Librarian (Law)


Vacancy ID: 841922   Announcement Number: PH-13-MAC-841-922-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 337785100

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select the Occupational Specialty Code that identifies how you would like to receive consideration for this position. Applicants requesting consideration as a merit promotion, Schedule A, or non-competitive eligible candidate must include the appropriate required supporting documents with their application package. 

 

The Specialty code(s) for this position are 001 and 002.  Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired.  Each code is defined below:

 

001 - Merit Promotion.  This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. - SF-50, performance appraisal and/or veterans documentation).

 

002 - Non competitive and Special Hiring Authorities.  This includes applicants who are eligible for non competitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for position at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted position covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.).  This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced this 841922.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit:  http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.  You must provide qualifying documentation for a non competitive or special hiring authority.

 

 


001 Librarian (Law) - All U.S. Citizens

21. Geographic Availability

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99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your education relevant to this position. SELECT ONE LETTER ONLY. NOTE (See "Are You Using Your Education to Qualify" Section to meet the education requirement.)

A. I possess 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;
B. I possess 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.
C. My education and/or experience is not reflected in any of the above (A or B) statements.

2. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your education or experience relevant to the GS-1410-09 . SELECT ONE LETTER ONLY. NOTE (See "Are You Using Your Education to Qualify" Section to meet the education requirement.)

A. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to that of the GS-07 level, demonstrating a knowledge of the standard methods, techniques, concepts and principles of one or more specialty areas of librarianship to perform independent assignments in locating, classifying, selecting, controlling, or preserving information; ability with a wide variety of manual and electronic legal and legislative information resources and knowledge of collections of large research libraries and special collections as well as knowledge of outside resources including government bodies; assist users and explain procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.
B. I possess two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.
C. I possess a combination of graduate education (as described in choice B above) and experience (as described in choice A above) that when totaled together equal 100%.
D. My education and/or experience is not reflected in choices A-C above.

3. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your education or experience relevant to the GS-1410-11. SELECT ONE LETTER ONLY. NOTE (See "Are You Using Your Education to Qualify" Section to meet the education requirement.)

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to that of the GS-09 level, demonstrating a knowledge of the theories, objectives, and principles of library and information services; excellent ability with a wide variety of manual and electronic legal and legislative information resources to locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources; participating and assisting in conducting limited user evaluations of existing and emerging information technology resources; monitoring the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications.
B. I have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.
C. I have a combination of graduate education (as described in choice A above) and experience (as described in choice B above) that when totaled together equal 100
D. My education and/or experience is not reflected in choices A-C above.

4. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your education or experience relevant to the GS-1410-12. SELECT ONE LETTER ONLY.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to that of the GS-11 level, locating information often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources; clarifying vague requests for materials through the use of proper and/or specialized bibliographic tools; preparing basic finding aids and related written products describing legal and legislative research methodologies; interpreting and advising on the contents of a collection, both cataloged and un-catalogued, covering current and retrospective items; planning and/or managing several or all functions of an established legal research collection, such as materials on federal laws, business and economics, or public administration, or a contractor reading room.
B. My experience is not reflected above.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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 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.

5. Produce selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects using knowledge of information sources including the structure, content, and access protocols or relevant databases.

6. Compile information packages for clientele, preparing a broad range or literature guides, and developing resource directories, in both paper and electronic format.

7. Select items from periodicals for inclusion in special interest reference files.

8. Provide instruction to staff and/or library patrons on the content, nature, and use of library resources, including how to search print materials and various databases and other electronic media.

9. Provide legal and legislative reference services utilizing technically complex resources and specialized finding aids.

10. Respond to United States legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal courts, Government agencies, libraries, the bar, and/or the general public.

11. Identify primary and secondary source legal and legislative information relative to United States federal and state law and legislative proposals.

12. Prepare written responses to federal and state legal and legislative reference inquiries requiring tailored responses.

13. Participate in and assist in conducting limited user evaluations of existing and emerging information technology resources.

14. Gather and process data on usage and cost of information technology resources.

15. Serve as Local Area Network (LAN) administrator for an organization.

16. Modify and edit online records, inputting information into an automated data file.

17. Implement a comprehensive automated system for charging, discharging, filing, locating, and/or managing library materials.

18. Carry out assignment requiring considerable knowledge in a subject area such as a field of literature, an academic discipline, a foreign language, or a library specialty (e.g., serials, cataloging, or preservation).

19. Interpret and/or advise the contents or a collection, both catalogued and un-catalogued, covering current and retrospective items.

20. Prepare justifications for acquiring new or additional materials for the collection.

21. Monitor the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications.

22. Decide appropriate treatment for deteriorating items and those requiring special needs.

23. Plan and/or execute the development and source selection for library collections.

24. Survey and/or evaluate assigned collections to identify and resolve frequently encountered problems, issues, or questions.

25. Recommend alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the library reference conditions.

26. 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.

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.