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    One position is located in the Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division, Digital Library Branch, Beltsville, MD.

    One position is located in the Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division, Information & Customer Services Branch, Beltsville, MD.

    The Information Products Division creates customer-oriented products and user experiences that leverage the data and narrative content that the National Agricultural Library (NAL) collects and preserves. The mission of the Information Products Division (IPD) is to: (1) advance access and discovery in the agricultural sciences through online products and services; (2) create new products and services that improve access to scientific discoveries; and (3) evaluate and continuously improve information products and services offered by NAL. IPD programs and partnerships deliver scientific and technical information to a wide range of customers including scientists, educators, policy makers, public officials, business and industry, farmers, and the general public.

    The Branch Chief for the Digital Library Branch is responsible for the enhancement of digital library programs, products, systems, and services within NAL, USDA, and the broader national and international agricultural community.

    The Branch Chief for the Information & Customer Services Branch is responsible for policy making, planning, directing, and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of specialized scientific and technical information centers, programs, interagency web portals in strategic areas of agriculture, and the NAL customer service team.

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    Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    Plans, schedules and sets priorities for assigned work, providing direction and guidance that enable the success of staff involved in the development and deployment of strategic information programs.

    Evaluates and manages proposed or existing concepts of operation.

    Formulates long-range policies and develops and implements strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing products and services. 

    Provides authoritative guidance and leadership for special initiatives involving collaborations with scientific organizations, other government agencies, and cross-cutting initiatives.

    Fosters an innovative environment for learning, sharing, and problem-solving across organizational boundaries through maintaining a continuing exchange of ideas with NAL and other information professionals, the scientific community, and informaticions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; reinstatement eligibles; Individuals with Disabilities; certain military spouses; 30% or more disabled veterans; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505088900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.