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Job Ad: Technical Information Specialist / NLM

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Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-12-725752

Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-MP-12-727087

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health, is now recruiting for the position of Technical Information Specialist. The position will be filled at the GS12 with promotion potential to GS13 and is open to all US citizens.

The NLM is the world’s largest medical library and a major organizational component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is responsible for collecting, preserving, and promoting the dissemination of information important to the progress of medicine and public health, both nationally and internationally.  The History of Medicine Division, a major component of Library Operations, NLM, collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease.

Serving in the Office of the Chief of the History of Medicine Division, the Technical Information Specialist will be a leader in evaluating databases and systems, defining modifications and specifications to interface designs and system functionalities, planning data management and system maintenance cycles, implementing data quality assurance measures, writing technical material for internal and external audiences, and developing and implementing social media programs that will raise greater awareness of, access to, and usage of the collections and programs of the division.

The integrative and collaborative nature of this position requires demonstrated initiative, dedication to teamwork, and a strong mission focus. The successful candidate will serve as a member of diverse teams working to accomplish a wide variety of tasks in support of the vision and mission of the History of Medicine Division as the unit supports the strategic plans of Library Operations, NLM, as well as the vision and mission of the NLM as a whole.

Complete vacancy announcement information and application instructions are posted on the NLM vacancy announcement website at:, and they can be found on


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