As the Records Management Unit is small and the RM programme is still in its fledgling stages, the following is a list of the career posts one could eventually expect to see operating in the Virgin Islands:

  • Chief Archivist and Records Manager (Director of the National Archives) 
  • Government Archivist (Deputy Director) 
  • Government Records Manager (Deputy Director) 
  • Records Centre Supervisor 
  • Archivist’s Assistant 
  • Records Management Assistant
  • Micrographics Technician 
  • Conservator
  • IT Manager

In larger countries such as the United States the United Kingdom, Australia, Belize, Canada and elsewhere, there are numerous career posts and specializations that one can pursue in Archives and Records Management.

The following links can help you explore more of them:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/jobs/?homepage=fom-jobs
http://www.archives.gov/careers/
http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/employment-procurement/index.aspx
http://www.arma.org/learningcenter/index.cfm
http://collectionscanada.ca/about-us/012-216-e.

Yes. Students taking online courses with  an accredited collge or university are considered full time student if he/she is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester or an equivalent full time student schedule.

Yes. Christopher Varlack was hired as the first Government Archivist in September 2007. Additionally, the Chief Records Management Officer is also an archivist and the Archives Project Coordinator. Furthermore, while the Archives was under the care of the Public Library from the 1980’s to 2004, Chief Librarian Bernadine Louis and Library staff member Janice Blyden fulfilled Archivist tasks.
Unlike libraries where patrons are permitted to browse through stacks and borrow books, Archives normally do not allow access to storage areas by researchers, nor are researchers allowed to take irreplaceable records out on loan.
We develop assessment based on the qualifications of the job. Assessments could include a written test, a presentation or other methods to identify the best qualified candidate for the job. For example, some positions may require good written communication and analytical skills in an environment where there are tight time pressures. Candidates for this job may be given a written test.
No. The closing date is the last day you can apply for the job. The vacancy notice will specify the acceptance period for electronic submissions or, if a hard copy is required, whether or not your application should be either received or postmarked by the closing date.

Yes. In special circumstances, an officer may request leave without pay for up to four weeks per calendar year. Leave without pay must be requested in writing or by completing the Leave Application Form, through the line manager at least eight weeks in advance and is subject to the discretion of the Head of Department or Permanent Secretary and the Department of Human Resources.

In exceptional circumstances an officer may be granted permission to attend a course outside of the Government's training priority areas. In such cases, an officer may be granted leave without pay and may use vacation leave to which the officer has earned.
On 23rd June, 2010 Cabinet decided to cease the rehiring of retired personnel. If there is an exceptional public interest in retaining the services of a public officer reaching the retirement age of 60 the person should be retained as a public officer instead of being allowed to retire and then immediately be re-engaged. Otherwise the retirement age of 60 is to be applied strictly. Consideration might be given to re-engaging such officers if they had been out of the service for more than two years.

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