Job opening: LIBRARIAN
Salary: $57 118 - 74 250 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional library and information services for mission support, academic programs, and quality of life initiatives.
Provides reference and research assistance to library customer.
Performs original or modified descriptive cataloging in machine-readable cataloging format
Participates in collection management and evaluation for the library by developing factual data, such as usage statistics.
Develops and implements long range automation plans for the library within the parameters defined by the supervisor.
Assists the senior librarian in publicity and marketing of library services.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
- This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Knowledge of a foreign language group appropriate to the position may be required.
- The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- Employee may serve as librarian-in-charge in the absence of the librarian. Opens and secures the building at these times in accordance with the security checklist, reporting unusual problems or occurrences to the librarian. (cont.)
- Trains and assists lower grade employees in library procedures.
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- A pre-employment physical examination will be required
- The physical requirements of this position as determined by the manager are: The work requires some physical exertion (cont.)
- such as long periods of standing; or recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.
In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions
EDUCATION: Completion of one (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. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application.
A total of at least five (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; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application.
IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, YOU MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes Professional knowledge of standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles of one or more specialty areas of librarianship. Knowledge of the principles and concepts underlying the organization and management of information resources and the role each specialized function plays to create a whole library or information center. Knowledge of on-line database searching and research techniques and capabilities of post-processing to meet user requirements. Skill and knowledge in utilizing computer databases containing various reference materials to which access is sought by customer. Knowledge of information retrieval technology particularly as it relates to end-user (i.e., acquisitions, serial control, cataloging, and optical disk storage of documents) to evaluate software for library applications and to recognize probable conflicts. Knowledge of standard methods, techniques, tools, concepts, and principles to perform independent assignments, to assess materials, to recommend suitable selections for the collection, and to determine those items suitable for removal. Knowledge of established marketing and publicity techniques and the ability to communicate orally and in writing to convey to customer the full scope of library resources available. Knowledge of established procurement rules and regulations and internal organizational acquisition policies and those of various networked information centers. Familiarity with publishers' and suppliers' methods of operation.
EDUCATION: Two 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. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship to perform the professional duties of the position.
Knowledge of the principles and concepts underlying the organization and management of information resources and the role each specialized function plays to create a whole library or information center.
Knowledge of on-line database searching and research techniques and capabilities of post-processing to meet user requirements.
Knowledge of information retrieval technology particularly as it relates to end-user (i.e., acquisitions, serials control, cataloging, and optical disk storage of documents) to evaluate software for library applications and to recognize probable conflicts.
Knowledge of standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform independent assignments in classifying and cataloging information without significant deviation from established methods and precedents.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY:
If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST
submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here
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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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