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.
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 bachelors 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.)
In addition, applicants 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.
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.
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.
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.