Imaging Specialist

Beltsville, MD
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Salary: $82,764 - $107,590 per year
Created: March 21, 2024


The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has an opening for a Digital Imaging Specialist, GS-1001-11. This position is telework eligible and is within the Digitization and Access Branch.


The announcement will be open from 3/22/2024 to 4/4/2024.


There are Public (DE) and Federal (MP) announcements.  Please view the full announcements here:

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This position is in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Digitization and Access Branch located in Beltsville, MD.


In this position, you will work with staff on selection and coordination of materials for digitization, ensuring that all digitized information, including corresponding metadata, is processed according to the digitization master plan, is of appropriate quality, and is consistent with prescribed standards.



  • Digitizes a diverse collection of material while following the Library and Archives’ image capture guidelines.
  • Produces high-quality digital surrogates of fragile and/or rare materials or other analog sources for access, display, and preservation purposes using a variety of equipment.
  • Researches, recommends, and implements hardware and software configurations to meet client needs and to help ensure compatibility with ARS systems and architecture.
  • Handles rare or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage.
  • Works with Collections Librarian and coordinates with Acquisition and Metadata Branch production of metadata necessary for digitized materials.
  • Works with the Collections Librarian on selection and coordination of materials to be digitized.




Published: Monday, March 25, 2024 14:35 UTC

Last updated: Monday, March 25, 2024 14:35 UTC