Serve as Metadata Librarian for scientific/technical library and museum
digital projects. Create, review, and modify metadata for effective discovery
and access to NIST technical report and image collections. Coordinate and
execute work flows for metadata processing and digital object preparation.
Deposit metadata in national and local repositories. Work in partnership with
Digital Services and Metadata Librarians on planning, implementation, and
assessment of digital services initiatives. Collaborate with Research
Librarians and perform information research using scientific/technical
databases and other resources to create and describe new collections of NIST
digital content. Serve as Lab Liaison to provide consultation and conduct
outreach activities on metadata, taxonomy development, and authority control
tools and techniques to improve discovery, access, and impact of NIST
research. Monitor and report on changing technologies and current best
practices in digital preservation. Perform some original cataloging as needed.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the
basic requirements of either option A or B shown below and meet the selective
factor. Your application package must include transcripts to substantiate your
claim. A. Completion of one full academic year of graduate study in library
science from an accredited college or university in addition to completion of
all work required for a bachelor's degree. OR B. A total of at least 5 years
of a combination of college-level education, training and experience in
creating metadata for digital objects in a digital repository system. To
qualify on this basis you must conclusively establish that your education,
training and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the
theories, principles and techniques of professional librarianship, knowledge
of literature resources and the knowledge and abilities essential for
providing effective library and information services. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT:
The applicant must also meet the following selective factor:
Experience implementing digital library/museum services or projects.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which
contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the
Office of Personnel Management's website located at:
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your
transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement.
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official
transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education:
Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must
be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and
universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries
must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited
private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.
A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of
Education's website - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/
usnei/us/workrecog.doc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the
results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along
with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested
will result in lost consideration.
Requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and cover letter to determine if you meet the
minimum qualification requirements for the position. If you meet the
qualification requirements stated in the vacancy announcement, we will then
compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses to the job
questionnaire (which will be scored) and place you in one of the three pre-
defined categories. Your responses to the job questionnaire will serve as the
basis for your initial rating in one of three pre-defined categories "gold,"
"silver," and "bronze." Within each category, those eligible through veterans
preference will be listed at the top of the category. More information about
the three categories can be found at:
The candidates in the highest category will be certified for referral to the
selecting official. If you are applying as a MERIT candidate, we will review
your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine
if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the
minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare
your resume, operational cover letter and supporting documentation to your
responses on the scored occupational questionnaire. However, your resume or
optional cover letter must support your responses to the self-assessment
questions, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be
identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an
interview. ICTAP and CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that
they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at
least a rating of 85 out of 100. The job questionnaire covers the following
knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
* Skills in applying metadata schema (Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD) to organize and describe digital content.
* Skills in using tools for ingesting/depositing metadata and digital objects (XML, XSLT, NLM-DTD)
* Knowledge of library and museum repository and collection management systems (CONTENTdm, SirsiDynix Symphony)
* Ability to plan, execute, and evaluate workflows for metadata processing and digital object preparation.
* Ability to conduct information research by applying knowledge of sci/tech information resources/databases (such as Web of Science, IEEE Xplore, PubMed, NTRL)
* Ability to plan, conduct, and assess outreach activities
* Knowledge of authority control techniques and standards (DOIs, ResearcherID, ORCID)
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