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Los Alamos National Laboratory Digitizer - Archivist (Library Professional 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC76400


Job Title Digitizer - Archivist (Library Professional 1/2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name WRS-SIS/Secure Information Services

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Library Professional 1 or Library Professional 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Come join one of the most dynamic and largest libraries in the Federal Government, the National Security Research Center (NSRC). The NSRC is Los Alamos National Laboratory’s classified library, containing tens of millions of documents, films, books, and other archival material related to the development, testing and production of nuclear weapons, dating back to the first days of the Manhattan Project. The NSRC’s collections contain a breadth of classified technical information related to physics, chemistry, engineering, material science, intelligence, and national security. The NSRC’s holdings also include the hand-written notebooks of over a dozen Nobel Prize winning scientists who worked at the Lab.

We are looking for archivists or librarians with a background in archives, library science, physical sciences, history, or records management to help us digitize our vast holding and provide assistance on quality control and metadata development.

Library Professional Level 1: ($55,400 - $71,700)

The successful candidate will:

  • Digitize the NSRC’s collections. Archival media includes paper, microfilm, microfiche, motion picture film, video, and others.

  • Assist the NSRC Preservation Team Leader in entering metadata and indexing information about the digitized material.

  • Provide Quality Control for the digitized materials.

  • Assist the Archivist Team Leader accession new material into the NSRC’s collections.

  • Assist the Research Librarian Team Leader with customer research requests.

Library Professional Level 2: ($87,800 - $107,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher level title) will be required to:

  • Digitize the NSRC’s collections. Archival media includes paper, microfilm, microfiche, motion picture film, video, and others.

  • Create metadata/indexing information in collaboration with the NSRC Preservation Team Leader and NSRC Chief Librarian to assist in the retrieval of the material.

  • Provide Quality Control for the digitized materials as well as the metadata and indexing.

  • Independently accession new material into the NSRC’s collections.

  • Independently provide research librarian support to customers.

  • Write occasional articles and blogs about the material contained in the NSRC.

The successful candidate for either level must have a passion for archival preservation and research, be details oriented, demonstrate excellent customer service, and have an intellectual curiosity to learn about the nature of our scientific/engineering collections. This position requires a strong commitment to security, safety, and quality of operations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in operating at least one professional digitizing equipment for either paper, microfilm, microfiche, video, or other media.

  • Experience in populating indices for small to moderate size collections.

  • Experience in populating metadata for archival materials.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work independently without direct supervision.

  • Strong attention to detail.

Additional Job Requirements for (Library Professional Level 2):

  • Experience in operating multiple professional digitizing equipment for various media types, such as paper, microfilm, microfiche, video, or other media.

  • Experience in developing indices of moderate to large collections.

  • Experience in creating metadata standards for archival materials.

Desired Skills:

  • Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists

  • Experience working in a classified environment in the Federal Government.

  • Experience working in a major archival organization, such as the National Archives and Records Administration, a museum, or a library with significant archival holdings.

  • Assisting scientists and/or engineers search for relevant materials in a major university, government, or corporate library.

  • Background in information technology, physics, chemistry, engineering, or material science.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Los Alamos nuclear weapons history.

  • Experience with standard digital archival and library cataloging systems.

  • Experience with standard bibliographic tools including bibliographic management software, and digital and print library services.

  • Experience in handling sensitive collections, such as classified material.

  • Demonstrated experience in continuous learning to enhance knowledge and required skills.

Education: This position requires an ALA accredited MLS degree; or, a Master’s degree specializing in archives management, records management, or a related degree.

Library Professional Level 1: Typically, a minimum of two years of related work experience isrequired.

Library Professional Level 2: Typically, a minimum of five years of related work experience is required.

Notes to Applicants:

  • This position requires occasional travel (1-2 times per year) to train on the digitizing equipment.

  • Writing samples should be uploaded with the application to be considered for the Level 2 position.

  • The applicant’s cover letter must be detailed and address all of the mandatory and desired job requirements.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.

  • Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salaries

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans

  • Paid maternity leave, sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)

  • Fully vested in 401k day one

  • Disability insurance

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Email danaj@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC76400