Jobs for humanists 4/1
Research Analyst • Office of the Inspector General, USPS • April 8, 2022 OR 100 applicants
This position is for someone with qualitative and quantitative analytical experience.
The successful candidate will help gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data related to postal issues, plan and conduct studies, speak at events related to research topics, conduct interviews with experts, and produce public analytical reports and other written products. The position requires excellent research, analytical, and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to write reports in a clear and compelling language. Experience with quantitative and economic analysis is preferable.
There is a LOT of info in this listing, so you should read it yourself to see what fits your experience. I’m . . . not sure there’s a questionnaire? I can’t find it on the ad. Maybe it’s a test.
International Relations Officer • Bureau of International Labor Affairs (Labor) • April 13, 2022
If you have research on international labor laws/workers’ rights/etc. this could be a good fit. Responsibilities include:
Maintains an understanding of international labor standards set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) with respect to forced labor, freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, employment discrimination, and child labor and other international workers’ rights (e.g., acceptable conditions of work) and how to assess compliance with those standards and rights. . . .
Develops strategy for and collaborates with other agencies, foreign counterparts, and others to ensure policies or programs respond to DOL and U.S. priorities and interests.
Formulates negotiating objectives and/or positions, including coordinating and developing official positions on assigned areas of work.
Prepares in-depth analysis of assigned issues at national, regional, and global levels to provide inputs for reports and other research projects as well as for the development of policies and programs. . . .
Minimally, they’re looking for one year of:
1) conducting research on worker rights; 2) conducting monitoring of company or country policies or practices for compliance with international labor standards; OR 3) assisting in the formulation of policy recommendations related to labor rights.
You could have done that in grad school/through a PhD. Check out the questions, if you think this might be for you.
Education Program Specialist • Office of Postsecondary Education • April 13, 2022 OR 50 applicants
This is, as is often the case, sort of a grants management position, plus subject-matter expertise. In this case, the subject matter is:
1. Experience in administering international education programs or projects that provide opportunities to individuals at all levels of American education to develop cultural and global competencies.
2. Experience in strengthening and maintaining robust professional relationships with international partners and various other stakeholders.
3. Experience in providing high quality oversight of an international education program or project that enables the candidate to identify successful and impactful best practices relevant to either language instruction, curriculum development, or outreach.
The questionnaire is also useful as a self-diagnostic.
Digital Conversion Specialist • Library of Congress • April 20, 2022
I imagine that people on digital humanities projects have relevant experience:
Using general guidance received from collection specialists, selects collections or items within collections and draft finding aids or framing texts to be associated with the collections as presented to end-users. Participates, under the direction of a higher grade employee, in selected segments of managing overall workflow for a single
issue/similar nature project. Develops a preliminary draft of specifications in consultation with the custodial division, tracks workflow to and from contractors, and drafts technical requests/reports to the contractor.
The qualifications are along those lines:
Knowledge of digital conversion principles, procedures, and operations.**
Ability to utilize computer technology to carry out an organization’s program and operations.**
Knowledge of visual materials in library collections.**
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to provide consultation, outreach, and liaison services.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Digital Library Technician • Library of Congress • April 29, 2022
I’m not sure what that job title is for, as “The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a research assistant in a research division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS).” You do need some experience with “digital conversion.”
Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and web based tools.**
Knowledge of digital conversion principles, procedures and operations.**
Ability to utilize computer technology/software applications.**
Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of library processes and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
The questionnaire has useful language, especially if you’re like, “how the hell do I talk about being a research assistant?”
Librarian (Codicology Specialist) • Library of Congress • May 2, 2022
This sounds like a job someone has in an action movie:
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Collection Manager. The position requires the joint skills of a cataloger and a subject matter expert in rare books, and particularly in incunables. There is a foreign language requirement for this position based on the language of the material being described and the incumbent should have a professional proficiency of one or more of these languages in addition to English: Latin, German, and Italian.
That tells you what you need to know, I think - library experience, rare books, Latin/German/Italian. Here are the questions.