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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Librarian-NLM-MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NLM-MP-13-790119

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:

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

5 vacancies in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map

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.

 

Multiple positions available at the National Library of Medicine.

 

If you want to play an instrumental role in a dynamic organization and have experience providing customer service, library reference services, health information resources, or digital preservation, consider joining the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The National Library of Medicine is more than just a library! For more information about NLM, visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov .

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National Library of Medicine Building

Come work at the Reference and Web Services Section of the National Library of Medicine.  We have multiple librarian positions in our Reference and Web Services Section in our Public Services Division. Staff hired in these positions will help provide access to consumer health information by supporting work on http://MedlinePlus.gov , MedlinePlus en español, MedlinePlus Mobile and MedlinePlus Connect.  These duties include assisting in planning, designing, testing, implementing and evaluating the entire suite of MedlinePlus products. 

 

Reference and Web Services (RWS) provides centralized reference and customer services to users of NLM's products, collections and databases worldwide. RWS manages a national information resource for the public, patients and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other resources.

 

You may apply for other positions through this same announcement:

  • Our Preservation & Collection Management Section is searching for a Librarian with experience in library digitization or digital preservation programs.
  • Our Rare Books and Early Manuscripts Section is searching for a Librarian with experience in cataloging rare books.
  • Our MEDLARS Management Section is searching for a Librarian for their Terminology QA and User Support Unit. 

 

These positions are located in the Division of Library Operations of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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As the Librarian, some of your duties will include:

·         Provide a variety of services that require searching readily accessible sources of information;

·         Perform a range of assignments that include locating, cataloging, classifying, selecting, controlling or preserving information, using a variety of both standard and automated library methods, tools and systems;

·         Work with senior staff in identifying and analyzing the need for changes in policies, procedures, methods and/or technology;

·         Obtain feedback from library users in order to assist the library in modifying its services to serve health professionals more effectively;

·         Prepare responses to personal, telephone and mail inquiries that may require background investigation, analysis of policies, methods and procedures and the inclusion of appropriate materials.

  


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:

You must have successfully completed 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; OR have a total of at least 5 years of combined college-level education, training, and/or experience.  This education, training, and/or experience provided you with a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

 

In addition, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service; OR have completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.   Examples of qualifying experience includes:   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. View Assessment Questions

 

 


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:

Evaluation Method


BENEFITS:

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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.

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:

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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, 790119.   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, Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  

  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:

Lisa Stevens
Phone: (301)451-1828
Email: STEVENLI@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, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NLM-MP-13-790119

Control Number:

335959400