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Friday, November 11, 2016

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Senior Library Technician, Grand Forks Air Force Base Library, Grand Forks, ND

Number: 70168
Base: Grand Forks
Organization: Library
Date Opened: 11/09/2016
Date Closed: Open Until Filled
Pay Grade: NF-III
Pay / Hr: $13.00 (Pay based on experience)

Grand Forks Air Force Base Library, seeks a Senior Library Technician with successful library experience to direct technical services, coordinate training for staff members, and direct programming at our small military library. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitors all circulation and technical service operations and resolves problems and deviations. Trains new staff in circulation and technical services procedures and processes. Evaluates circulation and technical service policies, procedures, and processes and recommends improvements. Compares projected expenditures to allocations, notifying the supervisory librarian of the results. Monitors expenditures versus allocations for all monies. Ensures payment is made for materials ordered. Posts and revises library balance records and financial records, maintaining accuracy. Provides supervisor with necessary figures for quarterly financial updates and the annual report. Devises and adapts various search strategies within the library's holdings and utilizes on-line databases and CD-ROM resources to provide reference services to customers. Answers more in-depth or difficult questions that require the use of outside sources. Performs descriptive cataloging which does not involve extensive searching or long descriptions by modifying existing records to match the items on hand. Assists supervisory librarian in developing the library marketing plan. Develops publicity and marketing materials for review and approval. Administers library programs and prepares an after-action report and evaluation. Represents the library at public relations meetings. Conducts library tours and orientations. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Independently carries out assignments. Performs other related duties as assigned. Determines performance standards, evaluates employee performance, assists in hiring, promotions and disciplinary actions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of some college or a college degree is desirable. Must have 2 years 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 computer experience or training in computer applications such as Windows, Word, Excel, Access, and the Internet. Strong typing skills are required; must be able to type 40 words per minute. 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 step stool. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical. Successful completion of a National Agency Check is required. Must possess skill in working with peers and with the public.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Accurately, and in a timely manner, resolves circulation and technical services problems and deviations. Effectively trains lower grade staff in library circulation and technical service policies and procedures. Accurately monitors library expenditures, account balances, financial records. Effectively utilizes on-line databases and computer systems to facilitate circulation, technical service, and reference duties. Accurately performs descriptive cataloging. Promptly assists in developing an effective library marketing and public relations program. Efficiently produces library programs and submits after-action reports in an accurate and timely manner. Effectively uses word processing software to prepare/develop accurate and useful documents. Accurately recognizes differences in existing procedures and applications and makes choices from among established alternatives. Promptly receives and transmits electronic messages with attachments and documents as appropriate. "Any individual who was required to register with Selective Service and who is not registered or knowingly and willfully did not register before the requirement terminated or became inapplicable, will not be appointed"

 EEO Policy Statement: 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 Statement: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

QUESTIONS: For questions regarding this posting, please contact Catherine Kratochvil at

(701) 747-3048 or at or scan this link with your mobile device: