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  • StreamNet Library Project Leader/Librarian

    Position Title:            StreamNet Library Project Leader/Librarian

    Starting Salary:          $72,148 (CRITFC equivalent to GS 12 plus benefits)

    Department:              Fishery Science                          

    Classification:            Full time, regular, Exempt

    Duration:                   Appointment thru September 30, 2022 potential for extension dependent on                                     annual availability of project funding.

    Location:                    Portland, Oregon

    Recruitment Period: July 27-September 7, 2018


    Job Summary/Primary Responsibility:     

    The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking a Project Leader/Librarian to manage and guide the StreamNet Library, a small specialized collection that provides access to data and literature on Columbia River Basin fish, fisheries, and fisheries research. The incumbent will be inspired and expected to provide leadership and full library support including catalog oversight, reference services, collection development, inter-library loan services, archiving, staff management, and the development of metadata to support the fishery management community in the Columbia Basin through the StreamNet Data Project.  


    As Project Leader, the incumbent will lead, supervise, and delegate duties to the library team (2-3 FTE’s) to plan, organize, and manage the services provided by the StreamNet Library. Incumbent will cooperate with StreamNet Data Project partners via the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) to incorporate relevant published information into the StreamNet Library collection. Incumbent will also assist in preserving the organizational history of CRITFC and provide informational support to the four treaty tribe fishery programs. As the Librarian, the incumbent will be responsible for original and copy cataloging based on current standards and authority control and will provide inventory guidance to the library team.  In addition, the incumbent will aid with the upgrades and maintenance of the catalog, develop and maintain metrics on library performance, develop and maintain digital subscriptions, provide research support services to library users, and will spearhead library outreach activities. The ideal candidate will be organized and possess exceptional leadership, problem solving, communication, and user services skills.


    Essential Functions:

    • Project Administration—develop, manage, and oversee annual StreamNet Library statements of work and budgets, purchasing, and submission of all necessary documentation to CRITFC and StreamNet partners. Establish and maintain reliable usage records and prepare metrics for quarterly and annual reports. Serve as a member on the StreamNet Steering Committee;
    • Librarian—perform assignments related to StreamNet Library reference and user services. Collaborate and coordinate with StreamNet partners, tribes, state agencies, federal agencies and stakeholders. Review, implement, and/or modify policies and procedures that guide library service components and collection development. Monitor and maintain the library print and digital subscriptions. Perform database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records. Provide guidance and implementation on any integrated library system (ILS) upgrades;
    • Team Leader—Supervise and lead library staff to ensure library mission and StreamNet partner services are met. Organize structured work plans, document library accomplishments, complete annual performance reviews, and coordinate meetings related to library functions and service;
    • Outreach—Establish and maintain respectful and strong relationships with CRITFC Commissioners and staff, tribal fishery program professionals, StreamNet partners, and other federal, state, and local agencies contributing to the region’s fish and wildlife programs;
    • Other duties as assigned and appropriate to CRITFC and StreamNet goals and purposes. For example, consult with and assist tribal and agency libraries lacking professional library staff or services.          


    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. A Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited program is required. A minimum of three years relevant experience working in a library, archive, or museum setting and familiarity with automated library systems;
    2. Management and supervision experience, needs assessment experience, ability to work positively with a team of professionals to provide information and research services;
    3. High proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
    4. Must have an ability to work with library automation software;
    5. Practical knowledge and experience with organizing, maintaining, and managing library collections and services—including reference, acquisitions, cataloging, and digital data management (both storage and retrieval);
    6. Knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to libraries, collection development, and inter-library loan;
    7. Experience with evaluating, acquiring and disseminating information in digital formats and digital information storage and retrieval systems;
    8. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking;
    9. Knowledge of social media, networking, Internet resources;
    10. Knowledge or experience with concepts of database design, website design, and/or application development.


    Desired Qualifications:

    The following qualifications, although not required are desirable:

    • Extensive knowledge of natural resource and anadromous fish issues in the Columbia River Basin;
    • Extensive knowledge of Columbia River Basin tribes and treaty rights;
    • Experience with media conversion for purposes of keeping information current and in accessible formats;
    • Experience with the Koha open source Integrated Library System;
    • Experience with OCLC or other shared bibliographic utility;
    • Experience working in a shared management environment.


    Supervision Received/Given:

    This position reports directly to the Fishery Science Department Manager. The incumbent will act as primary supervisor for all StreamNet Library staff and occasional volunteers or interns. This position is responsible for coordinating work schedules, assignments, performance reviews, and is the primary contact for StreamNet partners. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, ensuring excellence in library services.


    Physical Working Conditions: 

    Work is performed in an office setting at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon. Environmental conditions are maintained at levels appropriate for preservation of library materials. An office space is provided for privacy and concentration; however, the incumbent is expected to actively interact with the library team to identify, define, and solve problems and to exchange and coordinate information, ideas, and concepts, and be available to users of the StreamNet Library.


    The work requires a great amount of concentration and attention to detail. The position requires regular use of computers and video display terminals. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary. Periodic shifting and movement of library materials or collections may be required. Occasional travel outside of Portland may be required to attend Commission meetings, perform outreach, or receive work-related training.


    Application Procedures: 

    All qualified individuals including women, veterans, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Under the authority of Section 7 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, CRITFC shall give preference in employment matters to qualified enrolled members of the four CRITFC member tribes, then to qualified enrolled members of other federally recognized tribes. If CRITFC is unable to fill openings with such qualified tribal members, other qualified applicants will be considered.


    CRITFC will consider non-US citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S. CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate who is obtaining U.S. work authorization. Except for certain employer-required costs, CRITFC will not pay for any costs related to applicant legal representation filings for work authorization or immigration, or other fees and costs related to obtaining work authorization or immigration status from the U.S.


    If accommodations are needed during the application process, please contact Human Resources.


    Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Complete applications include a cover letter, CV/resume, a completed job application (available on our website “Employment Opportunities” on lower left corner, or by calling 503-238-0667), a copy of relevant certifications and at least three professional references, Submit to:


    Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

    Attn: Human Resources

    700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 1200

    Portland, OR 97232


    Fax: 503-235-4228