Occ. Code 3852300




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard



Positions in this series involve professional historical research and publications work at the performance, supervisory, and consultant levels. Also included are duties in the promotion of interest in State and local history


SENIOR HISTORIAN performs historical research and writes for publication concerning the history of the Colony and State of New York. Typical projects include composition of basic reference works such as an encyclopedia of historical terms and basic information; a geographic dictionary of information concerning the localities of the State including historical, industrial and descriptive material; guides to the location and description of rare manuscripts and other materials of historical importance; histories of various industries; histories of State agencies. Associated and recurring duties include examining historical source material to determine its signi­ficance and validity; gathering, organizing, and publishing information concerning collections of historical materiel; examining source materials and making recommenda­tions for their preservation; authenticating inscriptions for historical monuments and markers. QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in American History and five years of experience in the college teaching of history, in historical research, or in editing historical material with responsibility for content.



Reviewed:  5/04



NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.