Librarian-NLM-DE


Vacancy ID: 834254   Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-13-834254   USAJOBS Control Number: 336801800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Librarian (GS-1410-12) position at our agency. We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications requirements for the Professional Librarian Series.

A. I have successfully completed at least 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 in any field.
B. I have a total of at least 5 years of combined college-level education, training, and experience. This education, training, and experience provided me with a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
C. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a Librarian, GS-1410-12 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-12 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: evaluating, selecting, and adapting precedents to meet specialized information requirements of specialized clients; applying standard practices of other disciplines as they relate to the librarian profession (e.g., physical and biological sciences, toxicology, medicine, public health, or contracting); initiating and managing specialized projects related to locating, selecting, organizing or accessing information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources and electronic data bases; leading special task groups or teams to develop outreach projects and specialized resources to improve access to quality and accurate health information for specific or underserved populations; developing training materials and providing training sessions to specific audiences; using a variety of techniques, and obtaining feedback from clients to aid in modifying or improving services and resources or determining reasons for their use or non-use.
B. My experience does not match the choice above.

The following section is used to determine your non-competitive eligibility or priority consideration. If you want non-competitive or priority consideration, you must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated.

1. Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities) - I am an individual who has a permanent, severe physical, psychiatric, or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and wish to be considered non-competitively.

 

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit Proof of Disability. If you are selected, you will be asked to provide a Certificate of Job Readiness. You can obtain this documentation from a licensed medical professional; licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (State or private); or any Federal agency, State agency, agency of the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

 

For more information on this hiring flexibility, please visit the USAJobs Individuals with Disabilities Page

A. Yes
B. No

2. Commissioned Corps Member– I am currently an officer enlisted in the PHS Commissioned Corps. I am interested in staying in the Corps if selected. NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you will NOT be referred on the competitive Delegated Examining certificate of eligibles, as selection from that list would require you to resign or retire from the Corps. For more information on the Commissioned Corps, please visit the U.S. Public Health Service Commission Corps Website

 

 

 

A. Yes
B. No

3. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) -  I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP/CTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified.

 

NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

 

For more information on ICTAP/CTAP, please visit OPM’s The Employee's Guide to Career Transition Page.

A. Yes
B. No

For the following questions, please indicate YES or NO to best describe your experience and/or training.

1. Have you provided direct library reference services in a biomedical or health science environment?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Have you worked with scientific or health care communities?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Have you provided guidance to others on technical library issues?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Perform in-depth subject searches of multiple online information resources.

5. Perform in-depth subject searches of multiple print information resources.

6. Conduct information searches that extend beyond standard practices and approaches.

7. Identify appropriate scholarly, scientific, professional, or consumer health resources in various formats for inclusion in a specialized website.

8. Provide health information outreach to specific populations such as low literacy populations; immigrant and refugee populations; racial or ethnic minority populations; or educators.

9. Develop strategic goals and objectives for a library program.

10. Monitor the progress of projects and provide status updates to senior staff.

11. Evaluate and assess services and systems to ensure that user needs are met.

12. Identify and recommend methods for improving program efficiency.

13. Develop outreach activities for exhibits, presentations or conferences, in response to locally identified outreach efforts.

14. Describe library programs to senior leadership and external audiences, and answer related questions.

15. Present on topics related to library program management and administration at regional or national professional conferences.

16. Lead working groups or teams to produce satisfactory results for the organization.

17. Communicate with senior management officials about library activities, programs, or operations.

18. Write library memoranda, instructions, plans, and policies for use by library staff.

19. Obtain feedback from clients to aid the organization in modifying its services.

20. Analyze usage of library services, resources and websites to identify patterns of use or non-use.

21. Analyze survey results in order to identify areas in need of improvement.

22. Make recommendations for improvement of library programs and resources to senior managers.

23. Evaluate, select, and test specialized web resources.

24. Design, evaluate, and implement search and retrieval systems for databases, websites or other library systems.

25. Provide technical advice and assistance to users of electronic biomedical information resources.

26. Conduct library surveys or evaluate library services using surveys or other tools.

27. Coordinate the development and design of training programs.

28. Conduct special projects regarding the use of library systems technology, databases, and software.

29. Update or modify information database systems, policies and procedures to meet technological or usage changes.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

30. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.