NYS Education Department Building

SENIOR LIBRARIAN (TECHNICAL PROCESSES), SG-19 (PEF)

LOCATION: Albany
SALARY: $58,501*

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Senior Librarian (Technical Processes) position within the New York State Library (NYSL). Under the direction of the Principal Librarian (Technical Processes), the incumbent will oversee the New York State Document Depository Program and the New York State Regional Federal Depository System.  Other duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure compliance with State and federal requirements for continued access to State and federal information; 
  • Oversee processing of State and federal documents in all formats; 
  • Participate in processing NYS agency e-documents for inclusion in the NYSL digital management system to ensure public access and that e-publications are properly archived and preserved;
  • Provide guidance to State agencies regarding deposit of official publications to NYSL;
  • Assist libraries to access State documents through the NYS Document Depository System;
  • Provide guidance on Federal Depository Library Program requirements to selective federal deposit libraries within NYS;
  • Approve discard lists of selective federal depository libraries in NYS;
  • Work collaboratively with the Government Printing Office for the addition or removal of selective federal depository libraries within the Federal Depository Library Program;
  • Maintain contact with Federal Depository Library Program staff to provide guidance and respond to requests and surveys;
  • Assist in the assessment of New York State federal depository libraries;  
  • Participate in NYSL initiatives to promote government documents; and
  • Provide information services to the public onsite and via telephone or e-mail.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Librarian (Technical Processes).

Provisional Appointment to Senior Librarian (Technical Processes):  Candidates must have a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association AND two years of full time post-degree professional librarian experience in a medium to large library environment where your primary duty includes: acquiring library materials; acquiring, classifying and describing government documents from a federal or state agency for addition to the library’s collection;  or  cataloging library materials using one or more of the following metadata standards: RDA, Dublin Core, MODS or METS.  

A master’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology is not qualifying.

Provisional Appointment to Librarian 1, equated to SG-15: Candidates must have a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Provisional Appointment to Librarian 2, equated to SG-17: Candidates must have a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of full time post-degree professional librarian experience in a medium to large library environment where your primary duty includes: acquiring library materials; acquiring, classifying and describing government documents from a federal or state agency for addition to the library’s collection;  or  cataloging library materials using one or more of the following metadata standards: RDA, Dublin Core, MODS or METS.  

NOTE: The Civil Service examinations for these titles were given in August 2016.  In order to be considered for a provisional appointment, you must have taken either the Librarian 1 or Senior Librarian (Technical Processes) examinations. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent or non-permanent provisional appointment.  The work schedule for this position includes flexible hours of Monday through Friday (8:00am – 5:00pm) with rotating Saturdays (9:15am – 5:15pm). Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $74,301 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 26, 2017 to ocejobs@nysed.gov (email applications are preferred).  You must include the Box number (OCE-1039/22908) in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.


Office of Human Resources Management
Box OCE-1039/22908
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: ocejobs@nysed.gov

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Last Updated: September 5, 2017