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Announcement Number:  NCLIS-2005-0001
Open Period:  06/08/2005 - 06/30/2005
Series/Grade:  GS-0301-14
Salary:  $88,369 to $114,882
Hiring Agency:  U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
Duty Location:  01 vacancy in Washington DC Metro Area
For more information, contact: Trudi Bellardo Hahn, 202-606-9200, [log in to unmask]

The incumbent will work for the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS). NCLIS was established July 20, 1970 under Public Law 91-345 as a permanent, independent agency within the Executive Branch to advise the President and the Congress on the implementation of national policy; conduct studies, surveys, and analyses of the library and informational needs of the Nation; appraise the adequacies and deficiencies of current library and information resources and services; advise Federal, state, local, and private agencies; and promote research and development activities that will extend and improve the library and information handling capability.

Under the direction of the NCLIS Executive Director, the incumbent plans, develops, and directs the Library Statistics Program in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between NCLIS and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The incumbent works closely with the NCLIS Executive Director, NCES officials, officials and decision-makers in all three branches of government as well as officials, leaders and users in the library, information, and statistical communities.

The incumbent will have responsibility for program planning, reviewing and reporting in cooperation with the NCES Library Statistics Program (LSP), including the Federal-State Cooperative System (FSCS) for Public Library Data; setting agenda, suggesting participants, and establishing programs for FSCS Training Workshops for State Data Coordinators and meetings of steering committees; overseeing annual program of assistance for training at state and local levels in improvement of collection, reporting, and use of library statistics and technical assistance to improve quality of library data submitted; preparing press releases and articles for LIS journals on the FSCS and LSP programs; communicating with individuals or groups of State Data Coordinators and Census Bureau staff to assist them in resolving program problems; meeting and communicating with ALA Advisory Committee on Academic Library Statistics and participating in planning and administering training workshop for individuals submitting academic library data; and supporting any initiatives of Commission in the areas of assessment and appraisal.

One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  This experience must be equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal government. Examples of such experience include: planning, directing, and coordinating policy; analyzing the effectiveness of program operations in meeting goals and objectives; making recommendations based on analysis; analyzing programmatic or administrative problems and policies; broad perspective of the LIS field; progressively responsible experience in library or information programs or services; skill in oral/written communication and public speaking, including ability to produce concise evaluative reports and pogram development plans;  ability to work with officials and users to design, implement, promote, and evaluate library statistics programs; experience in designing and delivering training programs on topics related to statistics and surveys; and ability to work with multiplicity of agencies, organizations, and groups that have an interest in the statistical area of library and information services.

Candidate MUST HAVE experience in the library or information science field, including experience collecting and analyzing library statistics and conducting library surveys.

It is DESIRED that the candidate has familiarity with MS Excel, SAS or Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), or other software for analysis and data manipulation; familiarity with HTML; knowledge and experience of duties and responsibilities of State Data Coordinators; and ability to generate new ideas and strategies for improving library statistics and surveys.

You must be a United States Citizen to apply.

Send cover letter, résumé, and names and contact information for three references by e-mail to [log in to unmask], by fax to 202-606-9203, or by mail to:

        Trudi Bellardo Hahn, Executive Director
        U. S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
        1800 M Street, NW, Suite 350, North Tower
        Washington, DC   20036-5841

Relocation expenses are not authorized for initial appointments.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, political affiliation, union affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical handicap, or any other non-merit reasons. The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science is an equal opportunity employer.