Technical Information Specialists, MedlinePlus Team, Reference & Web Services Section, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The Technical Information Specialist positions working on MedlinePlus at the National Library of Medicine are now open on USAJOBS and will close at midnight on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. This brief posting period is because of the federal government's interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

We're looking for enthusiastic, talented people to help support MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en español, and MedlinePlus Connect. There are two potential openings under the announcement.

·        Both positions will support technical efforts to develop, maintain and improve MedlinePlus systems.

·        One position will involve coordinating technical enhancements and overall direction.

·        The other position will focus on understanding user behavior and guiding design and policy decisions that enhance users' interaction with MedlinePlus.

Selected candidates will serve as Technical Information Specialists in the Reference and Web Services Section of the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. Both positions are in the Health Information Products Unit working on MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's award-winning consumer health web site. The Reference and Web Services Section unites knowledge, service, and technology to set the highest standard for connecting customers to health information. This includes management of the NLM Web site, management of MedlinePlus, and providing centralized reference and customer services to users of NLM's products, collections and databases worldwide.

The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the world's largest biomedical library. The Library maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources used by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short metro ride from Washington, DC and a short walk from Bethesda's thriving restaurant and retail district.

Here are links to the USAJOBS listings:

Technical Information Specialist (MP)

MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.

Technical Information Specialist  (DE)

DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.

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