Information Resources and Services Specialist Archivist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
05 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Information Technology Services
Full/Part Time:


The Information and Technology Services Division of the Enterprise Operations Office within the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking an Archivist to oversee daily operations, collections management, digital archiving, and workflow processes in support of research departments, divisions, and offices of ARL. Responsibilities include: Analyze, categorize, catalog using descriptive metadata, inventory, and maintain collections of internal ARL documentation and field test data, external reports, and specialized archival collections in unclassified and classified formats; set policies and procedures pertaining to accountability and security controls, records management, physical storage, preservation, and weeding of collections (classified and public); serve as the custodian for all NATO material held at ARL and liaison to the Penn State University Libraries offices (Interlibrary Loan, College of Engineering, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Special Collections); evaluate and improve existing and/or develop and implement new practices, policies, and strategies to ensure optimal customer satisfaction, access to, and preservation of collections; recommend and implement new technology solutions for digital archiving while ensuring compliance with existing contracts/security requirements; and supervise, assign work, and provide performance input to assigned staff. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred. Knowledge of Military Critical Technology Data handling and storage requirements is also preferred. Prior supervisory experience is desired. Requirements include working knowledge of archival management and preservation of specialized and/or classified collections; metadata cataloging and digital archiving of materials in varying formats; experience in the administration of, use, and research of library and government databases; and excellent specialized skills, including experience using Microsoft Office and Capture Perfect. You must have the ability to do the following on an occasional basis, with or without accommodation: bend to floor level, kneel, squat; lift and carry up to 50 pounds; use a utility cart to push and pull loads; and use a step stool and step ladder. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088