Education Requirement: All librarians must meet the requirements for
professional education library science or possess equivalent experience and
education as shown in A or B. (Must
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science from an
accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work
required for a bachelor's degree (Transcripts Required)
A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education,
training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, 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. (Transcripts
and Documentation Required)
Experience Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement,
you must also possess specialized experience and/or additional directly related
education to qualify for this position as described below.
Experience: MUST possess one full (1) year of specialized experience
equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the
Librarian position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been
equivalent to at least GS 9 grade level in Federal Service. Examples of qualifying experience include:
working experience as a health science librarian including possessing
specialized knowledge of medical terminology, the health care environment,
policies, issues and trends that impact the delivery of healthcare; providing
reference services in a complex hospital environment; possessing working
experience with document delivery, interlibrary loan processes, interlibrary
loan systems such as DOCLINE and library cooperative networks; possessing
working experience with specialized library services such as acquisitions,
cataloging, organization, collection maintenance and library automation such as
electronic journals and books.
Substitution Requirement: MUST possess three (3)
full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science
or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. (COPY OF
of Education and Experience: MUST possess a combination of
successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience (as
described above) may be used to meet the minimum qualification requirements to
qualify. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
1. Ability to provide
reference services from a variety of information resources.
2. Skill in delivering
documents and interlibrary loans.
3. Ability to acquire
and develop library collections.
4. Knowledge of
prevailing web management practices and SharePoint management including web
accessibility, copyright law; information security and web standards.
5. Ability to train
individuals by applying adult learning principles.
work involves regular and recurring physical exertion such as periods of
standing, bending, stooping and reaching into shelving areas. The work may
require sitting at a computer for extended periods of time. Fieldwork may
involve traveling to different facilities for meetings, trainings, conferences
and sources of information.
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).
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 employment.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Veteran's Preference: 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. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified 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.