Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located within the Education Service at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. The Librarian (Medical Sciences) develops, manages, and administers a comprehensive medical library program and oversees all aspects of daily operations of the libraries and resources (including Medical and Patient Education Libraries and library services/resources for Community Based Outpatient Clinics).<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: <ul> <li>Plans, develops, implements and revises the library program for the medical center;</li> <li>Acts as point of contact for researching health care literature for services /staff throughout medical center;</li> <li>Establishes, implements and reviews program guidelines, policies, and operating procedures;</li> <li>Contributes to the development, recommendations for and monitoring library budgets;</li> <li>Ensures compliance with copyright legislation/license agreements;</li> <li>Tracks statistics and completes local reports regarding utilization of library resources;</li> <li>Serves as professional resource in searching specialized biomedical, nursing and allied health and health management, databases, and the internet;</li> <li>Provides advanced reference and literature research service including retrieval of information from commercial and government databases;</li> <li>Provides guidance in the use of library and external information sources and/or borrowing materials;</li> <li>Applies terminology of health care disciplines (including all fields of medicine and surgery, dentistry, nursing, mental health, health administration, etc.) to accurately interpret questions and complete reliable and comprehensive searches;</li> <li>Studies and investigates new methods of storing, searching, retrieving, and exchanging medical, scientific and technical information;</li> <li>Assists medical, nursing and allied health clinicians with researching patient-specific knowledge-based information on a variety of unusual or specialized conditions, problems or questions;</li> <li>Develops effective/efficient instruction interventions (one on one, small group, webinars, etc.) with emphasis on developing user-centered strategies for educating clinical staff in the use of numerous health-related databases (i.e. MEDLINE, MEDLINK, FEDLINK, CINAHL) and other point of care information products;</li> <li>Designs and maintains library SharePoint site;</li> <li>Acquires, organizes, maintains, and lends a specialized collection of materials (books, technical reports, periodicals, and other technical materials);</li> <li>Analyzes trends/patterns in local research requests and staff usage to develop new methods, criteria, and service delivery;</li> <li>Ensures state-of-the-art policies/procedures pertaining to the cataloging and classification of highly technical medical material collections; and</li> <li>Performs all other duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <b> </b><br /> <b>WORK SCHEDULE</b>: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. <br /><br />Financial Disclosure Report: Not required<br /> Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel between Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 11 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job</li> <li>Subject to a background/security investigation</li> <li>Designated and/or random drug testing may be required</li> <li>Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959</li> <li>May be required to serve a probationary period</li> <li>Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><b>TO MEET THE BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR THE LIBRARIAN SERIES (1410), YOU MUST MEET ONE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: </b><br /> <b>EDUCATION: </b>One (1) full academic year of graduate study (or higher) in library science at an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree related to the position. (Bachelor-level transcript must confer degree awarded related to the position and Graduate-level transcript must show 1 full year (18 semester hours) in library science). NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.<br /> <b>-OR- </b><br /> <b>COMBINATION: </b>A total of at least five (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; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: Your experience must be fully documented in your resume to receive full credit and transcripts are required.<br /> <b>-AND-</b> <br /> <b>IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE GS-11 LEVEL, YOU MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:</b> <br /> <b>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:</b> One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in Federal service. Specialized experience includes: managing and administering a comprehensive medical library program; searching highly specialized biomedical, nursing, and allied health databases and the internet; providing accurate and reliable information to clinical and management staff; providing context for research efforts; managing online knowledge-based resources; developing library policies and procedures; and utilizing knowledge of library functions (e.g., collection development, electronic database management, reference, serials management, interlibrary loan, cataloging, etc.) to best assist library patrons. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented in your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hour worked per week.<br /> <b>-OR-</b><br /> <b>EDUCATION:</b> Three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education in library science or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to this position. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.<br /> <b>-OR-<br /> COMBINATION:</b> An equivalent combination of successfully completed higher-level graduate education and specialized experience, as described above. NOTE: Transcripts are required and your experience must be detailed on your resume.<br /><br />You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:<br /> <ul><li>Interpersonal Effectiveness</li><li>Knowledge Management</li><li>Technical Competence</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>IMPORTANT:</strong> A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ . <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>IMPORTANT:</strong> A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http: ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Physical Requirements:</strong> Work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required including walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching in the stacks, and lifting moderately heavy (up to 50 pounds) materials. Librarian will be required to make periodic visits to other facilities, local community organizations, training sites, and other locations.<br /><br /><strong>Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: </strong>Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.<br /><br /><strong>Special Employment Consideration:</strong> VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (804) 675-5000.<br /><br />It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:</strong> Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.<br /><br /><strong>The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)</strong> provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .<br /><br />This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong> IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC . WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).</strong><br /><br />Your responses to the assessment questionnaire will be reviewed along with the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you are qualified for the position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered and/or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens announcements will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows: <ul> <li>Best qualified – applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;</li> <li>Highly qualified – applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;</li> <li>Well qualified – applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and</li> <li>Qualified – applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.</li> </ul> <strong>Application of Veterans' Preference</strong>: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible applicants that meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category (except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher). <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)</strong><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> <ul><li>Resume</li><li>Transcript</li></ul><br /><br />The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).<br /> <ul><li>Cover Letter</li><li>DD-214/ Statement of Service</li><li>Disability Letter (VA)</li><li>OF-306</li><li>Other (1)</li><li>Other (2)</li><li>Resume</li><li>SF-15</li><li>SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action</li><li>Transcript</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>Veterans' Preference: </strong>When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. <strong>Documentation is required to award preference. </strong>For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx . <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.


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