Job posting 13-03
Opening date: November 15, 2012
Closing date: November 30, 2012
TITLE: Library Technician, IS-1411, Grade 6; $38,160 to $49,606/yr
TYPE OF POSITION: Trust Fund (Non-Federal), Indefinite
DIVISION: - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Wolbach Library
LOCATION: Cambridge, MA
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates
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.
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
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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We will only accept applications on line for this position. To view the complete
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