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    This position is assigned to the Recreation Division (N922); Fleet Readiness (N92); FFR (N9); CNIC; on the Washington Navy Yard. This position manages the MWR Library Program for the Navy, serving shore MWR libraries, the Navy MWR Digital Library, and providing shipboard library material for Fleet Sailors.

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    • Performs direct supervisory functions for N922 Library Program support staff.
    • Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for library operations Navy wide, with responsibility for management and operational support for Navy shore MWR libraries, resource centers, shipboard Library Multimedia Resource Centers (LMRCs), digital library, and library resources at remote and isolated Navy locations and Military Missions in the Unified Pacific Command. Is the Department of the Navy (DON) authority on the professional, technical, and procedural aspects of military MWR librarianship and information resources.

    • Establishes MWR library program policy, objectives, goals and priorities. Ensures progressive program development and technological advancement on par with military and municipal library systems.  

    • Manages the integrated library system and public access portal for libraries in the consortium of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force libraries.  Collaborates with Information Technology (IT) staff as necessary to accomplish upgrades for Navy MWR shore libraries. 

    • Establishes library qualitative and quantitative standards for personnel, collections, equipment, facilities, services and programs and evaluates compliance annually. 

    • Oversees contract administration, collection research and management, and ensures optimal user authentication and site performance for the MWR Digital Library. 

    • Develops instructions, directives, manuals, desk guide and training aids for effective library system operations for Navy MWR. 

    • Determines resource requirements and priorities, and prepares and justifies execution, Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Fiscal Year Defense Plan (FYDP) budgets for direct Operations and Maintenance, Navy (O&MN) funds. Prepares non-appropriated fund (NAF) budget for headquarters library non-appropriated Uniform Funding and Management (UFM) cost center. Tracks execution of multiple lines of funding from CNIC, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) sources. 

    • Directs and manages acquisition of library collections, materials, services and electronic resources. Manages all supporting IT documentation as required for systems and software acquisitions.  Develops purchase agreements, statements of work, sole source justifications and identifies contracting vehicles as necessary. Serves a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for library contracts. Prepares payment documents and ensures proper accounting procedures and compliance with NAF and appropriated fund (APF) acquisition processes.

    • Conducts site visits to field library programs at Navy installations world-wide to assist staff development and review compliance with standards.  

    • Assists field librarians develop and advocate for projects to accomplish necessary upgrades to furnishings and facilities. Works with Region and installation staff to confer on project plans and requirements to meet library standards. 

    • Provides guidance and consulting services to staff commands, Naval War College, NAVSEA, Office of the Under Secretary for Defense (OUSD) Personnel and Readiness and military Service Library counterparts for collection research and fulfillment, coordination of higher level initiatives and collaboration to ensure efficiency and parity in operation of the military MWR Libraries. 

    • Assesses training needs of field libraries and provides opportunities for professional librarian development.

    • Maintains liaison with other Federal agencies, and professional and educational organizations to further program objectives. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel of less than 20% may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1410 Librarian

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • A valid State driver's license is required to operate motor vehicles
    • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
    • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer


    Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

    Skill in the application of theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship in order to manage and administer an agency-wide, geographically dispersed library system to effectively meet planning, operational, and programmatic needs of readers and library staff on ships, shore and those served by electronic means. 

    Knowledge of library materials and collections in all formats and of the reading interests and abilities and specialized information needs of naval personnel, in order to provide material support and establish collection development policy and standards. 

    Knowledge of the library operations and practices in a military setting, both at shore installations and in shipboard environments.  

    Knowledge of NAF and APF financial management to include budgeting, cost and profitability analysis, internal controls, inventory management, and facility management.

    Knowledge of federal procurement and copyright regulations and of publishing and other media industries. 

    Skilled in computer and software technologies and in the design and operation of web-based services linked networks to implement their use by library staff and customers. 

    Knowledge of program policies and regulations covering library and information services and applicable administrative and operational policies and procedures.

    Ability to interpret complex instructions, directives, and correspondence and apply them to specific situations.

    Ability to perform the full-range of supervisory duties.

    Ability to analyze and prepare clear, concise, and technically sound reports related to work within the Branch.

    Ability to develop and effectively deliver presentations, trainings, and meeting in-person and remotely.


    Master’s degree or higher in Library Science, Information Services or Information Management from an American Library Association accredited degree program.

    Additional information

    Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid passport.

    Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

    DON is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodation(s) should email their request to MILL_MWR_Recruit.fct@navy.mil to ensure proper consideration is given.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” is preferable.
    • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) letter on DVA letterhead that states your overall combined service-connected disability rating.
    • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
    • When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", and submit the requested documentation.
    • For current or previous Federal employees, please attach a copy of your most recent SF-50 or agency notification of personnel action form that provides current position, grade level, and duty location.
    • If you are a veteran claiming Sole Survivor Preference, please attach your SSP documentation.
    • Please provide a copy of your College transcript(s) which support those qualifications for which you wish to have considered.
    • If you are a service member who expects to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions, you may submit a certification letter to receive veterans' preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    - Resume.

    - Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree).

    - If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4).

    - Statement of Service.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    CNIC values our employees and considers them to be the greatest asset of our organization. As an employer of choice, we are committed to attracting and retaining the “best of the best” by providing comprehensive benefits that are a valuable part of the total compensation package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, life insurance, spouse and dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.


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    How to Apply

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    Agency contact information

    Commander, Navy Installations Command


    Commander, Navy Installations Command
    5720 Intregrity Drive
    Millington, TN 38055
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    CNIC offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. CNIC provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the fleet, fighter and family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness, and Housing Programs. We provide direct and support services to all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS), and Navy Getaways throughout the FFR Program worldwide.

    Next steps

    All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email. Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 3-6 weeks after the announcement closing date. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an inaccurate email address or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597803000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.