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Job Title:Librarian (Medical)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:TRICARE Management Activity

Job Announcement Number:NCJT13308063937731DR

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 to Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:

As a result of sequestration and budget shortfalls, Department of Defense is furloughing most of its employees for some amount of time during fiscal year 2013. An employee in this position MAY be subject to furlough. If applicable, specific information regarding the administrative furlough will be provided to the individual selected for this position.

The Darnall Biomedical Learning Resource Center (DBLRC) serves the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), a tertiary care academic medical center providing services in over 100 clinics and specialties staffed by more than 8,000 personnel, and encompassing 85 accredited graduate medical and allied health training programs with over 1,500 trainees.  The DBLRC consists of a medical library and computer lab. Resources available to WRNMMC include over 6,000 Medical, Dental, Nursing & Allied Health Books, CDs, and DVDs; plus 7,000 online and print journal subscriptions.  The incumbent serves as the Clinical Medical Librarian (CML) and promotes evidence-based, patient centered care by assisting, teaching, and supporting health care and research professionals to access WRNMMC evidence-based medicine resources with skill and competence.  The CML supports the education, training and continuing professional development of WRNMMC health care personnel across the WRNMMC enterprise.  Additionally, the CML promotes and provides clinical librarian services at the point of care/need to WRNMMC clinical teams; offering support to morning report, clinical rounds, house staff, and clinical trainees. 

The work requires some physical exertion such as requiring pushing moderately heavy items such as book trucks full of bound Journals and large medical textbooks.

The work involves the everyday risks or discomforts associated with medical libraries. Work area is adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated.

Who May Apply: Click here for more information.

US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Moving expenses are not authorized
  • Business travel up to 5% is required

DUTIES:

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You will facilitate warrior care through the support of evidence-based practice and research, assisting the health care provider group, covering the library reference desk, researching and resolving in depth reference questions. You will serve as a clinical researcher for emergent clinical knowledge databases to obtain knowledge-based information in the resolution of controversies in diagnosis and treatment. You will clarify difficult medical points, and elucidates rare medical conditions. You will instruct physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in the search for and searchtechniques through the MEDLINE, UpToDate, and MD Consult databases. You will provide specific case-related medical literature that contributes to quality direct patient care (by providing information for inpatient, or outpatient diagnosis, treatment, hospital care, rehabilitation, and research), as well as quality resident education. You will participate as a member of knowledge based inter-professional hospital wide committees as assigned; i.e. Research, Patient Safety Committees, Ethics Committee, and the Clinical Pastoral Education Committee for example; provides quality filtered knowledge based information pertinent to their needs. You will participate in faculty seminars and academic meetings to provide evidence based literature and enhance staff and graduate medical education as well as awareness of library services. You will communicate regularly with customer groups and teams (clinicians, Service Chiefs, house staff, etc) to present focused training, engender collaboration on matching information tools and relevant information resources to resolve clinical information/knowledge needs. You will participate in bedside clinical rounds to provide real time best content to guide clinical decision making. You will instruct health care providers on the search of databases remotely or via the command intranet. You will collaborate and coordinate with librarians both internal and externally to the organization (state or national level) to development, identification, implementation, and improvement of information or knowledge based systems, and services pertinent to the organization's needs. You will ensure efficient operation of clinical medical library services and jointly develops and measures goals for the improvement of library services.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Schedule

 

Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11 ).  Specialized experience is defined as:  Performing medical research and responding to medical reference questions. Teaching classes on database searching and article retrieval and presenting briefings on medical library services.   Knowledge of library databases such as but not limited to: PubMed, UpToDate, Clinical Key, CINAHL Plus (EBSCO), Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source (EBSCO), Lexi-Comp, etc.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

 

Ability to communicate orally
Knowledge of library systems
Knowledge of scientific research methods

 


In addition to meeting the above Specialized Experience applicants must provide documentation and meet one of the following requirements for professional education in library Sciences or possess equivalent experience and education.


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.
OR
Total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant 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.

 

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Deparment of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websitees at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.


NOTE: 
Masters degree in Library Sciences is desired.
Medical Library Association (MLA) desired.
Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certified desired.

 

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a ANACI security clearance.

May require to comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.

A medical examination may be required.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations.
This position has a mandatory Tuberculosis test requirement.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a ANACI security clearance.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    • Bethesda, Maryland is located  just northwest of our nation’s capital Washington DC.  In 2009 Forbes ranked Bethesda second on its list of “America’s Most Liveable Cities.”  Rich in history there are many museums and landmarks to visit throughout the city. The area commonly known as "Downtown Bethesda" is centered at the intersection of Bethesda Avenue and Woodmont Avenue. There is public transit both rail and bus at two primary locations. For more information about Bethesda go to:   http://www.downtownbethesda.com/

    • All federal agencies in the National Capital Region offer qualified employees a monthly stipend as a transit or vanpool subsidy to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. Generally, staff members who take part must give up their parking permits to receive the subsidy. Federal (civil service) employees who use public transportation or van pools to Bethesda are entitled to a free MetroChek pass which can be used to save up to $230 per month in transit costs

     Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onTuesday, August 13, 2013.

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

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.   You will need three documents to complete this process:   the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.  

     

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.  

     

    2. View Occupational QuestionnaireUse this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.   Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

     

    3.   On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of "E" ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").  

     

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.   Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.   When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.   This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  

     

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.   Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.   Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, of the announcement.  

    The Department of the Defense provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

  • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
  • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
  • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
  • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification 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. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category
    • If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:  Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.  Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.  These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application.  Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA NCR JTF CapMed
    JTF CapMed CPAC
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    ATTN PECH-NCR-X
    Rock Island, IL
    61299

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  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 of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

     

    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. 

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCJT13308063937731DR

    Control Number:

    348927600