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Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
The primary functions are to provide reference and reader advisory service, to assist patrons with the programs and equipment, to perform duties related to the circulation of library materials, and to perform other administrative duties in support of the library to ensure smooth and effective daily operations.
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II. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Circulation duties comprise 60% of incumbent’s time and include but are not limited to:
- Monitors all circulation and technical service operations and resolves problems and deviations.
- Evaluates circulation and technical service policies, procedures, and processes and recommends improvements.
- Utilizes on-line databases and computer systems to facilitate circulation, technical service, and reference duties.
- Performs descriptive cataloging.
- Answers more in-depth or difficult questions that require the use of outside sources.
- Provides reference services to library customers by locating bibliographical information using standard library reference tools such as guides, indexes, bibliographies, professional directories, and the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).
- Explains general resources of the library and assists library customers with all customer available library equipment.
- Makes decisions regarding titles for purchase and inclusion in the collection.
Programming and Outreach duties comprise 20% of incumbent’s time and include but are not limited to:
- Develops the library programming and marketing plan.
- Administers library programs and prepares an after-action report and evaluation.
- Represents the library at public relations meetings.
- Conducts library tours, orientations, and outreach activities
Computer Services duties comprise 10% of incumbent’s time and include but are not limited to:
- Assists patrons with access to computer network, by resolving any hardware or software related problems they may experience in achieving desired results within program applications. This includes training patrons in web navigation and the use of all other software applications such as Microsoft Office.
- Develops functional requirements for upgrade or other modification of automated systems in order to support both end-user requirements, circulation, inter-library loan, OPAC, management needs, bibliographic inventory, shelf lists and system usage reports.
- Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations for selection of computer hardware and software.
- Advises management about the need to replace and or upgrade computers.
Administration duties comprise 10% of incumbent’s duties and include but are not limited to:
- Monitors library expenditures, account balances, and financial records.
- Provides supervisor with necessary figures for quarterly financial updates and the annual report.
- Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, memos, and other text documents.
- Recognizes differences in existing procedures and applications and makes choices from among established alternatives.
- Receives and transmits electronic messages with attachments and documents as appropriate.
- Prepares and issues overdue notices in accordance with library policy and procedures.
- Monitors overdue records and processes cases where the delinquent borrower has relocated.
- Ensure procedures for reconciling lost or damaged books are implemented properly.
- Explains ways by which obligation for a book can be satisfied.
- Reviews and modifies standard operating procedures for the library.
Conditions Of Employment
- Knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service.
- Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
- Ability to work cohesively with peers and the general public.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English.
- Familiarity with publishers’ and suppliers’ methods of operation
- Knowledge of marketing and publicity techniques and of interest and needs of customers and organizations served to promote library use
- Successful completion of a National Agency Check is required.
- Must be able to work varied work schedules to include evenings, weekends, holidays as well as split shifts.
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 NATO Status of Force Agreement (SOFA) between Greece and the United States prohibits the hiring of any person who holds Greek citizenship/nationality as part of the civilian component with the US Forces in Greece. Whether a person is a Greek citizen/national is a determination made under both U.S. and Greek law. In addition, U.S. citizens who are considered "ordinary resident" in Greece are also ineligible for employment by U.S. commands and activities under U.S. non- appropriated fund conditions in Greece.
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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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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- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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