This position is located in the Digital Services Division, Smithsonian
Institution Libraries (SIL). The employee provides a variety of technical
support services for digitization activities, and is responsible for the
identification, preparation, packing, and quality control inspection of
material in SIL collections that are to be digitized.
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ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of
this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on
either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date
that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first.
If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all
applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration,
including those in excess of 100.
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their
applications are submitted before the announcement closes.
We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement
closing once the above number of applications is reached.
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
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Prepares selected materials for imaging following established guidelines.
Performs review of printed material, identifying and noting any bibliographic
irregularities or special problems. Routes bibliographic problems to
cataloging unit as appropriate.
Charges books and other materials in and out, conducts inventories, and
recalls materials as necessary. Routes any circulation
issues to appropriate personnel.
Packs, ships, and receives materials coming to/from SIL locations and coming
to/from scanning center.
Performs general review of post scanning of material, checks in material and
returns material to shelves or routes to appropriate personnel for other
Performs quality review of images and comparisons to print material. Queues
data to be loaded into ILS. Performs minimal quality review of bibliographic
data indicating scanning completion.
Does preliminary review of suitability of items for scanning and alerts
appropriate SIL staff to material that needs review.
Searches, updates, and produces packing lists from scanning workflow database.
Scans library material using a variety of standard equipment including flatbed
scanners, cameras and copiers
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Experience: One year of full-time experience at the GS-05 level that is close
or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as
searching, updating, reviewing, or editing bibliographic data in a
professional setting using a library catalog system or similar bibliographic
database; shelving and retrieving materials, compiling statistics and
performing circulation tasks such as checking books in and out and using
digital imaging equipment. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this
position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months
of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each
week. Or Education: As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5
for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may
be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly
related to the work of the position.Special Instructions for Foreign
Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education
completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your
responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for
foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the
"Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications
described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be
evaluated further against the following criteria:
Knowledge of library operating policies, archival issues and procedures
related to the physical processing and digital imaging of materials sufficient
to solve a wide variety of interrelated steps of daily workflow problems in
selection of materials for digitization.
Knowledge of complex library or archival practices, techniques and services
sufficient to perform a wide variety of duties within a complex system.
Ability to use Word processing, database and spreadsheet software.
Skill in using flatbed scanners, DSLR cameras and photocopiers
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one
of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets
the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related
competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification
requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good
Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy
most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This
category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the
"rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of
non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make
selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no
preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference
eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or
3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification
requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at
least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when
the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade
level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs
system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be
considered for this position. Important Note: Your resume and supporting
documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational
questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is
made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you
will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your
resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and
experience relate to this position, including the major duties and
qualifications criteria listed.
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