• Full Time
  • Fort Collins, CO
    • In-Person

    • Information Science

    • Library and Information Science

    • Master's

    • PhD

National Forest Service Library

The National Forest Service Library (NFSL) plans to advertise the following position very soon. Please circulate this outreach notice to as many potential candidates as possible; we are seeking a diverse pool of qualified applicants. If you are interested in this position, please email Chelcy Miniat [chelcy.f.miniat@usda.gov ] for an outreach form to complete and send back. You will be notified when the position is announced on www.USAJobs.gov. You need to apply for the position through the official website following the procedure.

Library Director, GS-1410-14/15

About this Position

This permanent, full-time position is a Library Directory at the GS-14 or GS-15 level (about $116,000 to $177,000 plus benefits). The National Forest Service Library (NFSL) provides high quality scientific and technical information services to all employees of the USDA Forest Service.  Primary customers are scientists and natural resource professionals.  The library’s headquarters is in Fort Collins, Colorado with specialized branches in Madison, Wisconsin and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This PERMANENT position is the Library Director of the National Forest Service Library

The duty station will be the National Forest Service Library headquarters located at the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Ft. Collins, CO.

The position has overall responsibility for the oversight and administration of the Library, including long-range planning and establishing program goals and objectives.  The incumbent will be expected to utilize expert knowledge of library administration and management techniques to perform original and authoritative development work in all functional areas of the library to meet the unique requirements of the USDA Forest Service.  The Library Director will also be expected to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside of the Forest Service to coordinate activities, to evaluate user needs, and to share information for strategic planning and operational purposes.

The Library program is comprised of a staff of 18 or more professional and technical employees, a main library in Fort Collins, CO, branch libraries in Madison, WI and San Juan, PR, and collections of well over 500,000 items in a wide range of disciplines including natural resources, forestry, entomology, wildlife, biology, botany, zoology, social sciences, recreation, hydrology, and engineering.

The majority of NFSL digital resources are distributed through an intranet web site that is not available outside the Forest Service. A publicly accessible web site with limited content (including the library catalog) is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/library/.

This position is permanent, full-time, and may be eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements, but it is not a virtual position. Government housing is not available.

Qualification Requirements

Those who are interested must meet the qualification requirements for the GS-1410 series that are covered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions – Professional and Scientific Positions. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook Manual is available for review at any federal personnel office or on the Internet at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/librarian-series-1410/

Education, training, or experience of the candidate should demonstrate, e.g., ability to manage or direct a library, group of libraries, or library system; ability to plan, organize, and direct the development and execution of library programs, policies, and procedures; ability to plan or conduct management studies, public relations, and educational activities, ability to plan, develop and carry out administrative activities of the library or library system concerned with budget and finance, personnel, plant and equipment, etc.

About the Community

Located in northern Colorado, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and an outstanding public school system. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins offers exciting recreational opportunities, unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. Learn more about the Fort Collins area at the city website, https://www.fcgov.com/

To apply for this position:

·         Go to USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/

o   You must set up or have an existing USAJOBS profile.

o   Search/locate the announcement number.

o   Select position(s) and location(s) you are interested in and begin the application process.

o   You must complete and submit your application by the closing date specified on the announcement.


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