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[BKARTS] Historic Conservation Technician, New York State Library, Albany, NY



Historic Conservation Technician 2, SG-12
(Reissue)
LOCATION: Albany SALARY: $33,977* (Includes benefits)

The New York State Library is seeking to fill a position of Historic Conservation Technician 2, salary grade 12. Under the direction of a Senior Librarian, the Historic Conservation Technician 2 will perform duties that include, but will not be limited to, the following:

* Monitor and record environmental conditions,
* Prepare condition reports,
* Make recommendations for solutions to problems identified through the monitoring process,
* Read hygrothermographs and dataloggers;
* Assist in conducting collection surveys and participate as team member with Manuscripts and Special Collections staff to coordinate Library preservation and conservation efforts;
* Participate on Collections Response Team to plan and respond to situations that place the collections in jeopardy;
* Evaluate archival nature of commercial products and maintain the unit's monitoring equipment and supplies inventory;
* Perform various cleaning activities, such as aqueous/non-aqueous washes, de-acidification, buffering, dry cleaning techniques, including mechanical backing removal, lining, solvent work for stain and adhesive removal, bleaching, and fumigation;
* Perform various paper repairs, such as guarding, hinging, mending (including critical alignment) with heat set and Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste, filling of losses, humidification and flattening, removal and separation of tape, gum and wax seals, solubility testing and basic stabilization of photographic materials;
* Perform various repairs to case bound volumes-textblock consolidation, including tip-ins, inserts and sewing/resewing, case repairs, ncluding rehinge, rebacks, recasing, reusing boards or building a new case, simple disbanding and page separation


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Four years of qualifying experience in which the preponderance of duties involved carrying out preservation activities in a library, archive, or public records repository. Qualifying experience may include laboratory conservation work, micrographics or imaging activities, or other preservation activities aimed at stabilizing archive or library materials.

Leads to a maximum salary of $41,481 based on annual performance advances. Pending union members' approval, a tentative 4-year contract between the State of New York and CSEA, will provide annual raises in the amount of 3%, 3%, 3% and 4%.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a provisional appointment pending a Civil Service examination.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 7, 2007 to:

Ms. Gayle Bowden
Director, Human Resources Management
Box CG-620
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: <mailto:cgraves2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=Historic%20Conservation%20Technician%202%20position%20%5BNYLINE%5D>cgraves2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx



The New York State Education Department is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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