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Job Title:Librarian ZA-1410-III (GS-11/12 equivalent)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Institute of Standards and Technology

Job Announcement Number:ADMR-2014-0005

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 10, 2014 to Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

ZA-1410-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

TERM Appointment - Full-time - Not-to-exceed 2 years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified U.S. citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The person selected for this position will serve as a Librarian in the Information Services Office.
Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registed for Selective Service (see Other Information).
  • You must be suitable for Federal Employment.

DUTIES:

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The Information Services Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking an experienced individual to help accelerate the development of the Office's research data management services. ISO is a team-based environment, which emphasize knowledge sharing and collaboration to provide services to NIST scientific and technical staff throughout their research and publishing cycles. The selectee will serve as a Scientific Research Data Librarian to identify strategies for understanding and responding to the evolving research data service needs of NIST researchers. In partnership with ISO's Digital Services Librarian, the selectee will assist NIST researchers formulate data management plans, and prepare data for publication, reporting, and repository ingest. The selectee will identify and recommend tools,techniques, and practices for management of research data throughout its lifecycle. The selectee will also monitor, investigate, and report on emerging trends, best practices, and technologies in digital data stewardship, e-science, scholarly publishing, and open access.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing you experience.

Basic Requirements for Librarian ZA-1410:
(Transcripts must be submitted)
Successful completion of 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 Bachelor’s degree.
OR

Successful completion of a total of at least five 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.

In addition to meeting the educational requirements above, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) or pay band (ZA-II) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing scientific research data management services. Specialized experience can
include experience in a college or university library which demonstrates professional knowledge and experience with research data life cycle; applying methods to curate research data; skill in using tools for managing digital data.
SUBSTITUTE FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (GS-11 or ZA-III at NIST): Successful completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree related to the position Or A combination of
education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
 
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.


This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education:  
Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education’s website - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and cover letter to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. If you meet the qualification requirements stated in the vacancy announcement, we will then compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses to the job questionnaire (which will be scored) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. Your responses to the job questionnaire will serve as the basis for your initial rating in one of three pre-defined categories "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Within each category, those eligible through veterans preference will be listed at the top of the category. More information about the three categories can be found at: http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/staffing/categoryrating.cfm.

The candidates in the highest category will be certified for referral to the selecting official.
The top ten qualified applicants, requesting consideration as a Merit or VEOA candidate, will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.  Non-competitive consideration will be given to those Merit candidates that have held a position with the same promotion potential as the position advertised.  Documentation (in the form of an SF-50) is required to show proof of promotion potential or highest grade held.

Your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview. ICTAP and CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. The job questionnaire covers the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

    • Knowledge of the life cycle of research data in the context of scholarly publishing and digital preservation.
 
    • Skill in applying methods to curate research data.
 
    • Skill in using tools for managing digital data.
 
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with all levels of stakeholders and customers.
 
    • Ability to plan and deliver training on research data management to all levels of stakeholders and customers.
 
    • Knowledge of current issues in eScience/eResearch.
 
    • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex concepts and issues, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.


"Your responses to the job questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance.  Please review your responses before submitting your application to ensure the responses are accurate."


NOTE:  Your resume must be complete, detailed and relevant to the position.  




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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

A one year trial period may be required.
Term Appointment may be extended to 4 years without further competition.
Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.

This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grades with career paths and pay bands.  For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, visit http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/compensation/upload/nistscareerpathchart.pdf

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  Please see http://www.sss.govfor more information.

At NIST we are striving to make the application process as easy and efficient as possible. With that in mind, the resume and corresponding responses of successful candidates may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to.  Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Specialist identified in this vacancy. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact Office of Workforce Management via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

HOW TO APPLY:

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A complete application package includes the following:
-Your resume;
-Your answers to the job questions; AND
-The supporting documentation required (click on Required Documents).

You MUST apply on-line through WWW.USAJOBS.GOV.  Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.  

Uploaded resumes must include the following: applicant contact information and educational and professional background information including dates of employment and education, salary (and Federal grade level, if appropriate), and work schedule (i.e., FT/PT).  Please also include in your resume a list of all publications and patents/patent applications on which you are a named inventor and provide the title and patent/patent application number for each. Incomplete applications will not be considered and you will not be contacted to provide any missing information.
Incomplete applications will not be considered and you will not be contacted to providing any missing information.If you do not have access to the internet:
You may mail your application package (please contact the HR Specialist identified for this vacancy).  All mailed resumes and/or supporting documents MUST be received by the closing date of this announcement.  Please allow enough time for United States Postal Service delivery.
Problems Completing Your Application:
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at mgshelp@monster.com.  The help desk is available Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What documents do I need to submit?
In addition to your resume, the documents needed for this position are subject to how you apply.  You must refer to the following site when determining documents required: Required Documents
How do I submit my documents:
You may submit required and/or supplemental documents through any ONE of the following methods:
>Upload your file(s);
>Download from your USAJOBS account;
>Fax using the on-line fax cover sheet;
>Mail your documents, ONLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS;

All required supporting documentation mentioned in this vacancy announcement, and all vacancy applications submitted electronically or via fax must be submitted and received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this announcement.  You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

NOTE:  Once a document has been uploaded or faxed to a particular cateogry (i.e., transcript), you cannot refax or upload additional documents to the same category (i.e., transcript) without overriding the original documents.  In this case, please submit the additional documents to the "other" category.

The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:
VRA VEOA 30% or more Disabled Veteran People with Disabilities 
CTAP ICTAP 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Faith Harper
Phone: 301-975-3009
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: faith.harper@nist.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD
20899
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, your application package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Best qualified candidates will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be interviewed. By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed. In considering you for this position, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. Status of Your Application: You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."

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Job Announcement Number:

ADMR-2014-0005

Control Number:

358805300