Senior Grant Program Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

1 vacancy in the following location: District of Columbia, DC

Work Schedule: Full Time – Permanent

Opened: Monday 4/25/2016(0 day(s) ago)

Closes: Friday 5/6/2016(11 day(s) away)

Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 436886100

Job Announcement Number: IMLS-16-1687465

Summary

The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.

This is the position of Senior Grant Program Specialist with responsibility for priorities within the national digital platform portfolio development within the Office of Library Services and common applications across the agency.  The incumbent provides expertise internally within the Office of Library Services and externally on grant programs and other initiatives relating to ongoing development of digital library infrastructure and services nationwide.

Duties

This is the position of Senior Grant Program Specialist with responsibility for priorities within the national digital platform portfolio development within the Office of Library Services and common applications across the agency.  Incumbent provides expert advice on significant aspects of digital infrastructure, services and policy matters, including issues relating to research, practice, and professional education.  This includes advising program staff and others on related issues and developments that affect libraries and archives. S/he represents the agency to external constituents, especially libraries, archives, and higher education institutions of library and information science, on issues relating to a national digital platform related to scholarly communications, digital humanities, arts and sciences, open access publishing and digital scholarship.  This includes attending meetings and making presentations about relevant IMLS grants and grant programs including grants for research, practice, and professional education; advising prospective and current IMLS grantees and promoting the role of libraries and archives in providing broad access to digital services and resources.  One in this position serves in the capacity of an expert team member, providing expertise in national digital platform matters in general and in the assigned grant priorities in particular.  The incumbent serves as a technical advisor for the Office of Library Services in providing leadership in performing or directing advisory and project-oriented assignments, the effect of which is to impact the core program(s) and administrative operations throughout OLS and the success of the agency’s mission.  The incumbent has a wide range of existing contacts who work on digital library matters in libraries, and deep knowledge of the existing professional field including relevant initiatives, people and developing areas of interest. One cultivates contacts with representatives of the institutions affected by the National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian programs, including but not limited to building a network of relationships that attracts grant applications to address the full range of funding opportunities in the program, recruiting professionals with specialized expertise to review grant applications across the range of funding opportunities in the program, and advising on agency programs.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • some travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This position requires a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This position may require completing a one year probationary period.

Qualifications

For the GS-13 level:  To be qualified for this position, you must be able to state and verify that you have experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the work at the GS-13 level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.  One must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience to at least the GS-12 level or equivalent that involves principles and practices of digital curation and/or digital library development.  Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge of the key institutions that are leaders in the field of digital curation; knowledge of current research, trends and challenges in digital curation.
  2. Knowledge of the key venues at which digital curation is discussed, including conferences, educational programs, and other activities; and knowledge of current work to identify best practices in digital curation.
  3. Knowledge of the broad range of issues and challenges in library practice, services, and research.
  4. Knowledge of key issues in the library field, especially thoses including collaboration or potential collaboration among the principles and practices of the library and/or archives field.
  5. Knowledge of venues, in which library and museum collaborations, as well as other collaborations in which libraries are involved, are discussed, including conferences, educational programs, and other professional activities.
  6. Knowledge of grant programs in library and information science, whether as a grantee, reviewer, or grant administrator.
  7. Knowledge of digital infrastructure, content, services, tools and professional knowledge within the library and/or archives industry.

MANDATORY SELECTIVE PLACEMENT:  Carefully read the following descriptions of experience.   Make sure your resume supports your response that you select and describes your qualifications of experience for the position.  Failure to show evidence of this experience will result in disqualification.

EXPERIENCE AT THE MASTER LEVEL OF USING THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF DIGITAL CURATION AND/OR DIGITIAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT, INLCLUDING KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT RESEARCH, TRENDS, AND CHALLENGES.

EXPERIENCE AT THE MASTER LEVEL IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF DIGITAL CURATION AND/OR DIGITAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING KNOWLEDGE OF THE TYPES OF GRANTS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES.

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