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Job Title:Librarian-NLM-MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NLM-MP-12-615951

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 12, 2012 to Friday, March 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Montgomery County, MD United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The successful candidate for this position will perform various duties concerning either the offsite or onsite service needs of Library patrons.  This position is located within the Collection Access Section (CAS), Public Services Division (PSD), Library Operations (LO), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). 

More than just a library!

Although the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest library of the health sciences, with a collection of more than 7 million items, the Library also conducts research in biomedical communications, creates databases and search tools for molecular biology information resulting from the Human Genome Project, creates specialized information services in the areas of toxicology and environmental health and supports a nationwide network of medical libraries.  The Library's various Web-based databases are the world's most consulted medical information resources for scientists, health professionals, and the public.  Click on http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ for more information.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.

DUTIES:

If selected for this position, you will:

  • Provide or oversee the delivery of a wide variety of services that require searching beyond readily accessible sources of information and diversions from standard practices and approaches.  Searches may cover a wide range of printed literature and other potential sources within and outside the Library.  
  • Coordinate the development and design of training programs.  Lead teams composed of a variety of library staff to conduct special projects that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, and software as well as operating policies and procedures.
  • Manage, supervise, control, and coordinate all the daily, production-related activities of the Library's interlibrary loan service.  Supervise non-professional staff in the delivery of interlibrary loan services including assisting them to resolve difficult or challenging interlibrary loan requests for serials, monographs and audiovisuals, among other tasks.
  • Work regularly at the main Reading Room Circulation Desk and other Onsite Unit service points, and resolve problems that impede the prompt handling of onsite requests.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Requirements:

Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree;

OR

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

 

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements:

 

FOR THE GS-9 GRADE LEVEL: You must demonstrate in your resume at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education toward a Master's in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.  OR one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience include: assisting in the selection of library materials; reviewing for appropriateness routine materials received for a library's collection; performing searches of bibliographic databases; assisting in writing portions of procedures manuals for automated library operations; working with serial acquisitions and integrated library systems; assisting in providing library services to meet a clientele's non-specialized needs; performing specialized Internet searches to meet client research needs; arranging inter-library resource loans.  OR an equivalent combination of graduate education and specialized experience that equals 100% of the qualification requirements.

 

FOR THE GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: You must demonstrate in your resume at least 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science toward a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. OR one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience include: identifying and selecting literature in assigned formats; creating and maintaining acquisitions records; responding to questions or comments regarding library policies and procedures; providing access to information resources through utilization of various automated library systems; providing professional library services to meet a clientele's non-specialized needs, such as general reading, viewing videotaped movies or instructional videos; serving as librarian-in-charge of a limited specialized collection within a larger library; providing reference services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews or written requests; assisting a senior librarian by writing portions of procedures manuals for automated library operations; independently performing assignments in locating, classifying, selecting, controlling, or preserving information.  OR an equivalent combination of graduate education and specialized experience that equals 100% of the qualification requirements.

 

FOR THE GS-12 GRADE LEVEL:  You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector.  Examples of specialized experience include:  initiating and carrying out a variety of assignments related to locating, cataloging, classifying, selecting, controlling or preserving information and accessing information through standard and automated systems; performing searches requiring the collection and organization of data including the development of narrative reports, charts, tables, graphs and various statistical reports; gathering data and analyzing usage of library online services to identify various patterns of usage/non-usage; modifying standard library practices, precedents, and techniques; evaluating, selecting, and adapting precedents to meet specialized information requirements; applying standard practices of other disciplines as they relate to the librarian profession (e.g., physical and biological sciences, social sciences and humanities, languages, engineering, law, medicine, archival work, curatorial work, contracting, computer systems analysis); locating information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic data bases; managing a library providing the full range of services.

View Assessment Questions


If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Evaluation Method


BENEFITS:

The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. 

 

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate.  All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty.  The use of this service credit incentive is discretionary.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.  The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .



HOW TO APPLY:

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 615951.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, March 16, 2012.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126 or Email CPR, or visit the National Archives Website.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sue Burns
Phone: (301)496-3661
Email: BURNSS@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, March 16, 2012, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

Control Number: 311477900
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