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RESEARCH & PRESERVATION SPECIALIST I (Contractual)

Conservator

Recruitment #17-005408-0002

Introduction

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is recruiting for a fulltime CONTRACTUAL position to work as Conservator.

GRADE

$18.16 an Hour

LOCATION OF POSITION

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

10515 Mackall Rd.

St. Leonard, MD  20685

Main Purpose of Job

This position will function as Conservator working under the direction of the Lead Conservator on a wide range of archaeological objects from marine and terrestrial excavations, including iron, copper alloy, ceramic, glass, leather, stone, and wood. The position will examine and document objects, perform analytical tests, prepare treatment proposals, perform chemical and mechanical conservation treatments, package or mount artifacts for transport, storage and display, and submit full reports of all activities, thus fulfilling contractual obligations and providing revenue generation for the COnservation Program of the Maryland Archaeoloical Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Applicant must have a degree in the conservation of Objects, from an accredited conservation degree program.  Current students seeking a minimum 12-month internship either post-graduate or as a graduation requirement, are eligible. 

Experience:  None

Notes:

1. Equivalent work experience of two years practical conservation of archeological materials maybe excepted in lieu of a conservation degree. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The applicant should be able to lift 50 pounds, work on ladders or in crouching positions, have experience with taking and processing photographs, and experience with computers operating the Windows Office Suite (Work, Excel and Access), or other equivalent computer software programs.  Prior training in health and safety and the use of lifting and moving equipment is desired.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible list for at least one year).

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. 

As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If on-line application process is not available, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

ATTN: Chris Langley Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division 301 W. Preston St., Suite 608 Baltimore, MD  21201 Recruitment #17-005408-0001  

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.       

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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