Lions Blood is a deputy to Black Lion responsible for the timely processing of heraldic submissions within the kingdom, from acceptance of a submission, through consideration at the kingdom level, to forwarding to Laurel for further consideration, or returning for further work. Notification of submitters is also a duty of Lions Blood, though generally delegated to a deputy.
This position does not require detailed knowledge of historical armorial or naming practices so much as it requires knowledge of Society standards and practices for each. It can be expected, however, that the holder of this office will increase knowledge of both, and develop a good sense of what resources are available to assist in making effective arguments for registration and useful explanations of why a particular item may be returned.
This position demands absolute secrecy of decisions you may have knowledge of, as well of the privacy and personal details of submitters.
A successful officer will have the ability to monitor your workload and respond early and appropriately.
This office can have intense demands, but can be very fulfilling. You will have the support of the An Tir College of Heralds at your call, as well as resources spanning each Kingdom of the Society.
Anywhere from 5-20 hours per week depending on submissions volume and where you are in the monthly process
Most weeks the workload is 5-10 hours; 15-20 can happen around the end of the month when preparing items being forwarded to Laurel.
This position requires:
The ability to determine -- early -- when you require additional assistance, whether from commenters in general, from commenters with specific domain knowledge, or from fellow staff to assist in preparation of items
Consistent and reliable internet and computer access, including an internet browser
Good communication skills, diplomacy, discretion
Trustworthiness with financial responsibilities
Ability to manage multiple recurring deadlines
Ability to supervise multiple deputies
Ability to review commentary and make informed decisions supported by available information
Strongly recommended: Familiarity with Administrative Handbook, Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory (familiarity will be developed)
Strongly recommended: Familiarity with Laurel precedent, and how to find relevant decisions
Optional: HTML knowledge, access to a PO Box, scanner, and Bank of America
Duties & Responsibilities:
Work closely with Black Lion, Æstel, and other kingdom staff to ensure the health of submissions in the kingdom