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Digital Imaging Specialist

Digital Imaging Specialist

USDA Agricultural Research Service is currently recruiting for a Digital Imaging Specialist at in Beltsville, Maryland.


  • Digitizes a diverse collection of material while following the Library and Archives’ image capture guidelines.
  • Produces high-quality digital surrogates of fragile and/or rare materials or other analog sources for access, display, and preservation purposes using a variety of equipment.
  • Researches, recommends, and implements hardware and software configurations to meet client needs and to help ensure compatibility with ARS systems and architecture.
  • Handles rare or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage.
  • Works with Collections Librarian and coordinates with Acquisition and Metadata Branch production of metadata necessary for digitized materials.
  • Works with the Collections Librarian on selection and coordination of materials to be digitized.

Experience: Based on grade level, one year of specialized experience which is directly related to the work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience planning, coordinating, and performing high-precision photographic digital processing; and operating and maintaining a variety of imaging equipment including cameras and scanners.
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
A combination of specialized experience and education as described above.

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