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Cataloging and Metadata Specialist

Closing Date: Sep 15, 2019

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking a full time Cataloging and Metadata Specialist for the Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Library in the Fishery Science (FSCI) Department. The Library Technician will assist with operations of the Library, a specialized resource that provides access to data and literature on Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife research. The primary responsibility for this position is cataloging of library materials, metadata management, and fulfilling Interlibrary Loan requests.

Position Details

  • Salary: CRITFC Grade 7 Step 2. Salary, $43,289
  • Department: Fishery Science
  • Classification: Full time, regular, non-exempt
  • Location: Portland, Oregon

Essential Job Functions

  • Copy and original cataloging of Library materials in a variety of formats;
  • Fulfilling Interlibrary Loan requests;
  • Maintaining and updating metadata in the Library catalog using manual and automated processes;
  • Creating, documenting, and updating Library processes and procedures related to cataloging and metadata management;
  • Recording and compiling statistics related to cataloging and Interlibrary Loan activities;
  • Providing technical assistance for special projects such as deaccessioning;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Four years of full-time work experience in a library or two years of post-secondary education plus two years of full-time work experience in a library;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Experience using Library of Congress classification, subject headings, and authorities;
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion software;
  • Deep understanding of library systems and services;
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal direct supervision;
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Interest in StreamNet, CRITFC, member tribes, and organizations;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with a variety of people;
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

The following qualifications, although not required are desirable:

  • Knowledge of the Koha library management system;
  • Familiarity with OCLC WorldShare;
  • Knowledge of Columbia River basin fish and wildlife research.


This position reports directly to the Library Program Lead/Librarian. The Cataloging and Metadata Specialist may occasionally train and supervise temporary interns and/or volunteers.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon. The position requires regular use of computers, which may require long periods of sitting or standing. Shifting and moving of library materials is occasionally necessary and can include lifting boxes up to 50 pounds.

CRITFC Motor Vehicle Policy

The driver operating a CRITFC vehicle or their own private vehicle for business related purposes shall be in possession of a valid, unrestricted current driver’s license, or other operator’s license, as required by law; and be eligible for coverage under CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle insurance policy. Upon request, CRITFC’s Motor Vehicle policy is available to applicants to review the required criteria.

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