Under the general direction of a Staff Services Manager I, the incumbent serves as the special collections librarian for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The incumbent is responsible for the operation of a formal program to organize, develop, and maintain a departmental collection of historical records, including publications, documents, maps, photographs, and artifacts that document Caltrans history and the development of California’s transportation infrastructure. The incumbent should possess a technical background with some internet/web experience, and familiarity with digitizing and creating metadata for photographs and other historical documents. Knowledge of collections software such as CONTENTdm would be helpful, but not required.
The incumbent serves as the Caltrans Historical Records Officer, and as such serves as the Secretary of the Caltrans History Preservation Committee. The incumbent provides technical assistance for the Department’s historical preservation efforts.
Desirable Qualifications: Completion of a graduate degree from an accredited library school.
Who May Apply: Persons currently in the classification eligible to transfer, lateral transfers, reinstatements, those eligible for appointment from a certification list, and employees on a State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) list or designated Surplus. Interested individuals should submit an original, signed, STD 678, Examination/Employment Application to the address listed below. Please state the title of the job classification and position number at the top of the application. Please indicate your eligibility in the Explanations section of the application (exam results, lateral, SROA, etc.) and provide a copy of the SROA/Surplus notice (when applicable). The STD. 678 can be accessed through the State Personnel Board’s website at www.jobs.ca.gov. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates with qualifications as specified above will be considered for interview..
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