qualify for this position, you must meet the following:
Basic Education/Experience Requirements
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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) OR At
least five years of a combination 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,
knowledge of literature resources, and the knowledge and abilities essential
for providing effective library and information services. Applicants with a
Masters degree in Library Science exceed this requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS
AND In addition to
meeting the basic requirements as listed above, you must also meet the
specialized and/or education requirement.
Additional Specialized Experience/Education
least one year of specialized experience at least the GS-9 level in the Federal
Service. Specialized experience is
experience providing reference and bibliographic services, using a broad range
of information sources, managing programs and services to be offered by the
library service, and maintaining knowledge base of theories and techniques of
the library profession. OR Three
full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited
college or university in library science or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or
equivalent) related to the position being filled. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) OR Equivalent
combinations of progressively higher level graduate education and specialized
experience as described above to meet the total requirements for this position.
This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours
of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time
actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit
for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such
You will be rated on the following Knowledge,
Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment
questionnaire for this position. (Narrative responses not required.)
of various purchasing and controlling software to get materials into the
of library theories and current techniques of reference interviewing.
to use a wide variety of reference sources and tools.
of publishers in order to be aware of new materials being produced in the
of various databases, word processing and computer programs.
Requirements and Work Conditions: This
position requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods
of standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching both high and low
places; lifting heavy books and boxes up to 30 pounds; sitting at a computer
for extended periods of time; shifting entire shelves of materials; and working
in narrow stack areas. The work environment is a typical office/library
environment, with constant contact with the public, and no private office area
in which to work.
more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United
States Office of Personnel Managements website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. IN
DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR
EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not
support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.