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Grade: 12

1 [341] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [4911] Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience that meets the basic professional library science requirements. Please note this education and/or experience must be validated by transcripts and/or your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed at least one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science at 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 which have provided me with the 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.
  • My education and experience do not meet any of the above statements.
3 [14547] Do you have experience working with current informational services and library functions and related information programs, including working with one or more major library functions (e.g., library management, collection development, reference, serials management, cataloging, and library automation)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [15992] Do you have at least one year of experience performing any type of library reference services work (e.g., answering questions, conducting searches for patrons, instructing users in selecting and using tools to find information, etc.) or similar reference work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [14541] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in developing or reviewing library training and outreach programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched and developed information materials, training programs, and/or outreach efforts as part of my regular job responsibilities.
  • I have performed technical reviews and evaluations of information materials, training programs, and/or outreach efforts as part of my regular job responsibilities.
  • I have assisted in the research and development of information materials, training programs, and/or outreach efforts as part of my regular job responsibilities.
  • I have assisted in performing technical reviews and evaluations of information materials, training programs, and/or outreach efforts as part of my regular job responsibilities.
  • I have occasionally assisted in the development and/or evaluation information materials, training programs, and/or outreach efforts.
  • None of the above.
6 [48906] Select the statement that best reflects your experience creating and maintaining frequently asked question (FAQ) knowledge base for internal agency and external use. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to having performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee; this task has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance task.
7 [53389] Select the function(s) that you have performed in leading a team, working group, or contractor staff. Answer to this question is required
  • Non-work and/or work experience leading or advising a group or team to accomplish a specific project, goal, or task.
  • Set team goals, made work assignments, and reviewed technical quality of deliverables.
  • Set due dates and ensured timeliness of deliverables.
  • Developed performance measures and assigned performance ratings.
  • Planned, assigned, reviewed, and accepted, amended, or rejected work done by subordinates and teams.
  • Maintained adherence to program policies.
  • Established and tracked program delivery performance measures.
  • Established and monitored quality control and quality assurance processes.
  • I have not performed any of the functions described above.
8 [4915] Select the statement that best reflects your experience providing virtual or digital reference services requested from clienteles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to having performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee; this task has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 [58136] Select the statement below that describes your experience in establishing library user services (circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, outreach) to ensure that standard library methods are followed. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I am adept at working with OCLC. I trained staff as new procedures were implemented. I advise and instruct other in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
10 [58137] Select the statement that best applies to your education and/or experience maintaining/managing a reference collection for a library. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to having performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee; this task has been a major part of my job and I have trained other in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 [16709] Select the statement that best applies to your education and/or experience utilizing various research methodologies across all formats and/or types of transportation statistical resources to include print, microform, digital and internet-based formats. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in utilizing various research methodologies across all types of transportation statistical resources in all formats.
  • I have completed formal education or training in utilizing various research methodologies across all types of transportation statistical resources in all formats, but have not performed this task on a job.
  • I have utilized various research methodologies across all types of transportation statistical resources in all formats on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have utilized various research methodologies across all types of transportation statistical resources in all formats as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, utilizing various research methodologies across all types of transportation statistical resources in all formats has been the most important part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 [48905] Select the statement that best applies to your education and/or experience providing reference services on the topic of air transportation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in providing reference services in air transportation to meet the information needs.
  • I have completed formal education or training providing reference services in air transportation to meet the information needs, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have provided reference services in air transportation to meet the information needs on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have provided reference services in air transportation to meet the information needs as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, providing reference services in air transportation to meet the information needs has been the most important part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 [15995] Select the statement that best applies to your education and/or experience integrating new technologies into existing reference workflows, products, or services. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in integrating new technologies into existing reference workflows, products, or services.
  • I have completed formal education or training in integrating new technologies into existing reference workflows, products, or services, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have integrated new technologies into existing reference workflows, products, or services on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have integrated new technologies into existing reference workflows, products, or services as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, integrating new technologies into existing reference workflows, products, or services has been the most important part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 [58135] Select the statement(s) below that describe your experience with integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in library and information science, integrated library systems and other emerging library technologies to execute library functions and provide customer service.
  • I have experience working with LibGuides.
  • I have experience in integrated library systems and technology capabilities to execute existing library operations and programs (e.g. improved upon existing library systems through the creation or application of new techniques or tools, such as the development of new macros to improve upon library functions or services).
  • I have basic experience in integrated library systems and library technologies in existing library operations and programs (e.g. assisted patrons or staff with troubleshooting technological problems).
  • I have experience working with innovative interfaces Inc. Sierra or Millennium platforms.
  • I have experience with a discovery platform, such as Encore.
  • I am an expert in using OCLC applications for ILL, such as Worldshare.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How would you like to be considered for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • As a U.S. citizen or national (Veteran's preference applies and you may not be referred for an interview if an eligible Veteran is also deemed qualified.) For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/public/
  • As a current or former federal employee or eligible veteran (you do not have to compete with general public or people with Veteran's preference. Instead, you compete with other competitive service employees) For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/
    2.1 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position.
    • I have not held a government position.
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    2.2 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters.
    2.3 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.4 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
    • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
  • Both (If you are unsure, select this option)
    2.1 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position.
    • I have not held a government position.
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    2.2 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters.
    2.3 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.4 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
    • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
3 [62383] What is the highest degree you have earned from an accredited university? Answer to this question is required
  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Master’s degree
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
  • Doctorate or PhD
  • Law Degree (LL.M.)
  • None of the above
4 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
7 [63478] Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C within 5 years from the closing date of this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    8.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.