Government / Military

Sample Government/Military Positions for LIS Professionals (as of 8/2017; click on position title for full job posting)

(Note: All positions described below require or prefer job applicants to have an MLIS or equivalent.)

Position Sample Duties Sample Required Qualifications Salary
Metadata and Research Librarian

Federal library, Washington DC

Assist in acquiring, evaluating and synthesizing research and information products focused on scientific research related to food safety and nutrition. Knowledge of information management, thesauri, taxonomies, and construction of bibliographies is essential; practical knowledge of a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures related to food safety and nutrition; experience with Drupal, digital asset management software, and RSS feed management; ability to effectively search, use internet and bibliographic databases; ability to work as part of a team, manage several tasks simultaneously; ability to meet strict standards for quality, compliance. Not stated
Team Lead for Content Development

International financial agency, Washington DC

Lead, manage content development team, providing services to internal and external clients, including the World Bank Group; Content Development team licenses, supports electronic services procured by the Library, IMF departments; team provides access to broad range of market data, content and analytical sources that give timely, current and deep insight into global financial markets and geopolitical data relevant to business requirements of stakeholders. Relevant experience procuring, negotiating information services' contracts; knowledge of information services’ pricing models, trends, and intellectual property terms and conditions; leadership, change management ability and ability to work collaboratively with diverse group of staff across library, organization, and international development community; strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills; ability to handle a number of high profile, urgent tasks simultaneously and work well under pressure. Not stated
Librarian (Outreach)

Federal agency, Washington DC

Work with library community to educate users about services, resources available through LSCM [Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office], while gaining understanding of individual library and community needs, how LSCM can address needs; develop partnerships that assist FDLs [Federal Depository Libraries] in implementing, maintaining membership requirements of FDLP and operation of individual Federal depository collections. Knowledge and experience in developing and delivering library instruction, training, workshops and/or webinars to library customers; skill in responding to research/reference inquiries from library customers in person and using online tools and services; ability to provide customer services in person and remotely to library clients with unique needs. $66,510 - $86,450
Intelligence Research Specialist

Federal agency, Washington DC

Serve as member of research/analysis team, producing intelligence products to support OIA's [Office of Intelligence and Analysis] primary mission; perform broad range of analytical and short-suspense assignments involving economic, financial, and all-source intelligence analysis; plan, carry out complex research related to international banking and trade sectors; respond to information requests from Treasury Dept policymakers and officials and other agencies. Experience with the following activities: preparing written analyses and briefing varied audiences, including senior officials, on trends and forces that affect illicit finance or sanctions; preparing reports on national security-related topics; researching illicit finance and sanctions-related topics; preparing intelligence and other analytical assessments. $54,972-$123,234