LIBRARIAN (TECHNICAL SERVICES)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Base, Virginia
Posted
Apr 22, 2021
Closes
Apr 30, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NDU educates joint Warfighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.

In support of the National Defense University mission, the NDU Library Mission is "Advancing education through teaching information fluency; collecting, organizing, making accessible, and preserving recorded knowledge and products of human creativity."
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Responsibilities

  • Administers the selecting, acquiring/procuring, cataloging, authority and serials controlling, processing, digitizing, binding, preserving, and weeding of all types of books and nonbook materials.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for materials in all formats.
  • Completes complex and complicated automated library system database duties such as code comparison, deletion activities, and records updates.
  • Performs duties necessary in overseeing the Archives, Library Special Collections Room, Library Historic Documents Room, and the library's Federal Library Depository Program.
  • Performs duties necessary to administer all aspects of on-site technology.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel, between 20 to 30%, may be required for this position

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Registered for Selective Service
  • This national security position, which requires access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.


Qualifications

Basic Requirement:
  • 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
  • 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

  • Specialized Experience:

    In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must also have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-07 or equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) experience performing cataloging; 2) experience selecting, processing, reviewing, and deselecting materials; 3) experience working in Archives, Special Collections, Historical Documents, and Federal Depository Library Program departments of libraries.

    Examples of specialized experience include: Using a library automated system, has completed code comparison and deletion activities, records updates, materials cataloging and other related functions. In the Archives, Special Collections, Historical Documents, or other unique section of the library, has completed materials review, materials processing, materials cataloging, materials repair and/or preservation, materials shelving, completed inventories, prepared pathfinders or other promotional materials to increase access and use. In a library, has completed Federal Depository Library Program selection / processing / deselection and reporting activities. In a library, has assisted patrons and colleagues with network, database, computer and A/V troubleshooting. In a library, has assisted with the training of library staff on all technology based activities.

    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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    GS-09 Substitution of education for specialized experience: 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.

    Additional information

    • Benefits: Our complete benefits package is one of the most comprehensive found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
    • Selections: Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
    • Initial Probationary Period: A two year probationary period may be required.
    • Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
    • Additional Selections: We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.ssa.gov/ ).
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 90, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance . NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
    • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
    • Pay Setting: Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    IMPORTANT NOTE - YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.
    Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:
  • Qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
  • Highly Qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
  • Best Qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:
    • Information Management
    • Manages and Organizes Information
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Problem Solving
    • Technical Competence


    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11077751

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Resume: You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. For assistance in preparing your resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools .
    2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.
    3. Other Supporting Documents.
    4. Military Spouse Preference:Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders or travel orders, marriage certificate/license and the Self-Certification form are required to claim Military Spouse Preference.

    The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

    1. Transcripts and/or Certifications: All applicants to include current agency employees, must submit proof of education if the job announcement requires education to meet the basic qualification requirements, or if substituting education to meet the specialized experience requirements. Many applicants must also submit documentation for proof of meeting the basic education requirement. For additional information on acceptable documents, click here Transcripts and Certifications. All applicants to include current agency employees/contractors must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    2. Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference.
    3. Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference, and will possibly impact your placement on the certificate. For more veterans' information please click here .
    • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what the condition of discharge is thought to be.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability.
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
    • Click to review veterans authorities and required documents that verify eligibility for VEOA, VRA and/or 30% or more disabled veterans hiring authorities .
    4. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/29/2021, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    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.

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