Supervisory Librarian Job in Saint Louis, Missouri – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Supervisory Librarian – Saint Louis, Missouri
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 47339
Start Date: 02/05/2019
End Date: 02/20/2019

Qualification Summary
Serves as the principal Supervisory Librarian for the VA St. Louis Healthcare System (HCS).Incumbent requires the knowledge and skill to plan, develop, implement, evaluate & revise the Library Program. Recommends & establishes the scope, extent or programs/services offered; establishes program guidelines/policies; develops/monitors program budget & ensures compliance with copyright legislation & license agreements & tracks stats for national/local reports.Serves as the expert in electronic databases. Completes thorough, complex searches, providing accurate and reliable information; utilizes expertise in a wide range of information sources, including non-standard resources & tracks new products & assess their applicability.Demonstrates ability to develop & maintain outreach programs & clinical program support. Works with interdisciplinary staff in clinical setting and in routine clinical conferences to provide patient specific information; participates in hospital committees and pursues outreach efforts to market the benefits of library tools and develops library trainings.Demonstrates ability to select and acquire high quality library collection. Ensures development of comprehensive library collection that is broad in scope; stays abreast of and evalutes new library technologies to determine applicability; consults staff, tracks usage, and uses established tools to aid in collection development decisions.Demonstrates ability to catalogue and classify library materials. Ensures state-of-the-art policies and procedures to classify/catalogue highly technical medical materials collections and adapts existing cataloging records and ensures the accomplishment of original cataloging of library materials.Demonstrates ability to manage Library Personnel. Supervises library employees; establishes performance expectations of library staff; observes workers’ performance and develops improvement plans when necessary; orients new employees and approves leave.Demonstrates ability to provide high levels of customer service. Meets the needs of customers; communicates with & treats customers in a respectful manner; provides customers information consistent with policy; handles conflict constructively and appropriately and communicates at the customer’s level of understanding.Demonstrates ability to manage sensitive information. Protects sensitive information from loss, damage or altercation.Demonstrates ability to serve as Purchase Card Approving Official.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/20/2019. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: the ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or a doctoral degree (ph. D. or equivalent) related to the position. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond a Masters Degree. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementCommunicationInformation ManagementPlanning and EvaluatingTechnical Competence 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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