Human Resources

Historian - City, Town, Village


This is a responsible part-time position involving the compiling of information and data and the maintenance of records concerning the history of the locality.  A general program is outlined but an employee in this class has wide leeway in the planning and implementation of projects.

Assembles historical data of significance to the locality by consulting various sources of such information;
Does research work into genealogy, maintains family files;
Organizes and evaluates research data as to its authenticity and significance;
Maintains in narrative form, with photographs when available, a chronological record of the locality’s past and current history;
Handles correspondence and requests for information concerning the locality’s history, may act as advisor or consultant on research studies relating to the locality.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of practices and techniques used in historical research activities; good knowledge of sources of historical information and data; good knowledge of and interest in local history; ability to keep historical records and to prepare historical reports; ability to write in a clear, descriptive and interesting manner; ability to establish and maintain favorable contacts with individuals and groups; initiative and resourcefulness.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a standard senior high school.

Non-Competitive Classification