Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $42,870 – $55,736

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent serves as an Archives Technician in Research Services. Incumbent performs non-professional, quasi-professional and technical work that supports access to archival holdings and physical and intellectual control over records. The work encompasses reference, researcher assistance and other customer services, processing, accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and reformatting of records.


As an Archives Technician, you will:

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assist in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Cancer Institute
Salary: $98,496 – $158,432

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


As a Technical Information Specialist, you will administer one of NCI’s Physician Data Query (PDQ) databases, as well as support other scientific databases and information systems within OCPL. The ideal candidate will have a Master of Science or Master of Public Health degree.


  • Demonstrate the Physician Data Query (PDQ) database to the scientific community at meetings.
  • Coordinate the review of multiple cancer information summaries in the PDQ database.
  • Analyze policy issues and discuss disparate changes to the cancer information summaries returned by reviewers.
  • Develop and implement new and precedent-setting policies for the NCI concerning the PDQ database.
  • Work with the Project Officer for the Cancer Information Analysis and Tracking (CAIT) contract and regularly discuss a variety of contract-related issues and provide technical direction.
  • Represent the NCI at exhibits and regional, national, and international meetings.

Position: Archives Specialist
Location: Architect of the Capitol
Salary: $94,199 – $122,459

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is assigned to the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Curator Division, Records Management and Archives Branch (RMAB). The RAMB preserves and safeguards the AOC archival collection, which consists of the historically valuable drawings and textual records (paper, electronic and other formats) that document the administrative history of the AOC and the Capitol Complex, to support the AOC’s ongoing business and construction needs.


The Records Management and Archives Branch (RAMB) also provides records management services for the agency, including but not limited to maintaining the AOC records schedules and providing guidance on the records policies and schedules.

The Archives Specialist performs duties involving records management and archives. Primary responsibilities are records management, reference and research and archival description.

Records Management

Supports the development and revision of records policies, schedules and procedures based on National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and records and information management (RIM) standards and best practices.

Appraises records, physical and electronic, to discern their function, content, evidential or informational values to recommend appropriate dispositions. Assesses and researches their significance and uniqueness in documenting the history of the AOC and the Capitol Complex. Compares comparable records in the AOC and other agencies.

Assists with providing records management (RM) guidance and technical support to agency managers and staff. Undertakes and coordinates RM projects with agency offices, such as records inventories and migrations to electronic document management systems (EDMS).

Ensures the appropriate disposition and retention of agency records. Assists with providing records disposition and retention guidance and technical support to agency offices.

Facilitates and manages permanent records transfers to the archives. Identifies and resolves issues, such as transfer gaps.

Prepares and provides training, outreach and tours to promote RM and the archives. Assists with conducting records management liaison (RML) meetings and trainings. Contributes content for the branch’s intranet presence.

Reference and Research

Provides archival reference and research assistance to AOC leadership, managers, employees and contractors in support of official agency business, the daily operations of Capitol buildings and grounds and the management of construction, renovation and conservation projects.

Contributes to the branch’s expertise in and knowledge of the history of the AOC, the Capitol Complex and affiliated subjects. Supports the response to historical research inquiries from other Congressional entities, such as the Office of the Senate Curator, the House Office of Art and Archives, the Library of Congress (LOC) and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellows as needed.

Applies reference and access policies and procedures, including safeguards to protect personally identifiable information (PII), procurement sensitive and other controlled unclassified information (CUI).

Archival Description

Contributes to archival description and indexing projects. Contributes data for the archival collection management systems (CMS) and finding aids. Identifies knowledge gaps and contributes to the creation and revision of archival finding aids to facilitate research of the archival collection.

Supports categorizing records to the correct record group, series and subseries. Helps research the provenance for ambiguous, disorganized and complex record collections. Helps identify when changes and reallocations to record series and record groups are necessary to maintain the correct organizational alignment and structure.

Communicates effectively, orally and in writing.

The incumbent is responsible for utilizing a thorough knowledge of and compliance with applicable AOC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in managed areas.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Benelux, France and Italy Section, African, Latin American and W. European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.


This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines the major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. The duties include performing acquisitions searching, placing orders, receiving items, paying invoices, serials check-in, and any other activities needed to support the acquisitions of materials for the library. The duties also include those to support the function of performing cataloging for the library such as shelflisting, record creation, copy cataloging, database maintenance activities, and searching. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine, and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which includes the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and the most complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and nonlibrary services such as ISSN, Copyright. CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RUN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various online catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Archivist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo. This position is in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a national museum for the study and exhibition of African American history and culture.


The Archivist administers and implements the Archives Program.

In this position, you will:

  • Analyze and assess material condition and content. Arrange, preserve, describe and provide access to bodies of historical archival papers which may lack any organization, be poorly organized, pose format challenges and be inaccessible to users.
  • Assist the NMAAHC Archivist in administering and implementing the Archives Program.
  • Perform reference services on a regular schedule. Answer email, telephone, written and in-person requests for information about NMAAHC processed and unprocessed research collections and how they may access the collections.
  • Study the origin and content of the papers and conduct research both in the papers and secondary sources to obtain information about the collection of papers or records and their creators.
  • Prepare finding aids that meet current archival descriptive standards and best practices.

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Georgetown Law Library, Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


Georgetown Law Library is seeking candidates for the Research Services Librarian position. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library’s research services which supports the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and educational pursuits of the law faculty and law center administration. Typical projects include short-term and in-depth long-term projects ranging from case law and statutory research to annotated bibliographies, legislative history, and 50-state surveys.

Position open until filled. Application review begins March 3rd, 2023. Full description, posting, and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting – JR14794). If you have questions about the position, please contact

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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