Technical Information Specialist (Metadata-Cataloging Law Library)

Washington D.C.
May 04, 2018
May 04, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Special Rating Factors (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required by the position): Applicants are required to address each Special Rating Factor providing detailed evidence of the listed factors in the form of clear, concise examples of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. Please use specific examples to illustrate how your qualifications and accomplishments are relevant.

  1. Knowledge of policies, procedures, applications, and practices related to metadata standards, mapping, transformation and management of bibliographic records.
  2. Ability to perform program and project management functions related to library metadata, and provide advice and assistance to managers.
  3. Ability to research, evaluate, develop, and implement appropriate metadata standards for description, inventory, access, retrieval, preservation, and management of the Library's collections, both analog and digital.
  4. Ability to interact collaboratively with others, particularly about the development and implementation of bibliographic records.

To qualify at the GS-9 level, applicants must have completed at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or have a bachelor's degree and at least one year of qualifying specialized experience at the GS-7 level, which demonstrates skill in data management systems, query languages, table relationships and views, and the ability to identify and evaluate tools for creating metadata. Promotion to the full performance level of this position is contingent upon completion of the MLS or MLIS degree as well as successful performance of the duties listed in the position description.

To qualify for the full performance level GS-11, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience, which demonstrates skill in data management systems, query languages, table relationships and views, and the ability to identify and evaluate tools for creating metadata at the GS-9 level and a MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to performing metadata and cataloging functions within a U.S. Court.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


Special Note: Favorable suitability determination - Selection for this position is contingent on a favorable suitability determination and security background check, including a credit check, Federal income tax check and criminal check. A candidate selected for this position must be current on his or her Federal income tax obligations before employment with the Tax Court, and remain current at all times while employed by the Tax Court. Continued employment post appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the background investigation and credit check, and favorable adjudication. A background reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.


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In addition, almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. Visit:

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Finally, new employees also may be covered under other U.S. Tax Court benefit policies. Our Human Resources Office can provide additional information on these programs.


The U.S. Tax Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct.

Employees of the U.S. Tax Court serve under excepted appointments and are considered "AT WILL" employees. At will employees can be dismissed for any reason, without cause and without warning.

Employees will be required to complete a 52-week probationary period.

Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

Any male born after December 31, 1959, and subsequently selected for this position must certify before appointment that he is registered for the military selective service. Not having registered with the selective service, may disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.

All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the conditions herein outlined may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the I-9 form and provide appropriate identification.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for any selected applicant, and any travel expenses incurred for an interview will not be reimbursed by the U.S. Tax Court.

The U.S. Tax Court will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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

If you fail to provide the information as required, your application will not be evaluated beyond the basic screening process. The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the Court will then evaluate your application package to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Application of Preference Eligibles: Preference eligibles will be placed above non-preference eligibles within each rating category. Preference eligibles who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 level or higher.

Special Appointment Authority Information: In accordance with the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998, veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service may also apply. You must provide documentation of veterans' preference or military service (e.g., SF-15, DD-214), if applicable.

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