Librarian – Reference – US Department of Transportation – Kings Point, NY

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US Department of Transportation

    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Maritime Administration (MARAD).

    This position is established to provide curricular support, general and specialized reference service, circulation, and other professional duties and responsibilities. The Library is an academic library with a wide variety of materials in a broad complex of subjects and specialized collections in technical areas.

    Responsibilities

    As a Librarian, you will:

    • Provide assistance to both professional and technical personnel and provide assistance in their fulfillment of reference requests in a variety of subject areas ranging from military/naval history to the fine arts.
    • Oversee the circulation desk in the absence of the Reader Services Librarian ensuring smooth operation of all functions, including the use of the automated library system to charge/discharge materials and reserve items.
    • Conduct orientation detailing services and resources available within the library and the community. Design and deliver information literacy instruction to individuals and groups.
    • Identify electronic resources, including but not limited to databases, electronic journals, and e-books for consideration, establish product trials for evaluation, apply license and contract terms related to electronic resources, and collaborate with technical Services in the negotiation of resources.
    • Maintain awareness of emerging issues, trends, standards, and technologies in the management of librarianship, licensed electronic resources, the Library’s management and discovery systems. Understand how these can impact resources and services.

    This position is perfect for a mid-career professional with a customer service oriented approach, who is looking for an opportunity to assist college age students in an academic library.

    The working schedule for the position will be:

    • While classes are in session: Sundays 1400-2300, Mondays 1530-2300, and 3 more days 0800-1630.


    – While classes are not in session: Monday – Friday 0800-1630

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

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  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be eligible for status consideration & meet experience.
    • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
    • Provide all required documents by closing date
    • Announcement also advertised U.S Citizens: MARAD.MMA-2019-0101

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

    Qualifications

    In addition to meeting the basic series entry qualification requirements, applicants must meet the education and/or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration:

    TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-09 on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-07, it must include:

    • Experience providing a range of reference and research services in a variety of subject areas to meet the needs of patrons.
    • Experience identifying electronic resources, including but not limited to databases, electronic journals, and e-books for consideration, establishes product trials for evaluation, applies license and contract terms related to electronic resources.

    TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-09 on Education:

    • 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., L.L.B. or J.D., related to the position.

    You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4


    Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.


    Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    BASIC SERIES ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS:

    A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
    or
    B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

    Additional information

    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee’s Guide to Career Transition.

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.


    This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

    Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated on your behalf or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy.

    The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying.


    PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS/INCENTIVE AWARDS:
    If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation dated within the last 18 months (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.).

    VETERANS: Your last DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility. It need not be official.

    • If you are applying to a vacancy opened to all US Citizens under category rating and wish to be considered as a preference eligible, you need to submit a copy of your DD214.
    • If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. An SF-15 is desired, but not required.
    • If you are applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran’s Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) (https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/#veoa), you need to provide a copy of your last DD214, which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

    STATUS APPLICANTS: If seeking eligibility consideration as status/agency/DOT employee, you must provide proof of eligibility in the form of an SF-50. Your SF-50 must verify the highest grade held competitively, full performance level of position, and eligibility as a status applicant. Please do not submit an Award SF-50, as these are often incomplete and do not verify grade or status eligibility.

    NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.

    DISPLACED EMPLOYEES: If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category) and provide all of the following documents:

    • your most recent performance appraisal,
    • the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and
    • your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.

    Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system. You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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