To qualify for this position, you must meet the following:
Basic Education/Experience Requirements
One 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 REQUIRED)
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 Requirement
At least one year of specialized experience at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience developing and maintaining a librarianship program; developing various library training programs; performing original cataloguing and classification of print, audio-visual and electronic resources; and developing and maintaining special indexing systems and files for special collections.
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 employment.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science.
- Knowledge of the organization of library materials.
- Ability to provide library services.
- Ability to communicate orally with people from a variety of backgrounds.
- Knowledge of electronic library resource systems.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily sedentary and includes no special physical demands. It may involve some walking, standing, bending, reaching, or carrying of light to moderately heavy items, such as equipment, boxes and stacks of books, indexes, and audiovisual programs; and working in narrow stack areas. Although, the majority of work assignments are accomplished in a general office setting, the work involves moderate risks requiring special precautions due to the regular and recurring exposure to infectious disease and mentally disturbed (and potentially dangerous) patients.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's 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 response(s).
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. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified 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.