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Job Title:Librarian

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZa-1168237-BU

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,923.00 to $75,376.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 25, 2014 to Thursday, July 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Las Vegas, NV View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy ID: 1168237 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Background investigation may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

DUTIES:

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The Librarian will be working at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Las Vegas, NV. This position is located in the Librarian area.

Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

·        Assists in locating materials and how to access/use online resources;

·        Provides reference service as a team member on E-reference service;

·        Instructs and assists staff in the use of databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.;

·        Participates in the acquisition, processing and de-activation of library materials;

·        Supports the implementation of decision support and knowledge-based content on the Knowledge and Information Services Center's intranet site;

·        Works with senior Librarians to assist collecting usage measures and statistics electronically;

·        Participates in local and regional information networks;

·        Assists in the compilation of usage, cost and effectiveness statistics on all e-content and Library Services;

·        Works on statistical reports and works to improve quality and/or identify opportunities for redesign; and

·        Performs all other duties as assigned.

WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR LIBRARIAN GS-1410 SERIES:

· 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. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. ~OR~

· 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 acknowledge 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. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. ~AND~

In addition to the Basic Requirements above, you must meet one of the following requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-9: You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the GS-9, Librarian. Qualifying experience includes: serving as an information specialist providing reference services, literature searches, and information consulting to medical facility professional staff, trainees and clients; experience must demonstrate the ability to perform in the functional areas of work covered by this series, medical librarianship; understands the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in this field; maintains up-to-date information on the state of the art; plans, coordinates, and carries out the successive steps in reference work, fact-finding and analysis of search results, problems or issues in accordance with accepted librarian practices; plans, develops, and implements library outreach and library/information services marketing programs; and requires a variety of oral, written and graphic communications methods and techniques in presenting information about the medical center and library's services and resources. ~OR~ Education: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited college or university in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g. LL.B. or J.D., directly related to this position as a Librarian (Medical). Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.~OR~ Combination: An equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-11: You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the GS-11, Librarian. Qualifying experience includes: providing information in a professional, courteous and respectful manner; serving as an information specialist providing reference services, literature searches, and information consulting to medical facility professional staff, trainees and clients; experience must demonstrate the ability to perform in the functional areas of medical librarianship; understands the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in this field; maintains up-to-date information on the state of the art; plans, coordinates, and carries out the successive steps in reference work, fact-finding and analysis of search results, problems or issues in accordance with accepted librarian practices; plans, develops, and implements library outreach and library/information services marketing programs; and requires a variety of oral, written and graphic communications methods and techniques in presenting information about the medical center and library's services and resources. ~OR~ Education: Successfully completed three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent related to the position as a Librarian. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript (unofficial or official) with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. ~OR~ Combination: An equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above). ~PLUS~ SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:Education: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor's degree that included at least 24 semester hours in medical librarianship, or that included any combination of subjects, with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as anatomy, physiology, biology, etc.) that is especially applicable to the position of Librarian (Medical Sciences). ~OR~ Experience: Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the medical sciences; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field. Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in medical librarianship, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above. ~OR~Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education, as described above.


(KSA's Narrative responses NOT required)

· ABILITY TO PROVIDE REFERENCE SERVICES.

· ABILITY TO PROVIDE CONSULTATION TO CUSTOMERS REGARDING LIBRARY RESEARCH.

· KNOWLEDGE OF AND EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF LIBRARY SCIENCE.

· SKILL IN DEVELOPING AND MANAGING LIBRARY COLLECTIONS AND CATALOGS.

· KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE ON HOW TO ACQUIRE BOOKS AND OTHER INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS.

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required. You may be required to make periodic visits to other facilities, local community organizations, training sites, and other locations. 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).

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. 

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.


BENEFITS:

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

The Federal Government has special excepted appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities, such as Schedule A. Specific information can be found at http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp. IMPORTANT: If you would like to receive consideration as a Schedule A applicant, you must contact the Human Resources office at the facility where this position is located at (702)636-3000.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.  

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, July 31, 2014 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  1. Resume
  2. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Other documents - use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for well-qualified, displaced Federal employees), or documentation to support Veterans Preference claims. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1168237.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

VHA Nationwide DEU
Phone: (844)456-5208
Email: CAVHS.DEU@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA HRSS DEU Western
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
Thank You, AR
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

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Job Announcement Number:

VX-14-MZa-1168237-BU

Control Number:

376235600