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Grade: 3

1 ZA-3: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements, do you have at least 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 (GS-9) level or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or an equivalent combo of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Do you have experience at intra and inter organizational meetings to discuss improvements of IT applications and library systems?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.

Grade: 4

1 ZA-4: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements, do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZA-3) or GS-12 grade level in the federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Select the statement that describes your experience in planning, coordinating and/or implementing a Central Library’s systems and technology resources.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3

Do you have experience performing market research, testing and implementing of new Library systems and enhancements as part of developing procurement strategies, in the context of planning for significant procurements?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4

Do you have experience at intra and inter organizational meetings to discuss improvements of IT applications and library systems?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
5

Please characterize your level of experience analyzing and communicating authoritative recommendations and providing guidance on library systems and technologies.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

1 Have you served in the previous five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions from this job announcement within NOAA. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1410, Librarian Series, because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • Completed 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completing all work required for a bachelor's degree. - OR-
  • I have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. I have documented evidence that this 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.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1410, Librarian Series.
4

Select the statement that best describes your experience in planning, implementing, maintaining and evaluating modules of an Integrated Library System (ILS) and other discovery environments/systems.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5

Do you have experience providing technical advice on information technology needs of libraries’ end-users, staff and library-supported services?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6

Do you have experience in collecting library analytics and metrics to support decision-making and services?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Select the statements that best describe your experience conducting research with user-centered design. Answer to this question is required
  • Designed and conducted a number of in person and remote usability tests to improve existing systems.
  • Recruited users and designed testing scripts.
  • Moderated in person usability testing.
  • Synthesized user feedback and documented findings for communication to colleagues and staff.
  • I have applied knowledge gained from my user research to my design work.
  • None of the above
8

Select the statement that best describes your experience in troubleshooting Integrated Library System (ILS) problems and developing processes and operating procedures for resolving system issues.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or a normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9

What is your experience utilizing data from user testing to assess the effectiveness of library services and technologies and establish priorities and improve overall program performance?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10

Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in developing operational process improvements to ensure research materials and publications are submitted and discoverable from an institutional repository.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or a normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11

Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in analyzing and applying emerging trends in library discovery, metadata and electronic delivery technologies.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12

Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in the use of MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) and other metadata schemas, structured data, markup languages or content standards.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13

Please indicate your experience utilizing web formats such as HTML/XHTML, CSS, .JSON or other similar programs.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in using these.
  • I have had education or training in using these, but have not yet used them on the job.
  • I have used these on the job. My work with them was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have used these as a regular part of a job. I have used them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in using these. I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them with these because of my expertise.
14

What is your experience implementing library technology initiatives such as open link resolver technology, web archiving, or other methods for digitization of Library Resources?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15

Do you have experience as a Library Web Master responsible for creating, updating, maintaining and designing library websites?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in using these.
  • I have had education or training in using these, but have not yet used them on the job.
  • I have used these on the job. My work with them was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have used these as a regular part of a job. I have used them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in using these. I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them with these because of my expertise.