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Job Title:  Manager, Library Systems
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Government Printing Office
Job Announcement Number:  14-1037083-ST

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 03, 2014 to Friday, February 14, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates
Not Applicable


Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!

Established by Congress in 1861, GPO is transforming itself as an agency and as a business. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. The public will enjoy permanent access to digital government information, acquiring it quickly, easily, and with confidence in its authenticity. GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. Whether your expertise is in putting ink on paper, commanding a digital output system, or engineering the delivery of information online, we’d like to talk to you.

This position is located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Projects and Systems, Washington, DC

This selectee will work shift 1 and have a tour of duty of 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Selectees must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
  • Selectees must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service


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• Lead a team of IT professionals developing and managing LSCM technology-based systems and services, including the Integrated Library System, web services, and other information technology systems and services that support LSCM programs

• Recruit, interview and hire new Federal staff, and manage, supervise and evaluate staff reporting to this position. Write job descriptions, performance plans, and other required personnel documentation. Recommend and develop methods to recognize employee performance and contributions.

• Assist in selecting contracts to develop, enhance and support IT-based systems in the LSCM Systems unit, and manage those technology-based contracts. Oversee the execution of contract deliverables, and evaluate work to ensure all work delivered is accurate and on time. 

• Prepare and deliver presentations to GPO upper management, library professional associations and library constituent groups on topics related to unit activites

• Keep up to date with state-of-the-art practices and opportunities in information technology to best serve the FDLP library community.


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    To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

    All applicants must meet the Basic Requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education described in A or B below:


    A.  Applicants must have completed 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.  Applicants must have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience.  To qualify on this basis, applicants 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 must submit school transcript(s) - official or unofficial - by the closing date of the announcement.


    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements described above, applicants must also have one year of specialized experience at the PG-13 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience includes overseeing the development, enhancement, and management of a broad range of library systems delivered through integrated Library Systems (ILS) and web-based applications and services; identify workflow inefficiencies and develop solutions to improve operations; perform long range planning and budgeting leading a team of employees responsible for developing and managing library technology-based systems and services, including the Integrated Library System, web services, and other information technology systems that support library programs.


    TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit Promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible.  One year of experience at the PG-13 level or equivalent grade level of federal service is required to qualify for the PG-13 level.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date Friday, February 14, 2014 of this announcement to be considered.




    You will be evaluated on your responses to the assessment questionnaire then we will compare it against your resume and supporting documentation. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

    You will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) and/or Competencies required for the position:

    • Knowledge of the technology, theories, principles and techniques of library and information science to effectively manage projects and the day-to-day operations of the Systems unit. 
    • Knowledge of library automation systems and the appropriate technology infrastructure to support and sustain a reliable service model.
    • Ability to effectively communication orally. 
    • Ability to effectively communicate in writing. 
    • Ability to supervise subordinate staff responsible for the development and maintenance of an ILS, as well as Web-based applications and services.

    We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and/or competencies, however your resume should CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

    For Competitive Applicants/All US Citizens - If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    For Merit Promotion Applicants - If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.


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    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet your needs, as well as your family's needs. These benefits include, but are not limited to: health care, life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, annual and sick leave, long-term care insurance, retirement savings plans. For more information about these benefits, please visit:


    Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume and 3) any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).

    Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all instructions before you begin.

    This position is open to all U.S. Citizens AND Merit Promotion eligibles (also known as "status candidates").  When answering the "Occupational Specialties" section of the occupational questionnaire, you will be asked to select whether you are applying under "All U.S. Citizens (Competitive)" or "Status Candidates (Merit Promotion)".  If you do not meet one of the categories below, you should select "All U.S. Citizens (Competitive)".  Please note that Merit Promotion eligibles may also elect to be considered under "All U.S. Citizens (Competitive)". Areas of consideration are as follows:

    The completed Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 14, 2014.

    To begin the process, click the APPLY ONLINE button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the SUBMIT MY ANSWERS button at the end of the process.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page  using the following 1037083. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    If you cannot apply online, please follow the instructions listed below:

    1. Print a copy of the occupational questionnaire so that you can read and respond to the questions offline. Click here to View Occupational Questionnaire.
    2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. The form URL is:
    3. Attach your resume or OF-612 and all required documents (e.g., SF-50, most recent performance appraisal, DD-214, etc.).
    4. With your completed OPM Form 1203-FX as the front page (where your name, social security number, etc are shown), submit your materials to fax number 1-478-757-3144. Do not use a different cover page.

    If you are using the fax method to submit your application, you should retain a copy of the fax confirmation sheet and verify that your application was received by contacting the Specialist listed in the vacancy before Friday, February 14, 2014.


    In addition to your responses to the occupational questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy:


    For Merit Promotion applicants, including GPO employees: SF-50 (indicating highest grade level held, tenure group, promotion potential and salary) and most recent performance appraisal.

    • For Veterans: DD-214 (member copy-4)
    • For Disabled Veterans: DD-214 (member copy-4), SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (indicating % disability).
    • For Certain Military Spouses: Copy of service member’s PCS order authorizing the spouse to accompany the service member AND Proof of marriage to the service member; OR Proof the service member was released or discharged from active duty due to a service-connected disability AND Documentation of the service member’s 100% disability AND Proof of marriage to the service member; OR Proof the service member’s death while on active duty AND Proof of marriage to the service member.
    • For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: transcripts - official or unofficial. A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA.
    • Content of Resume: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that the information be specific, detailed where appropriate, and complete. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use our checklist at:

    All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement Friday, February 14, 2014 to be considered.·



    Sheila D. Thompson
    Phone: (202)512-1308x20611
    Agency Information:
    Government Printing Office
    732 North Capitol Street NW
    HCO Room A-638
    Washington, DC


    After a review of your resume, required documents and occupational questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your application status. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. Applicants will receive notification when a final selection has been made.

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