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Grade: 13

1 Basic Requirement: Applicants MUST meet the below listed basic qualification requirements for this position. Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
  • I have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. Note: To qualify on this basis, you 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.
  • I do not meet any of the education or combination of college-level education, training, and experience requirements described above.
Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide the requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
2 GS-13: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question, see the qualifications section on this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • IN ADDITION to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications, I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that demonstrates my ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.
Please note that ALL applicants must submit a resume online and complete the entire application process to be considered for this position. Ensure that your resume, which is the basis for determining if you qualify for this position, thoroughly supports your responses to the below job specific assessment questions and that it contains the names, titles, beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), and names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf
3 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported by my resume. I further understand that my resume must be detailed and highlight my most relevant and significant work experience (to include starting and ending dates of employment for each position held) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. My failure to do so will result in me being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I understand that to qualify for this position based on education, I must submit a copy of my transcripts to receive consideration. However, if selected for this position, I will be required to provide official documentation prior to being appointed. (Please follow the instructions in the vacancy announcement). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following BEST characterizes your experience managing electronic library resources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in managing electronic library resources.
  • I have assisted in managing electronic library resources under close supervision.
  • I have independently managed electronic library resources as part of my duties.
  • I am considered an expert in managing electronic library resources. I have trained others in this area and/or have been contacted as an expert in this area.
2 What is your experience compiling statistics on library functions, i.e., reference questions, interlibrary loans, orders, receipts, items cataloged, etc? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
3 Which of the following web page design and/or development functions have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Simple HTML corrections to existing pages.
  • Creating web pages.
  • Graphic design of web pages.
  • Managing content.
  • Working with cascading style sheets.
  • Usability testing.
  • Working with social media (RSS feeds, Podcasts, Blogs).
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following automated library research tools and/or systems have you implemented in a library? Answer to this question is required
  • Integrated library system (ILS)
  • Serials module of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Acquisitions module of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Cataloging module of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Circulation module of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Interlibrary loan module of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Web access module of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following BEST represents your level of experience in the implementation of an integrated library system (ILS)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in the implementation of an integrated library system (ILS).
  • I have education or training in implementing an integrated library system (ILS), but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have implemented an integrated library system (ILS) on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently implemented an integrated library system (ILS) as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at implementing an integrated library system (ILS) on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
6 Which of the following BEST represents your level of experience in the implementation of a serials module of an integrated library system (ILS)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in the implementation of a serials module of an integrated library system (ILS).
  • I have education or training in implementing a serials module of an integrated library system (ILS), but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have implemented a serials module of an integrated library system (ILS) on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently implemented a serials module of an integrated library system (ILS) as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at implementing a serials module of an integrated library system (ILS) on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
7 Which of the following BEST represents your level of experience in the implementation of an acquisitions module of an integrated library system (ILS)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in the implementation of an acquisitions module of an integrated library system (ILS).
  • I have education or training in implementing an acquisitions module of an integrated library system (ILS), but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have implemented an acquisitions module of an integrated library system (ILS) on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently implemented an acquisitions module of an integrated library system (ILS) as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at implementing an acquisitions module of an integrated library system (ILS) on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
8 Which of the following BEST represents your level of experience in the implementation of a cataloging module of an integrated library system (ILS)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in the implementation of a cataloging module of an integrated library system (ILS).
  • I have education or training in implementing a cataloging module of an integrated library system (ILS), but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have implemented a cataloging module of an integrated library system (ILS) on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently implemented a cataloging module of an integrated library system (ILS) as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at implementing a cataloging module of an integrated library system (ILS) on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
9 Which of the following BEST represents your level of experience in the implementation of a circulation module of an integrated library system (ILS)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in the implementation of a circulation module of an integrated library system (ILS).
  • I have education or training in implementing a circulation module of an integrated library system (ILS), but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have implemented a circulation module of an integrated library system (ILS) on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently implemented a circulation module of an integrated library system (ILS) as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at implementing a circulation module of an integrated library system (ILS) on the job. I have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
10 Which of the following automated library research tools and systems do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Question Point
  • Federated search engine
  • Serials management tool or link resolvers
  • Knowledge / content management tools
  • Commercial databases
  • Taxonomy tools
  • Integrated library system (ILS)
  • None of the above
11 In which of the following events have you communicated orally or made oral presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • One-on-One discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Interviews
  • Briefings
  • None of the above
12 Select the oral communication activities you have performed on a regular or recurring basis at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Met with high level officials, client or customers to discuss issues.
  • Represented a work group or organization at meetings.
  • Responded to telephone requests from colleagues, managers, or clients both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Acted as primary liaison with other organizations.
  • Answered public inquires.
  • None of the above.
13 Choose all examples that match your experience in preparing written material: Answer to this question is required
  • I have written analytical reports for internal audiences.
  • I have written analytical reports for external audiences.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience.
  • I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following types of documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence
  • Technical reports
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Directives
  • Regulatory / statutory material
  • Policy guidance
  • Analysis of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Option papers / decision memos
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Academic papers
  • Research papers
  • Strategic plans
  • Budget or financial plans
  • Performance measures
  • None of the above
15 In which of the following ways do you maintain / increase your knowledge of automated research tools and systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Read professional journals.
  • Attend professional conferences.
  • Attend training programs / sessions for potential information systems / tools.
  • Pilot test and/or demo research systems / tools.
  • None of the above.
16 Which of the following integrated library management systems (ILS) have you used? Answer to this question is required
  • ExLibris Voyager
  • ExLibris ALMA
  • OCLC WorldShare Management Services
  • SirsiDynix
  • Innovative Interface
  • None of the above