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Library Technical Information Services, U.S. Government Printing Office
(GPO) is pleased to announce the opening of a Lead Librarian (Automation)
Below is a basic outline of the position, for complete details including
qualifications needed and how to submit an application, please see the
official PDF of the posting on the GPO Job Search web page at
Announcement Number: 06-446
Position Title: Lead Librarian (Automation)
Series and Grade: PG-1410-13
Salary Range: $77,353 - $100,554 PA
Closing Date: 08/08/06
Location of Position: Library Services and Content Management
Library Technical Information Services
Library Technical Services Support, Washington, DC
Number of Openings: One
Type of Appointment: Permanent (Career or Career-Conditional)
Work Schedule: Full-time (Shift 1)
Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens
The incumbent serves as the Library Technical Services Support Librarian
performing a variety of professional level duties in support of Library
Technical Information Services (LTIS), Information Dissemination (ID), and
the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Serves as the team leader of
the automation team managing projects while working to ensure the team is
meeting priorities, milestones and levels of quality. Leads the automation
team in managing the Aleph 500 integrated library system (ILS) and other
purchased Ex Libris products. Activities include but are not limited to
table management and configuration for the Aleph client; customization of
the Web OPAC interface and MetaLib; technical support, and cooperation with
systems integrator and vendor in system administration and in implementing
software upgrades; and the application of service packs. The incumbent takes
the lead in planning for the implementation of enhanced features,
improvements in functionality, or additional modules of the ILS.
Participates in team planning projects involving use of or integration with
the ILS. Plans for migration of data from GPO mainframe legacy systems to
the ILS. Develops and provides training on ILS functionality to GPO staff as
well as to depository libraries and the public. Makes presentations as the
technical expert on ILS functionality to all levels of management within
GPO, and to depository libraries and the public at meetings and conferences.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
If the qualifications described in the job posting
(http://www.gpo.gov/careers/jobs/06-446.pdf) are met, further evaluation
will be based on narrative responses to each knowledge, skill, ability and
other characteristic (KSAO) listed in the job posting. Narrative responses
should explain how experience, education, training, awards and appraisals
demonstrate possession of each KSAO.
A separate narrative response statement for each KSAO must be submitted with
the application package for it to be considered.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities and Other Characteristics required for this
1. Professional knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of
library and information science to accomplish the organization, storage, and
retrieval of data and information using technology.
2. Skill in configuring, administering, and customizing a multi-module
ILS, particularly Ex Libris' Aleph 500 including the Web OPAC interface and
the MetaLib federated searching product.
3. Skill in oral communications to make effective presentations to all
levels of management, to depository libraries and to the public, and to
communicate with automation vendors and with staff at varying levels of
4. Skill in written communications to write project plans,
presentations, reports and engage in email communications.
5. Skill in planning and project management to develop and implement
enhanced features, improvements in functionality, or additional modules of
the ILS as well as new products and services.
If, after reviewing the PDF of the job posting
(http://www.gpo.gov/careers/jobs/06-446.pdf ), you still have need for
additional information, please contact:
Valerie J. Tripp
Human Capital Operations
Phone: (202) 512-1178
TDD: (202) 512-1519
Please feel free to post this announcement on other appropriate lists and
encourage qualified candidates to apply.
GPO is an equal employment opportunity employer.
If you have questions or comments, please use the GPO online help service
To ensure that your question is routed to the correct area, choose the
category "Federal Depository Libraries" and the appropriate subcategory
under Additional Information.
You may also contact the GPO Customer Contact Center at 866-512-1800,
(Toll-free) or at 202-512-1800, (DC Metropolitan Area) Monday through
Friday, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm, EST
GPO Customer Contact Center