Vacancy Announcement - GS-11/12 Systems Librarian, US National Library of Medicine Announcement Number: HHS/NIH-2005-0270 (public- open to all qualified U.S. citizens) Job Link: https://jobs.quickhire.com/scripts/hhs.exe/runjobinfo?aOrg=1&aJob=5248&Usern ame=~BROWSE~&ORGIMG=original_hhs.gif AND/OR Announcement Number: HHS/NIH-2005-0271 (for those with Federal civil service career, career conditional, reinstatement, VEOA, or other special appointing status) Job Link: https://jobs.quickhire.com/scripts/hhs.exe/runjobinfo?aOrg=1&aJob=5250&Usern ame=~BROWSE~&ORGIMG=original_hhs.gif ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- Vacancy Description: Librarian, GS-1410-11 / 12 (NLM) Announcement Numbers: HHS/NIH-2005-0270 (public- open to all qualified U.S. citizens) HHS/NIH-2005-0271 (for those with Federal civil service career, career conditional, reinstatement, VEOA, or other special appointing status) Open Period: 11/01/2004 - 11/30/2004 Series/Grade: GS-1410-11/12 Salary: $50,593.00 TO $78,826.00 Promotion Potential / Full Performance Level: GS-12 Hiring Agency: National Institutes of Health Duty Locations: 1 vacancy in Bethesda, MD For more information, Contact: Susan Burns, 301-594-2291, [log in to unmask] Remarks: Applications (resume and vacancy questions) MUST be received online via HHS Careers midnight eastern time on the closing date of this announcement. Go to http://www.hhs.gov/careers for details on using HHS Careers. Announcement Info: Salary range listed above includes locality pay AREA OF CONSIDERATION: The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under delegated examining procedures for non-status candidates under announcement HHS/NIH-2005-0270 and for status candidates (those with Federal civil service career, career conditional, reinstatement, VEOA, or other special appointing status) under announcement HHS/NIH-2005-0271. Candidates who wish to be considered under both delegated examining and merit promotion procedures MUST apply to both vacancy announcements. POSITION DETAILS: Appointment Type: Permanent Work Schedule: Full-Time Tenure: Yes Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Merit Promotion Position: Yes Travel Required: No Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. DUTY LOCATION: Bethesda, MD ORGANIZATION LOCATION: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is located in one of three sections which comprise the Technical Services Division - the Cataloging Section, the Selection and Acquisition Section and the Serial Records Section. The Technical Services Division (1) recommends policy on collection development; (2) selects, acquires, processes and catalogs materials for the collection; (3) develops and maintains national and international publication exchange relationships; (4) develops and maintains automated systems supporting technical services functions; (5) creates and distributes bibliographic and related information through Internet file transfer, online databases, and publications, and (6) coordinates NLM's technical services activities with other national and research libraries here and abroad and with the U.S. biomedical library community. The incumbent is responsible for providing access to information resources, both within the physical confines of the library and beyond the library through databases and telecommunications networks and supporting the development of a variety of tasks that support the development and utilization of automated systems for processing acquisitions, bibliographic, holdings and authority data. Systems staff in TSD participate in the design, testing and implementation of automated systems to aid TSD employees in performing basic library functions such as selecting, ordering, processing and cataloging materials for the collection, distributing data to external users, and maintaining a server-based network of microcomputer workstations. More specifically, the incumbent: (1) Has technical responsibility for the daily operations of one or more automated processing systems in the division and any of the scheduled production jobs, batch processes or updates that are performed as part of the acquisitions and bibliographic control functions or maintenance of the holdings database. (2) Applies knowledge of library operating procedures, online files and processing procedures, system analysis techniques and bibliographic control standards to the solution of technical processing problems to improve operating efficiency in the Division and/or to provide better management information. Defines and requests modifications to operational and developmental systems subject to established Division approvals. (3) Collects and organizes data, including descriptions of workflow, analysis of database records, file maintenance activities and machine-readable formats for operations within TSD. Reviews processes and makes recommendations to senior management for modifications that improve the efficiency of operations and/or the quality of products. (4) Tests and evaluates new or updated databases, software modifications, or other changes to TSD's automated systems as needed. Refines and improves systems based on testing and user input. (5) Prepares documentation for computer applications developed for TSD, including user manuals, special instructions, and articles for publication describing TSD's files, products, and processes. (6) Coordinates and provides training of division personnel, contractors and Library staff from NLM and outside agencies in the use of technical processing systems. (7) Serves as a microcomputer support coordinator in providing assistance to Division staff and contractors using microcomputer software and hardware. Acts as liaison with OCCS and contractors to arrange for the installation, maintenance and communications for microcomputer workstations in the Division. (8) Participates in the preparation of system requirements documentation and writes functional specifications for system development projects within the Division. (9) Serves as one of the principal liaisons to OCCS and as a technical resource for cooperative efforts to integrate TSD's data with other library automation projects in the Library. (10) Plans and develops contract actions for automation projects including file conversions, special file maintenance activities, etc. May prepare statements of work, serve on technical review groups, act as project officer, etc. (11) Reviews standards for machine-readable formats, electronic data exchange, representation of holdings data, etc., and makes recommendations related to NLM's practices and adherence to the appropriate national and international standards. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: For information on qualifications, requirements, selective factors and how to apply, paste the URLs at the top of this message into your browser. All applications must be completed online. NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT SHOULD BE REFERRED TO: Susan Burns, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Democracy 2 Suite 400, Bethesda MD 20892, Direct Phone - (301) 594-2291, Central Phone - (301) 594-2324, Fax - (301) 480-3064, Email - [log in to unmask] For technical/systems issues please contact NIH HR Systems Support at [log in to unmask] or 301-451-1436.