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Colleagues,

Later this month, we expect that there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov for two branch chief positions, both GS-14 supervisory positions, at the NIH Library. These positions will be posted for ten calendar days. The posting period reflects the government's interest in hiring talented people quickly. As part of the application process, it may be necessary to upload copies of degree transcripts. Potential applicants are able to create an account and upload their materials on USAJOBS.gov in advance of the postings. Major responsibilities of the positions follow.

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Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Education Services Branch)


  *   Plans, directs and coordinates the work of the Informationist staff, who work with scientists and researchers in selected NIH institutes and centers (ICs) or their branches, labs or offices. Coaches and mentors subordinates and assures that they have the appropriate training and support to work effectively as clinical or biological science research team members.


  *   Provides technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.


  *   Oversees and supervises the Branch functions. Identifies Branch priorities; develops long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals and objectives, and develops strategies for achieving them. Develops and implements Branch policies and procedures.


  *   Prepares and submits the Branch's annual request for equipment, staff, supplies, training or staff development. Prepares statistical reports describing Branch activities, including assessment of progress on goals and objectives for the year.


  *   Makes recommendations for Library-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical, research community and its information needs.


  *   Develops, monitors and oversees the Informationist program, which provides information services embedded as part of customers' clinical, research and health policy workflows.


  *   Promotes good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.


  *   Communicates program changes and issues to internal and external clients.


  *   Conducts periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information and education services provided meet the needs of NIH and HHS users.

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Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Information Resources and Services Branch)


  *   Plans, directs and coordinates the work of the collection management and custom information solutions staff, who work with scientists and researchers in selected NIH ICs or their branches, labs or offices. Coaches and mentors subordinates and assures that they have the appropriate training and support to work effectively as clinical or biological science research team members.


  *   Provides technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.


  *   Oversees and supervises the Branch functions. Identifies Branch priorities; develops long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals and objectives, and develops strategies for achieving them. Develops and implements Branch policies and procedures.


  *   Prepares and submits the Branch's annual request for equipment, staff, supplies, training or staff development. Prepares statistical reports describing Branch activities, including assessment of progress on goals and objectives for the year.


  *   Makes recommendations for Library-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community and its information needs.


  *   Develops, monitors and oversees the library's collection management program.


  *   Provides leadership for the development of databases and websites based on the needs of biomedical researchers.


  *   Promotes good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.


  *   Communicates program changes and issues to internal and external clients.


  *   Conducts periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information resources and services provided meet the needs of NIH and HHS users.

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For more information on these programs at the NIH Library, visit  https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/

A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a 401k equivalent savings plan.

These positions are subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Thank you,
Keith


Keith W. Cogdill, PhD, AHIP
Director
National Institutes of Health Library
Division of Library Services
Office of Research Services
Bldg 10, 1L25F, MSC 1150
Bethesda, MD 20892-1150
(301) 827-3792
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