Los Alamos National Laboratory Information Research Specialist 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join a new team of staff that will be working to organize, digitize, and catalog one of the most mission-critical physical collections at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). You will be on a new team, deployed to the Weapons Production Directorate, working for the Weapons Research Services- Secure Information Services Group. The information you organize, digitize, and catalog will have an immediate impact to the Laboratory’s mission.
You will be working in coordination with one of the largest libraries in the Federal Government, the National Security Research Center (NSRC). The NSRC is LANL’s classified library, containing tens of millions of documents, films, books, and other archival material related to the development, testing and production of nuclear weapons, dating back to the first days of the Manhattan Project. The NSRC's collections contain a breadth of classified technical information related to physics, chemistry, engineering, material science, intelligence, and national security.
We are looking for an individual with a background in digitizing; handling, storage, transmission, and disposition of electronic and hard copy unclassified and/or classified documents/materials; managing special records or archive collections and performs technical information research and retrieval from physical collections to meet the needs of Laboratory staff.
Information Research Specialist 2
As an Information Research Specialist 2 you will digitize the Weapons Production’s physical collections. You will populate metadata/ indexing information about the digitized material that will be used to develop a robust catalog, provide quality control for the digitized materials, and upload digitized material and associate catalog information into the Online Vault database. Complete minor maintenance and repairs of scanning equipment, set up scanning equipment for various media types and sizes and perform any finishing task associated with media to preserve original master copies. Assist Digital Collections Team Leader and Research Librarians with customer research requests for locating digitized technical information. Assure proper storage and handling of classified information. Assist in the development and documentation of digitization workflows of archived media. Act as vault-type room custodian and classified matter custodian.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
You will need experience in operating at least one professional digitizing equipment for either paper, microfilm, microfiche, video, or other media. Experience in populating indices for small to moderate size collections. Experience in populating metadata for archival materials, performing quality control reviews of digitized material. And you must also be a demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work independently without direct supervision with strong attention to detail.
You will be required to have experience in customer-focused communication and relations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
Education/Experience for Information Specialist 2 :
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
An understanding of the weapons program within LANL, along with experience working with classified material in a classified environment.
Having experience working in a major archival organization, such as the National Archives and Records Administration. Experience in Classified Matter Protection and Control; and Vault Access training. Experience in using LANL’s classified network systems, uploading, cataloging, and retrieving documents. Experience in assisting scientists/engineers with research requests.
Active DOE “Q” Clearance
Note to Applicants:
This position requires occasional travel (1-2 times per year) to train on the digitizing equipment.A cover letter must be detailed and address all of the mandatory and desired job requirements.And writing samples should be uploaded with the application to be considered for the Library Professional 2 position.
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Vacancy Name: IRC82334
Organization Name WRS-SIS/Secure Information Services
Minimum Salary 62800
Maximum Salary 99800
Req ID: IRC82334
Category: Information Resources Mgmt