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Subject: Vacancy Announcement - Librarian (Law), GS-1410-14
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Attached is the Vacancy Announcement for the Librarian (Law), GS-1410-14,
which is being advertised by the Office of the General Counsel, Department
of Commerce, Washington, D.C. If the attachment is not readable, please
let me know and I will resend it. If you have other questions, I can be
contacted via E-mail or on 202-482-8090.
Thank you for your assitance in letting prospective candidates know about
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#OS-OGC-08-036-DW; OPENS 02-06-98; CLOSES 03-09-1998
Librarian (Law) Office of the Secretary
GS-1410-14 Office of the General Counsel
($66,138 - $85,978 per annum) Immediate Office
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: None
WHO MAY APPLY: All Qualified Candidates
THIS POSITION MAY BE FILLED UNDER A COMPETITIVE EXAMINING AUTHORITY DELEGATED
BY THE U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (OPM). NON-STATUS APPLICANTS WILL
BE REVIEWED BY THE DELEGATED EXAMINING UNIT (DEU) INSTEAD OF THE OPM. STATUS
CANDIDATES WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH THE MERIT ASSIGNMENT PROGRAM
AND UNDER DELEGATED EXAMINING PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT TWO COMPLETE
APPLICATIONS. IF ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED
UNDER THE MERIT ASSIGNMENT PROGRAM.
DUTIES: Serves as the Department's Legal Information Manager managing the
Office of the General Counsel's legal information program and policies.
Establishes policies, projects and goals for long-term planning of the
information and dissemination program of the Law Library, initiating plans
and administering programs and activities associated with the development and
maintenance of the office systems used for organizing and assessing legal
information in the practice of law for the Department (i.e., administrative
law, contracts, personnel, ethics, international trade, environmental law,
patents and trademark, intellectual property, constitutional law, and
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements:
a) completion of all the requirements for a Master's degree or two (2) full
academic years of graduate study in library science in an accredited college
or university OR b) alternative requirements outlined in OPM's Qualification
Standards (Handbook X-118. Education may be substituted for experience as
outlined in OPM's Qualification Standards (Handbook X-118). In addition,
applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13level in the Federal service which has equipped the applicant with the
particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties
of this position. Non-government applicants should have experience at
approximately the $55,969 salary level.
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QUALITY RANKING FACTORS: Applicants MUST submit a separate written statement
addressing each quality ranking factor listed on this announcement, including
specific examples of how your experience and/or education meets each factor.
Failure to address each factor will remove your application from
1. Ability to plan and manage a library program to meet the needs of an
agency with a broad and diverse mission.
2. Ability to utilize and provide expert advice on utilization of computer
systems, database management, electronic research techniques, and
telecommunications networks in order to access, organize and disseminate
PAYMENT OF RELOCATION EXPENSES IS NOT AUTHORIZED
GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
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.
BASIS FOR EVALUATING APPLICANTS: Applicants will be evaluated on experience, education, awards and performance.
HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY: Individuals may submit applications in any written format they choose, including resumes or printed forms
(SF-171 or Optional Application for Federal Employment - OF 612). Resumes and applications should contain all of the information specified in
the section "HERE'S WHAT YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION SHOULD CONTAIN".
Send applications to: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary, Office of Personnel Operations, Room 5206, 14th and
Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.
Privacy act requirements (PL 93-579): The application forms prescribed are used to determine qualification for promotion, reassignment, or
employment and are authorized under Title 5 U.S.C., Section 3302 and 3361.
Information for Career Transition Assistance Program Applicants:
Displaced employees eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) must submit the following: 1) Notice of
Separation; 2) a copy of your last performance appraisal. Failure to submit this documentation will affect your consideration for this program.
Applicants eligible for consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must submit a copy of one of the
following: 1) RIF separation notice; 2) documentation that shows the applicant was separated as a result of declining a transfer of function/directed
reassignment to another commuting area; 3) official certification from an agency stating that it cannot place an individual whose injury
compensation has been terminated; 4) official notification from OPM that an individual's disability annuity has been or is being terminated; 5)
official notification from the DOD or National Guard Bureau that an individual has retired under 5 U.S.C. 8837(h) or 8456.
CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit a separate statement addressing how they meet any Selective and/or Quality Ranking Factors listed on the
announcement. CTAP/ICTAP applicants that are found well qualified will receive priority consideration for the particular position. Failure to
outline your qualifications as described in the Quality Ranking Factors to address how you are well qualified will affect your priority
consideration for that position.
- Current or former government employees must include a copy of their SF-50 to show proof of career or career-conditional status. Handicapped,
disabled veterans, or any other applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment under special appointing authorities not requiring competitive
status should clearly specify their special appointing authorities eligibility on their application.
- Any former Federal employee who has received a voluntary separation incentive (i.e., a "Buyout") and accepts employment with the Government
of the United States within 5 years after the date of the separation on which the payment is based shall be required to repay the entire amount of
the incentive payment to the agency that paid the incentive payment. [P.L. 103-226, Section 3(d)(3)]
- A separate application must be submitted for each announcement. Illegible applications or resumes will not be considered.
- Applications must be submitted by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Applications mailed in Government postage-paid envelopes
will not be considered. For Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) announcements, applications must be postmarked by the closing date.
- Fax applications to (202) 482-5807. Applications faxed from Government fax machines will not be considered (this does not apply to
- For copies of the vacancy announcement, please call (202) 482-5138 or TDD (202) 482- 0325.
- To have a faxed copy of the vacancy announcement sent to you please call (202) 482-1533.
- Relocation expenses will be paid unless otherwise stated in the vacancy announcement.
- Government-wide Time-In-Grade requirements apply to Federal employees and must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
- 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 registration status is required before starting employment.
- If a vacant position is filled at a level below its full performance level, the applicant selected may be promoted without further competition. This
does not guarantee promotion.
- Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the announcement only if selected
HERE'S WHAT YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION SHOULD CONTAIN
1) Job Information:
Announcement number and title and grade(s) of the job for which you are applying
2) Personal Information:
Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and work and home phone number (with area code)
Social security number and country of citizenship (most Federal jobs require United States citizenship)
- If you wish to claim 5-point veterans' preference or if you are applying under the Veterans'
Readjustment Appointment program, you must include a copy/copies of your Certificate of Release or
Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
- If you wish to claim 10-point veterans' preference you must include an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required by that form
- 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).
Reinstatement eligibility (if applicable; attach SF-50 as proof of your career or career-conditional status)
Highest Federal civilian grade held (also give job series and the dates held)
- Name, city and State (zip code if known)
- Name city and State (zip code if known)
- Type and year of degree(s) if received(if no degree, show the total credits earned and indicate whether
semester or quarter hours
- Copies of transcripts if the announcement specifies minimum educational requirements or if you are
qualifying based on education
4) Work Experience:
Give the following information for your paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying (Do not send
- Job title (include series and grade if Federal employment)
- Duties and accomplishments
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor's name and phone number
- Starting and ending date (month and year)
- Hours per week
Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
5) Other Qualifications:
Job-related training courses (title and year)
Job-related skills; for example, other languages, computer software/hardware skills, tools and machinery used, typing speed
Job-related certificates and licenses (current only)
Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments; for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies,
leadership activities, public speaking and performance awards (give dates but do not send documents unless requested in the
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