One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian (Cataloging)

Location: Marine Corps University Gray Research Center

Salary: $94,199 – $122,459

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You will coordinate the work of technicians to insure a smooth workflow and to accommodate priority processing when required daily.

You will evaluate impact of changes on local cataloging policies and procedures; adapt operational procedures as necessary to accommodate new rules monthly.

You will demonstrate experienced judgment and extensive knowledge of MCU Research Library subject classification practices and applications.

You will guide Library Technicians in assignment of headings daily.

You will serve as the library?s liaison to other cataloging activities and to the cataloging experts at the Library of Congress to exchange information and keep abreast of trends in cataloging philosophy, techniques and practices daily.

You will ensure accurate bar coding and labeling of all materials daily and direct processing of withdrawn materials ensuring that manual and online records are expeditiously and accurately updated monthly.

You will review cataloging related work of Library Technicians, prepare operational procedures, set project priorities, and identify short and long range goals related to cataloging and collection maintenance daily.

You will be responsible for all descriptive cataloging, physical processing activities and digital access for items in the MCU Research Library and provide support for cataloging activities of the Quantico Base Library daily.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a US Citizen.

Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: responsible for descriptive and subject cataloging, classification, physical processing of primary and secondary resources, online bibliographic control and digital access, resource description and access, and management of library materials daily; AND recommending policies and procedures to support cataloging processes.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


All applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Have completed one full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in additional to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree.
Have a total of at least five years of a combination of college-level educations, training, and experience. The education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM’s General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:
A transcript must be submitted with your application if qualifying using education. See Required Documents for additional information.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:


You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.