Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants/ All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite, subject to successful completion of probationary period
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is: Full Time – 40 hours per week and will be located in the American Centre Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place New Delhi.
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Basic Function of the Position: The position is located in the Library of Congress (LOC) office, U.S. Embassy New Delhi. The incumbent will serve as LOC overseas expert in the acquisition, control and management of South Asian serial publications (journals, newspapers , gazettes) for the LOC office, as well as 50 American, Canadian and British universities. S/he will utilize various complex online modules and functionalities of Library of Congress Overseas Field Office Replacement System (OFORS) and the previous serials database Serials Check-in and Management (SCIMS) to (a) accurately order and renew subscriptions to approximately 5, 000 titles; (b) correct bibliographic, enumerations and predictions; (c) distribute of 90,000 receipts; (d) claim for missing issues; (e) prepare 15,000 volumes of journals and magazines for binding. S/he will carry out other acquisitions and bibliographic services and administrative functions. The incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.
Qualifications and Evaluations
The position requires three years of experience in library or a publisher or book store environment.
(Describe your previous and current job responsibilities in detail on the Education and Experience tab.)
The position requires completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities or Commerce or Library Science or Library and Information Science.
Indicate on the qualifications questionnaire all the education details as relevant for the position (Bachelor and/or higher for this vacancy). (Your answer should also let us know if you have completed Class X or XII or any other degree or vocational courses. Also, please specify the name of the Certificate/Degree/Diploma course and the major subjects for each qualification you possess.)
Please see the Language requirements listed under Evaluations. Please indicate your proficiency level separately for each of the required languages, using one of the following levels:
Level 1, Basic – Examples: Basic greetings, phrases, numbers and signs.
Level 2, Limited – Examples: Directions, simple questions
Level 3, Good working knowledge – Examples: Conversations about familiar topics, complex documents
Level 4, Fluent – Examples: Infer nuanced meaning from complex documents
Level 5, Translator – Examples: Certified professional translator in this language
Level 3 (Good working knowledge) in English (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) is required. This may be tested.
Level 4 (Fluent) in Hindi (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) is required.
(Please indicate on the qualifications questionnaire whether you have these required levels.)
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in New Delhi, India may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time the conditional offer letter is issued by the HR Office.
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HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
AEFM / USEFM
FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
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