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Job Title:Librarian (Network Program Specialist)

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Library of Congress

Job Announcement Number:130019

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 to Friday, November 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

LIMITED - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current Department employees - CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE PERMANENT AND INDEFINITE STAFF OF PARTNERSHIPS & OUTREACH PROGRAMS, LIBRARY SERVICES, DUE TO BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS. (EMPLOYEES MUST MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY AT THE TIME OF SELECTION) TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) AND INDEFINITE NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) STATUS CANDIDATES ARE INELIGIBLE.
 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 155 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 million items online. Located primarily on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (then the Bureau of the Budget). FEDLINK's purpose is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to provide guidance and direction for the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK).  FLICC also serves as a forum for discussion of federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to help inform Congress, federal agencies, and others concerned with library and information centers
 The position description number for this position is 10842. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Are you a veteran?  Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.  Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    Consultation and Liaison Services: 15%
    The incumbent represents the federal library and information center community and/or the FEDLINK program in professional associations, Library and inter-agency federal committees and projects, and on other national collaborative projects; leads special assignments. As a recognized expert on the FEDLINK program and the federal library and information services, establishes and maintains professional relationships and writes materials and delivers presentations to members, federal agency procurement, finance and training personnel, and librarians and other information professionals both inside and outside the government.
    Develops and conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organizations at conferences and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FLICC/FEDLINK and its membership.
    Librarian Education and Training 30%
    FEDLINK provides continuing education and practical training in five broad areas of library and information services: federal information policy and the information profession, information services management, collections and resource development, resource organization and access, and reference and user support. The position exercises broad responsibility for developing, conducting and directing a comprehensive program of education and support for federal librarians and information professionals. The incumbent works closely with FEDLINK Publications and Education (FPE), the FEDLINK network manager, OCLC program coordinator, network program specialists, network librarians, and the FEDLINK Education Working Group.
    Manages Information Services 20%
    The FEDLINK information technology program acts as a catalyst for federal library and information systems improvement by providing advice, assistance, training, resources and publications on the application of current technology to information services. Exercises broad responsibilities for developing, conducting, and directing the professional, technical aspects of the FEDLINK information technology program. The incumbent works closely with FEDLINK management, other network program specialists, the FEDLINK systems staff, and the FEDLINK Information Technology Working Group.
    Technical Procurement Support 10%
    The incumbent prepares annual summary of FEDLINK procurement requirements for the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCGM), works with OCGM to develop an annual calendar of FEDLINK procurement actions; monitors schedule and takes action where possible to ensure timeliness of procurements; coordinates regular progress meetings among OCGM and FEDLINK staff; participates in meetings with GSA; coordinates filing of official FNO procurement documents. Assists OCGM with documentation supporting LC’s GSA Delegation of Procurement Authority for FEDLINK services; provides assistance and documentation to OCGM and Library management for inquiries, investigations, audits, or protests regarding the FEDLINK procurement program.
    Bibliographic Utility Program Management 15%
    The FEDLINK bibliographic utility program supports federal library and information center participation in cooperative acquisition, cataloging, resource sharing, and reference programs. A major element of the bibliographic utility program is support of federal agencies' membership in and use of systems and services from the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Develops and conducts the program to promote cooperative participation in national bibliographic utility organizations. The position works closely with the FEDLINK network manager, OCLC program coordinator, network program specialists, network librarians, OCLC librarians and OCLC information specialists.
    Policy, Procedures and Reports 10%
    Develops, prepares and implement policies and procedures for effective and secure operations of information systems; promotional. educational and instructional material for the FEDLINK bibliographic utility program, such as: an OCLC member handbook, regular OCLC mailings, relevant sections of FEDLINK registration and handbook materials, newsletter articles, information alerts, etc.; gives presentations, conducts workshops, user group meetings, etc. on bibliographic utility services; the FEDLINK education program, such as a curriculum catalog, announcements, calendars, policy and procedure statements, relevant sections of FEDLINK registration and handbook materials, newsletter articles, information alerts, etc.; gives presentations, conducts workshop or focus group meetings on the education program.
    Evaluates effectiveness education, bibliographic utility training and procurement initiatives; suggests improvements where appropriate and documents program accomplishments and benefits; prepares statistical and narrative reports as needed.
    Performs various other duties as assigned.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
    Ability to Manage Vendor/Contractor Evaluation and Monitoring **
    Ability to provide practical training and continuing educational programs. **
    Ability to analyze and solve operational and organizational issues and problems and make recommendations
    Ability to communicate in writing
    Ability to provide consultative and liaison services
    Ability to present information orally


    No additional requirements to those listed above.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.
    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    Please visit our website at www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php and click Federal Benefits.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
    The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-3960 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
    The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
    Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.
    The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
    Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.  In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.
    Are you a veteran?  Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.  Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
    For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.
    You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.
    Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.
    Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
    Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.
    Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly. Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.
    (1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.
    (2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.
    (3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.
    Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.
    Step 6: Click on "Finish" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.
    If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact jobhelp@loc.gov , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.
     

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Customer Service Center
    Phone: 202-707-5627
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Email: JobHelp@loc.gov
    Agency Information:
    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
    101 Independence Ave. SE
    LM-107
    Washington, DC
    20540
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    130019

    Control Number:

    355288600