The City of Mobile seeks to
hire a Digitization Project Manager, who will be responsible for the
digitization of paper records of the Mobile Historic Development Commission
(MHDC) and the Architectural Review Board (ARB). This position will work
closely with the Director and staff of the Historic Development Department and with
the City’s IT department in the completion of duties required under the City of
Mobile’s Certified Local Government agreement and the projects outlined in the
City’s application for grant funding.
The position currently is
expected to be limited to an approximate 5-year term. The position will be
grant-funded through September 30, 2022, when it will transition into a regular
appointed position for the remainder of the term.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree
in historic preservation, architectural history, history, archaeology, or a
closely related field and a minimum of two years’ responsible experience in
preservation planning, historic research, archival or library science, or
electronic records management. Preference will be given to those with a
Master’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, history,
archaeology, or a closely related field and education or experience in archiving
or electronic records management.
This position requires time
management skills, project management skills, and the ability to communicate
with internal staff in a professional manner. Must have good knowledge of
research techniques, both in hard copy and digital form; ability to develop
metadata and key words; ability to determine appropriate file formats; ability
to develop policies and procedures related to digital records; ability to
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to coordinate
activities and services with other City departments; ability to operate and
utilize computer software, and the ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with Historic Development staff and other City department
The Digitization Project
Manager will be responsible for coordination with the Information Technology
department to maintain operation of the digitization software, selection of
appropriate file formats and compression, and scanning of approximately 79 file
drawers regarding locally designated historic district properties and other
records in the Historic Development Department office in such a way that the
regular work of the office is not disrupted. The Digitization Project Manager
will work 32 hours per week through September 30, 2022 and a regular 40-hour
week thereafter. The hourly rate is expected to range between $25/hour and
$29/hour, depending on qualifications, and the salaried full-time position will
range between $52,00 and $63,620 per year, depending on qualifications.
The City of Mobile is an equal
opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local
fair employment practices laws. The City
of Mobile strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against
employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship,
past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic
information, or another characteristic protected under applicable federal,
state or local law.
To apply (application deadline
7/8/2022), send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
fax to (251) 208-7153, or mail to City of Mobile, Human Resources Dept., P.O.
Box 1827, Mobile, AL 36633.