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Title:  Land Records and Information Management Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  08/29/2022
Req ID:  36781
Department:  Secretary of State's Office

Middlesex, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.60


The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) seeks an innovative, versatile, and service-oriented information professional to provide strategic direction and dynamic leadership in standardizing the recording, management, and accessibility of municipal land records and in supporting Vermont municipal clerks in implementing standards and best practices and transitioning to electronic recording. 

The ideal candidate is an experienced recorder and effective change agent who is known for working collaboratively to understand the respective requirements and needs of government and business sectors and for modernizing the recording, management, and accessibility of land records. The ability to travel within the State and manage a flexible schedule are needed for this position. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Capabilities

  • Eight or more years of experience in land records administration in a government setting, including reviewing proposed and new legislation and implementing policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures accordingly.
  • Demonstrated and direct experience in planning, implementing, and managing a transition from paper-based to electronic land records and administering an electronic recording system in a clerk/recorder's office.
  • Considerable knowledge of project management principles, practices and activities, including budgeting, planning, and contracting and managing projects with phased implementations, multiple stakeholders, vendors, and consultants.
  • High-level knowledge of information technology for land records recording, electronic records management, and digital preservation. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships among a variety of professional disciplines, governmental bodies, and the public.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as well as negotiation and conflict management abilities.
  • Willingness to be a hands-on practitioner as well as a strategic leader.

Who May Apply

This position, Land Records and Information Management Specialist (Job Requisition #36781), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. Work outside of regular business hours may be expected. There is pressure from the need to meet deadlines and dealing with people who have strong opinions or may be upset.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in archives, library, or information science or in the broader information management field AND two (2) years or more of professional RIM work at the RIM Specialist III level or equivalent. 
Professional designation of (or eligibility for) Certified Records Manager (CRM) or Certified Records Analyst (CRA) by the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) AND two (2) years or more of professional RIM work at the RIM Specialist III level or equivalent.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier