Webinar – Masters of Science in Library and Information Science

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Library Technician, DCPL(Jail Services)

This position is located in the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) within the Public Services Division. The mission of the DCPL is to provide environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and to equip people with the resources they need to learn all their lives. 

The DC Public Library (DCPL), in partnership with the DC Department of Corrections (DOC) provides library services to individuals who are incarcerated at the DC Jail. Under the supervision of the Health and Human Services Assistant Manager, the Library Technician (Jail) will serve the incarcerated population throughout the 18-unit DC Jail facility performing circulation, registration and clerical duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sorts and shelves library materials. Maintains order of shelves by shifting and re-shelving materials. Arranges periodicals, records, newspapers, etc.
  • Sets up circulation desk; collects and processes material from book drops
  • Registers patrons for library cards
  • Maintains the library’s physical materials collections
  • Processes incoming material from vendors and evaluates physical condition of items
  • Utilizes proper protocols for materials handling and customer accounts
  • Answers basic questions concerning the library and refers difficult questions to the supervisor as necessary; answers the telephone, refers calls, and/or records messages
  • Alerts supervisor of collections processing, maintenance, and inventory issues and proposes solution
  • Provides exceptional customer service
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties such as types schedules, files applications and reports.


This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least one year of customer service experience. In addition, the following is required:

  • Strong organizational and customer service skills
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Experience organizing and tracking material using an online database
  • Ability

Learn more: https://careers.dc.gov/psc/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=8615&PostingSeq=1&


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Internship in the Library at USP – Spring 2020 – Bethesda, MD

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. 

The Library supports the research and information needs of all USP staff and is also open to the public for research. Currently, the collection includes both digital and print resources.

This internship will provide the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience in librarianship in a non-profit, special library setting. The goal for this internship is to have an updated catalog of the reclassified print collection. 


  • Conduct an inventory of our current collection, to include weeding, shifting and reorganizing materials
  • Reclassify collection call numbers 
  • Perform copy and original cataloging
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information science
  • Completed a course in cataloging, metadata, or the organization of information
  • Knowledge of MARC and AACR2
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, as well as independently
  • Excellent attention to detail and willingness to learn
  • Ability to lift and carry objects/boxes weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Be available to work weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jeanne Fielding, Library Manager at library@usp.org to apply.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

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• Undergraduate degree plus a master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited graduate institution;
• Considerable responsible experience in school library development and program management;
• Experience as a school library specialist and classroom teacher is highly desirable;
• Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide the above noted knowledge, skills and abilities.

• Possession of (eligibility for) Postgraduate Professional Certificate with endorsement in library science or related field and in supervision issued by the Virginia Department of Education.
• Bilingual skills preferred but not required.

The Supervisor of Library Services is responsible for program leadership in Library Services throughout the school system. Specific goals include incorporating trends in K-12 education with school library development and providing curricular resources and instructional support to achieve Virginia Standards of Learning. The supervisor works with Department of Teaching and Learning staff, administrators, principals, Librarians, Instructional Technology Coordinators, teachers and school library support personnel to provide information resources and deliver a strong school library instructional program.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. The Supervisor of Library Services supervises and evaluates the Administrative Assistant, two Library Technicians, and the Head Cataloger. They also assist principals in the hiring, observation, and evaluation of school Librarians.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK (May not include all duties performed – These are intended as an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
• Creates and fosters the mission and vision of Library Services within Arlington Public Schools to further equitable and inclusive practices.
• In collaboration with Librarians and others, establishes and integrates the philosophy, mission, goals and objectives of the program with the Arlington Public Schools’ Strategic Plan.
• Manages the Arlington Public Schools’ library catalog, Follett Destiny; works with the Director and staff of the Arlington Public Library; and facilitates communication between the Department of Information Services’ staff, and other groups as needed.
• Works with content area supervisors and librarians to integrate Virginia Standards of Learning (K-12) with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) library standards.
• Fosters literacy instruction in school libraries by demonstrating knowledge of curricular connections to current children’s and young adult literature.
• Develops a continuous program for professional and support staff related to effective Library Services, with special emphasis on the application of new information technologies, and implementation of best practices in school libraries.
• Responsible for the district-wide provision and evaluation of online reference databases and encourages review and evaluation of emerging information technologies that relate to the school library instructional program.
• Works with the Head Cataloger to plan and expedite the system-wide ordering, cataloging into the library catalog, processing, and delivery of print and media resources to school libraries.
• Designs and writes the guidelines, policies and best practices in school libraries through various publications and communications including the Arlington Public Schools Library Services Handbook, the APS Learning Management System (Canvas), district-wide publications, and the Library Services website.
• Provides budget review and management of Library Services accounts and has oversight of all Library Books and Materials accounts (507) in school system.
• Coordinates library outreach programs such as the Teen Advisory Board (TAB), School/Public Library Liaison, author visits to schools, and other literacy programing.
• Works with Facilities staff, principals, supervisors, architects and vendors in the planning, construction and furnishing of new libraries as well as renovation and expansion of existing facilities.
• Participates in various system and local committees to provide information and advocacy for school library programs and other ad hoc projects related to curriculum and school library instruction.
• Collaborates and works with local, regional and state school library professionals to enhance professional practice, including participation in projects initiated by the Virginia Department of Education.
• Collects and assesses school library data such as circulation and database uses, and conducts annual school library interviews to capture student evaluation of school library instruction and activities.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned.

• Experience working with students, families, and staff from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
• Thorough knowledge of trends and issues in education, school Library Services, emerging instructional technologies, and library administration and management.
• Thorough professional knowledge of school library and general library guidelines and practices, e.g. AASL national standards, including information literacy, current children’s and young adult literature, local, regional, and national library publications and information sources.
• Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups to achieve program objectives.
• Strong skills in the application of technology for personal productivity, including the ability to produce documents and reports, and use current and advanced information technology to search and access information in a variety of formats.
• Administrative ability to supervise, train, and evaluate professional, paraprofessional and library support staff, including the ability to delegate work assignments and properly exercise authority and responsibility, both within the offices of Library Services and the school library community.
• Ability to effectively advocate the mission of Library Services within APS, and the Arlington community.
• Ability to impart professional and supervisory knowledge to other staff members.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, administrators, community leaders, library patrons and the general public.
• Ability to work with the public, maintaining a positive, pleasant, and service-oriented environment for library patrons.

Candidates must submit an application online and attach a resume, a written statement of interest in and qualifications for this position. Please complete the online Administrative/Technical application on the APS website in the Employment section: www.apsva.us. A minimum of three letters of recommendation must also be submitted online as part of your application packet.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is the policy of the Arlington School Board, as stated in the School Board Policy G-2.30, that employment opportunities shall not be restricted, abridged or otherwise adversely affected on the basis of race, national origin, creed, color, religion, gender, age, economic status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, and/or disability.

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Senior Library Assistant, Access Services – Washington, DC

Job Description Summary:
The George Washington University (GW) Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is searching for a Senior Library Assistant. GW LAI is a catalyst, a spark to generate new ideas and new possibilities. Responsive to the changing landscape of information and education, being sensitive both to traditional and emergent modes of communication, we bring together diverse constituents of faculty, students, and staff in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community to support research, teaching and learning. As part of the larger George Washington University, we are a nexus where exciting things happen, where change happens, where growth happens.

The Melvin Gelman Library operates 24/7 during the regular academic year. Access Services staff must be available to work a combination of daytime, evening, night and weekend shifts. Access Services manages four major functions of the Gelman Library:

Resource Sharing processes course reserves, consortium and inter library loan items, and make print and electronic materials accessible to patrons.
Entrance Services is the first point of contact for all patrons and visitors to the Gelman Library. They manage visitor sign-ins, the building’s Lost and Found, and most keyed access to the building.
Circulation Services maintains a high level of customer service, checks in and out circulating materials, and collects and assess fines on customer accounts.
Shelving responsibilities are shared among all staff. It is fielded through the Check Out desk where carts are prepared with materials to be re-shelved in the stacks areas.
Under supervision, this library support position performs a variety of routine clerical, technical or public service duties to deliver quality customer service to library patrons and other library departments. This position provides faculty support including cataloguing and processing of textbooks and electronic syllabi, catalogues records, performs circulation activities and transactions, assists with basic searches, and performs filing. This position responds to and resolves common inquiries and routine problems, performs shelving responsibilities, and supports the interlibrary loan process. This position may assist in providing training to student employees, and performs routine record maintenance activities.

Reporting to the Library Supervisor, Access Services, the Senior Library Assistant works within the division’s Access Services team and is responsible for:

  • Delivering high level of customer service to library patrons in a fast paced physical environment.
  • Working in a team to perform daily Access Services duties: providing access to the building; verifying visitor eligibility; providing policy and procedural information to patrons; checking in and out materials; creating and correcting library accounts; basic cataloguing of circulating incidentals; shelving of returned materials and reserve items; and provides basic reference to patrons.
  • Interpreting library policies and procedures and assists users in facilitating access to the building, collections, and services.
  • Showing initiative while performing daily activities. Communicating effectively with the team to ensure that group goals are met.
  • Working to resolve customer inquiries and problems by exercising discretion and judgment in selecting the best solution, based upon policies and customer circumstances. Consulting with management, as needed.
  • Assisting in training and monitoring student employees on the use of automated systems, such as Alma and myALADIN, and other departmental duties.
  • Participating in shelving activities which include sorting, shifting and shelving the collection according to Library of Congress call number system.
  • Providing feedback and assisting with developing user guides, patron handouts, training materials, using word processing and other software.
  • The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

– Ability to push and pull heavy book trucks and book tubs (weighing 50-100 pounds).
– Ability to frequently stoop and bend to retrieve items from shelves.

Preferred Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization preferred.
– One (1) year customer service experience (preferably in a library setting).
– Public or Academic Library experience desired.
– Willingness, availability and flexibility to work a combination of daytime, evening, night, weekend and overnight hours required.
– Ability to work independently and diplomatically with patrons and library staff.
– Ability to give attention to detail.
– Using the English language, must demonstrate the ability to:
a) Provide routine information about existing policy and procedure, by phone, written correspondence, e-mail, and in person.
b) Actively listen and respond to routine inquiries, requests, and patron concerns.
c) Correctly refer patron to other service points and management as needed.
d) Ability to prioritize and individually handle simultaneous events and situations that occur during peak periods within a shift.
e) Communicate verbal instructions to library assistants.
– Ability to recognize the basic elements in a bibliographic citation.
– Knowledge of Library of Congress Call number classification, or ability to learn.
– Working knowledge of word processing programs, electronic filing, and ability to learn variety of systems and software including BANNER, Voyager and Illiad.

Typical Hiring Range $16.37 – $21.29

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Technology Assistant – Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, District Heights, MD

Do you have basic computer troubleshooting experience? Do you enjoy interaction with others and delivering an outstanding customer experience? Bring your best talent to PGCMLS! We offer a casual, friendly, and professional work environment as well as great benefits!

This is a part time position at 20 hours per week based on the following schedule:
Monday: 5pm-9pm
Tuesday: 10am-2pm
Wednesday: 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 10am-2pm
Friday (B week): 2pm-6pm
Saturday (A week): 10am-2pm

Job Summary: Provides a wide range of assistance to patrons with basic computer issues. Provides training to patrons who need further education on basic computer usage.

Essential Functions:
– Assists patrons with basic computer issues.
– Performs basic troubleshooting including log-ins, password resets, network connections, printer problems, and use of equipment including photocopier and fax machines.
– Supports patrons work using e-mail, Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, PGCMLS software, and other desktop applications/software.
– Works in an instructional setting providing one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction on basic computer education including word processing and spreadsheets; and the use of Dream Lab technologies (Fairmount Heights Branch)
– Logs equipment damage and malfunctions.
– Provides courteous service at all times.
– Clerical duties such as sorting and shelving books and checking in materials may be assigned.
– Trains new staff as needed.
– Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
– Assists with special projects as required.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

Core Library Competencies:
Employees are expected to demonstrate the following qualities at all times:
– Continuous Learning – seeks out and assumes responsibility for learning and development opportunities that benefit self and PGCMLS.
– Customer Service – creates a welcoming environment, maintains effective relationships, and uses all available resources to assist customers.
– Communication – understands and applies the library’s mission, vision, and policies, and communicates effectively both within and outside the library system.
– Ethics and Values – treats all with respect and honesty, is a responsible steward of resources, knows and respects customer privacy and confidentiality policies.
– Leadership – willing to try new ideas to achieve the system’s goals, adaptable to change, accountable, keeps PGCMLS’s goals, mission, and customers front and center in daily work.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:
– Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures.
– Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
– Thorough knowledge of standard office practices, procedures and equipment.
– Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic functions.
-Ability to type accurately.
-Ability to keep accurate and neat records.
– Strong communication and customer service skills.
– Strong organization and problem solving skills.
– Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as
– Microsoft Office Suite, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Associate degree preferred.
  • Proven desktop troubleshooting experience.
  • Knowledge of computer terminology, procedures, hardware and software including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work is conducted in a normal office setting which provides comfortable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Occasional light lifting, such as three to four reams of paper, four or five books, or other materials (up to 30 pounds) may be required.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

This and all PGCMLS positions are subject to transfer, based on library need.

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Assistant Librarian (Part-Time) – The John F. Kennedy Center , Washington, DC

Job Description:

The National Symphony Assistant Librarian supports performance activities of the NSO by preparing music for orchestra players and conductors to use on stage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

75%    Music Preparation:

  • Maintenance of library music collection:
    1. Carry out essential work on new sets of parts (inventory, possession stamp, numbering of parts, addition to database, creation of storage folder and addition to inventory and performance history tracking sheets, addition to OPAS database and rolodex)
  • Preparation of music for performance:
    1. Mark orchestra parts with bowings and edits (articulations, dynamics, etc.)
    2. Implement roadmaps (repeats, cuts)
    3. Fix page turns to facilitate performance
    4. Repair bindings and corners
    5. Proofread and correct music using available errata and full scores, as needed
    6. Build and break down folders of music for performance
    7. Pull and file sets of parts and full scores, as needed for NSO performances and research
    8. Return orchestra parts following performance to rental agents or owners

20%    Rehearsal/Concert/Conductor/Musician/Staff support:

  • Participate in library concert duty and rehearsal rotation
  • Answer questions posed in-person, in phone calls, and via email from conductors, musicians, and staff about NSO performances, past performances, and general music questions
  • Fill practice part, page turn, and other orchestra part related requests
  • Prepare sets of scores for cover conductors, score readers, and guest conductors
  • Respond to requests from the KC Friends and members of the general public about historical NSO performances and general repertoire

5%     Chamber Music management:

  • Track use of collection (loans and returns)
  • Maintain physical collection (storage folders, practice/master copies)
  • Sort, file and create database/rolodex records for all new titles, donations and acquisitions

N/A    Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner; Adheres to all employer policies and procedures; Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Performance, Musicology, Music Education or other related field
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in an orchestra library
  • Knowledge of bowings, string and orchestra part markings
  • Knowledge of orchestra instruments (names in multiple languages, ranges, transpositions)
  • Basic understanding of:
    1. Copyright law as pertains to music performance
    2. Techniques for part and score binding, maintenance, and repair
    3. Repertoire, editions, and publishers
    4. Microsoft Office, Excel, OPAS

Physical Demands:

Librarians work in an office environment at a desk and computer, must be able to write for extended periods of time and often carry stacks of music and conductor scores. We infrequently carry boxes of music weighing up to 35-40 pounds. Rehearsal and concert duty are required and over the course of the calendar year take place both indoors and outdoors (in non-climate controlled circumstances).

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is moderate.


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Part-Time Librarian or Library/Information School Graduate Student Supporting the National Library of Medicine – Bethesda, MD

Exciting learning opportunity and experience for a librarian or library or information school student in the emerging field of disaster health information.

ICF International assists the National Library of Medicine with a variety of disaster medicine and public health activities and is looking for:

  • Part-time (~20  hours); Flexible hours/days to accommodate  schedules
  • Background in science, public health, allied health, emergency management is highly  desirable,
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to develop, edit, update materials quickly in response to disasters and public health emergencies
  • Master degree in library science or library & information science is preferred

    Duties may include:

  • Reviewing Web page links and selection of resources for disaster health topic Web pages
  • Updating and maintaining Web site using content management software (CMS).
  • Ensuring Web documents are Section 508 compliant; experience with section 508 compliance not required, but highly  desirable
  • Selection, data entry, and writing annotations for disaster medicine and public health grey literature database.
  • Assist in working with partners, collaborators and audiences by responding to inquiries,
    • Scheduling, planning, and attending meetings, meeting minute preparation, and
    • corresponding via phone or email
  • Testing and review of disaster health databases and mobile applications
  • Testing training materials and participate in disaster health information continuing education classes
  • Managing administration functions of a Listserv
  • Monitoring of multiple RSS feeds for new resources
  • Monitoring, message writing and posting on Twitter account and other social media platforms as requested.

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Systems Analyst – University of Maryland

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Systems Analyst is primarily responsible for configuring, deploying, and monitoring
University of Maryland Libraries’ server based applications across a wide range of services, including web site delivery, content management, digital collections, digital preservation, and enterprise infrastructure. These include locally developed and third-party applications, in support of the UMD Libraries and the broader University of Maryland research and learning communities.

The Systems Analyst will work closely with both developers and systems administrators to ensure Libraries’ applications are highly-performing, highly-available, and fault-tolerant. During the first year the successful candidate will both learn our traditional RedHat Linux based server environment and help lead our transition to a Docker deployment environment. This includes
transitioning increasingly more complex and important services to Docker and selecting the orchestration tools and strategies.

The Systems Analyst will utilize automation and monitoring tools to ensure highly-available systems. The candidate will also participate in the Libraries’ change advisory board by discussing and documenting system and applications changes as well as their deployment procedures. On rare occasions the job requires emergency response for critical systems outside
standard work hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Three years of experience working in the software development and deployment lifecycle, in roles such as Systems Administrator, Systems Analyst, or Software Developer.


● Demonstrated ability to research and learn new technologies
● Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex technical issues
● Strong user service orientation
● Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Excellent written and verbal communications skills

● Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to information sciences, computer sciences and
engineering, or information management
● Experience deploying and supporting applications in a Linux environment
● Experience building and deploying Docker images and using orchestration tools
● Experience in database administration
● Experience automating deployment and monitoring using Bash shell
● Experience using continuous integration and continuous deployment tools, such as
● Experience using version control, such as Git

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Technical Information Specialist (Biological Science) – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Beltsville, MD

This position is located with the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information and Customer Services Branch, Information Products Division in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as Coordinator of Agriculture & Natural Resources and is responsible for developing policy and for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the requirements, activities and functions of several information centers within the National Agricultural Library.


  • Coordinate, direct, and provide extensive and intensive reference and research services to a wide range of clientele, in response to requests for information.
  • Coordinate national dissemination of related program information.
  • Formulate, evaluate, and direct information and outreach programs and activities of agriculture and natural resources, including development and implementation of comprehensive program plans, operating budgets and technical management of activities
  • Consult with and make frequent contact with current or potential user groups and representatives of federal, state, and private organizations who work in the topic areas of agriculture and natural resources, and on a national and international basis.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • Financial disclosure required


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Basic Requirements:

Education: A full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree with major study in the subject-matter field of the position to be filled. Related degrees include biology, hydrology, natural resources, or agriculture and other similar degrees.


Experience: Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; and where appropriate, ability to read and comprehend nontechnical material in one or more foreign languages. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.


A combination of education and experience as described above.


Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised.

The specialized experience requirements for this position are:Qualifying experience for GS-13 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-12 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience organizing the resources needed to disseminate or gather technical scientific information; implementing comprehensive program plans; and communicating results of agricultural research or other scientific information to scientific communities.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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Research Assistant – National Association of Realtors, Washington, DC

Position Summary:
The Research team is looking for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to perform quantitative data and develop research reports to provide internal and external business insights.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze survey data collected from projects to develop research reports
  • Clean data and assemble publicly facing survey research reports
  • Share survey results related to hot topics, and policy research with project leads
  • Create survey research reports utilizing data from SPSS syntax
  • Program and design online surveys utilizing Survey Monkey
  • Manage data inbox and respond to pending inquires in a timely manner
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from accredited college or university
  • Recent graduate with at 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with SPSS or other coding software programs is a plus
  • Results oriented with high attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to think in innovative ways to find solutions to problem
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office—Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional communication skills—verbal, written, and presentation
  • Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills with a high level of response to all inquiries
  • Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities directly pertaining to position

Organizational Overview:

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is a team of professionals dedicated to providing world-class service to over 1.3 million REALTORS® working in the United States and around the world. The real estate industry is fast-paced and fast-changing–each year, our members participate in the sale, lease, and management of billions of dollars in real estate. As in every industry, our members’ value proposition is constantly being challenged by innovation.


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