Washington State Library and Archival Professional 2 in Lacey, Washington


Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

Our Administrative Services Program is looking to fill a Library and Archival Professional 2 position. The position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

The Library and Archival Professional 2 position functions as the professional librarian within Ecology's Library and is responsible for independently performing a variety of professional librarian duties. The librarian, through professional knowledge and utilization of available library resources, supports the Agency's mission by providing advanced reference, technical, and consultation services to internal and external customer groups.

We are looking for applicants who are adept at library principles and practices, who are self-starters, who are exceptionally organized and detail oriented, who possess excellent communication and people skills, and who are critical thinkers with effective problem-solving skills.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts


The Administrative Services Program's mission is to provide quality customer service and asset management to meet the agency's current and future needs so that environmental goals and strategic priorities are met.

Some of the key work activities of the* Library and Archival Professional 2* include:

  • Responds to inquiries for research assistance or material retrieval for internal and external customers by telephone, in writing (email, USPS) and in person.
  • Performs complex bibliographical, references and informational searches.
  • Maintains an archival collection of agency publications and serves as a liaison to ensure deposit of Ecology publications under the RCW 40.06 requirements.
  • Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging and classification in accordance with established cataloging rules customized for Ecology.
  • Corrects holdings into databases via bibliographic interface; catalogs and enters records for uncatalogued materials into databases.
  • Uses a library circulation system to track materials borrowed and generate statistics.
  • Conducts interlibrary loan activities on behalf of internal and external requests.
  • Procures materials and subscriptions of print and electronic resources for usage appropriate to library collection, following agency purchasing procedures.
  • Serves as point of contact for library catalog software vendor support and requests in-house technical support as needed.
  • Provides customer support to internal staff and library visitors with materials and equipment located in the library.
  • Prepares materials for shelving and circulation.
  • Shelves and retrieves journals, books, audiovisual, and other materials.
  • Receives purchased and gifted items for addition to the library collection.
  • Provides library service orientation for employees upon request.
  • Participates at state agency library meetings and other library events.
  • Oversees library space for safety as a required member of the Ecology Safety Committee.
  • Tracks requests to use library space for meetings.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be September 28, 2016. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before September 27, 2016. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


Required Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program and certification by the State Librarian authorized through the Office of the Secretary of State; or certification by professional portfolio as authorized through the Office of the Secretary of State and two (2) years of experience as a professional librarian.
  • Experience with specialized library collections, databases, and informational resources.
  • Knowledge of library science principles and practices, including library techniques and procedures related to organization, selection, classification, indexing and cataloging in an integrated library system and conducting reference and research.
  • Excellent organizational skills related to document management, including adhering to standards when inputting information into templates, attention to detail, correctly formatting and maintaining accurate and complete records.
  • Excellent communications skills including technical writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional, positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Please Note: The certification by the State Librarian or certification by professional portfolio as authorized through the Office of the Secretary of State may be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of environmental technical terminology.
  • Familiarity with digital collections software and systems.
  • Familiarity with U.S. copyright law as it relates to publications, digitization and digital content.

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

  • Certification by the State Librarian (RCW 27.04.055) or certification by portfolio (WAC 300-12).
  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions

*Please include the following documents as an attachment to your application:*

  • *A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.*
  • *A resume outlining your professional experience.*

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

Other Information

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Diana Casler at: diana.casler@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not contact Diana to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-AS3727-09422

Department: Dept. of Ecology

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $40,428.00 - $53,016.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA