Two Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Associate Director for Library Operations
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Library of Medicine in the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Associate Director for Library Operations. This is a career Federal position in the Senior Executive Service.


  • This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to serve as a key member of the NLM leadership team, participating in the formulation of overall policies supporting the strategic plan of NLM, NIH, and HHS.
  • Uses the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee as a scientific advisory group appointed to review, recommend, and ensure the continued quality and integrity of journals to be indexed by NLM
  • Prepares and presents formal reports, speeches, and papers for publication on the mission, objectives, programs, and interests of the Library Operations programs in the NLM
  • Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the staff of Library Operations providing managerial and technical direction for programs that carry out NLM’s key functions
  • Manages Library Operations, including the formulation, establishment, and interpretation of its policies; the development, analysis, and review of programs; and the implementation of operating plans
  • Plans, evaluates, implements, and coordinates the program activities of Library Operations, including program coordination with other components of NLM
  • Coordinates Library Operations programs with the Intramural Research Program, as well as with national major research libraries, national networks, and information centers in the U.S. and abroad
  • The Division of Library Operations employs approximately 450 FTE and non-FTE scientists, other professionals, support staff, and contractors and has an FY 2020 budget of approximately $90 million

Position: Digital Librarian
Location: Officer of Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $59,453 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbent of this position will work within the Office of Mission Support Team (MST), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Governance Division (IGD).

As a Digital Librarian, GS-1410-09/11 target 13, your typical work assignments may include the following:


  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated record keeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and organization, navigation and find-ability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.