Dear Colleagues,

The National Agricultural Library has an opening for a GS-11/12 Archivist (Digital/Preservation).  The position is located in Beltsville, Maryland, in the Data Production Division, Digitization & Access Branch.  The vacancy announcements close on Friday, December 11, 2020.

The position is open to the public and merit promotion for current Federal employees.

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The incumbent manages digital archival initiatives and services for the description, management, and preservation of born-digital and digitized collection objects. The incumbent also provides Special Collections reference and access services and performs outreach activities.

Major Duties Include:

  *   Participates in the development and implementation of policies and workflows for managing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.
  *   Performs digital object management and preservation services and carries out archival actions in NAL's digital repository system, and in other environments as required.
  *   Performs processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials.
  *   Researches and recommends new tools to meet digital preservation, digital access, data management, and other digital curation needs for born-digital assets.
  *   Develops procedures for managing born-digital or digitized materials for ingest, storage, organization, description, access and preservation.
  *   Develops methods to maintain the infrastructure of a digital archive and establishes digital preservation procedures for NAL Special Collections materials.
  *   Coordinates with other archivist and librarians to create, transform, curate and apply descriptive, structural, administrative, and preservation metadata.

Occasional travel may be required.

Please direct questions to:
Aryelle Smith
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  We also request that you share this announcement with other potential candidates.

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