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Web Librarian

Job ID 6587
Job Location Alexandria - VA
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Web Librarian provides support to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Knowledge Management Support Services (KMSS). This position provides day-to-day design, creation, maintenance and updating of web pages and content and links to non-patent literature for library and information facilities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

 

Provides day-to-day design, creation, maintenance and updating of web pages, content and links to non-patent literature for library and information facilities.

 

Maintains searchable lists of electronic non-patent literature and ensures access from the PTO's Intranet and online catalog (Horizon) including cataloging, downloading and editing bibliographic records.

 

Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies, and procedures.

 

Customizes vendor-hosted web interfaces.

 

Develops procedures and maintains documentation for website maintenance.

 

Works with client staff to coordinate and facilitate project scope and requests.

 

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.

 

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

 

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Master’s degree in Library Science and four (4) years’ of experience; or equivalent combination of education / experience. Experience in leading and/or providing support in upgrading, maintaining and creating content used in the latest web technologies.  Experienced with Cold Fusion and Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Acrobat, knowledge of HTML, JavaScript. And applications such as SQL and Access.

 

CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION

 

JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES

Excellent research and analytical skills with ability to identify problems, determine accuracy / relevance of information, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations

Excellent computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), SharePoint and project management software

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to compose meaningful reports and to present research / information with clarity

Ability to employ a collaborative, customer service approach and to work effectively with others in diverse and multi-functional roles

Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

Exceptional organization skills with ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and to meet specified deadlines

Ability to appropriately raise issues and concerns for resolution

Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, including executive management

Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment toward the successful achievement of goals

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

 

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