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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Librarian (Medical and Biological Sciences)-ORS-MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-ORS-MP-14-1004769

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 13, 2014 to Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The Division of Library Services (DLS) is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health.   DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

The Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB) is responsible for:    1) providing outreach and leadership for digital initiatives; (2) the content of the Library's collections including the selection, evaluation, and de-selection of all books, journals, indexes, reports or other material in both print and electronic formats; (3) the licensing, acquisition, management, and preservation of library digital and print collections; (4) maintaining vendor/publisher relations to assure uninterrupted access to digital and print resources; (5) managing the Library's bibliographic and other databases to provide online access to collections; (6) responding to the bioinformatics information needs of NIH researchers by offering training, software/tools, and expert consultation and support for analyzing large-scale or high-throughput bioinformatics data.

 

If you have experience in negotiating, procuring, licensing and managing electronic resources for a research library, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Division of Library Services!  For more information, visit http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx. 

 

This position is located in the Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB), Division of Library Services (DLS), Office of Research Services (ORS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will: 

  • interact with subscription vendors and publishers world-wide to establish, maintain, and improve library arrangements for electronic resources procurement;
  • serve as a subject-matter expert on the negotiation of license agreements for electronic journals, e-books and databases;
  • maintain an ERM (electronic resources management) system for tracking electronic resources;
  • oversee the selection of relevant materials for a select set of subject areas;
  • engage in dialogs with NIH authors, partners, publishers, and other HHS libraries to address current and new issues associated with scholarly communication;
  • serve as a team leader or coordinator for various projects in the Branch;
  • coach and mentor team members;
  • present at conferences, symposia, meetings, and training programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification Requirements:

You must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

A. Completed one (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

B. Have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the you must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

 

In addition, to qualify for GS-12, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service obtained either in the public or private sector. Examples of qualifying experience include:  assisting in the negotiation, procurement, licensing and management of electronic information resources; participating in the preparation of needed documents, identifying suitable vendors, and contract negotiation and monitoring; researching license agreements in order to place new subscription orders; maintaining a database for tracking electronic resources, collecting usage statistics, arranging for trials, and registration and activation of electronic subscriptions; assisting with making recommendations for withdrawal of obsolete, unused, and duplicated materials; advising on supplementing the classification system and cataloging terms to reflect new fields of knowledge; and assisting with carrying out special projects and assignments related to locating, cataloging, classifying, and selecting, controlling or preserving and accessing particularly critical or obscure information through standard/automated systems. 

 

To qualify for GS-13, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service obtained either in the public or private sector. Examples of qualifying experience include:  serving as consultant or liaison, providing instruction, and aiding in the marketing of library materials; dealing directly with subscription vendors and publishers throughout the world to establish, maintain, and improve library arrangements for electronic resources procurement; assisting with researching license agreements in order to place new subscription orders, developing and maintaining guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitoring subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, reviewing the impact of current licensing on post cancellation archival access; assisting with maintaining a database for tracking electronic resources, collecting usage statistics, arranging for trials, registration and activation of electronic subscriptions, and working with fellow staff in troubleshooting e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff; overseeing the selection of relevant materials for a select set of subject areas; and supplementing the classification system and cataloging terms to reflect new fields of knowledge.

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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copyof your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hourscompleted and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in theapplication package. Official transcripts will be required from all selecteesprior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently orwere previously in this occupation series you do not need to submittranscripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Evaluation Method


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.  

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

 

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)

 

 

  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

 

For additional information, click on the links below:

 

Additional Information on How to Apply

 

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

 

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX - 618-935-3014; Email CPR; or visit the National Archives Website.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Gary L. Moyer
Phone: (301)594-2239
Email: MOYERGL@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-ORS-MP-14-1004769

Control Number:

358795700