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Job Ad: Head, Images & Archives Section of the History of Medicine Division, Bethesda, MD

The Head of the Images & Archives Section of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine is now open on USAJOBS and will close on Monday, September 16, 2013.

This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (MP)

MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.

Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (DE)

DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.

The position is for a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum.

The selected candidate will serve as the Head of the Images & Archives Section in the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, which collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease. Learn more about the History of Medicine Division at:

The head of the Images & Archives Section is responsible for a team of sixteen individuals who together – following the division’s mission and that of the NLM as a whole – acquire, catalog, arrange, describe, manage, reproduce, preserve, and provide reference, access, and outreach services for a variety of collections, including born-digital materials; modern manuscripts (since 1600); prints, photographs, and other still visual resources; and audiovisuals, including moving image and sound collections.

As the Head of the Images and Archives Section of the History of Medicine Division – and with records of accomplishment in administration, management, technical understanding, and the field of history – the incumbent will be a member of the senior management team of the History of Medicine Division, reporting directly to the Chief of the History of Medicine Division. The successful candidate will require extensive managerial experience and demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team of professionals in support of organizational objectives.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.

Please contact Jeffrey S. Reznick, Chief, History of Medicine Division, at 301.496.5406 or with questions.

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