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Job Title:Technical Librarian

Agency:Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Job Announcement Number:OIS/CSD-2014-0010

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$52,146.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 to Thursday, July 31, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




2 vacancies in the following location:
Rockville, MD View Map


Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.


L - Atomic Energy




About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Information Services, Customer Services Division, User Services Branch.

The supervisor is Anna McGowan.

This position is a bargaining unit position.


  • Not Required


  • Yes
  • Relocation may be paid.



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    As a technical librarian in the Public Document Room (PDR) and the NRC Technical Library, you will provide a variety of reference assistance and bibliographic support to the public and staff.

    Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

    • Performs manual and online searches in Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) for specific documents or groups of documents for library customers.
    • Answers simple and complex reference questions, online literature searches for NRC staff and other government agencies, libraries, learning institutions, and private industry.
    • Selects library materials.
    • Provides bibliographic and interlibrary loan services.
    • Uses and demonstrates the library's electronic resources.
    • Supports training of library staff in the use of the automated systems for retrieving information from published literature.


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    In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.  Specialized experience includes experience that demonstrates knowledge in organizing, classifying, indexing, storing, manipulating, and retrieving information normally gained through a Degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS), and knowledge of basic formats for electronic documents (PDF, TIFF, GIF, JPEG) as well as communication software sufficient to assist outside users with network connectivity issues.

    The ideal candidate for this position has:

    1. Knowledge of the theories, objectives, principles and techniques of library science as evidenced by experience working in a scientific and technical library. Knowledge of information management as well as basic information management principles and tools.

    2. Demonstrated experience working with an integrated library system, such as Ex Libris Voyager, and spreadsheets, or any software used to track inventories or statistics.

    3. Demonstrated ability for working with a variety of users in a public information service setting; including but not limited to: answering reference questions, identifying sources and supplying information; providing instruction in use of resources to users, and monitoring information systems for accessibility and validity.

    4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, while providing reference and online literature searching service, and in preparing procedures manuals, library brochures, feature articles or users' aids and in communicating with library vendors.

    5. Knowledge of the activities associated with the organization of materials in the areas of any science or technology for a library, information center, or office, in particular, engineering, materials science, physics, or nuclear science.

    To qualify at the GS-9 level, you must have completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.

    To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.

    You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements.  If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

    Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.  Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.
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    We strongly encourage you to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

    Your application for this vacancy must be received online via the USAJoBs application system BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.  If you fail to submit a complete online resume you will not be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated and requests for extensions WILL NOT granted.  If applying online poses a hardship for you, the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date.  Applicants must Contact the Human Resources Specialist BEFORE the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission.

    You will be rated based on information provided in your resume.  Breadth, recency, and length of experience in the field; training, awards, and commendations; past and current performance; and community or outside professional activities will be considered to determine your level of knowledge, skill or ability for this position.

    To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen.  Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.


    List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

    If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

    If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.  

    If you are a Veteran claiming 5-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility.  If you are a Veteran claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form.  You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at

    If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

    All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

    1.  Use the "USAJoBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
    2.  use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer.  The following types of documents can be uploaded:  .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
    3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.


    Amanda Noonan
    Phone: 301-287-0750
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 301-492-3981
    Agency Information:
    US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer
    Attn: Amanda Noonan Mail Stop: 3WFN-03A44M
    Washington, DC
    Fax: 000-000-0000


    You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJOBs and selecting “Application Status.”

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