Los Alamos National Laboratory Digitizer-Archivist (Library Professional 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join a new team of staff that will be working to organize, digitize, and catalog one of the most mission-critical physical collections at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). You will be on a new team, deployed to the Weapons Production Directorate, working for the Weapons Research Services - Secure Information Services Group. The information you organize, digitize, and catalog will have an immediate impact to the Laboratory’s mission.
You will be working in coordination with one of the largest libraries in the Federal Government, the National Security Research Center (NSRC). The NSRC is LANL’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.
Library Professional 1 ($58,000-$90,800)
As a Library Professional 1 you will digitize the Weapons Production’s physical collections. This includes digitizing media such as paper, microfilm, microfiche, motion picture film, video, and others. You will also enter metadata and indexing information about the digitized material that will be used to develop a robust catalog, provide quality control for the digitized materials, and upload digitized material and associated catalog information into the Online Vault database. You will also assist the Archivist in accessioning new material into the NSRC's collections and assist with customer research requests.
Library Professional 2 ($71,000-$112,700)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you will be creating metadata/indexing information and a robust catalog in collaboration with the NSRC Digital Collections Team Leader to assist in the retrieval of the material. You will provide quality control for the digitized materials,metadata, and indexing and upload digitized material and associated catalog information into the Online Vault database. You will independently accession new material into the NSRC's collections and provide research librarian support to customers. This will also include actively seeking out improvements to the digitization processes and developing extensive knowledge of the Weapons Production’s collections for aiding customers in finding mission critical information quickly. You will learn and implement a machine learning and artificial intelligence tool to efficiently catalog the collection as well as provide mentoring and training to less senior staff.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Library Professional Level 1:
Technical Knowledge :
For this role, you will need 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. Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work independently without direct supervision. Strong attention to detail.
You will need experience in customer-focused communication and relations. This includes excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.
Additional Requirements for Library Professional 2:
At this level, you must have experience in operating multiple professional digitizing equipment for various media types, such as paper, microfilm, microfiche, video, or other media. This includes developing indices of moderate to large collections. This position will also require experience in creating metadata standards for archival materials and developing a robust catalog that meets the research needs of the weapons production customer.
You will need experience handling sensitive situations, using sound and independent judgement. This position will require experience supporting customer requests and managing priorities and deadlines. This includes the creation and maintenance of finding aids, service guides, usage instructions, and research tools to support learning and research.
Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists is preferred.
Education/Experience for Library Professional 1:
This position requires a Master’s in Degree Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and 2 years of experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. An American Library Association (ALA) accredited MLS degree; or a Master’s degree specializing in archives management, records management, or a related degree is preferred.
Education/Experience for Library Professional 2:
This position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and 5 years of experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. An American Library Association (ALA) accredited MLS degree; or a Master’s degree specializing in archives management, records management, or a related degree is preferred.
Understanding of the weapons program within LANL, along with experience working with classified material in a classified environment
Experience working in a major archival organization, such as the National Archives and Records Administration, a museum, or a library with significant archival holdings
Experience assisting scientists and/or engineers to search for relevant materials in a major university, government, or corporate library
Background in information technology, physics, chemistry, engineering, or material science
Experience with standard digital archival and library cataloging systems
Experience with standard bibliographic tools including bibliographic management software, and digital and print library services
Demonstrated experience in continuous learning to enhance knowledge and required skills
Active DOE “Q” Clearance is highly desired.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Note to Applicants: This position requires occasional travel (1-2 times per year) to train on the digitizing equipment. For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how they meet the minimum job requirements, and any of the desired requirements of the position.And writing samples should be uploaded with the application to be considered for the Library Professional 2 position.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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. SeeDOE 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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Contact Name Dieringer, Kimberley Ann
Vacancy Name: IRC90629
Organization Name WRS-SIS/Secure Information Services
Req ID: IRC90629
Category: Information Resources Mgmt