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Digital Archivist - Multnomah County

22 Apr 2024 7:31 AM | Melissa Pomeroy (Administrator)
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Pay Range: $43.88 - $54.03 Hourly

Department: Department of County Assets (DCA)

Job Type: Regular Represented

Exemption Status: United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): May 10, 2024

The Opportunity:


Multnomah County Records & Archives actively promotes the role of records in advancing equity through both internal services to all County departments and direct service to the public. We lead, support and champion County-wide strategic initiatives that use records to minimize risk, protect rights, and aid in equitable decision-making. We provide services, tools, training, and consultation to the County in order to support compliant creation, management, storage, retrieval, accessibility, protection, preservation, and secure destruction of public records using professional standards and practices. Our Archives make accessible 170+ years of government history both internally and externally to help people understand governmental decision-making that impacts their lives. For more information on our Records & Archives Program, check out our website.

We are seeking a Digital Archivist with a dual focus on access and preservation to develop and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital and digitized archival records. Do you want a career that combines history and research with technology? Do you possess skills in archival science, outreach, and digital preservation? Do you work collaboratively within a small team, and understand how to facilitate research for internal and external customers? If so, we have the role for you!

To Qualify

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of industry-related experience including digital archives, digital libraries, digital preservation, and/or electronic records management experience, that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • A bachelor's degree (in lieu of a degree, we will consider equivalent years (7 to 10 years) of qualifying training and/or experience).
  • Advanced skill in electronic records processing and digital preservation concepts (including characterization, fixity, format migration, PRONOM, etc.), laws, regulations, policies, and technology sufficient to ensure that digitized and born-digital objects can be managed and preserved for long-term access.
  • Advanced skill working with digital preservation systems and archival information management systems including advanced knowledge of key operations for born-digital archives, including appraisal and selection; accessioning; digital preservation standards, strategies and techniques; and access.
  • Working knowledge of standards, best practices, and principles in the fields of digital technologies, digital asset management, digital curation, digital forensics, metadata standards, information architecture, as well as the ability and desire to continue cultivating expertise in these areas.
  • Working knowledge of relevant standards for archival description and preservation, e.g. DACS, PREMIS, and basic knowledge of other metadata standards.
  • Advanced ability to develop written project documentation, processes, procedures, reports, and to communicate sophisticated concepts to non-archival staff.
  • Should a job offer be extended: the ability to pass the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) authorization through a records check which includes being fingerprinted.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Masters Degree in Archives and Records Administration or Library and Information Science.
  • Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification.
  • Advanced experience using Preservica or other digital preservation systems and ArchivesSpace or other archival information systems.
  • Knowledge of Python programming language.

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