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Job Title:Technical Information Specialist

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Technical Information Center

Job Announcement Number:DTIC-818778-13PB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 04, 2013 to Thursday, January 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1412-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Federal Career/Career-Conditional employees, Transfer, Reinstatement Eligibles, 30% Disabled Veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) eligibles, Veterans Employment opportunities Act (VEOA) and other individuals eligible under special appointment authorities.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD).

DTIC provides leading edge information services and products to the DoD community and is a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Background investigation required.

DUTIES:

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  • Serves as a Bibliographic Analyst in the Subject Analysis Division within the DTIC Directorate of Operations.
  • Reviews technical reports, theses, journal articles, and conference papers in various formats covering a diverse range of scientific and technical disciplines or areas of Department of Defense research.
  • Extracts relevant metadata to create a bibliographic citation which facilitates information retrieval.
  • Performs descriptive cataloging, indexing and subject categorization according to standardized practices for each item reviewed. Employs the DTIC/COSATI cataloging guidelines and the DTIC Thesaurus for indexing. Performs supplementary research when necessary to improve indexing and categorization accuracy.
  • Ensures proper security classification, distribution limitations, or government data rights of items.
  • Works with team leaders or supervisor to resolve discrepancies or errors in reports.
  • Contributes to improvements of cataloging guidelines and indexing and retrieval vocabulary.

 

We are seeking talented people who want challenging assignments in a progressive organization.  Located in the Andrew T. McNamara HQ Complex, we provide on-site access to free parking, free state-of-the-art fitness facility, a federal credit union and a fee based child care development center.  DTIC offers competitive salaries, flexible work schedules, family friendly environment, employment related paid training and education, bonuses, and awards.   Come join our team for a satisfying career opportunity.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS:

 

For entry at the GS-07 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-05 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

For entry at the GS-09 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-09 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: A full 4 year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree with major study in the subject matter field of the position to be filled. Major field of study may include librarian, archival, Physical or Social Sciences disciplines, or other subject-matter related field. 

OR

Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; and where appropriate, ability to read and comprehend non technical material in one or more foreign languages. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.

OR

A combination of education and experience as described above. 

AND

 

In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements stated above, applicants must have the amounts of experience required for the grade levels shown below. 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade or pay band level within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. 

 

For the GS-07, one year of specialized experience as a GS-05 in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-05 if outside the Federal service, is required.

 

Specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level is defined as experience assisting with cataloging documents.

 

 

For the GS-09, one year of specialized experience as a GS-07 in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-07 if outside the Federal service, is required.

 

Specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level is defined as experience in cataloging and indexing of scientific or technical reports.

 

n addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position.  Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position.  Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume.  No separate statements addressing KSA's or competencies are required.

 

Competencies:

 

  • Experience in cataloging and indexing of scientific and technical documents.
  • Ability to use information systems to research and evaluate scientific and technical information.
  • Knowledge of DoD information security policies.
  • Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, COSATI or DTIC cataloging standards.
  • Knowledge of controlled vocabulary development.

 

Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

 

 

 


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-07 GRADE LEVEL: Bachelor’s degree with Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education (or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements)

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-09 GRADE LEVEL: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or Master’s or equivalent graduate degree such as LL.B. or J.D., may be substituted to meet the experience requirement.

 

If you are using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit your transcripts with your application. Failure to provide transcripts, or a determination that you do not possess the education requirement, will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration in accordance with competitive examining procedures.

Background or Security Investigation:

The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment.  Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.  For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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These benefits generally apply if you are selected for a permanent or term appointment:

 

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.  

 

The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation.   The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security.

 

Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.

 

For more benefits information please visit: http://www.opm.gov/employment_and_benefits/employeesupport2.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

·         You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.

·         TDY Travel: OCCASIONAL

·         A one year probationary or trial period may be required.

·         Management has the prerogative to select at either grade level.

·         This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.

·         We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.

·         Moving costs will NOT be paid.

·         Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives are NOT authorized.

·         For more information on veterans' preference click     here   

·         Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click        here).  

·         Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):   For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click       here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

·         The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It is applicable to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. To view this policy please click      here.  

·         This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.

·         For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click     here.

·         You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume.  Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Your Resume

NOTE: Your resume must include the following information for each job listed:

Job title; duties (be as detailed as possible); month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); and full- time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other required supporting documents:  (SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS)

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: 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.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page       http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 818778. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire       http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. PLEASE NOTE: 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 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

1. Transcripts (If applicable) - This position has positive education requirements; you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.

2. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) (If applicable):

·         Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees - with the exception of current permanent DTIC employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.

·         If claiming “DoD Education Exemption” (Grandfathered) you must also provide SF50’s dated prior to October 1, 2000 showing that you have been continuously employed with DoD with no break in service since October 1, 2000.  

3. Veterans Preference Documentation (If applicable):

·         For Five Point Veterans Preference:  DD-214 (Member Copy 4), or, if you are CURRENTLY serving on active duty, a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered on active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.  For those supplying the statement of service, preference will be verified by a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military.

·         For Ten Point Veterans Preference:  DD-214 (Member Copy 4) and Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference) with documentary proof as required on the SF-15.       Click here for a copy of the SF-15.   Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA letter dated 1991 or later.

4. ICTAP Eligible (if applicable) - A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF50 if available.

5. Military Spouse Preference (if applicable) Copy of spousal travel orders providing eligibility.

 

Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, January 17, 2013.


FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE INCLUDING ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING AND/OR A LOSS OF CONSIDERATION.

 

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Patricia A. Briggs
Phone: (317)212-7623
Email: PATRICIA.BRIGGS@DFAS.MIL
Agency Information:
DFAS Defense Technical Information Ctr DFAS DTIC
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Indianapolis, IN
46249
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

For any further questions please contact:

Patricia A. Briggs 
Phone: (317)212-7623
Email: PATRICIA.BRIGGS@DFAS.MIL


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Job Announcement Number:

DTIC-818778-13PB

Control Number:

334913600