This is a great opportunity for someone who straddles the
technical/management line, or a top performing developer who would
like to transition into management without letting technical skills
atrophy. Please distribute widely.
The National Agricultural Library is seeking someone to head the
Applications Branch in the Information Systems Division. The Branch
Chief oversees and participates in a number of database and web
applications development projects hosted on Linux and using modern
data management and discovery technologies like Fedora Commons,
Drupal, Blacklight, VuFind, and MarkLogic. Duties include:
• Responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of Web,
collaboration, database, and data management applications and tools
developed in direct support of the NAL mission.
• Provides leadership, supervision and oversight to the staff within
the Applications Branch.
• Responsible for analyzing, reviewing and evaluating proposed
computer and network systems initiatives and enhancements in terms of
impact for modernization and maintenance of a reliable enterprise
application systems architecture.
• Manages the lifecycle of an information technology project from
concept development through implementation. Identifies customer
requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project
resources related to project costs and schedules.
• Researches, recommends, and implements software development process
improvements, ensuring that rigorous testing, structured change
control and configuration management are practiced and utilized.
• Advises and assists Associate Director on major decisions in the
areas of budget, project planning, new technology, and enterprise
For more information and application instructions please see:
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=97827394 . The posting
closes on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Associate Director, Information Systems
National Agricultural Library
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