Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Library Technician, GS-1411-05 - Sacramento, CA


Mid-Pacific Region



Announcement No: BR-MP-2010-386 (STEP-ES)

Position: Library Technician, GS-1411-05

Salary Range: $16.06 per hour

Work Schedule: Minimum 10 hours per week, up to 40 hours per week - not to exceed 180 hours

(Work hours will be between the hours of 8:00am to 5:30pm)

Duty Station: Sacramento, CA

Applications will be accepted from December 8, 2010 through January 5, 2011.

Eligibility Requirements:

Ø At least 16 years old.

Ø U.S. Citizen

Ø Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school and pursuing a Associate Degree; Baccalaureate Degree: Graduate Degree; Professional Degree; or pursuing a vocational/technical certificate.

Ø You must be taking at least a half-time course load as defined by the school (normally 6 units or more)

Ø Must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher for initial appointment and for the duration of the program.

Ø Must provide a copy of enrolled course schedule for each semester/quarter and upon completion of each semester/quarter must provide grade transcript.

Brief Description of the STEP Program: This program has as its major objective the employment of students, giving them a chance of work in Federal agencies so they can resume or continue their education without interruption caused by financial pressure. Students appointed may work part-time while school is in session and full-time (if needed) when students are on vacation period or whenever the school is officially closed. Students are entitled to annual (vacation) leave and sick leave and are eligible to enroll in health benefits after 1 year.

Brief Description of Duties: Perform original and copy cataloging of technical reports, assign main entries and subject headings, applying AACR2 rules and Library of Congress Subject Headings. Search OCLC bibliographic database in order to determine which reports require original cataloging. Create new bibliographic records in OCLC Connexion. Assign classification numbers according to the Library of Congress Classification System and Cutter rules. Use EOS International to process newly created bibliographic records and/or attach copies to existing records.

Basic Qualifications:

Ø Completion of 4 years of education above high school – OR – 1 year of specialized library experience.

Ø Specialized experience is defined as work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, such as: completion of at least one cataloging course; basic understanding of MARC bibliographic records structure, AACR2 cataloging rules, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Library of Congress Classification System; and good database search skills with attention to detail. Knowledge of OCLC Connexion a plus, but training will be provided if necessary.

Ø Education: One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hour or the equivalent in a college or university in the area of library science.

How to Apply:

P Prepare an Application Package that includes the following items:

(1) a Resume with your name, address, phone number, country of citizenship, social security number, degree in progress, expected graduation date (month/year), current GPA, relevant classes, brief description of paid or volunteer work experience with TO/FROM dates and number of hours worked per week, and references;

(2) Evidence of current enrollment (e.g., copy of school registration and course list); and

(3) Copy of current transcript, or list of completed college courses and grades.

(4) If you are claiming veteran’s preference, also submit a copy of your military discharge

(DD-214) and if applicable, an SF-15 form, Application for 10-point Veteran’s Preference with the documentation.

Ø Put the vacancy number on your application and include an unofficial copy of transcripts.

P Submit your complete Application Package via any of the following options.

· Mail to: Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources Office, MP-500, Attn: Erica Settlemyer, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1907, Sacramento, CA, 95825 OR

· E-mail to: - Subject: BR-MP-2010-386, STEP Library Technician Technology) OR

· Fax to: 916-978-5563, Attn: Erica Settlemyer, Subject: BR-MP-2010-386, STEP Library Technician

For additional information please contact: Human Resources at 916-978-5476 or

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