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Job Title:Library Technician

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:13-03

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,160.00 to $49,606.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

IS-1411-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full time. - Trust Fund. This is not a federal position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

06

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Cambridge, MA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified candidates.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is part of what is arguably the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world, where the staff carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics and earth and space sciences. If you would like to join this exciting organization, apply today!

The incumbent will serve as a Library Technician at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), John G. Wolbach Library.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pre and Post background Investigation.
  • May be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Direct deposit/electronic funds transfer is required for salary payment.

DUTIES:

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The purpose of this position is to assist and support the Head Librarian, Digital Resources librarian, as well as other staff by managing both library and CFA metadata and by performing tasks that support library metadata curation activities and technical services. Duties include but are not limited to: serving as a catalyst for creating and enhancing library content management systems, websites and programs; interacting with library staff and patrons and designing, developing and implementing systems and programs tailored to meet their information needs; updating and modifying library systems and programs, curating metadata through data entry activities and ensuring contents are clear and accurate; researching information technology trends and suggesting technologies to aide with library workflows and metadata management; assisting with various multimedia, web publishing and/or data management and curation projects; providing support for traditional library services including identification, processing and management of materials.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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One year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level (Grade 5) in the normal line of progression for the position. -Experience at this level normally would equip the applicant with knowledge of web publishing software and application; skills in using electronic library systems for verification of bibliographic resources, cataloging and research services; ability using automated databases or spreadsheet management programs for entering and extracting data for the tracking and formulation of reports.


For Requirements please refer to Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

1.- Knowledge of computer program analysis procedures and web design.

2.- Familiarity with current metadata curation methodologies and techniques.

3.- Knowledge of library operating procedures, methods and practices.

4.- Ability to deal effectively with all levels of employees.

5.- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.


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BENEFITS:

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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, commuter benefits, health/life insurance, and accidental insurance. Please see Benefits at http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/hr/benefits/ for a complete Trust Fund benefits description.

OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Detailed Resume.

School Transcripts if qualifying by education.

Proof of U. S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Angel Flewelling
Phone: 617-496-7817
Fax: 617-495-7263
Email: hflewelling@cfa.harvard.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Human Resources
60 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Mail Stop 17
Cambridge, MA
02138
US
Fax: 617-495-7263

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive an e-mail to acknowledge that your application has been received. Please be aware that the confirmation e-mail could reside in your "junk" or "bulk" mail folder depending on your filters. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-03

    Control Number:

    331387300