Librarian

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Reston, Virginia
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Librarian within the Libraries Program, some of your specific duties will include:
  • Use library systems to support and perform ILL and document delivery tasks such as processing borrowing/lending requests, and related scanning. Gathers data and analyzes usage of library online services to identify various patterns of usage/non-usage.
  • Provide support for special projects and participate in vendor demonstrations and review to identify potential new products and services.
  • Analyzes library operating practices and procedures, online files, and processing methods to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the library, the management of information and to develop techniques for making quality assurance inspections.
  • Participate in the development, design and implementation of training and outreach programs for internal and external resources and policies.
  • Provide access to information resources responding to personal, phone and email inquiries that may require analysis of policies, methods and conclusions and the inclusion of appropriate materials.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Key Requirements:
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

  • Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
    • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
    • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
    • If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


    Qualifications

    BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Librarian, all grade levels.

    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;

    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.
    GS- 09:
    In addition to the Basic Education Requirement as described above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-09 level:

    Possess one year of experience at the GS-7 level or equivalent assisting with the coordination and technical oversight of library functions needed to organize and maintain collections and deliver scientific materials and information services, 2) Creating and maintaining content on subject focused research guides and help aids using library technologies and standards; and 3) Utilizing subject knowledge of scientific research library collections and resources to respond to patron questions and assist with training and outreach. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    **OR Successfully completed at least 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 Possess a combination of graduate level education as described above, beyond the first year of progressive graduate study, and appropriate professional experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

    GS-11:
    In addition to the Basic Education Requirement as described above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-11 level:

    Possess one year of experience at the GS-9 level or equivalent providing coordination and technical oversight of multiple research library functions needed to organize and maintain collections and deliver scientific materials and information services, 2) Providing research and reference support in an earth, natural sciences, or biology research and science library setting; utilizing subject knowledge of scientific library collections, terminologies, and concepts to answer complex questions and identify resources to support research needs; 3) Providing research literature search services, training and outreach to scientists and professionals in a science library setting. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    **OR Possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) related to the position.

    **OR Possess a combination of graduate level education as described in above, beyond the first two years of progressive graduate study, and appropriate professional experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

    Education

    • 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.
    • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .


    Additional information

    Other Information :
    • Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
    • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
    • Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.
    • USGS employees are subject to Title 43, USC Section 31(a) and may not: (a) have any personal, private, direct or indirect interest in lands or mineral wealth of lands under survey; (b) have any substantial personal, private, direct or indirect interests in any private mining or mineral enterprise doing business with the United States; or (c) execute surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations.
    • The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
    • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .
    • The Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission.
    • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
    Agency Benefits :
    • USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework in accordance with the DOI Telework policy and with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis.
    • For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at: https://www.doi.gov/telework/policies .
    • Working for the U.S. Geological Survey offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave , and holidays ; health, life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance, flexible spending accounts , and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System .


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