Librarian (Technical Services)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 28, 2022
Closes
Jul 01, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS.
  • Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.
  • Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM.
  • Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations. Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly.
  • Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Selectee must successfully pass pre-employment prior to appointment
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain Suitability Clearance.
  • Individuals joining GPO are required to provided their current COVID-19 vaccine status to GPO Medical Services prior to their entry on duty date.
  • GPO employees that work at a GPO or customer facility and are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to participate in the Agency's weekly COVID-19 screening/testing program
  • Selectee may have occasional travel less than 10%.


Qualifications

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

Basic Requirements: All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education as shown for PG-7.Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

A. Completion of 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;

OR
B. A total of at least 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 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.

At the PG-9 :
In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement for Librarians applicant must have 1 year of Specialized experience at the PG-7 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience includes: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement for Librarians applicants must possess at least 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-7 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience includes: 1) A working knowledge of digital preservation principles and best practices 2) The ability to recognize any issues with the preservation of content published on CD-ROM and computer diskette 3) Working in a Federal/State or Private Depository Library or collections of U.S. Federal/State/Private documents 4) Experiencing in using Superintendent of Documents Classification; serial issue check-in and the processing of serial publications in the Integrated Library System (ILS).
OR
a 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.
OR
I possess any a combination of Specialized experience and Education as described above for PG-09 that equals to 100%.

At the PG-11:
In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement for Librarians applicant must have 1 year of Specialized experience at the PG-09 (or equivalent) level or higher. Specialized experience includes: . Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: 1) experience with creating and updating bibliographic records in an Integrated Library System for titles published on computer diskette and compact disk formats to be digitally imaged; 2) experience with creating MARC records, MARC to MARC xml transformation of bibliographic records, creating ingest metadata for a content management system and/or a preservation repository; experience of working with digital content received from vendors for packaging and ingest into a content management system and/or a preservation repository.

OR - I possess an undergraduate library sciences degree and graduate degree in a major field of study such as: journalism, business administration, English composition, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics.

OR
I possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. NOTE: one year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of study. If that information cannot be obtained, 18 semester hours should be considered equivalent to 1 year)

OR

I possess any combination of either the Specialized Experience or Education for PG-11 as stated above that equals to a total of 100%.

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.

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(06/30/2022) to be considered.

Education

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110 and https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302

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; 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.

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.

Selectee will work shift 1.
Additional vacancies may be filed through this announcement.