U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: NIST-97-0138/KY
ISSUE DATE: 01/24/97
CLOSING DATE: 02/07/97
National Institute of Standards and Technology
ZA-1410-IV ($54,629 - $83,922)
Equivalent to GS-13/14
KNOWN PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
NONE (Pay may increase to top of
supervisory pay band through
Office of Information Services
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
WHO MAY APPLY: All qualified applicants. Status applicants who wish to be
considered under both Merit Assignment Plan (MAP) and open competitive
procedures must submit two (2) complete applications. When only one (1)
application is received from a status applicant, it will be considered
under MAP only.
DUTIES: The incumbent will serve as the Deputy Director, Office of
Information Services (OIS) and will work with the Director, OIS to develop
library and information science policy and provide structured program
planning. The incumbent will be involved in administering budgets and
financial activities related to library and information services. The
incumbent should be knowledgeable in the use of state-of-the-art library
automation and information management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet minimum
qualifications for Librarian: possess a MLS or equivalent professional
library science experience. For the ZA-IV, applicant must possess one year
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level which has given the
applicant the understanding of the techniques and methods of library
science AND meet the Selective Factor below.
BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the minimum qualification
requirements and selective factor(s) will be further evaluated based on the
quality ranking factors listed below. Applicants are strongly encouraged
to address each of the factors on a separate sheet describing specifically
and accurately what experience, training, education, and/or awards you have
received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to include your name,
social security number, and the announcement number at the top of each
additional page. Failure to address the selective and/or quality ranking
factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your pertinent
experience, education, training and/or awards.
SELECTIVE FACTOR(S): (Determines your basic eligibility for the position)
1. Knowledge, as evidenced by experience, in managing library
administrative operations in either a research library setting or a
specialized library function (e.g., electronic publishing, reference and
information services, technical services).
QUALITY RANKING FACTOR(S) (QRF): (Determines your ranking in comparison
with other applicants. CTAP & ICTAP applicants who score 90 or above
according to the following Quality Ranking Factors will be well-qualified
and receive priority consideration.)
1. Knowledge, as evidenced by experience, in analyzing and administering
budgets and financial activities relating to library and information
2. Knowledge, as evidenced by experience, in handling library
administrative activities (including contracts, human resources,
3. Knowledge, as evidenced by experience, using and promoting electronic
technology in delivering information services.
Applicants must submit copies of college transcripts to verify meeting
minimum coursework requirements or a copy of their degree to verify meeting
the minimum degree/major requirements. Selectee for this position will be
required to complete SF-450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report, prior to entering-on-duty. Selectee to this position
may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.
WHERE TO APPLY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Office of
Human Resources Management, Administration Building, Room A-123,
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER VACANCIES OR FOR INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THIS
VACANCY, CALL (301) 926-4851.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (TDD): DIAL (301)-975-3007 OR
CONTACT MARYLAND RELAY SERVICE AT 1-800-735-2258.
PLEASE READ ATTACHED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT SUPPLEMENTAL
ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR,
SEX, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION,
NON-DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.
I. HOW TO APPLY
A. Submit a resume, OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment,
or any other written format you choose (SF-171, Application for Federal
Employment, is also acceptable). Regardless of which application
form/format you choose, you must include the following
1. The announcement number, title, and grade or Pay Band of the
position for which you are applying.
2. Personal Information
a. Full name, mailing address (including ZIP code), home and work
telephone numbers (including area codes)
b. Social security number and country of citizenship
c. Veterans' preference. If you wish to claim 5-point veterans
preference or if you are applying under the Veterans Readjustment
Appointment provisions, you must include dates of military service and a
copy of each Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214.
If you are claiming 10-point veterans preference, you must also include
SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the appropriate
proof required by that form.
d. Competitive status, if you are a current or former Federal
employee. If you wish to be considered under reinstatement, you must
submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows
your reinstatement eligibility.
e. Highest Federal civilian grade held, including job series and
a. High school - name, city, state, and ZIP code (if known) and date
you received diploma or GED.
b. Colleges and universities - name, city, state, and ZIP code (if
known), major(s), type(s) of degree(s) received and date(s) received. If
you did not receive a degree, show total credits earned and indicate
whether semester or quarter hours. Submit copies of undergraduate and/or
graduate transcripts if the announcement specifies minimum education
requirements, if you are
qualifying based on allowable substitution of education for experience, or
if you are qualifying based on Superior Academic Achievement (see the
announcement for details).
4. Job-Related Work Experience (Paid and Nonpaid)
a. Job title (include series and grade if Federal) and salary
b. Duties and accomplishments
c. Employer's name and address
d. Supervisor's name and telephone number (indicate if we may
contact your current supervisor)
e. Starting and ending dates (month and year) and hours per week
5. Other Qualifications
a. Job-related training courses (title and year)
b. Job-related skills (i.e., other languages, computer
hardware/software, tools, machinery, etc.)
c. Typing and/or stenography speed
d. Job-related certificates and licences (current only). Do not
send copies unless required in the announcement.
e. Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (i.e.,
publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership
activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.). Give dates but do
NOT send documents unless requested.
6. Special Requirements for Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
a. Employees wishing to apply under the DOC/CTAP for Displaced
Employees must submit a copy of their RIF separation notice.
b. Applicants wishing to apply under the Interagency CTAP for
Displaced Employees must also submit a copy of one of the following: 1)
their RIF separation notice; 2) documentation showing they were separated
as a result of declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to
another commuting area; 3) official certification from an agency stating
that it cannot place an individual whose injury compensation has been or is
being terminated; 4) official notification from OPM that an individual's
disability annuity has been or is being terminated; or 5) official
notification from the DOD or National Guard Bureau that employee has
retired under 5 U.S.C. 8837(h) or 8456.
II. GENERAL INFORMATION
A. A separate application must be submitted for each announcement.
B. Applications mailed in Government postage-paid envelopes will not be
C. Applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date of the
announcement and received no later than 5 workdays later.
D. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements (including
time-in-grade/Pay Band, if applicable) by the closing date of the
E. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
F. Handicapped applicants, 30% or more disabled veterans or any other
applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment under special
appointing authorities not requiring competitive status must clearly
specify their eligibility on their application and submit appropriate proof
of special appointment authority eligibility.
G. Male applicants over age 18 and born after December 31, 1959, must be
registered with the Selective Service System or have an exemption. If
selected, confirmation of selective service registration status is required
before entering on duty.
H. If a vacant position is filled at a level below the full performance
level, the selectee may be promoted without further competition. This
implies no promise or guarantee of a promotion.
I. Privacy Act requirements (PL 93-579): The application forms prescribed
are used to determine qualification for promotion, reassignment, or
employment as authorized under Title 5, U.S.C., Sections 3302 and 3361.
J. The Merit Assignment Plan is available for review at the NIST Office
of Human Resources Management.