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Digitization Technician (Clerk 2)

 

 

Competition # : 37343 

Department: Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/14/2022​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage contribute to vibrant communities and enrich the quality of life in every part of the province. The Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage invites Nova Scotians to experience and participate in our rich cultural expression.

The Nova Scotia Archives acquires, preserves and makes available the province's documentary heritage — recorded information of provincial significance created or accumulated by government and the private sector over the last 300 years.

One of Canada's oldest archival institutions, we maintain a strong tradition of client service. Each year we assist thousands of researchers and general-interest visitors, both onsite and online, in finding out more about themselves, their families, their communities and their province.

About Our Opportunity

 

Under the general supervision of the Senior Archivist, Preservation Services you will carry out the technical work involved in archival source digitization and microfilming; including scanning and microfilming in accordance with national and international standards and using state of the art equipment. 

You’ll duplicate sound and moving image recordings for preservation and access; create digital records of original archival materials in a variety of formats and conditions for in-house use and public access; and rehouse archival material using archival quality supplies.  You’ll retrieve and re-shelve archival holdings; complete minor preservation work; systematically record micro-climate temperature and relative humidity in archival storage areas, as part of preservation management data collection; and complete basic level archival file listing, indexing, meta data capture and data entry.

About You

 

To be successful in this role, you will have to complete Grade 11 and have 3 years related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Formal training in digitization and/or micrographics operations would be considered an asset.

You require knowledge of archival digitization and microfilming techniques, an ability to effectively use a wide variety of sophisticated analogue and digital equipment to create high quality images or sound files for long term preservation and public access, and a knowledge of micrographics equipment. 

You’ll have a good understanding of archival care and handling standards and best practices; knowledge of what differentiates archival quality and preservation microfilming from commercial microfilming and the various elements and steps in quality control; and a good knowledge of metadata capture, indexing and data entry in an archival context. 

You’ll possess strong organizational skills and computer skills to effectively document workflow, a good ability to work with others, and the ability to lift 17kg (35lb) boxes and use stair-ladders when retrieving and re-shelving archival material.

Equivalency

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Benefits

 

Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Additional Information

 

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).

What We Offer

 

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

 

Pay Grade:  CL 13  

Salary Range:  $1,450.14 - $1,578.47 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

 

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

 

 

 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 

 

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.