Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $40,442 to $52,579 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats. The incumbent works alone or with a team to prepare collections for service. This processing work involves archival arrangement, bibliographic description, inventory control, and collections management tasks such as recognizing different visual formats, sorting and labeling, foldering and boxing, performing digital reformatting and quality review, and entering pertinent information into inventory databases and library catalogs according to standard procedures. The collections contain more than 14 million items in hundreds of collections stored in local and remote sites. They encompass the full range of subject and geographical specialties collected by the Library and are often in fragile physical condition with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling.

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

Collection Material Processing 70%

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares materical for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, barcoding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment. Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

On-Line Searching and Use of Automated Tools 30%

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to use computerized input and search tools. **

Knowledge of library processes and procedures. **

Knowledge of visual materials in library collections. **

Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.

Ability to communicate and interact with others.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Deputy Chief Information Officer
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC
Salary: $108,887 to $141,555 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.

This position is located in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Office of Digital and Information Strategy (ODIS). The ODIS is responsible for the information technology (IT), digital services, and data collection workstreams at IMLS. The incumbent oversees the IT staff, systems, contracts, and technical services which support the entire agency as the supervisor of the IT Policy, Strategy, and Infrastructure component of ODIS. In this role, the incumbent serves as the records officer and privacy officer, and supervises the information security officer. This includes responsibility for IMLS’s activities to meet the requirements of all applicable laws and policies related to information technology, information security, privacy, records management, and information resource management.

The Deputy Chief Information Officer will serve as a senior advisor for IT topics to the ODIS head. The incumbent shall provide recommendations of how IMLS programs’ and offices’ processes can make better use of IT. She/he will stay abreast of important government, national, international, and industry standards, regulations and guidelines related to the management and operation of IMLS; represent IMLS at functions concerned with administration and oversight of agency-wide IT resources; and anticipate matters that will be of concern and advises IMLS on the new developments and advanced techniques; technology training, and support; and advice on priorities for addressing identified user requirements.

Working with the ODIS head, the incumbent will develop and implement IT policy based on statutory and policy requirements, including:

  • Leads policy formulation and oversight for the ODIS. Ensures the agencies’ policies and processes effectively meet the requirements of all policies and laws related to IT, open government, digital government, information security, privacy, records management, and other information resource management topics.
  • Working with other ODIS and IMLS leaders, fully implement all applicable requirements of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-130 and 11, the Clinger-Cohen Act, E-Government Act, GPEA, FISMA, GPRA, Federal CIO Council and other applicable guidance.
  • Develops and implements IMLS policies for applying capital planning and investment controls to application development, IT infrastructure, and service management across IMLS.
  • Collaborates with managers across IMLS in effectively planning and managing IT investments; identifies cross-organizational opportunities to standardize business processes and leverage common IT applications, infrastructure, or services, enabling more cost-effective use of IT resources.
  • Establishes, monitors, and evaluates the performance of information technology in support of program accomplishments, based on appropriate measures, and assesses information technology programs to determine if they should be continued, modified, or terminated.
  • Designs and implements IMLS’s enterprise architecture program, including laying out a plan for transitioning from the current state to the desired future state.
  • Manages a mixed IT infrastructure including services hosted in cloud computing environments as well as on premises. Ensures that the IMLS network configuration supports user access to services provided by third parties, including both Federal agency shared service providers and commercial providers.
  • Ensures that IMLS staff needs are met by an effective portfolio of software, hardware, services, network, storage, file sharing, collaboration tools, telecommunications, end user devices and other IT resources. Manages the day-to-day support for tracking and resolving IMLS staff technical issues and improving staff use of IMLS IT resources.
  • Through supervision of the information security officer: arranges regular information security audits, documents findings and arranges follow-up audits; ensures security and other requirements are met by all Internet/Intranet systems, government-owned-contractor-operated (GOCO) systems, and application servers, file servers, local and wide area networks, and all infrastructure devices; designs and implements an information security awareness program for IMLS staff and provides periodic security briefings; and manages all system access controls, including password systems and an access control database.
  • Supervises and directs the staff of the IT component of ODIS, including the information security officer.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) as needed; administers contract procedures; manages the performance of contracts; develops, reviews extensive contracts, technology specifications and vendor proposals; sets strict performance standards; and makes recommendations for procurement of products or services.
  • Develop or oversee the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures for the management of records throughout their life cycle (creation/receipt, maintenance and use, and disposition). Incumbent advises senior officials about the records management, contingency files and records and compliance with IMLS policies and regulatory guidance in electronic Records Management technology. The incumbent develops long-range strategic goals and resource protections for the records and information management program under the direction of senior management.
  • Oversees records management training and education for staff.
  • As directed by the Deputy Director of ODIS, represents IMLS on Government-wide committees, task forces or groups concerning IT and information resource management issues, policies, standards, guidance, and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.