Under the direction of the Program Manager for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center, the Librarian/Information Specialist will identify, evaluate, and deliver information services in support of NIC programs and initiatives at the National Corrections Academy in Aurora, CO. The individuals will conduct reference librarian and research services to NIC constituents in the field, students at the Academy, and federal partners in the NIC Washington, DC office.
This position is 20-40% telecommuting with the onsite portion supported at Aurora, Colorado.
Tasks and Responsibilities (not all inclusive):
Conduct independent research in order to deliver information to the corrections field in a timely fashion.
Direct NIC constituents to relevant, and reliable information sources
Contribute to NIC blogs, forums, and social media.
Make presentations to National Corrections Academy classes and meetings about NIC and the Information Center, or about the relevant corrections topic.
Conduct compliance review and implement modifications to NIC documents to meet standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Provide efficient, innovative, and technology focused methods to NIC for the effective dissemination of information and library resources.
Maintain subject matter expertise of the corrections field by monitoring corrections literature, public policy, court cases, and various other information outlets.
Contribute to the NIC Information Center's physical & virtual library collection, online resources, and bibliographies.
Provide access to the library through a virtual checkout system for e-books, audiobooks, and material of interest to the corrections field.
Provide customer service to library visitors, Academy students, and correctional leaders through staffing the library's customer service desk and library floor.
Collaborate with fellow librarians, information specialists, managers, and NIC partners on NIC and Information Center initiatives.
Provide assistance to librarians the library technician for other services associated with the Information Center to include, cataloguing, inventory, lending, multimedia duplication, and shipping.
Conduct web content editing via HTML and Drupal
Eligible employees will be able to select from a variety of benefit options to include Medical, Dental, Vision Plans; Health Care Flexible Spending; Employee Assistance Plan; Disability Benefits; 401k Savings Plans; Tuition Assistance Program
This position supports a SCA (Service Contract Act) contract; therefore, the hourly wage is determined by the Department of Labor per the applicable Area Wage Determination (AWD). This position is classified as a Library Information Technology Systems Administrator and the hourly wage is $27.10/hr + and is eligible for Health and Welfare benefits and Paid Leave (detailed below)
Vacation: 2 weeks paid vacation after 1 year of service with a contractor or successor, 3 weeks after 5 years, and 4 weeks after 15 years. Length of service includes the whole span of continuous service with the present contractor or successor, wherever employed, and with the predecessor contractors in the performance of similar work at the same Federal facility.
Sick Leave: 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 56 hours of paid sick leave each year.
Holidays: 11 Federal Holidays are observed (New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day)
Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Public Trust certification. Note: US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.
Masters in Library Sciences or Public Administration
Criminal justice or corrections background
Three years’ experience in either a library, academic, or public administration work/volunteer environment
Advance communication ability both written and verbally, to include public speaking
Availability to travel up to four times per year
Superior customer service skills and ability to professionally collaborate with peers
Experience in information technology applications, virtual check out, and integrated library systems