Manager, Library Systems

Vacancy ID: 1037083   Announcement Number: 14-1037083-ST   USAJOBS Control Number: 360634500

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. As a basic requirement, all librarians must have professional education in library science or information science or possess equivalent experience and/or education as shown below in A or B. From the statements below, please select the one that demonstrates how you meet the basic requirement.

A. I have completed 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 have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college level education, training, and experience that provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

C. I do not possess the required education, training, and work experience described above.

2. To minimally qualify for the PG-14 level, you must meet the below requirement.
Do you possess one year of specialized experience at the PG-13 (or equivalent) level or higher? Examples of qualifying specialized experience includes overseeing the development, enhancement, and management of a broad range of library systems delivered through integrated Library Systems (ILS) and web-based applications and services; identify workflow inefficiencies and develop solutions to improve operations; perform long range planning and budgeting leading a team of employees responsible for developing and managing library technology-based systems and services, including the Integrated Library System, web services, and other information technology systems that support library programs.


For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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.

3. Develop system requirements.

4. Evaluate new technology for use in business processes.

5. Oversee the development and maintenance of Internet and Web-based applications and services using technologies such as HTML5, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Joomla CMS, and Adobe Design Tools.

6. Serve as a principal representative working on web development, policy, and professional development resources for the library community.

7. Play an active role in determining structure and management of a library's information gateway

8. Responsible for planning, developing, and evaluating the effectiveness of the technology associated with changes or additional features of electronic information

9. Deliver oral presentations to both librarian and non-librarian audiences

10. Convey technical information/data to professional library staff.

11. Make recommendations based on analysis and assessments of workflow and practices

12. Prepare operational and project planning documents

13. Prepare budget requests, performance plans, and position descriptions.

14. Write reports for management use, release to the library community, or the public

15. Lead a team which works with library information systems, processes, and products.

16. Establish workflow procedures to increase the efficiency of a team or group.

17. Provide training to a workgroup or team

18. Provide leadership, advice, guidance, and counsel to staff.

19. Review completed work to ensure that instructions, priorities, deadlines, and quality standards are met.