> Please post the following vacancy announcement.
> Maxine F. Brown
> Scientific and Technical Information Center
> US Patent and Trademark Office
> FORM CD-260, REV. 6-86, DAO 202-335
> MERIT PROGRAM
> Announcement Number: PTO-98-184
> Issue Date: Closing Date: 6/15/98 7/14/98
> VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
> Title, Series, and Grade Librarian (Physical Science), GS-1410-13
> Position is at the full performance level Competitive Service POPA
> bargaining unit position
> Vacancy Location Patent and Trademark Office, Scientific and Technical
> Information Center, Scientific Literature Division, Arlington, VA
> Area of Consideration PTO Employees with Status, Current Federal
> Employees with Status, Non-Status Applicants, Reinstatement Eligibles,
> DOC Surplus, Displaced Employees in local commuting area
> Duties: Incumbent serves as the Team Leader for the Electronic
> Information Center (EIC) in the Scientific Literature Division of the
> Scientific and Technical Information Center (STIC). The EIC serves
> the Patent Examiners in the Electrical arts which cover communications
> and information processing inventions. The incumbent is responsible
> to the Division Chief for assuring that the work assignments of the
> other employees of the group are carried out by performing a range of
> duties such as: check on work in-progress, amend or reject work not
> meeting established standards, resolve informal complaints, etc.
> Other duties are to provide reference service to all users of the EIC
> and assists them in the use of library paper and electronic resources;
> analyzes search requests to determine search requirements and
> composition; performs online commercial database searches for the
> Examiners in the Electrical art utilizing the most appropriate source
> in a timely and cost effective fashion; reviews all search results and
> recommends pertinent references to be reviewed to support case action
> and perform special projects, studies, and assignments; maintains
> contact with experts in various subject fields; maintains extensive
> usage statistics; conducts tour and orientations to the library
> services and resources; may serve as a contract task manager or COTR.
> Summary of Qualification Requirements: Completion of all
> requirements for a master's degree or 2 full academic years of
> graduate study in library sciences, in an accredited college of
> university. Applicants must have had one year of experience which has
> equipped them with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
> successfully perform the duties of the position, which is typical to
> the work of the position to be filled, and is equivalent to the next
> lower grade in the Federal Service. Status applicants considered under
> Merit Program Procedures are subject to time-in-grade requirements in
> accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be
> determined to be well qualified if they score 90 or higher when rated
> against the crediting plan.
> Evaluation of Qualified Candidates:
> will be on the basis of experience, training, awards, supervisory
> appraisals, and the following factors. Failure to address each factor
> may have an impact upon your ranking.
> 1. Knowledge of the principles and practice of online searching in
> science and technology including search construction and strategy;
> search commands and syntax, index structure, use of controlled
> vocabularies, natural language searching, Boolean logic, truncation
> adjacency, relevance ranking, etc.
> 6 points
> 2. Knowledge of the content and structure of a variety of databases
> to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective one for providing
> the required information to the EIC user. 6 points
> 3. Knowledge and abilities needed to manage an information center
> that includes systems, literature and library personnel at various
> professional and technical levels of expertise. 6 points
> 4. Skill in the use of internal and external automated systems
> including personal computers, electronic mail, dial access, local and
> wide area networks, the Internet, including World Wide Web, document
> imaging. etc. 6 points
> 5. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 6
> How To Apply - SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
> 1. Candidates may submit a SF-171, Application for Federal Employment,
> an OF-612 or resume.
> 2. Most recent supervisory appraisal and a recent copy of a SF-50,
> Notification of Personnel Action (Status Candidates Only)
> 3. Vacancy announcement number and position title must be recorded on
> the application submitted.
> 4. College transcript or Form 1170, List of College Courses and
> Certificate of Scholastic Achievement. Status candidates may submit a
> copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current or
> past classification.
> 5. Statement of qualifications relating to each of the Ranking
> For Specific Information Call: Carl Dolder (703) 305-8185 TTD#
> (703)308-6645 or Relay System For more employment opportunities visit
> our web site at WWW.USPTO.GOV
> Mailing Address: Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Human
> Resources, Box 171 Washington, DC 20231
> Where To Apply In Person: Patent and Trademark Office, Office of Human
> Resources, 2011 Crystal Drive, CPK1 - 707, Arlington, VA
> VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
> All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of age, race
> color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation,
> non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation,
> affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
> I. Regardless of Which Application Form/Format is used, Applicants
> should address the following:
> A. The announcement number, title and grade of the position for
> which you are applying.
> B. Personal information
> 1. Full name, mailing address (including ZIP Code), home and work
> telephone numbers (including area codes)
> 2. Social security number
> 3. Country of citizenship
> 4. Veteran's 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 and the appropriate proof required by that form.
> 5. Competitive status: if you are a current or former Federal
> employee, and if the announcement is open to status applicants only
> or if you wish to be considered as a status applicant, you must
> submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which
> shows you have status.
> 6. Highest federal civilian grade held, including job series and
> dates held.
> C. Education
> 1. High school - name, city, state and ZIP Code (if known) and date
> you received diploma or GED.
> 2. Colleges and universities - name, city, state and ZIP Code (if
> known), majors(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).
> D. Job-Related Work Experience (Paid and Non paid)
> 1. Job title (include series and grade if Federal)
> 2. Duties and accomplishments
> 3. Employer's name and address
> 4. Supervisor's name and telephone number
> 5. Starting and ending dates (month and year)
> 6. Hours per week,
> 7. Salary
> 8. Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
> E. Other Qualifications
> 1. Job-related training courses (title and year)
> 2. Job-related skills (i.e., other languages, computer
> hardware/software, tools machinery, etc.)
> 3. Typing and/or stenography speed
> 4. Job-related certificates and licenses (current only). Do not
> send copies unless required in the announcement.
> 5. 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.
> II. CTAP/ICTAP
> A. CTAP candidates must apply for the vacancy, submit proof of
> eligibility for CTAP consideration, have a current performance rating
> of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent, and be
> within the Washington, D.C. Commuting area.
> III. GENERAL INFORMATION
> A. Applicants must apply at their own expense; applications mailed
> in Government postage-paid envelopes or faxed from another Federal
> government agency fax machine will not be considered.
> B. Applicants must ensure that their complete application is
> postmarked no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
> C. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing
> date of the vacancy announcement.
> D. Applicants must be citizens of the United States (or owe
> allegiance to the United States).
> E. Applicants with disabilities, disabled veterans, or any other
> applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment under special
> appointing authorities not requiring competitive status should clearly
> specify their special eligibility on their application.
> F. If selected, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must
> confirm their selective service registration status. Certification
> forms are available at most Federal agency personnel offices or from
> the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
> G. Applications will not be returned to applicants.
> H. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of a vacancy
> announcement as soon as possible after a selection is made.
> I. If a vacancy is for a supervisory or managerial position, the
> selectee may have to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary
> J. If a vacant position is filled at a grade below the full
> performance level, the selectee may be promoted without further
> competition. However, this implies no promise or guarantee of
> K. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based
> on OPM Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions.
> L. 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.
> sections 3302 and 3360.
> M. Candidates outside of the PTO who are referred for
> consideration will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal
> Employment, OF-306.
> N. For any vacancy, employees of the Department of Commerce may be
> considered before other applicants.
> O. Relocation expenses will be paid at the discretion of the
> selecting official.