Monday, February 9, 2015

Monterey - Dudley Knox Library Naval Post Graduate School - Librarian (System Administrator) - Full Time

Librarian (Systems Administrator)
Department of the Navy

Agency: Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Hiring Organization: Naval Postgraduate School

Job Announcement Number: SE51410-12-1318196QH002358D

SALARY RANGE:  $57,302.00 to $74,489.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:   Wednesday, February 4, 2015 to Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-09



DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens



This position is located at the Dudley Knox Library at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. The incumbent analyzes and interprets library specific requirements, prepares and manages project plans for selection, evaluation, integration, and upgrade of library specific technologies and has primary responsibility for library Integrated Library Software (ILS) management.

Occasional Travel (Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.)


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • College transcripts must be submitted as proof of claimed education.

Researches, analyzes, evaluates, plans, tests, troubleshoots, coordinates and implements all aspects of the Integrated Library Systems (ILS) application, hardware and associated peripherals.
Provides technical oversight and management of all matters relating to the recommendation, purchase, licensing, and use of library specific software applications, and library content/resources.
Participates in the planning, development, and implementation of the services and activities of the library systems department.

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.
  • Basic Requirements for 1410 series (per OPM qualification standard):
  • Completion of 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; (NOTE: You must submit a complete 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.))
  • OR A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that 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.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Specialized Experience: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of integrated library system (ILS) applications, hardware, and associated peripherals;
  • Evaluating new technologies and concepts for organizing and providing access to digital information and electronic resources; and 3.) Providing library systems support and training to patrons and staff. OR

  • 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position (or will complete by August 31, 2015). OR
  • Combination of education and experience which when combined is equivalent to 100% of the minimum qualifications.

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

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or 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).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education. Degree audits are not accepted as proof of claimed 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:

  1. Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
  2. A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
  3. A 40 hour work week is typical for this position.
  4. Recruitment Incentive may or may not be authorized.
  5. Relocation Incentive may or may not be authorized.
  6. Physical demands involve ability to work for long periods of time at a computer workstation, the ability to move and install computer workstations and peripherals; some bending and light lifting of equipment may be required.
  7. Work is performed in an office/research library setting.


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 knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

  1. Knowledge of Library Systems Administration
  2. Project Management
  3. Communication

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below.  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, 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.

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