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Government Documents/Catalog Librarian — Senate Library

Vacancy Announcement

POSITION:                                           Government Documents/Catalog Librarian

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:                    1

DEPARTMENT:                                    Senate Library

SALARY RANGE:                                  $63,022 – $97,684

CONTACT:                                           Applications for the position must be submitted online; see the link below. 

If you need an accommodation to submit an application for this position, please contact Human Resources at 202-224-3625 or stop by the Human Resources office at SH-231B Hart Senate Office Building

FEDERAL RELAY SERVICE:                   Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the Federal Relay Service at 1 (800) 877-8339 TTY

POSTING DATE:                                   November 20, 2014

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:          December 7, 2014.     Applications will NOT be accepted after 11:59 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS:                                 Please see the full vacancy announcement and position description.

                                                            Interview and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

The online application link can be found below the posting for the open position under the Secretary of the Senate Office of Human Resources section of the Employment page on -

All applicants must complete and submit the online Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment together with a cover letter and current resume to the Human Resources Department at the link listed above.  If claiming a veterans’ preference, an applicant must indicate that he/she is preference eligible on the application or resume, complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference portion of the online application, and submit the supporting documentation specified on that form. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.  Do NOT mail.    No phone calls please.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE:   To be eligible for a veterans’ preference, applicants must meet all of the requirements set forth in the VEOA and applicable regulations. The eligibility requirements are summarized in the Application for Veterans’ Preference portion of the online application. If the Office of the Secretary of the Senate does not receive the Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation by the closing date, the applicant’s claim for a veterans’ preference may be denied. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Office’s Veteran’s Preference policy by submitting a written request to

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Job Announcment: Supervisory Librarian – Yokota Air Base, Japan


Department: Department of the Air Force

Agency: Pacific Air Forces

Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies – Yokota Air Base, Japan

Salary: $50,790.00 to $66,027.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-1410-11 Open Period: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Position Information: Multiple Appointment Types – Full-Time Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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Job Announcement – Congressional Research Service: Information Research Specialist

CRS has an opening for an Information Research Specialist in the Knowledge Services Group’s Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Section, GS-11 with promotional potential to GS-13.

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Announcement Notification – SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN – GS-1410-11 – LAKENHEATH RAF UK

Announcement Notification – RPA 14SEPM9GLEACHD220522 – SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN – GS-1410-11 – LAKENHEATH RAF UK

The announcement for subject RPA will open 29 September 2014 and close 06 October 2014.

It will be located on USAJOBS website at .  The announcement number is 9G-AFPC-1225308-220522-ERC; USAJOBS Control Number is 382432300.

Direct link is:

Your certificate should be issued shortly after the closing date of the announcement.

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Library Director Vacancy (US Geological Survey, Reston, VA)

The U.S. Geological Survey Libraries Program is now recruiting for the position of Library Director (Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14/15).   

Complete vacancy announcement information and application instructions are posted on the USGS vacancy announcement website at and on 

Job Announcement Number: ATL-2013-0555

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NLM Job Announcement: Unit Head in the Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division

The Unit Head position in the Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division at the National Library of Medicine is now open on USAJOBS and will close on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.


Supervisory Librarian (MP)

MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.

Supervisory Librarian (DE)

DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.


The position is for  a Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,033 to $115,742 including locality pay per annum.

The Unit Head in the Cataloging Section serves as the head of one of three cataloging units and is responsible for:

  • ·         Providing supervisory leadership and direction to a staff of professional librarian catalogers and library technical support staff;
  • ·         Ensuring the quality and consistency of NLM bibliographic records;
  • ·         Creating and evaluating original bibliographic and authority records for compliance to national and local standards;
  • ·         Advising management in establishing local policies for bibliographic control of library materials;
  • ·         Developing and documenting cataloging policies and procedures; and
  • ·         Representing the Cataloging Section on working groups within NLM and representing NLM to various professional and government organizations.

The Technical Services Division contributes to the National Library of Medicine’s mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities, including:

  • ·         Formulating, implementing, and evaluating NLM collection development policies;
  • ·         Selecting, acquiring, and processing the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature, including print and electronic resources and other digital content;
  • ·         Producing and maintaining cataloging records and the official catalog for the NLM collection;
  • ·         Creating and maintaining the NLM Classification System; and
  • ·         Managing NLM’s integrated library system, the online public catalogs LocatorPlus and NLM Catalog, and the NLM Digital Collections repository.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.

Please contact Diane Boehr, Head, Cataloging Section, Technical Services Division at 301.435.7059 or with questions.



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