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    This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Data Production Division, Indexing and Informatics Branch, located in Beltsville, Maryland. 

    The Indexing and Informatics Branch is responsible for administering programs for the indexing of content in agriculture and the related sciences from sources from around the world. Following NAL processing priorities and standards, the Branch creates records for the AGRICOLA database. The Branch creates, expands, and maintains the NALT of Agricultural terms.

    The incumbent serves as the Chief of the Indexing and Informatics Branch, and is responsible for policy making, planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of the indexing and NALT programs.

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    Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Researching organization programs and audiences to serve a library’s departmental and national responsibilities as a premier resource for scientific information. 
    • Providing leadership and guidance to the application of advanced artificial intelligence systems that utilize computational linguistics to generate a comprehensive index of agricultural or scientific literature.
    • Designing and developing technical systems for monitoring and evaluating the quality and quantity of items indexed.
    • Directing and supervising the activities of library staff members involved in index automation or thesaurus/terminology programs.
    • Collaborating with library or agricultural community staff members  to deliver integrated and advanced information products that support scientific discovery.
    • Serving as a technical advisor to outline and explain internal indexing and informatics programs and services to public audiences

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 25%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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