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Job Title:Technical Information Specialist (Library)

Agency:Peace Corps

Job Announcement Number:14-018-KC

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$66,500.00 to $97,657.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 to Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

FP-1412-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" for small agencies in 2013, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=ZAMQE.

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Manage Peace Corps Library - Peace Corps/Washington Information Resource Center (IRC)
Develops and manages the Peace Corps Library network, including the Peace Corps/Washington Information Resource Center (IRC), which provides the Peace Corps community with a wide range of information resources and services and serves as a model IRC for the IRCs at posts. Responsibilities include collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, research and reference services, planning and reporting, and all aspects of small library management.


Support Information Resource Centers (IRCs) at Peace Corps Country Posts
Plans and implements effective strategies for the establishment, development, and promotion of Information Resource Centers (IRCs) in Peace Corps country posts around the world. Responsibilities include conducting needs assessment; creating written guidance; developing and facilitating on-site and remote training; responding to ad-hoc requests for guidance; and cultivating a community of practice.


Support Peace Corps Volunteer Library Projects Identifies and develops training resources, independently and in coordination with OPATS programming and training staffs, to support Volunteer library projects worldwide. Specific responsibilities include coordinating the revision of existing library-related training publications and resources for Volunteers; providing guidance for IRC managers in their support of Volunteer library projects; and facilitating a community of practice for Volunteers engaged in library activities and projects.
Support Print and Digital Publications Production, Distribution, and Knowledge Sharing System(s) As an active member of the Knowledge & Learning Unit, the incumbent works with team members to ensure that the unit provides high-quality resources and excellent customer service to its internal and external clients. Specific responsibilities include managing the distribution of physical publications to posts; managing digital collections on various systems; advising the KM team on library and IRC-relevant issues, and promoting awareness of resources.

Other Activities and Duties as Assigned Performs various other responsibilities and duties as assigned including records management activities; representing the Peace Corps IRC network internally and externally; and preparing and presenting reports on the Peace Corps IRC network, Volunteer library projects, and related library and IRC activities.
Desired qualifications: MLS (Master of Library Science) Minimum of 5 years of relevant library experience; Minimum of 3 years of relevant overseas work experience Experience working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to apply automated technology to carry out organization's technical information programs and operations.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of technical information services.

Ability to plan and execute work.

Ability to provide program management advice and assistance.

Ability to communicate in writing.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

I have multiple years of relevant library experience, including work overseas or in a diverse, multi-cultural, or multi-lingual environment.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Candidate must show successful completion of a full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with major study in the subject-matter field of the position to be filled;

OR

B. Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; and where appropriate, ability to read and comprehend nontechnical material in one or more foreign languages. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum;

OR

C. A combination of education and experience described above.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, the applicant must have:

1. Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) related to the position. OR

2. One (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-05 or GS-9 level.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Equivalent combinations of education and experience as described are acceptable.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is located in the Knowledge & Learning Unit (KLU) in the Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS). The mission of OPATS is to develop and coordinate guidance, training, and learning for overseas staff and Volunteers. The Knowledge & Learning Unit (KLU) of the Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS) promotes and contributes to the Peace Corps as a learning and knowledge-sharing organization by providing reference, technical, and training materials to staff, Volunteers, and other stakeholders. KLU supports capacity building through knowledge sharing and exchange by using the most appropriate delivery systems available. Publications KLU team members work with other OPATS specialists to publish manuals and other training resources for Volunteers and overseas staff. Publications are available in various print and digital formats, including new e-book formats. Information Resource Centers (IRC) at posts enhance the programming and training at that Peace Corps posts by providing access to publications and other information resources to assist Volunteers and staff in their work. KLU staff provides guidance, support and training for the IRC managers who maintain these IRCs. The Peace Corps HQs IRC has a physical print collection or library of about 2500 books, primarily focused on training topics related to the work of OPATS. Other collections include: travel guides; world literature; and a unique, historical Peace Corps collection. At this time, we are only able to circulate these resources within the Peace Corps/Washington building. PCLive is a new globally-available knowledge and information exchange platform for Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and stakeholders. Volunteers can access PCLive to search for relevant materials, share resources, and ask questions. Staff can use it as a digital community to connect with many Volunteers at once and serve as a visible resource for best practices and new innovations. KLU also hosts Peace Corps University, an online learning platform to provide courses that are beneficial to staff and Volunteer development.

If you have engaged in intelligence activity or related work, you may not be eligible to apply for positions at Peace Corps.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=ZAMQE.

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

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Email: joeavue@avuetech.com
Agency Information:
Peace Corps
1111 20th Street NW
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20826
US

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Job Announcement Number:

14-018-KC

Control Number:

359876700