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Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Information Privacy and Archives Division:
North York
Job Term:
1 Temporary - duration up to 12 months with possible extension
Job Code:
07964 - Librarian 3
$1,329.14 - $1,579.63 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
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Are you a strong leader who can motivate a team to meet deadlines and deliverables? Do you have archival expertise? If so, consider this opportunity as a Senior Archivist!

Bring your project management skills and knowledge of archival theories and best practices to the Information Privacy and Archives Division to acquire and manage records of high evidential, informational and legal value, documenting the key activities and decisions of the Government of Ontario and the development of Ontario society.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• Provide leadership to archivists and archival staff for functional/cross functional projects;
• Independently develop strategies and determine scheduling priorities;
• Provide expert advice to management and staff on archival practice;
• Appraise archival records from government and private sources;
• Arrange and describe records according to institutional standards;
• Provide comprehensive reference services to clients;
• Coordinate outreach activities with client groups, provincial organizations, and universities.

How do I qualify?

Leadership and Coordination Skills:

• You have knowledge of project management skills to lead, coordinate, set priorities and deliverables and work with minimal supervision.
• You demonstrate effective time management skills and good judgement to guide other staff and organize, plan and coordinate.
• You can lead and coordinate outreach activities, including orientations, workshops and speaking engagements.
•You can provide team and group leadership for functional or cross-functional projects.

Communication and Customer Service Skills:

• You can explain complex and technical subject matter to a diverse clientele
• You can prepare briefing notes and appraisal reports for management approval with required timelines
• You can respond effectively to complex inquiries and work collaboratively on initiatives to promote public awareness

Technical Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of archival appraisal, acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation and access issues.
• You have knowledge of archival theory and practice including Rules for Archival Description.
• You interpret the legislation governing access and use of Ontario government records (e.g., Archives and Recordkeeping Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Copyright Act).
• You can analyze and advise on archival value of existing, proposed and obsolete electronic systems content

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals who are eligible for Targeted Direct Assignments (TDA) to apply and encourage TDA eligible applications from Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, people with disabilities, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the  OPS Anti-Racism Policy and theOPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario'sHuman Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd, North York, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Friday, December 10, 2021
  • C-MG-170098/21 
    The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, December 24, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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