ISSUE DATE: JUNE 27, 2001 ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:
CLOSING DATE: JULY 18, 2001 OA-01-18-MD
DELEGATED EXAMINING UNIT FOR THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE
U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Title, Series & Grade: Vacancy Location:
Librarian (Reference) Office of Administration
GS-1410-12 Library & Research Services Division
($53,156 - $69,099) Washington, D.C.
Full Performance Level: GS-12.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to All Sources.
STATUS CANDIDATES: Current Federal employees serving under permanent
appointments in the competitive service, or former employees with
reinstatement eligibility will be considered under the agency?s Merit
Promotion procedures. Those Status applicants who wish to also receive
consideration under the competitive procedures applicable to Non-Status
applicants, must submit two applications. Mark one application, ?Merit
Promotion? and the other ?Delegated Examining?.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have education and/or
experience in accordance with OPM standards. Copies of the OPM
qualification standards are located in any Federal Personnel Office or may
be found at OPM?s website www.opm.gov. Candidates must have one year
specialized experience equivalent to the next lower Federal grade level,
which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled,
and which has
equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities
to successfully perform the duties of the position. NOTE: This
contains Selective Factor(s) which are considered a basic requirement of
the position. Applicants who do not meet these Selective Factor(s) will
MAJOR DUTIES:. Receives, analyzes and responds to reference and research
queries with particular emphasis in the areas of political science,
business administration, economics, public administration, and
international trade. Conducts literature searches and prepares
bibliographies, using print resources, online databases, and the Internet.
Prepares the monthly Acquisitions List for publication on the Library Home
Page. Scans newspapers, professional journals, and other bibliographic
sources for information of specific interest to library clientele.
Maintains usage statistics and prepares monthly statistical reports.
1. Detailed knowledge of the literature and information sources in one
or more of the following subject areas: business administration, public
public administration, American government, or international trade.
2. Expert knowledge of Internet resources and online databases including
Dialog and Lexis-Nexis, as well as skill in the techniques of searching
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS:
1. Full professional knowledge of the principles and practices of
library science, including mastery of the research/reference function.
2. Experience in the use of the Library of Congress Classification
3. Ability to communicate information clearly and concisely both orally
and in writing.
4. Ability to meet and deal effectively with library clients both in
person and by telephone.
5. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
NOTE: Applicants are requested to provide an attachment addressing each of
the Selective and Quality Ranking Factors listed above.
HOW TO APPLY: Send (1) an Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF
612); or a resume; or the SF-171, Application for Federal; or other written
application, ensuring that all required information show in the flyer OF
510, Applying for a Federal Job, is included in you application, (2) your
latest SF-50 ?Notification of personnel Action? and Performance Appraisal,
if you are a current or former Federal employee; (3) on a separate sheet,
narrative summary of your experience and/or education which concisely
addresses each of the Selective Factors and Quality Ranking Factors, and
(4) if applicable, SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran Preference. In
addition, please complete the attached EOP Applicant Background Survey and
submit it with the above documents. This form is voluntary and optional.
It will not be part of or considered with your application. It will be
used for statistical purposes only. Prohibited political recommendations
with respect to Federal employment will be returned to the applicant in
accordance with 5 U.S.C.3303.
WHERE TO APPLY: Completed form(s) must be sent to: Executive Office
of the President
Office of Administration
Human Resources Management Division
725 17th Street, N.W., room 4013
New Executive Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20503
Applicants submitting applications in postage-paid Government envelopes are
reminded of the legal prohibition against the use of such envelopes or
other Government property for other than officially approved activities.
These prohibitions are contained in 18 U.S.C.1719.
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
NOTE: Relocation expenses will NOT be paid to the applicant selected.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: A security clearance will be conducted. Applicants
selected for employment must be 18 years old when appointed.
DRUG TESTING: The applicant tentatively selected for this position may be
required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to
appointment. After appointment, the employee will be included in the
agency?s random drug testing program.
Applicants will be accepted from all qualified persons. Consideration will
be extended without discrimination for any non-merit reasons, such as race,
color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, marital
status, age, membership or non-membership in employee organizations, or
non-disqualifying physical handicap. Disabled applicants, Disabled
Veterans or any other applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment
under special appointing authorities not requiring competitive status are
eligible to apply to announcement limited to status candidates and should
clearly specify their special eligibility on their application.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE.
If you omit any of the required information specified in Optional Form 510,
?Applying for a Federal Job? (copy attached), your application
may be rated ineligible.
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on
granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a
Users of the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call: (202)
BASIS OF RATING: APPLICANTS WILL BE RATED BASED ON AN EVALUATION OF THEIR
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AND ON
THEIR WRITTEN RESPONSES TO EACH OF THE SELECTIVE AND QUALITY RANKING
FACTORS LISTED ABOVE. APPLICANTS
SHOULD PROVIDE A SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENT (ON PLAIN PAPER, NO FORM REQUIRED),
ADDRESSING EACH FACTOR
SEPARATELY IN NARRATIVE FORMAT WITH DETAILED ANSWERS AND EXAMPLES OF
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE. FAILURE TO ADDRESS THE SELECTIVE FACTORS MAY RESULT
IIN A RATING OF INELIGIBLE. A SCORE OF 90 OR HIGHER IS DEEMED WELL