Nancy Faget Careers in Federal Libraries & Agencies SJSU Colloquia
Nancy G. Faget Instigator, Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group @FederalLibrary The Careers in Federal Libraries online Google group provides lots of good information (job announcements, career advice, mentors, resume reviewers, event info). Join at http://groups.google.com/group/careers-in-federal-libraries Nancy works as a Senior Program Planning Specialist in Washington, DC. In plain English, this means she spends her time dreaming up and carrying out new projects to benefit a network of libraries across the country.
Known and Unknown <ul><li>1/3 of federal employees eligible to retire by 2012 http://www.gao.gov/products/A81927 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The average annual salary for all librarians in the Federal Government in nonsupervisory, supervisory, and managerial positions was $84,796 in March 2009.” http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm </li></ul><ul><li>No cost of living adjustment for two years </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps in future --- less hiring, furloughs, fewer promotions, and less pay increase </li></ul>
You are qualified to be a <ul><li>Librarian, content manager, taxonomist, management and program analyst, knowledge manager, wiki gardener, records manager, social media specialist, program and development specialist, writer/editor, technical information specialist, metadata specialist, bioinformationist, community facilitator, associate fellow, and more </li></ul>
Federal Libraries <ul><li>medical, academic, school, public, law, scientific technical </li></ul><ul><li>all around the world </li></ul><ul><li>you can transfer between libraries and never leave the same employer </li></ul>
USAJobs.gov TIP: Set up an account. Perform a search, and save it as an alert. Receive daily emails about new jobs.
Many avenues of entry <ul><li>www.StudentJobs.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding Scholar, Temporary, SCEP, STEP, Summer, Volunteer, Practicum, Field Experience, Internship, Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) and now the Technology Fellows program (9/15/2011 – 9/25/2011 application) </li></ul>
Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group <ul><li>Chat with Federal Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about Career Fairs and other events, internships, fellowships, practicums, scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions to better understand the process </li></ul>
Tips <ul><li>Crosswalk resume to “every” job announcement </li></ul><ul><li>Consider an experience in a federal library </li></ul><ul><li>Attend programs of professional organizations </li></ul><ul><li>(FLICC, ALA FAFLRT, SLA DMIL, SLA DGI, etc.) </li></ul>
1000 Job Series 1082 Writer/editor <ul><li>DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: </li></ul><ul><li>write interpretive content for all media and serve as the park editor </li></ul><ul><li>interprets the features of Acadia National Park through formal and informal contacts with the visiting public, researching, writing, and preparing interpretive publications, exhibit texts, website content, radio and TV segment scripts, and press releases </li></ul><ul><li>requires excellent communication skills (writing, speaking, editing, layout); facility with a wide range of computer programs , and ability to meet deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>specialized experience may include writing and editing materials such as reports, regulations, articles, newsletters, magazines, news releases, brochures, interpretive handbooks, pamphlets, guidebooks, scholarly works, reference works, speeches, or scripts; development, analysis, and selection of appropriate information and presentation of the information in a form and at a level suitable for the intended audience </li></ul>
1000 Job Series 1083 Technical Editor DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: You will review and edit military medicine materials submitted by subject-matter specialists, and assists in organizing internal/external publications . Perform a wide range of editorial support functions such as formatting draft publications in compliance with office standards, verifying references , researching copyrights and procuring permissions, and proofreading. Assist staff writers/editors at various stages of the publishing process. Liaisons with authors, administrative staff, US Army Publishing Directorate, Government Printing Office staff, and others to facilitate publications. Exercise independent editorial skills and knowledge of office policies to maintain standards. Ensure consideration of policies, style requirements, and consistency with other published information. Travels to events and staffs booth , serving as representative to conference audiences and distributing publicity material. Work with admin/graphics staff to place advertisements.
1000 Job Series 1001 Program Info. Specialist DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: Develops and participates in developing long and short-term plans and strategies for comprehensive outreach programs intended to develop interest in MSHA's mission, activities and accomplishments. Recommends appropriate strategies and methods ; monitors communications efforts and recommends changes when necessary to achieve MSHA's communications goals and objectives. Plans, directs and executes issue-specific national campaigns to convey complex information concerning programs, research on program-related areas, responsibilities, and activities. Develops new materials and new communications methods on a regular basis to keep the message fresh and interesting . Oversees the annual kick-off, providing materials to MSHA's field offices as well as other agencies that request them. Prepares briefing material on MSHA for the Secretary of Labor
1750 Instructional Systems Specialist DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: Developing, reviewing, and revising instructional materials in accordance with established learning objectives. Developing and implementing training standards for the TSA NEDCTP. Conducting occupational analyses to plan, coordinate, and develop components of instructional design to include learning objectives, course content, and teaching strategies for individual or related courses. Developing, revising, and evaluating personnel, budget, facilities, and equipment resources required to deliver quality training in a specific topic area. The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (SV-H Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.
2210 XML Specialist DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: The incumbent serves as the senior IT Specialist; analyzes and develops XML, SGML and HTML publications, DTDs and Schemas to incorporate into the GPO production workflow; attends staff meetings, briefings and conferences on behalf of the Manager, Production Engineering; performs modifications to various print formats necessary to make the XML workflow adaptable to the working production environment; provides guidance to lower graded specialists; develops and conducts training sessions for agency employees; provides weekly and monthly status reports; recommends improvements and modifications to various graphic systems; coordinates efforts of content originators, printing specialists, computer programmer, It Specialists and other individuals to avoid conflicts and delays in publications; develops procedures and maintains standards for the utilization of new XML systems or sub-systems.
2210 IT Specialist Information Architecture DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: Interacts with the DS Enterprise Architect and Data Architects to establish and maintain a comprehensive enterprise architecture for the Bureau by developing and implementing the Information Management (IM) vision and strategy to be used throughout the DS enterprise. Ensures existing information management capabilities are maintained to sustain DS business objectives. Conducts feasible studies and presents alternatives, recommendations and preliminary implementation plans for long-range strategic decisions to senior management on enterprise information management. Manages the construction and maintenance of the enterprise data model.
1084 Visual Info. Specialist (Web Design/ Social Media) DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: Works under the Marketing Director. Designs and maintains the DFMWR website . Using industry-standard web software, revamps and maintains a multi-page website, integrating social media , as authorized in DoD and Army guidance. Acts as liaison with customers for development of new information to the website. Prepares and designs web based information and other communication media suitable for marketing purposes . Develops complex themes through visual materials. Develops concepts/ideas for publicity, promotion, marketing and print, to meet DFMWR objectives. Edits and develops a wide variety of media productions to include music and visual images to support promotional strategies and social media activities and subsequent advancements. Identifies, develops and supports new trends in visual media technology such as web applications, graphic design tools, streaming media and digital video.
0301 Records Management Officer DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: Plans, administers, and coordinates major records management program initiatives. Serves as the Records Management Officer developing files management and classification systems ; computer systems design and application in regards to records management functionality and compliance with systems policies, records retention and disposition; review of technological applications relating to records management issues; research records ; administrative and program records and understanding of various records media, textual records and electronic records systems.
0343 Management & Program Analyst DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: You must be a U.S. Citizen Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service 2 vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC Identifies procedural problems in program operations , using quantitative or qualitative methods. Conducts studies on operating programs. Analyzes findings. Makes recommendations in reports. Studies proposed legislation and/or regulations for impact on programs. Researches current or new management practices for application to programs or operations. Serves as a liaison to Federal Student Aid's policy organization to provide recommendations for policy development and communicating policy decisions back to Program Compliance.
0301 Research Analyst DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: Provide analytical, research and technical support including data retrieval, analysis and statistical programming. Produce financial tables, graphs and reports . Maintain familiarity with many different databases . Prepare management and examination reports, charts, graphs and tables . Integrate graphics into written documents and presentation using PowerPoint or Freelance . Report on the condition and performance of national banks into memoranda, papers and presentations. Perform background research on a variety of financial and economic topics . Search databases for source material. Summarize/analyze articles and research papers . Establish, organize and maintain files for data retrieval; review/assess issues involving data retrieval and analysis, econometrics and presentations; make recommendations to resolve complex problems; and maintain liaison with other OCC staff with similar duties and responsibilities
0301 Freedom of Information Act Specialist (FOIA) DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: Respond to incoming requests for information on OCC programs and the financial institutions that the OCC regulates. Convey to customers the methods by which information can be requested and provide advice and counsel on how to submit FOIA and Privacy Act requests. Respond to requests concerning agency actions; analyze and prepare responses to FOIA and Privacy Act inquiries. Review requested records to determine if the information is releaseable, redacts documents and make decisions on legal justification for nondisclosure . Create and maintain a variety of files in electronic and paper form that documents the steps taken in processing requests for use in possible appeals and/or litigation, ensuring an effective records system for information requests/responses. Analyze and evaluate requests for information, including those that may raise complex legal or policy issues as well as those with high public or political sensitivity.
0132 Intelligence Research Specialist DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: • Utilizing a wide variety of research sources as well as direct liaison to develop an intelligence base of information from which to draw inferences and summaries. • Preparing reports, assessments, materials for publications, statistical summaries and other material concerning program operations • Providing forecasts of the level and types of activities that impact the law enforcement communities. • Preparing technical guidelines and procedures for internal use and for user organizations. • Providing briefings to law enforcement and intelligence officials on techniques and procedures involved in research and analysis activities. • Guiding and assisting teams of analysts, coordinating efforts, and reviewing work products.
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