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Subject: Amended Vacancy Announcement - Librarian (Law), GS-1410-14
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On February 5, 1998, I sent you an E-mail to which Vacancy Announcement #
OS-OGC-08-036-DW was attached. I am attaching the amended version of this
Vacancy Announcement to this E-mail which reflects the extension of the
closing date to 3/23/98.
If there are any problems with the Vacancy Announcement, please call me on
202-482-8090 or send me an E-mail. Thank you for your assistance in
letting prospective applicants know about this vacancy.
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#OS-OGC-08-036-DW; OPENS 02-06-98; CLOSES 03-23-1998
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
AND UNDER DELEGATED EXAMINING PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT TWO
APPLICATIONS. IF ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED, IT WILL BE
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,
MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL
ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN
EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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 descriptions).
- 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
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