qualify for this position you must meet one of the following Basic Requirement:
Education Requirements: Completion of 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED: If you do not submit your
transcript, your application may not be reviewed.) ~ OR ~
Combination of education and experience: A total
of at least five (5) 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
addition to the Basic Requirement, to qualify for this position at the GS-13 you
must meet the following Minimum Requirement:
Experience: One (1) year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level in the
Federal Service that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities
to perform successfully the duties of this position. Specialized experience is defined
as an experience performing all the following duties providing various
library services; managing
a library including its programs and collections; developing library training/teaching
programs; developing and maintaining collections management policies and
procedures; performing original cataloguing and indexing systems; maintain
circulation files, records, and statistics; AND train library users to search various
library resources. NOTE: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work
per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually
spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such
experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such
A Quality Ranking Factor* has been requested by the
facility to help determine which of the basically qualified applicants are
likely to be better qualified for a position. The quality ranking factor for
this position is: "Experience developing and maintaining
clinical/medical library programs/collections? (This experience must be
reflected in your resume to be credited to your rating.)
*Quality Ranking Factors are skills,
knowledge, abilities, or other worker characteristics which could be expected
to result in superior performance on the job. Quality ranking factors will
not be used for screening, but may be used as ranking criteria.
Applicants with higher proficiency levels may rank above those with lower
proficiency levels on a quality ranking factor.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position
Responses Not Required):
Knowledge of the principles and practices of library
Knowledge of the organization of library materials
Ability to provide library services
Ability to communicate in person with people from a
variety of backgrounds
Knowledge of electronic library resource systems
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily
sedentary and includes no special physical demands. It may involve some walking, standing,
bending, reaching, or carrying of light to moderately heavy items, such as
equipment, boxes and stacks of books, indexes, and audiovisual programs; and
working in narrow stack areas. Although,
the majority of work assignments are accomplished in a general office setting,
the work involves moderate risks requiring special precautions due to the
regular and recurring exposure to infectious disease and mentally disturbed
(and potentially dangerous) patients.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.