Technical Information Specialist
NOAA Regional Library, Seattle, Washington
Opening Date: 03/30/1999
Closing Date: 04/30/1999
Series & Grade: ZA-1412-II (Equivalent to GS-07/10)
Vacancy Number: H/NES/990031.RAW

Duties: Responses to library user needs on NOAA-related subjects
  using the collection and online resources at the NOAA Seattle

  Regional Library. Collects, verifies, compiles, and summarizes

  data and information. Processes routine actions in documentation

  and library technical processing. Aids high level specialist in

  complex activities.

  Qualifications: A full 4-year course of study that meets all

  requirements for a bachelor's degree with major study in the

  field of environmental or related sciences; OR four years of

  experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles,

  theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of environmental

  or related sciences; and an understanding of the standard

  methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis of

  environmental sciences or related sciences. Such experience must

  have been gained through a 4-year curriculum; OR a combination of

  education and experience as described above. In addition to the

  above applicants must have one year of specialized experience

  equivalent to the next lower level. Specialized experience must

  have demonstrated the ability to perform one or more of the

  functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand

  the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of

  information in library technical support activities; and to

  maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art.

  Appropriate graduate level education may be substituted for

  specialized experience. Time-in-grade/band must be met by the

  closing date. Transcripts must be provided to verify education.

  Quality Ranking Factors (* = critical): Applicants are strongly

  encouraged to include a supplemental sheet describing how their

  experience and education relates to each quality ranking factor.

  (1) *Ability to coordinate a large variety of library duties

  such as reference, interlibrary loan, serials control, and

  technical processing;(2) *Skill in operating a computer and/of

  word processing as evidenced by using a variety of software

  packages; (3) Knowledge of oceanographic and atmospheric

  sciences as evidenced by providing requested information; (4)

  Knowledge of system administration of an integrated library

  system; and (5) Ability to communicate effectively, both in

  person and in writing as evidenced by preparing briefings and




  Application Address:         Contact:

  NOAA HRMO, OFA45                        (301) 713-0524

  NESDIS/NMFS/OAR Human Resources Div.    (301) 713-0974 FAX

  1315 East-West Highway                  (301) 713-0973 TDD

  ATTN: VA#H/NES990031.RAW

  Silver Spring, MD 20910-3285