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Job Title:Supervisory Librarian, GS-12

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-664-12-BSa-723538


$74,854.00 to $97,309.00 / Per Year


Thursday, August 23, 2012 to Tuesday, September 04, 2012




Full Time - Permanent



1 vacancy in the following location:
San Diego, CA United States


All Appointable


This position is located in the Medical Library within the Education Service for the VA San Diego Healthcare System, Department of Veterans Affairs, in La Jolla, CA.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 723538

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.

We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment.  We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system.  The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.

We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities<> [i.e., mental retardation (intellectual disabilities), severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more<>.


 *   You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
 *   Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
 *   Must provide transcripts.

Administers and manages the day-to-day function of the Medical Library. This includes administration of the Medical Library and Patient Health Library reference, collection development and management, selection and evaluation of information resources, and providing training in search systems.  Supervises a group of employees and provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.  Responsible for collections development, organization, acquisition, cataloging, classification, circulation, and preservation; computer and system database management; bibliographic systems, reference, and literature research services; and library management, automation and planning.  Analyzes, implements, reviews and recommends revisions to programs guidelines, policies and operating procedures as they relate to the Medical and the Patient Health Libraries.  Develops and implements corrective measures and new procedures to improve and/or expand services to include establishing criteria for expansions or enhancements of a standard classification system to accommodate special needs of a particular library, planning a new facility, or developing a major system enhancement; or evaluating the effectiveness of library programs, etc.

Note: First time supervisors must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Work Schedule: Full Time position, Monday - Friday (40 hours per week), 8:00am - 4:30 pm

Position Description Title/PD#:  9647-0

Relocation Expenses: Recruitment/Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.