GS-12/13 Technical Information Specialist, NIH, Bethesda MD

Created: December 1, 2016


The NIH Library is currently recruiting for a GS-12/13 Technical Information Specialist, with a focus on the Library’s information architecture. Please share this information with others who may be interested.

Vacancy details and online application are available at at the following URL:

Note that the open period for submitting applications is from December 1 through December 5.

Job Summary

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Technical Information Specialist. The NIH Library operates as the Division of Library Services (DLS) and is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for digital initiatives (custom information solutions) AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team! For more information, visit .

This position is located in the Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB), Division of Library Services (DLS), Office of Research Services (ORS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).


If selected for the position, you will:

Be responsible for the application, administration and configuration of the library's digital library applications (library catalog, link resolver, proxy server, document delivery ticketing, support ticketing, resource database, and website content management system administration);
Be responsible for the daily operations of one or more automated processing systems and any of the scheduled production jobs, batch processes or updates that are performed as part of the digital library operations, including acquisitions and collection management functions;
Apply knowledge of the use of cataloging principles, and understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies to provide technical support for digital repositories and digital collections;
Participate in designing, developing, and implementing a program of instruction and support focused on the library staff use of Library resources, services, bibliographic management software, microcomputers, and web-accessible resources;
Participate in digital library development, automation, and maintenance projects, collaborating with stakeholders to determine project goals, optimal design strategy, information architecture, business cases, accessibility plan, organizational impact, cost estimates, implementation schedules, milestones, and reporting requirements;
Participate in administering the technology infrastructure contracts, including the integrated library catalog, the library's discovery layer of tools including the link resolver, cataloging, and other specialized needs across the library, annual maintenance contracts for library-held hardware and software, and web development contracts.

How to apply


John P. Doyle, MSI
Chief, Information Architecture Branch
National Institutes of Health Library
Division of Library Services
Office of Research Services
Bldg 10, 1L-19A, MSC 1150
Bethesda, MD 20814


Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 15:31 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 15:31 UTC