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;
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.
FOR THE GS-11 GRADE LEVEL:You must demonstrate in your resume at least 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science toward a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position;
OR have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience include: performing duties of a search analyst and reference librarian, serving as a data resources specialist for a library, instructing in data services for a library, researching and developing bibliographies for a library;
OR have an equivalent combination of graduate education and specialized experience that equals 100% of the qualification requirements.
FOR THE GS-12 GRADE LEVEL: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience include: developing new information products and services for a library, researching and developing bibliographies, briefing guides or specialized publication lists for a library, utilizing publication and citation databases to respond to specialized data calls for a library, or developing a program of instruction and providing instruction in the use of bibliometric tools, print and electronic resources.
FOR THE GS-13 GRADE LEVEL: 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 Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: developing new and innovative information products and services needed by clinical and research groups, with a focus on bibliometric or portfolio analysis; providing comprehensive reference, research and information services for a broad range of current and retrospective areas of biomedical science in order to create customized products or information packages for customers; interpreting or developing innovative information programs or approaches used and adapted by experienced librarians at a research library; serving as team leader or coordinator, identifying iniatives in support of a research library and developing strategies to meet them.
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This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. 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:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date, Monday, March 24, 2014, to be considered.