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Job Title:Librarian (Acquisitions)

Agency:Securities and Exchange Commission

Job Announcement Number:13-DE-829767-BLS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$56,011.00 to $86,870.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 to Tuesday, April 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SK-1410-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

 

The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits: paid dental insurance and vision insurance and increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.

 

To find out more, go to http://www.sec.gov/jobs.shtml.

 

This position is in the SEC Library (Acquisitions) within the Office of the Secretary, located in Washington, DC.

 

Salary Range: $56,011 - $86,870 per year.

 

The full performance level for this position is at the SK-12.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Relocation/moving expenses are not authorized.

DUTIES:

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As the Librarian (Acquisitions), 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, selecting, and acquiring print and electronic information resources, 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 Commission staff;

·         Communicate with vendor representatives, requestors, library personnel, and procurement/financial staff.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

 

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

 

  

In order to qualify you must meet both the basic requirement and specialized experience.  Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Basic Requirements:

A. 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;

B. You have a total of at least 5 years of combination of college-level education, training, and/or experience.  You possess the 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.

Note: Since this position has a specific education requirement, all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college courses/transcripts with the application. If selected, you will be required to submit an original official transcript before being appointed. (See "Are You Using Your Education to Qualify" Section to meet the education requirement.)  

 

Specialized Experience:

In additionapplicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-07 grade level in the Federal service; which includes knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of library science; basic knowledge of acquisitions procedures and regulations such as the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR); interacting with vendors and staff, in writing and personally, to develop contracts and purchases relating to print and electronic information products and services; 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 and assisting a senior librarian.

OR

B. I possess two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.

OR

C. I possess a combination of graduate education (as described in choice B above) and experience (as described in choice A above) that when totaled together equal 100%.

 

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.  All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Your resume will be evaluated on the listed KSAs in the occupational questionnaire for this announcement.   

·         Familiarity with basic print and electronic resources.

·         Ability to gather and analyze information from a combination of sources to resolve problems.

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

·         Knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of library science.

 


Important Notes:

 

1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.

2. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  For more information, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/selectiveservicerequirements.asp#icc.

3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

4. This position has promotion potential to the SK-TAG:Promotion Potential. 

5. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.

7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.

8. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

9. This position is in the bargaining unit.

Information for Veterans:  You may be eligible to receive preference in appointment.  For more information please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

 

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees:  For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position.

 

Schedule A Candidates: For information, please e-mail: DisabilityEmploymentProgram@SEC.gov

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

BASIS OF RATING:  Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy will be rated according to the Category Rating Procedures. This means that candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application and veteran preference. Generally, only candidates in the top quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.

Individuals with veteran's preference will be placed ahead of other applicants within the rating category to which they are assigned. Preference-eligible veterans who have at least 10 percent compensable service-connected disability, and who have met the basic qualification requirements, will be placed ahead of other applicants in the highest category.

 

There will be three quality categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISSPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) is available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be well-qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibiles will be considered well-qualified when receiving an adjudicated score of 85 or higher.  Federal employees seeking CTAP or ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of meeting the requirements of CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action notating current position, grade level, and duty location.  You are to annotate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

 

The SEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, send an email to DisabilityAccommodation@SEC.gov  or call 202-551-4158.  To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to SECInterpreter@sec.gov at least 5 business days before the date you will need this service.

 

TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see: http://fts.gsa.gov/frs/tollfree.htm.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package.

 

All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, April 02, 2013 to be considered.

 

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Occupational Questionnaire, Résumé, and Required Documents. Please read all instructions before you begin. You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, etc.

 

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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

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 829767.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and

3. 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 documents are required:

1. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

2. Résumé

3. Transcripts, unofficial or official (if you are using education to qualify)

4. For Veterans: DD-214; For Disabled Veterans: DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (if you are claiming veterans preference)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Brenda L. Skipper
Phone: (202)551-4167
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: SKIPPERB@SEC.GOV
Agency Information:
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington , DC
20549

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After a review of your résumé, required documents and assessment questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-DE-829767-BLS

Control Number:

338074700