Library Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Langley AFB, Virginia
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Jan 25, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Responsible for all circulation service operations.
  • Assists in training on circulation tasks.
  • Independently performs circulation and registration duties by implementing established procedures for circulation functions.
  • Maintains automated and/or manual circulation files to include all charged-out materials, user database files, registration files, reserves, document delivery, interlibrary loans, lost items, and overdues.
  • Implements established procedures for overdue materials.
  • Makes arrangements with customers for replacement of lost or damaged items, following relevant AFIs and local guidance.
  • Using established procedures, maintains reserve and interlibrary loan services and performs follow-up to ensure all requests are accurately fulfilled. Maintains and compiles library statistics on circulation, attendance, reference questions, and other required and requested data.
  • Provides ready reference services to library customers by locating required information using standard library reference tools, passing more difficult requests to the appropriate staff member.
  • Explains the library classification scheme and general management of library resources to customers.
  • Explains library rules, regulations, circulation procedures, and entitlements to library users.
  • Assists library users with library equipment.
  • Assists the supervisory librarian in developing and implementing programs and the marketing and publicity of library services and events.
  • Prepares displays.
  • Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection.
  • Utilizes the Integrated Library System (ILS), online databases, and other Internet resources to prepare subject bibliographies.
  • Performs routine clerical tasks.
  • Picks up, sorts, and distributes library mail.
  • Uses varied and advanced functions of computer software to prepare, format, modify, edit, email and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other documents.
  • Assists with the technical services process as needed.
  • Assists in conducting tours and group orientations.
  • Refers difficult questions/problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11350784

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • All new hires must comply with Executive Order 14043, "Guidance on Applying Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirements to New Hires." See Additional Information section below for more details.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and one every three years thereafter to perform the duties of the position.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 01/24/2022

Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and Transition Hiring Preference

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience:
Must have specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service. Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Must have experience or training that demonstrates the ability to perform standard computer skills. Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, and procedures in circulation services. Must have typing experience. Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, and reaching; pushing loaded book trucks; and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. Must be physically able to frequently lift boxes of up to 40 pounds. Must be able to reach up to 72 inches with or without the assistance of a step stool. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical. Successful completion of a National Agency Check with Inquiries is required. Must possess skill in dealing with the public.

Performance Standards:
Provides prompt and efficient circulation assistance. Effectively assists in training on circulation service procedures. Courteously assists users in circulation and reference transactions. Effectively administers reserve and interlibrary loan services. Accurately updates, corrects, and queries circulation and reference databases. Effectively administers overdue notification system. Accurately maintains library statistics. Effectively provides ready reference services. Promptly and effectively assists in developing and implementing programs. Properly and promptly performs routine clerical tasks. Applying established customer service practices, receives and greets visitors, answers questions and promptly answers telephone calls. Effectively uses computer software including email. Accurately recognizes differences in existing procedures and applications and makes choices from among established alternatives.

Education

This position does not have an education requirement.

Additional information

  • According to Executive Order 14043, "Guidance on Applying Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirements to New Hires": New Department of the Air Force civilian employees must be fully vaccinated by their entry on duty (start) date or November 22, 2021, whichever is later. If a new hire intends to request a medical or religious exemption, the start date will be delayed until the exemption process is complete and applicant is either approved for an exemption, or becomes fully vaccinated.
  • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD).
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement.
  • Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible.