Resource Center Manager, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs, White River Junction, VT
The National Center for PTSD is a collaborative consortium responsible for providing professional advice and guidance, and for developing policy and procedure for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation as a whole regarding provision of diagnosis, treatment, education, and research services for treatment providers of veterans with PTSD as mandated by Congress.
The information management and scholarly publishing landscape is rapidly changing. New models of access to scholarly literature and changing expectations on the part of researchers have called into question traditional models of library administration. The National Center for PTSD requires a Resource Center Program Manager who has the vision to meet these challenges. He or she will take full advantage of technological and human resources to meet the information needs of National Center for PTSD staff; provide virtual and in-person access to the Resource Center’s collection; and anticipate and respond to emerging models of scholarly communications and information management.
The Resource Center Program Manager (1) Creates and maintains the PILOTS Database<http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pilots-database/index.asp>, a computerized index to the worldwide literature on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other aspects of traumatic stress studies and implements arrangements for making the database available to researchers in the VA and elsewhere; (2) Creates and maintains a specialized collection of bibliographic materials that represent a thorough and current compilation of the international literature on PTSD; and (3) Supervises Resource Center staff.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: (Applicants MUST meet the Basic Requirement to qualify for this position PLUS the minimum qualifications as described below.)
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education library science or possess equivalent experience and education as shown in A or B:
A) Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science from an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
B) A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, you 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. (DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED)
In addition to meeting the basic education requirement described above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in Federal Service.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that has provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Librarian. Qualifying Specialized Experience includes: performing, analyzing or directing one or more of the functional areas of a library; must show evidence of working with library materials cataloging, indexing, e-books, e-journals and classification; overseeing a library system which include policy development and regulations compliance, performing informational/educational material, managing library collections, providing reference services, and managing educational databases; participating in local, regional, and national information networks; operating a wide range of databases; managing library fund control points in a medical/health care environment.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
· Communication Skills
· Supervisory Skills
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is sedentary and includes no special physical demands. It may involve some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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.
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). 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.
The open period to apply for this position is October 2 – October 13. To view the complete job announcement and to apply for this position, please go to USA Jobs at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417349800