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Librarian Automation

Company name
Employment and Training Administration

Location
Washington, DC
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Summary

This vacancy announcement will be open from Date to Date or when 100 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.

This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia .

The selectee will work shift 1 Monday - Friday and a tour of duty 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Serves as a Library Technical Services Support Librarian in the Library Technical Services Support Section in Library Technical Information Services. Library Technical Information Services (LTIS) is responsible for all of GPO's acquisitions, metadata, and cataloging efforts including those associated with the National Bibliography Program (NBP) mandated by Sections 1710, 1711, and 4101 of Title 44 U.S.C. The mission of Library Technical Information Services is to acquire and create bibliographic and metadata records for the complete range of U.S. Government publications, and provide access to and distribution of bibliographic data through catalogs, record distribution and products and services. The Library Technical Services Support Section supports the mission of LTIS by creating, managing and delivering bibliographic products and services that are used by library customers in the Federal Depository Library Program, the library community at large, commercial vendors and customers in the publishing industry community, and the public. Library Technical Services Support Section also procures and manages automated applications used by LTIS, including the Integrated Library System (ILS) - Ex Libris' Aleph 500 product and associated applications including Metalib, and facilitate training opportunities for all staff in LTIS.

This vacancy is also being announced under Delegated Examining

competitive procedures. If you wish to be considered under competitive procedures, you must apply to announcement number 18-10177831-DE-ST

for consideration.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities

As a Librarian (Automation), your typical work assignments may include the following: The incumbent performs a variety of professional level duties in support of the Bibliographic Control Section, LTIS, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and Information Dissemination.

Participates in evaluating and defining functional specifications for and providing technical advice and analysis for LTIS systems and applications, including the ILS.

Provides technical support for and carries out the day-to-day operations of automated applications used to support the work of LTIS.

Works with other staff of LTIS to improve workflow using automated systems. Assists in the development of new bibliographic products and new services utilizing functionality of the integrated library system to improve access to U.S. Government information.

Plans, documents, and coordinates policy and procedures in assigned areas of responsibility. Ensures the currency and applicability of written documentation.

Determines the need for and manages the creation/production of training materials including manuals and administrative guides, working with other areas within Information Dissemination as needed

Provides technical input to the administration of library technical services contracts; may serve as Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR).

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is Required.

Selectees must pass a drug test prior to appointment.

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain suitability security clearance

Confidential Financial Disclosure report required.

Time in Grade requirements must be met.

Qualifications

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. Applicants must have served 1 year at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade level of federal service to qualify for the

PG -

9/11 .

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

To qualify for the Librarian (Automation), PG -1410-9/11, you must meet the following requirements:

Basic Qualification Requirement (Screen Out)

All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education; as a standard practice applicants enter at grade GS-9 on the basis of a master's degree in library science.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-9 and above:

For GS-9

: Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraph A or B below.

A. Completion of 2 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.

---- OR

B. 1 year equivalent to at least GS-7

For GS-11

: Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraph A or B below.

A) Completion of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.

---- OR

B) 1 year equivalent to at least GS-9

NOTE

: Equivalent combination of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Experience Requirement

To qualify for the PG-09 level, please select the statement below that best describes your highest level of education and/or experience.

A. I have 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-7 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Utilization of technology skills to assist a system administrator in supporting in integrated library system (ILS) and its users, within a library or information center environment.

----- OR

B. I have completed 2 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.

---- OR

C. I have not completed 1 full year of specialized experience as described in option A or the graduate education as described in option B above, but I have an equivalent combination of education and experience. The combination of my education and experience equals at least 100% of the total requirement.

To qualify for the PG-11 level, please select the statement below that best describes your highest level of education and/or experience.

A. I have 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-9 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Utilization of technology skills to provide systems administration support for an integrated library system (ILS) and its users, within a library or information center environment.

------ OR

B. I 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 OR I possess a Ph.D. related to this position from an accredited college or university.

------ OR

C. I have not completed 1 full year of specialized experience as described in option A or the graduate education as described in option B above, but I have an equivalent combination of education and experience. The combination of my education and experience equals at least 100% of the total requirement.

Applicants must submit a copy (official or unofficial) of their school transcript)s) which document 1) name of the institution, 2) applicant's name, 3) list of completed courses, and 4) cumulative GPA. Education must have been obtained through studies in an accredited college or university.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (04/19/2018) to be considered.

Education

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may/may not be used for this grade level.

Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study

FOREIGN EDUCATION

: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Separated Employees:

If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX - 618-935-3014; or visit the National Archives Website.

Work Life Balance:

The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation:

To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a suitability. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Schedule A (Disability Appointment):

Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed.

Reasonable Accommodation:

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for the job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and information stated in your application. Please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by information in your application. The Human Capital Specialist may verify your qualifications and self-ratings during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and other means. Inflated qualifications may result in you being excluded from further consideration for this position.

You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position.

Oral Communication

Problem Solving

Technical Competence

Writing

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume must CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

If you meet the qualifications stated above and you are among the top candidates your application may be referred to the Selecting Official for further review.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Required Documents

The following information must be received by 11:59 EST on Content of Resume:

Your resume, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. It is important that your resume reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist at:

SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action:

- If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing the highest grade level held in a position for which you are using to qualify. Your SF-50 must also include the Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential (if applicable) to verify your status and eligibility. Failure to submit the information required will result in an ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.

Recent Performance Appraisal -

Copy of your most recent performance appraisal. If your performance appraisal is not dated within the last 12 months

or if you are unable to provide a recent performance appraisal, you must provide a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. Failure to submit required documentation will disqualify you from consideration.

DD-214

- If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other equivalent documentation to prove your entitlement and to verify your type of discharge. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not receiving preference.

VA Letter and SF-15

- If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based on a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement as described above; and SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation may result in your application not receiving preference. (Please see veteran eligibility documentation for more information on veterans preference in federal hiring)

Active Duty Service Members

- If you are veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veteran Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification (in lieu of a DD-214) along with their job application materials. Agencies must verify the individual meets the definition of 'preference eligible' under 5 U.S.C. 2108 prior to appointment. A 'certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. NOTE:

If you provide a certification at the time of application, your preference eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. More information may be found at

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation

, if applicable. For more information, please go to .

For Applicants qualifying on the basis of education:

School transcript(s) - official or unofficial. A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA. If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you will be asked for official versions prior to an official job offer.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume and 3) any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all instructions before you begin

Resume Requirements:

Resumes are limited to eight (8) pages

Resumes should focus on the knowledge, skills, abilities; accomplishments and results; and training and education relevant to this position.

Resumes must be in the following format (for each position held relevant to this position): Short summary of position duties

Accomplishments while in the position

Results of those accomplishments

Copying

and pasting position descriptions into a resume is not acceptable.

Illegible Information and/or Documents

If your supporting documents and resume are illegible or do not provide the necessary information for the Human Capital Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to make a qualification determination, you may lose consideration for this position.

Last Document Uploaded

If multiple copies of the same document are uploaded/faxed and submitted with your application, GPO will only consider the last copy of the document uploaded/faxed when determining your eligibility and qualifications. For example, if you upload/fax two or more resumes only the last resume uploaded/faxed and submitted will be considered.

Print a copy of the occupational questionnaire so that you may read and review the questions before submitting your online responses. Click here to view the Occupational Questionnaire:

The completed online Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/19/2018.

The following applicants can be considered under Merit Promotion eligibles (also known as status candidates): Current career or career-conditional employees:

30% Disabled Veterans:

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA):

Certain Military Spouses:

Reinstatement:

Family Member Preference (Derived Preference):

A severely physically handicapped Schedule A appointment:

Please submit a certification from a State or District of Columbia rehabilitation counselor indicating that you can perform the duties of this position and are eligible for an excepted appointment based on a physical or mental disability.

A former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers appointment:

Please submit documentation indicating your volunteer service in order to be considered.

To begin, click Apply

to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents

to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

Agency contact information

Sheila Thompson

Phone

Email

Address

US Government Publishing Office

732 North Capitol St. NW

Washington, DC

US

Next steps

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in the online application tracking system and if you have elected to receive email updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered email address. If you have not elected to receive email updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job. This will ensure we can contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you email notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or ineligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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