MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY CLOSE DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All Librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education. Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.
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;
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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:
For the GS-09: Professional knowledge of the theories, objectives, principles and techniques of librarianship; knowledge of library collections, primary and secondary sources, and research techniques to locate and select appropriate materials needed to supply information requested; ability to perform a wide variety of assignments under extremely short time constraints and deadlines.
For the GS-11: Knowledge of web content management principles and best practices, such as plain language, usability, and user-center design. Knowledge of commercially available web content management tools and related systems, including WYSIWYG editors and image and document editing tools (i.e., Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Professional).
EDUCATION SUBSTITUTE: Education must demonstrate the applicant obtained the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time graduate level education is considered 18 semester hours.
For the GS-09: Must possess 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.
For the GS-11: Must possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. NOTE: Additional Education and Experience Requirements for Positions at GS-9 and Above. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
A. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is be considered. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.
B. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and explosions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field; as understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.
Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above.
C. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (c) with education as described in (a) or (b) above; Please see “Qualifications Required” for requirements of the position.