Technical Information Specialist

The National Institutes of Health
Maryland, United States
$102,663.00 - $133,465.00
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Office of Research Services

National Institutes of Health Library

Technical Information Specialist

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, the world’s largest medical research facility, is seeking applications from exceptional candidates for a Technical Information Specialists at the NIH Library (Office of Research Services, Division of Library Services):

  • Technical Information Specialist (one vacancy, GS 13)

If you have stellar customer service and experience providing information services, instruction or collection management in a clinical or biomedical research setting and would like to have a role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. 

This opportunity will be available on for ten calendar days. The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.

Technical Information Specialist GS-1412-13

Annual Salary Range: $102,663 to $133,465 per year.

Announcement dates: Monday, September 14, 2020 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Merit Promotion announcement: NIH-ORS-MP-20-10894506

Link to Merit Promotion announcement:

The Merit Promotion (MP) posting is limited to current or former federal employees, and a limited number of other applicant categories; please see USAJOBS announcement for additional information and clarification.

Technical Information Specialist:

  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining
  • Serves as the team leader and coordinator for bioinformatics, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in services provided are accomplished
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing bioinformatics related information.

For more information on these programs at the NIH Library, visit

A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and Thrift Savings Plan. This position is subject to a background investigation.

All applications must be submitted through by closing date of announcement. For questions regarding this position, interested candidates should contact, Julie Vazquez, HR Specialist, at or 301.435.8721.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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