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Librarian (Medical) – Bethesda, Maryland
Defense Health Agency, Department of Defense
Job ID: 100539Start Date: 05/24/2019End Date: 06/06/2019
Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Librarian (Medical): Degree: 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;
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; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes working as a librarian providing reference services to a medical or nursing department or school (e.g. School of Medicine) at a teaching hospital, university hospital, or academic health sciences institution; developing educational programs that support the practice of evidence-based medicine or evidence-based practice, including teaching classes and giving orientations in a variety of settings; applying evidence-based medicine/evidence-based practice to critically appraise biomedical literature; performing clinical searches for direct patient care queries through PubMed and Ovid Medline; and performing and managing searches for research projects, systematic reviews, or meta-analyses.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). For Librarian (Medical): Applicants must also possess specialized knowledge of a subject-matter field and/or proficiency directly related to the position being filled. Such knowledge is required for the position, an applicant’s education or experience must have included or been supplemented by the requirements specified in the paragraphs below: A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., physical science, biological science, social science; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as physics or chemistry) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered.
Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.
Any time equivalent combination of experience with education as described above Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Information Technology Research and DevelopmentOral CommunicationResearch and Data Analysis
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