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> The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent
> Federal grant-making agency, has an opening for a Program Officer in its
> Office of Library Services, National Leadership Grants program.  The
> incumbent will be responsible for grant application and grant
> administration processes for National Leadership Grants involving
> research, demonstration, preservation and digitization projects.
> Responsibilities include publicizing the availability of grants;
> recruiting peer reviewers from the library and information science
> communities; attending conferences to make presentations and provide
> information; assisting in funding recommendations; monitoring funded
> projects; and publicizing successful projects and practices.  Qualified
> candidates will have professional experience in library or information
> science.  The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of
> key institutions in the library field engaged in significant work in
> research, demonstration, preservation and/or digitization; knowledge of
> the venues in which such work is discussed, such as conferences and
> educational programs; and knowledge of the process and procedures for
> soliciting, reviewing, rating, selecting and/or administering grants.
>
> The starting salary is $48,796 to $58,027 per year, depending on
> experience.
>
> Applications must be post-marked by August 26, 1999.  Applicants must cite
> Announcement Number 99-044, and applications must conform to the
> requirements specified in the announcement.  Copies of the vacancy
> announcement may be obtained by calling
> (202) 606-8281 or, for the hearing impaired, (202) 606-8282, or they may
> be obtained from the Office of Personnel Management's Web site at
> http://www.usajobs.opm.gov.  To find the announcement on the OPM Web site,
> select Alphabetical Job Search and then select the letter "G" for Grant
> Program Specialist/Senior Grant Program Specialist.