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From: Holloway, David (ASRC) <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Subject: [sla-cdc] Job Opportunity- advanced technical searcher for contractor position at USPTO
To: Washington DC Chapter <[log in to unmask]>


Good afternoon everyone:

 

This is my first posting, and I hope it will be of interest.

 

ASRC Management Services is looking for a super searcher to join our team of over 2 dozen technical searchers at the USPTO.  We have some of the best database searchers in the world--I think the very best, but them I’m biasedJ

 

We want somebody with strong communication and language skills as well as someone with experience searching either Dialog or STN. 

 

This is a very stable environment- with many years left on the contract. 

 

If you are ready to be challenged, and want to join a team supporting important work- this may be the perfect environment for you.   

Roles/Responsibilities: 

 

In this role, the Searcher will do the following:

·         Analyzes search requests to determine requirements and strategy, develops and modifies complex search strategies to conduct searches of electronic resources. 

·         Reviews and prepares search results for customer in specified formats. 

·         Uses independent judgment in selecting from a wide variety of electronic databases. 

·         Fluently uses search tools offered by a number of vendors as well as in house systems to develop complex search strategies and conduct the searches. 

·         Responds to requests requiring difficult and comprehensive searches for information through the use of primary and secondary sources, both current and retrospective, ephemeral materials, and/or information not readily available in published form. 

·         Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and tools in scientific and technical areas covered by the Electronic Information Center to which they are assigned. 

·         Acts as a back-up for reference staff in provision of reference assistance. 

·         May assist with provision of orientations and training to USPTO employees on use of information center resources. 

·         May assist with special projects and with marketing efforts.

Requirements:

·         We strongly prefer a candidate with either possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science with a technical background or a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or related field with two or more years of Prior Art Searching experience in a related environment such as a Patent Firm, Science or Engineering Library or Research Institute.

·         Preference will be given to a candidate with a background in or experience researching areas related to computer science, computer security, all fields of software, computer architecture, databases and file management, internet technology, graphical user interfaces, etc. 

·         The searcher should be comfortable learning new areas of technology and have a strong command of technical and standard English.

Respond directly to me or apply through our website.

 

http://www.asrcms.com/Careers/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Or use the direct link to the job announcement.

 

 

https://asrcfederal.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=35140&lang=en&sns_id=gmail#.T3IYnvCawBY.gmail

 

 

David Holloway, MSLS

ASRC Management Services

Program Manager

IRIS Contract Supporting STIC & OPIM at the USPTO

 

“A Pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”

Winston Churchill

 

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