, history, public administration, or related field with coursework related to archives and records management principles; a bachelor's degree may be substituted with an additional two years of related experience
  • Two years of experience in the functional operations of an archives including accessioning, disposition, arrangement and description of records, and records management including storage systems
  • Two years of experience using cataloging, archives, or records management software
  • Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position
  • Education and experience may be gained concurrently.

  • Experience with electronic records
  • Experience using digital imaging software and tools
  • Membership in professional archival and historical organizations
  • This position is covered by a union shop provision. As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to become a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to use ladders and other lifting devices to retrieve records as high as 7' in the air


Published: Sunday, September 29, 2013 09:40 UTC

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