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Archives Technical Services Specialist, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration, Middlesex, VT


Genuinely curious about Vermont government and its functions – past and present? Have a passion for using technology to create and enhance knowledge and understanding? Combine your interests and strengths as an Archives Technical Services Specialist at the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA), a division of the Office of Secretary of State. We are seeking an innovative, versatile, and service-oriented information professional and self-starter to join our team.

The primary duty of the Archives Technical Services Specialist is to support knowledge production and integration by optimizing the use of technology and technical services for learning, researching, decision making, and problem solving on a wide range of government subjects and policy matters. Multidisciplinary in nature and requiring strong technical expertise and analytical skills, responsibilities include the delivery, expansion and integration of knowledge-based systems and services to enhance the acquisition, management, discovery, access, and preservation of, and knowledge about, Vermont public records and information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of common programming languages (e.g. Java, HTML/CSS, SQL, etc.) and open-source content management systems, such as Drupal and WordPress
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft 365 applications, including Power Platform
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as well as negotiation and conflict management abilities.
  • Experience in leading or supervising projects with small, multi-functional teams
  • Familiarity with knowledge management and collaboration technologies
  • Familiarity with information and data architecture, ontologies, and taxonomies.
  • Aptitude to learn and apply digital preservation standards and best practices, e.g. ISO 14721 (Open Archival Information System), and related applications, tools, and workflows
  • Aptitude to serve as systems administrator and/or technical services lead where needed

This position is classified as an IT Specialist IV by the Department of Human Resources:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science AND two (2) or more years of experience in computer or network support, programming or analysis, or database administration.


Associate’s degree in computer science or college-level coursework that includes 15 computer science credits AND four (4) or more years of experience in computer or network support, programming or analysis, or database administration.


Six (6) or more years of experience in computer or network support, programming or analysis, or database administration.

How to Apply:

This position, Archives Technical Services Specialist (Job Requisition #44541), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tanya Marshall at [email protected]

To apply:

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

A fingerprint-supported background check may be required based on the assigned job duties and location.

Environmental Factors:

Work is generally performed in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. Tact and diplomacy is required in dealing with vendors and management. Work outside of regular work schedule should be anticipated.

Total Compensation:

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.