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Vacancy Details

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
5 Which of the following managerial functions have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Approved long range work plans developed by supervisors of subordinate organizational units.
  • Managed changes throughout the organization directed.
  • Managed major changes to the structure and content of the program.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following choices BEST describes your work experience in a team environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working with teams.
  • I have worked effectively as part of a team in meeting common team goals.
  • I have frequently worked in team environments and have led teams in non-work related activities.
  • I occasionally work in team environments and have led teams in work-related projects.
  • I regularly lead teams in work-related projects.
7 Which of the following leadership functions have you performed in work unit or team assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations and deadlines
  • Developing, updating, and executing portions of operating budgets.
  • Planning work assignments and schedules.
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees.
  • Reviewing completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Following up with employees.
  • Developing workforce plans.
  • Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems.
  • Coaching and mentoring employees to achieve desired results.
  • Reporting progress to senior management.
  • Implementing work completed.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects.
  • None of the above.
8 Do you have experience implementing processes and meeting project milestones, including coordinating staff assignments, organizing teams, and developing and implementing individual and team work plans? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 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.
10 Select the responses that describe your experience in the following areas of contract/procurement/acquisitions. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed contract Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Prepared contract Statements of Objectives (SOO).
  • Prepared contract Justifications.
  • Prepared contract Approvals.
  • Prepared contract renewals and extensions.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following BEST reflects your experience resolving billing problems with vendors? 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 a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a 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.
12 Which of the following statements best describes your experience initiating and maintaining systems for review, verification, and tracking of bills for vendor and contract services? 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 applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior coworker.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior coworker.
  • I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.
13 Which of the following BEST characterizes your experience performing the acquisitions library function? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in acquisitions.
  • I have assisted in acquisitions under close supervision.
  • I have independently performed acquisitions as part of my duties.
  • I am considered an expert in acquisitions. I have trained others in this area and/or have been contacted as an expert in this area.
14 Which of the following BEST characterizes your level of experience interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and rules associated with acquisitions? 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.
15 Which of the following statements BEST matches your experience managing and directing all aspects of a library’s acquisition operations, including procurement oversight, budget management, and review of contracts and subscription agreements? 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 a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a 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.
16 Which of the following contract-related activities have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Served on a pre-negotiation team.
  • Monitored a contract.
  • Acted as a Contracting Officer`s Representative (COR).
  • Written a statement of work (SOW).
  • Developed quality assessment plan.
  • Performed a cost comparison.
  • Conducted technical evaluation.
  • None of the above.
17 Select the choice that BEST describes you experience in reviewing contractor invoices for accuracy and compliance with terms of the contract: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience 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. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior coworker.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior coworker.
  • I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.
18 In which of the following library functions do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Reference
  • Cataloging
  • Acquisitions
  • Serials
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Circulation
  • Stack maintenance
  • Collection development
  • Managing electronic resources
  • Marketing and Outreach
  • None of the above
19 Which of the following BEST characterizes your experience performing the marketing and outreach library function? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in marketing and outreach.
  • I have assisted in marketing and outreach under close supervision.
  • I have independently performed marketing and outreach as part of my duties.
  • I am considered an expert in marketing and outreach. I have trained others in this area and/or have been contacted as an expert in this area.
20 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
21 Which of the following BEST characterizes your experience performing the collection development function? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in collection development.
  • I have assisted in collection development under close supervision.
  • I have independently performed collection development as part of my duties.
  • I am considered an expert in collection development. I have trained others in this area and/or have been contacted as an expert in this area.
22 Which of the following sources have you used to acquire foreign publications? Answer to this question is required
  • Gift and exchange program
  • Foreign publishers
  • Vendors of foreign publications such as Otto Harrassowitz, B. H. Blackwell, Puvill Libros, etc.
  • Universities
  • Intelligence agencies
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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