Acquisitions/Government Documents Librarian

Acquisitions/Government Documents Librarian

Department:Judicial Branch

Agency:Supreme Court of the United States

Job Announcement Number:SCOTUS-1243990-LIB

SALARY RANGE:

$52,146.00 to $82,019.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, October 27, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-1410-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

UNITED STATE CITIZENS

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is a full-time position in the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States, in Washington, DC.

Closing Date: Friday, November 14, 2014, 11:59 PM

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet experience requirements (See Qualifications and Evaluations)
  • Security background check

DUTIES:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Librarian for Technical Services and Special Collections, this section head plans and establishes policies and procedures for the procurement and payment of all library materials for the Library, Chambers and Court Offices.  Plans and establishes policies and procedures for the efficient management of all government documents received through the Library’s participation in the Federal Depository Library Program and through the Library’s direct deposit arrangements with the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress. Reviews the preparation of all new and renewal monograph and serial orders in the Court’s Oracle based acquisitions system.  Fulfills numerous rush purchase requests expeditiously.  Coordinates with the Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian to ensure efficient processing of all looseleaf materials. Participates on the Library’s Collection Development Committee and interacts and corresponds with vendors regarding purchases and the payment process.  Maintains appropriate task area records, including monthly statistics, to facilitate the management of assignments.  Coordinates with Library staff to automate Library processes, improve workflow and ensure that all work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.  Supervises the Acquisitions/Government Documents Technician and the Acquisitions Assistant (Budget Analyst), as well as a part-time contract filing worker.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required.   Three to four years of law library experience with a minimum of two years of professional experience in a technical services environment required. Demonstrated experience with Oracle based financial systems required. Broad knowledge and understanding of general library acquisitions practices, procedures, and policies and how they interrelate in the library environment required. Detailed knowledge of library acquisitions and accounting procedures, using manual and electronic sources, required; experience with the acquisition of legal materials preferred.  Knowledge of Government Printing Office depository program and of FDLP processing using manual and electronic sources required. Supervisory experience required. Experience with OCLC and with Innovative and/or other ILS systems preferred.

Employment is subject to the successful completion of a security background check.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position. 

BENEFITS:

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, and the SmartTrip transit subsidy.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.   See http://www.sss.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must submit a completed occupational questionaire (see below).

You must also complete, print and sign the OF-306 form, then upload it along with your resume and cover letter. These three documents are required and must be received by the closing date, Friday, November 14, 2014 in order to be considered. Please submit only these required documents.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID 1243990.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 14, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  1. Completion of the on-line Questionnaire
  2. OF-306 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  3. A resume
  4. A cover letter

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Personnel Office
Phone: (202)479-3404
Email: PERSONNEL@SUPREMECOURT.GOV

Agency Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Office of Budget and Personnel
One First Street NE
Washington, DC
20543
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application.  Please be advised that your application will not be considered complete unless all of the required documents have been received. 

All applicants will be notified once a selection has been made.