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Systems Librarian - NIH/National Library of Medicine (fwd)

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"Erik C. Delfino" <[log in to unmask]>

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FEDLIB: Federal Librarians Discussion List

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Tue, 25 Feb 1997 07:51:17 -0500

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 07:27:04 EDT
From: "r. lee hadden" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: JOBS: Systems Librarian - NIH/National Library of Medicine

------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
Date:          Mon, 24 Feb 1997 18:49:48 -0500
Reply-to:      Library and Information Science jobs mailing list
               <[log in to unmask]>
From:          Terry Kuny <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:       US - Systems Librarian - NIH/National Library of Medicine,
               Bethesda, MD
To:            [log in to unmask]

From: Naomi Miller <[log in to unmask]>
*******************
The National Library of Medicine is seeking a Systems
Librarian to work in the Collection Access Section of the
Public Services Division.  The potential candidate should
have experience with a wide variety of software, including
WordPerfect, Excel, Procomm+, and Microsoft Access and
a desire to master new technologies. Demonstrated
familiarity with PC hardware and software in DOS, Windows,
and client/server environments.   The incumbent will be
responsible for developing and maintaining the Section#s
web page with information related to NLM#s document
delivery services and the DOCLINE system.  The incumbent
will participate in planning, designing, testing, and
implementing system enhancements to DOCLINE, NLM#s
automated interlibrary loan request routing and order
referral system.  Demonstrated ability to work with staff with
varying levels of technological expertise.  Ability to plan and
conduct training activities for staff in the use of these new
technologies.  The potential candidate should have strong
analytical, written, and communications skills.

The vacancy announcement is below.  Applications must
be postmarked by March 3, 1997.  The salary range is as
follows: GS-1410/1412-9 -- $31,680-$41,185;
GS-1410/1412-11 -- $38,330-$49,831; and GS-1410/12-12
--$45,939-$59,725.

LIBRARIAN/TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIALIST
GS-1410/1412-9/11/12
$31,680-$59,725

NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 ANNOUNCEMENT NO.: LM-97-05
OPM CONTROL NO.:BM4478
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: ALL SOURCES
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: CAREER/CAR. COND.
TOUR OF DUTY: FULL-TIME
NO. OF POSITIONS: 1
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: YES
OPENING DATE: 01/27/97
CLOSING DATE: 03/03/97
LOCATION: NLM/LO/PSD/CAS
__________________________________________________
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position is located in
the National Library of Medicine, Division of Library
Operations, Public Services Division, Collection Access
Section.  The incumbent participates in planning, designing,
testing, implementing and evaluating computer applications
and related technology; applies a knowledge of library
operating procedures, online files and processing
procedures, systems analysis techniques, and
computer programming to the solution of technical
processing problems, to improve operating efficiency in the
Division or to provide better management information; tests
and evaluates new or updated databases and retrieval
system changes before they are released for public use;
serves as a technical expert in library automation and
provides training to personnel in the use of the various
automated systems; and collects and organizes data
including organization and preparation of charts, tables,
graphs and statistical reports for management personnel
and for use in the preparation of presentations.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Librarian: GS-9
Must meet one of the following:
1) Master's degree or successful completion of two full
years (60 semester - or 90 quarter hours) in library science
from an accredited college or university; OR, 2) One of the
following: Master's degree in Library Sciencefrom an
accredited college or university; OR successful completion
of 30 semester - or 4 quarter hours of graduate study in
library science; OR a 5th year bachelor's degree in library
science plus one year of professional librarian experience;
OR a combination of college level education and librarian
experience totaling at least five years, OR a total of five
years' library experience.  In addition, possesses one year
of professional experience in one or more of the major
functional areas of librarianship, such as acquisitions,
cataloging, readers' advisory services, etc., equivalent in
difficulty and responsibility to the GS-7 level in the Federal
service. GS-11: Must meet one of the following: 1)
Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree or
three full years of graduate study in library science from an
accredited college or university; OR, 2) The qualification
requirements for GS-9 positions plus possesses one year
of professional librarian experience equivalent in difficulty
and responsibility to the GS-9 level in the Federal service.
GS-12: Must meet the qualification requirements for GS-11
with one year of professional librarian experience
equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that has
equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills,
and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the
position, and that is typically in or related to the position to
be filled.

Technical Information Specialist:  Applicants must meet the
basic requirements: a full 4-year course of study that meets
all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with a major
study in the subject-matter field of the position; OR four
years of experience that provided a knowledge of the
basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and
terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an
understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and
techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter
field; and where appropriate, ability to read and
comprehend nontechnical material in one or more foreign
languages.  Such experience must have been equivalent to
that which would have been gained through a
4-year college curriculum; OR a combination of education
and experience.  In addition to the basic requirements,
applicants must meet the following: GS-9 level must have
two full years of progressively higher level graduate
education or master's degree related to the position or one
year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level.
GS-11 level must have three full years of progressively
higher level graduate education or doctoral degree related
to the position or one year equivalent to at least the GS-9
level.  GS-12 level must have one year equivalent to at least
the next lower grade level. NOTE: Experience must have
demonstrated the ability to perform, supervise, or direct one
or more of the functional areas of work covered by this
series; to understand the concepts, theories, new
development, and co-relationship of information in related
fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of
the art.

Full qualification requirements can be found in the OPM's
Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions
Operating Manual available in any Personnel Office.

SELECTIVE FACTORS (SFs):  In addition to the
qualification requirements outlined above, the following
selective factor(s) will be used in determining basic
qualifications: Knowledge of library systems analysis
andlibrary operating procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Applicants meeting basic qualifications will be evaluated in
terms of the following job-related KSAs:  (1) Skill in
communicating in writing; (2) Skill in communicating orally;
and (3) Skill in analyzing personal computer hardware or
software problems, identify the source of the problem and
either resolve it personally or make recommendation for
resolving the problem.  Any experience, awards, and/or
specific training and educational courses that relate to the
KSAs should be described as a way of demonstrating your
level of competence in the KSAs.  Experience may be as an
employee or volunteer, paid or unpaid.  It is necessary that
you state specifically what you have done when
demonstrating your competence in each KSA.  The level of
KSA possession is determined through a review of each
application for the position.  In order to be considered for
this position, applicants are strongly encouraged to
address each of the KSAs on a separate sheet of paper.
Displaced and surplus Federal employees must possess
the KSAs at the well-qualified level in order to receive
consideration under OPM's Interagency Career Transition
Assistance Plan (ICTAP).  A well-qualified displaced or
surplus Federal employee is an individual who satisfies all
medical, physical, educational, experience, selective and
quality ranking factors for the vacant position.  Also, the
person must be displaced or surplus from this commuting
area and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all
factors or the established cutoff score.

HOW TO APPLY:  Although the Federal Government
does not require a standard application form, we do need
certain information to evaluate your qualifications and
determine if you meet legal requirements for Federal
employment.  Your application or resume must include
social security number, country of citizenship, and number of
hours worked per week for each employer.  See Attachment
A for a complete list of required information.  If your resume
or application does not provide all the information
requested in this vacancy announcement, you may lose
consideration for a job.  You may also refer to OPM's flyer,
Applying for a Federal Job (OF-510).  You may apply with a
resume, Optional Application for Federal Employment
(OF-612), Application for Federal Employment (SF-171), or
any other written format you choose.  All status applicants
who wish to be considered under both merit promotion and
competitive procedures must submit two complete
applications.  When only one application is received, it will
be considered under the merit promotion announcement
only.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:  All applicants MUST submit (1) a
current copy of your resume, OF-612, SF-171, or any other
written format you choose, and (2) college transcripts if
specific education is required for the position or you are
substituting education for experience.  In addition,
applicants are strongly encouraged to include a description
of your accomplishments that demonstrate your
competence in the SFs and KSAs on plain bond paper.
Applicants claiming 5-point veterans' preference should
submit a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active
Duty (DD-214) or if you are claiming 10-point veterans'
preference, an Application for 10-Point Veterans'
Preference SF-15) and the documentary proof needed to
prove your claim.  Status applicants should submit a copy of
your most recent final rating under your appraisal system.
Applicants should also submit a copy of your most recent
Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing highest
grade achieved or competitive status for reinstatement
eligibles.  Commissioned Corps Officers need only submit
an updated curriculum vitae and bibliography.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications:  Applications
will be accepted if postmarked by the closing date.
Incomplete applications or applications postmarked after
the closing date will not be considered.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Before hiring,
we will ask you to complete a Declaration for Federal
Employment to determine your suitability for Federal
employment, authorize a background investigation, and
certify the accuracy of all the information in your application.
If you make a false statement in any part of your application,
you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin
work; or you may be fined or jailed.  If you are a male over
age 18, you must have registered with the Selective Service
System (or have an exemption) to be eligible for a Federal
job.  The law prohibits public officials from appointing,
promoting, or recommending their relatives.  Federal
annuitants (military and civilian) may have their salaries or
annuities reduced.  All employees must pay any valid
delinquent debts or we may garnish your salary.  Veterans#
Preference in Hiring:  If you served on active duty in the
United States Military and were separated under honorable
conditions, you may be eligible for veterans' preference.
To receive preference if your service began after October
15, 1976, you must have a Campaign Badge, Expeditionary
Medal, or a service-connected disability.  For further details,
(1) call OPM at 912-757-3000 and select "Federal
Employment Topics" and then "Veterans," (2) dial OPM's
electronic bulletin board at 912-757-3100, or (3) contact the
person listed in this announcement.  Veterans' preference is
not a factor for Senior Executive Service jobs or when
competition is limited to status candidates (current or former
Federal career or career-conditional employees).

Application forms are subject to the provisions of the
Privacy Act and become the property of DHHS.  Selection
for this position will be based solely on merit, without
discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status,
sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, age, or
membership or non-membership in an employee
organization.  U.S. citizenship is required.

Forms can be obtained from and sent to:

NIH/National Library of Medicine
Building 38, Room 2N05
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20894
Phone:  (301) 496-4943
Attention: Veronica Shaffer

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