SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 17, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012

SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-09

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time, Permanent - Federal


DUTY LOCATIONS: FEW vacancies in the following location:

Washington, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to current and former Federal employees
with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility.
Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also
apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers,
certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans
who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3
years or more of continuous active service.


This position is located in the Discovery Services Division of the Smithsonian

Institution Libraries. The employee serves as the Interlibrary Loan
Coordinator and works closely with Discovery Services and Research Services
staff to provide integrated and efficient workflows for centralized
interlibrary loan and document delivery for the entire Smithsonian Libraries'

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in
"Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."


Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation

May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.

Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


Supervises (2) library technicians in the Interlibrary Loan

Responsible for the borrowing and lending of interlibrary loans and
fulfillment of document delivery requests from all SIL branches and external

Serves as the resident expert on complex citation verification, and resolves
discrepancies and inaccuracies when the bibliographic data is abbreviated,
incomplete, or incorrectly cited.

Collaborates to establish and maintain guidelines on methods and priorities of
requests for SI researchers and for filling incoming requests from other

Incorporates use of digital and full text resources and provides creative
solutions and uses of electronic resources for document delivery.

Analyzes and recommends new and emerging services and tools for delivery of
research materials.


Experience: One year of full-time experience at the GS-07 level that is close
or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as
providing interlibrary loan services in an academic or specialized research
library using an automated system. 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: Two full years of progressively higher level
graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent degree related to the
position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements. Or a
Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic
qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the
Qualification Standards. 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/or 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
closing date.


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:

Ability to supervise a diverse staff.

Skill and technical expertise with interlibrary loan management software and
other modes of information access and delivery.

Knowledge of consortial and reciprocal resource sharing agreements.

Skill with creating, maintaining, and applying collection policies.

Demonstrated knowledge of current activities and trends in the access and
management of electronic collections, journals and resources: aggregators,
discovery systems, the ANSI/NISO OpenURL framework standard, link resolver
software and services, and other initiatives that provide and enhance access.

Ability to solve complex data and workflow problems.

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

Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education
and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and
qualifications criteria listed.


The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in
part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident
insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Please see Benefits at for a complete description.


Flexible Spending Accounts - Health
Insurance - Leave - Life Insurance - Long Term Care Insurance - Retirement Program -


Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please

You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and
submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).

You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the
application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are
received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that
are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system
generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system
generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of
the application package.

The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in
the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the
announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with
prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.


Your application package should include the following documents:

Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.

Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of
Personnel Action

Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or
if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the
position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.

Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign

study, if applicable.

A recent performance evaluation

Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a
special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA

Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement

Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent
change station military order

Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not
specifically mentioned here

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