Selective Placement Program Noncompetitive Appointments For Applicants With Disabilities Job

Vacancy No. SPP- Register 2020 Department Library of Congress
Salary $23,547.00 to $161,900.00 Grade 01 to 01
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/10/2020 Close Date 12/31/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
WASHINGTON, DCHYATTSVILLE, MDCULPEPER, VA


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 01/10/2020 to 12/31/2020

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 01

  • Salary

    $23,547 to $161,900 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Temporary (Not To Exceed a period of 120 days to 2 years, depending on qualifications of applicant)

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Open

Locations
  • Washington, DC MANY vacancies
  • Landover, MD FEW vacancies
  • Culpeper, VA FEW vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens with a certified, targeted disability. Targeted disabilities include, but are not limited to severe physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities.

Announcement number

SPP- Register 2020

Control number

556297300

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The Library of Congress is accepting applications from people who wish to be considered for employment at the Library under its Selective Placement Program (SPP). It is the policy of the Library to recruit and hire qualified applicants with targeted disabilities by assisting these individuals in obtaining employment consistent with their level of skills and abilities and their capacity for safe and efficient job performance. 

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    Responsibilities

    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade. Typical job opportunities within the Library can include, but are not limited to, the following occupations:

    • Librarian or Library Technician
    • Copyright Specialist
    • Lawyer or Legal Specialist
    • Foreign Law Specialist
    • Social Science Analyst
    • Economist
    • Foreign Affairs Specialist
    • Geographer or Cartographer
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative Management and Support
    • Management or Program Analyst
    • Financial Management, Accountant or Budget Analyst
    • Congressional Liaison
    • Communication and Public Affairs
    • Contracts and Procurement
    • Information Technology
    • Safety and Physical Security Services
    Duties and responsibilities for each position vary and may increase in accordance with the grade level.

    Appointment under this program does not confer any promotion eligibility in the position to which the applicant is appointed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    01 - Appointments under this program do not have promotion potential beyond the grade to which the applicant is initially appointed.

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment

    Applicants with disabilities wishing to be considered for employment at the Library may apply using this announcement and must  (1) have appropriate certification of their disability, (2) show that they have the qualifications for the job, and (3) satisfy the requirements/conditions for employment. By responding to this announcement you are applying to a resume database.  Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for two years and may be used at any time during that period.  When a position is requested to be filled under the SPP hiring authority, a list of applicants will be provided to management for review and possible selection.  

    Documentation of Disability:  Applicants must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

    Qualifications
    Education: Some positions may require specific training, education and/or degrees depending on the series and grade level of the position being filled.

    Experience: Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. The DETAILED description of your work experience in your personal resume must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently posess the knowledge, skills and abilities to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled. Transcripts and certifications provided as proof of qualifying education and/or training must be submitted at the time of application.

    To view qualification requirements for all series, click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

    Part-Time, Volunteer or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate undpaid and/or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week. Volunteer work experience can include work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, pilanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student and social).



    Education

    Additional information


    Additional information on the Library's Selective Placement Program can be found at: https://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/LOCSelectivePlacementProgram.pdf.

    Applicants wishing to be considered for employment at the Library through the SPP may also submit an application using the Library’s competitive selection process by responding to a specific job opportunity announcement listed on the Library’s job opportunity page at http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cMain.showJobs.

    The salary range indicated reflects the wide range of grades/salaries which may be filled through this process and includes locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.  Appointments under this program do not have promotion potential beyond the grade to which the applicant is initially appointed.

    The incumbent of this position may request to work a flextime work schedule.

    Some positions may involve travel.

    This may be a supervisory or non-supervisory position and may be a bargaining unit position, if not excluded by regulation.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for any person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

    Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

    The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. 

    This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Decisions to grant reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Applicants must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-3960 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
     
    The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

    Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

    The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

    A “Not to Exceed“ (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate an employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies as related to the series and grade of the position being filled. Final qualifications determinations will be assessed based on OPM Classification Standards and General Qualifications Standards.

    Interviews: You will be contacted by e-mail and/or telephone if your application is identified as qualifying for a position being filled. An interview may be conducted. If interviewed, you will be asked to address the same knowledges, skills abilities and/or competencies used to initially qualify your application for the position.

    To view qualification requirements for all series, click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

    Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for the Interview: Applicants should state any accommodation needed for the interview process prior to the interview, e.g. when the interview is scheduled.
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    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability. Your application will not be considered without submitting this documentation. See documentation requirements in JOB REQUIREMENTS section.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    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.

    http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php

    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.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for any position.

    You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

    Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for the Application Process: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Decisions to grant reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

    Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you review the qualification requirements at the OPM link provided for any occupation you feel you may qualify for. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your eligibility for that occupation.

    Step 3: Click on the "APPLY" button near the top of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

    Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly.

    Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.
    (1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.
    (2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.
    (3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.
    Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the agency.

    Step 6: Click on "Submit Application" after you have reviewed and completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.

    If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, please contact jobhelp@loc.gov.

    Agency contact information Human Resources Services Human Resources Services
    Phone

    202-707-5620

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    JobHelp@loc.gov

    Address

    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
    101 Independence Ave. SE
    LM107
    Washington, District of Columbia 20540
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 158 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 million items online. Located primarily on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

    Next steps

    You will be notified by email and/or telephone when your application is identified as qualifying for a position being filled. You may also check the status of your application for this program at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications." You will receive final notification via e-mail when your application has expired.

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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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.