You must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education. More specifically, you must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below:
A. Completion of at least 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 in any field;
B. A total of at least 5 years of combined of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, you 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 requirements:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: initiating and carrying out a variety of assignments related to locating, cataloging, classifying, selecting, controlling or preserving information and accessing particularly critical or obscure information through standard and automated systems; collecting and organizing data including charts, graphs, statistical reports. descriptions of work flow, analysis of database records, electronic files and processing procedures; 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); modifying standard library practices, precedents, and techniques; evaluating, selecting, and adapting precedents to meet specialized information requirements; locating information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic data bases; providing various of library services that require searching beyond readily accessible sources of information and diversions from standard practices and approaches; and leading special projects or assignments that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, and software as well as operating policies and procedures.
This position has an education requirement. 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 . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
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If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Monday, January 28, 2013, to be considered.