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This position is located at U.S. Naval Support Activity; Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department, NSA Bahrain.
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Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on circulation tasks. Independently performs circulation and registration duties by implementing established procedures for circulation functions. Maintains automated and/or manual circulation files to include all charged-out materials, user database files, registration files, reserves, document delivery, interlibrary loans, lost items, and overdues. Implements established procedures for overdue materials. Makes arrangements with customers for replacement of lost or damaged items, following relevant AFIs and local guidance. Using established procedures, maintains reserve and interlibrary loan services and does follow-up to ensure all requests are accurately fulfilled.
Maintains and compiles up-to-date library statistics on circulation, attendance, reference questions, and other requested data. Provides ready reference services to library customers by locating required information using standard library reference tools, passing more difficult requests to the appropriate staff member. Explains the Dewey Decimal Classification System and general management of library resources to customers. Explains library rules, regulations, circulation procedures, and entitlements to library users and volunteers. Assists library users with library equipment. Assists the supervisory librarian in developing and implementing programs and the marketing and publicity of library services and events. Prepares displays. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Utilizes the on-line public access catalog and on-line databases such as DIALOG and OCLC First Search to prepare subject bibliographies. Performs routine clerical tasks. Picks up, sorts, and distributes library mail.
Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail with attachments. Assists with the technical services process as needed. Assists in conducting tours and group orientations. Refers difficult questions/problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member.
Provides prompt and efficient circulation assistance. Effectively assists in training new staff in circulation service procedures. Courteously assists users in circulation and reference transactions. Effectively administers reserve and interlibrary loan services. Accurately updates, corrects, and queries circulation and reference databases.
Effectively administers overdue notification system.
Accurately maintains library statistics. Effectively provides ready reference services. Promptly and effectively assists in developing and implementing programs. Properly and promptly performs routine clerical tasks. Courteously receives and greets visitors and answers their questions. Promptly and courteously answers telephone calls. Effectively uses word processing software. Accurately recognizes differences in existing procedures and applications and makes choices from among established alternatives. Promptly receives and transmits electronic messages and attachments as appropriate.
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be able to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical.
- Successful completion of a National Agency Check is required.
Must have 1 year specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service.
Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
Must have experience or training that demonstrates the ability to perform computer data processing.
Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, and procedures in circulation services. Must have typing experience.
Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, and reaching; pushing loaded book trucks; and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. Must be physically able to frequently lift boxes of up to 40 pounds. Must be able to reach up to 72 inches with or without the assistance of a stp stool.
Must possess skill in dealing with the public.
Generally not required.
Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct. Additional selections may be made from this announcement.
The Department of Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating and ranking criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.
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Background checks and security clearance
- Resume with complete work history including job title, start and end dates, and highlighting qualifications relevant to the vacancy announcement.
- Attach an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (signed within last 60 days)
- Supplemental Questionnaire
OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
- Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces? Attach the member-4 page of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty".
- Current or former Federal employee? Attach most recent SF-50 or Personnel Action Report (PAR) from your personnel record.
- Claiming Military Spouse Preference? Attach Military Spouse Preference Form, Preference Entitlement Survey, and legible copy of sponsor's PCS orders.
- Claiming Family Member Preference? Attach Preference Entitlement Survey and legible copy of sponsor's PCS orders.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
A comprehensive benefits package is available.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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