Dallas Veterans Affairs is Hiring a Medical Librarian

Librarian (Biological and Medical Sciences)


Agency Contact Information

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Dallas, TX
Work Schedule is Full-Time – Permanent

Opened Tuesday 6/6/2017(1 day(s) ago)

Closes Monday 6/12/2017(5 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $58,399.00 to $75,923.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade


  • Supervisory Status


  • Who May Apply

    US Citizens

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Job Overview


About the Agency

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people – our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country’s service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”). America’s Veterans need you!


Employee will serve as a Librarian (Biological & Medical Sciences) assigned to Library Service located at the North Texas Veterans Health Care System in Dallas, TX. Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Administration: plans, operates and administers the library program utilizing knowledge of medical librarianship. Develops and maintains library collection, resolving complex serials (journal) problems, and ensures computerized databases are up-to-date with current materials. Performs descriptive, cataloging and classification of materials. Ensures compliance with Joint Commission directives/standards as they apply to medical library program. Promotes the library through briefings, newsletters, effective contacts and serves liaison for sharing resources. Monitors fund control activity for the budget; determines equipment, materials, and library items needs.
  • Reference/Research: Conducts comprehensive and complex searches of medical literature utilizing knowledge of National Library of Medicine (NLM), Online Computer Library of Congress (LC) terminology and indexing schemes, printing indices, and computerized optical disk databases, and use of a variety of medical subject heading structures, medical terminology, logic of search formulation, and coverage in terms of years, languages, information, formats, and subject specialties. Reformulates search strategies, provides answers to requests for biomedical information (e.g., factual data, statistics, biographical/bibliographic information), often necessitating contacts with Center for Disease Control or various agencies of the National Institute of Health. Provides readers advisory services and advice on selection of books and periodicals within their fields. Maintains an extensive reference collection of indexes, abstracts, directories, almanacs, dictionaries, handbooks, drug formularies covering clinical and military medicine and health care services. Maintains and oversees an extensive automated interlibrary Loan Program conducted throughout various healthcare systems, other regions, external library programs and locations. Trains hospital staff on the based use of automated indices and computerized texts, journals and programs.
  • Technical: Oversees the selection, acquisition, and cataloging of books and serials.
  • Audio/Visuals: Develops and maintains extensive audio and visual collections to support the training and continuing medical education needs of hospital staff. Collection is based on professional expertise and input from managers and consists of video tapes slides, other media, audiovisual materials deemed suitable to support a wide spectrum of medical specialties and professions. Develops a policy for acquisition of audiovisual material for reference and circulation.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • May be required to serve a probationary period.


BASIC REQUIREMENTS (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below:

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study (or higher) in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree related to the position. (Bachelor-level transcript must confer degree awarded related to the position and Graduate-level transcript must show 1 full year (18 semester hours) in library science).
Since many libraries are highly specialized, some librarian positions require a knowledge of a specialized subject or field of endeavor. Also, since materials in libraries are often in foreign languages, some librarians must have a proficient knowledge of one or more foreign languages. For such positions, applicants must meet requirements that are directly related to the subject matter or language of the specialization. These requirements are in addition to the basic professional library science requirements that apply to all positions. However, these requirements may be included in or supplemental to those specified for all positions. The following specializations are authorized: biological, medical, social or physical sciences, education, fine arts, business and industry, humanities, law, music, engineering, and the Germanic, Slavic, Oriental, Semitic, or Romance languages.
– OR –
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant 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.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience in the amounts required for this Librarian (Biological & Medical Sciences) GS-10 grade level as specified below:

A. Requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Experience must have demonstrated the ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art. For positions where foreign language proficiency is needed, applicants must be able to read and/or translate material in the appropriate specialized subject-matter field.
Specialized experience includes working experience as a librarian in a healthcare environment performing duties that include serving as a resource for biological and medical healthcare related information; developing and maintaining a monographic and audiovisual collection; maintaining a library collection based on the professional needs of a hospital staff; and conducting comprehensive and complex searches of medical literature. (Experience details must be clearly supported by your resume. We will not make assumptions regarding experience)
– OR –
B. Successfully completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
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C. Equivalent combinations of specialized experience and graduate education as described in A and B above. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication
  • Technical Competence

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application for verification of the Basic Requirement and if you are basing all or part of your additional qualifications on education.

NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: The work is sedentary and includes no special physical demands. The position may involve some walking, standing, bending, or carrying items.

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Job Announcement 2017-1 USCA5LIB
Position: Beaumont Satellite Librarian
Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Salary Range: Court Personnel System Classification CL27/28
Full annual salary range: $48,170 – $93,831, depending on experience and qualifications.
Closing Date: Applications will be considered as soon as received, and will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
Location: Beaumont, TX

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