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October 6, 2020

Announcing C4DISC: Ways to Participate and Support

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Please join me in celebrating the creation of an important new organization, the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC). The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is a founding member and C4DISC both closely aligns with the LPC’s values and multiplies the impact of our strategic plan! Formally launched September 15, 2020, C4DISC was created to accelerate the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work the scholarly publishing/communications ecosystem sorely needs. C4DISC began in 2017 as an idea among a group of scholarly publishing trade and professional associations, including the LPC, who all saw a critical lack of diverse voices in their professional arenas and decided to take collective action. The founding members worked hard to make their vision a reality and last year, with the generous support of Educopia (LPC’s parent organization), tackled the complex challenge of developing governance for a new organization (in many ways echoing LPC’s creation way back in 2014!) 

To have the broadest possible impact it was decided C4DISC would target membership organizations such as the LPC as well as consortia, rather than individual universities or libraries. Two founding members, the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and the Association of University Presses (AUP), generously agreed to serve as joint hosts. After governance was settled, the founding members established a joint statement of principles and mission, vision, and values statements.  As a founding member, the LPC has a seat on the C4DISC steering committee (rotating LPC Board members will represent the LPC). Like the LPC, C4DISC is committed to valuing differences, welcoming diverse perspectives, learning from different communities, making space for marginalized voices, eliminating barriers, and serving as allies to our colleagues who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. 

Now that C4DISC is firmly established, next steps include creating several working groups to begin turning the shared vision into action. One group will continue work started by Niccole Leilanionapae‘aina Coggins, University of Virginia Press; Gisela Fosado, Duke University Press; Jocelyn Dawson, Duke University Press; and Melanie Dolechek, Society for Scholarly Publishing, who created the “Toolkits for Equity: Transforming Scholarly Publishing Communities” initiative at the 2019 Triangle Scholarly Communications Institute. Their first toolkit, Antiracism Toolkit for Allies, is openly licensed and on the C4DISC website. C4DISC is seeking volunteers to help develop the next two toolkits: the Antiracism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and the Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations. Another working group will focus on communications and outreach. Members of the LPC community would make fantastic additions so if you are interested in leading or participating in any working groups please complete the Working Group Application Form.

Another thing LPC members can do is advocate for their home libraries/organizations to sign on as C4DISC supporters. Organizations who wish to support C4DISC may join as partners. Examples include publishers, libraries, industry suppliers, etc. Three partnership levels exist: Bronze ($1000), Silver (up to $2500), and Gold (up to $5000) and funds raised will support activities focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarly communications. C4DISC also plans to hire a part-time program assistant to provide administrative support for C4DISC’s work and activities, thus furthering its capacity. C4DISC also gladly and gratefully accepts donations from individuals, no matter how small. 

Finally, if participating formally as a C4DISC partner is not possible for your home institution, LPC members can still support C4DISC by urging their organization to join the more than 60 organizations that have so far adopted C4DISC’s Joint Statement of Principles. Simply complete this form

To learn more, please visit c4disc.org or write to c4disc@gmail.com.   


September 18, 2015

Librarian (Data Curator)

Job Title:Librarian (Data Curator) GS-1410-11/12 (Open to Status & VEOA Applicants) ABDepartment:Department Of Transportation
Agency:Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Job Announcement Number:OST.R-2015-0015
SALARY RANGE:
$63,722.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, September 18, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-1410-11/12
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time – – Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current or former federal employees with status OR
Veterans eligible under VEOA
If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement OST.R-2015-0017, which is open to all U.S. Citizens.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Q – Nonsensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No
JOB SUMMARY:
About the Agency
This position is located in the National Transportation Library (NTL), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology’s (OST-R) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). NTL was established in 1998 as a completely digital library, conceived from a need to provide national and international access to transportation information, coordinate information creation and dissemination, and provide reference services for DOT employees and stakeholders. NTL’s major digital programs are the (a) the NTL Integrated Search System, including the NTL Digital Repository, the National Transportation Data Archive and Directory of Public Transportation Datasets and Tools, and clearinghouse of transportation website; (b) the NTL web site (https://ntl.bts.gov); and (c) other applications, consisting of homegrown, open source, and off-the-shelf software and tools. The NTL serves as a major part of the Department’s Public Access Plan, which leverages the NTL Digital Repository (NTLDR) technology platform.
Ideal Candidate: With an increased focus on data, NTL requires a professional dedicated to the issues and challenges of data curation, which involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital data throughout its lifecycle. The library is looking for an individual that has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or related field. The individual considers themselves seasoned, motivated, self-reliant and is looking to share their experience and expertise. This position is located in the DOT building, which sits directly across the street from the Navy Yard metro station and blocks away from the new National’s baseball stadium. OST-R has flexible work schedules
(to include Telework) and flexible health benefits.
No PCS
Position is FLSA – Exempt
Position is in the Collective Bargaining Unit – 1137
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be eligible for Status consideration & meet specialized experience
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
Provide all required documents by closing date
Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
Telework Eligible / Relocation will not be paid
Announcement is also advertised to All U.S. Citizens:OST.R-2015-0017
DUTIES:
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As a Librarian (Data Curator), you will:
Be responsible for researching best practices in data curation and preservation and making recommendations for improving NTL systems. Provide recommendations for (a) data standards, formats, and metadata policies; (b) data management and preservation plans; and (c) data dissemination and outreach activities.
Research metadata standards for all data formats and types, with a focus on needs for mid- and long-term preservation in order to keep abreast of developments in the areas of data management, data curation, and information science.
Serve as a resource in developing data management standards for scientific and technical information (STI) datasets, as well as other non-STI datasets that are important for the Department.
Consult on data management and preservation activities for BTS and Departmental data. Perform data dissemination and outreach activities highlighting NTL data curation program and services.
Investigate, analyze, recommend, develop, and/or implement data curation tools. Ensure BTS, Departmental, and other related federal datasets are properly described in the NTLDR. Creates or ensures assignment of persistent identifiers to Departmental datasets.
Liaise with government agencies, private corporations, individuals, libraries and research organizations having interests in data management to assure maximum utilization of available knowledge.
 
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.
FOR THE GS-11, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
Experience researching data curation principles and practices to identify best practices and determine areas for improvement in one or more of the following aspects of a data curation program: data standards, formats, preservation, AND/OR metadata policies. 
FOR THE GS-12, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
Experience researching, analyzing, implementing and assessing data curation principles and practices that enables you to make recommendations for data standards, formats, preservation, and metadata policies.
Experience participating in and contributing to data management programs that enables you to make recommendations for data management plans; and perform data dissemination and outreach activities. 
This experience must be well-documented in your resume and application.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
 
 
a. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., physical science, biological science, social science; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as physics or chemistry) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered;
or
b.Completion of at least 24 semester hours of legal study in an accredited law school for positions primarily concerned with providing library services in law or legislative reference;
or
c. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.
Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above; or legal training as specified in (b) above;
or
d. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (c) with education as described in (a) or (b) above;
e. Demonstrated ability as shown by education or experience to read or translate information from one or more foreign languages into English.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
Time-in-Grade – Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
 
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:
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You can review our benefits at:https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/dot/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=72336
 
OTHER INFORMATION:
Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee’s Guide to Career Transition.
HOW TO APPLY:
Back to top
You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.
 
 
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents must be provided by the close date:
RESUME – Needs to be created within USA Jobs Resume Builder. It must show relevant experience, education and fully support the required specialized experience.
COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
SF-50 – Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant
DD214 – Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS – If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS – Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
DOT Automated Staffing Of
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: transjobs@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052
 
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.


September 18, 2015

Librarian (Data Curator)

Job Title:Librarian (Data Curator) GS-1410-11/12 (Open to Status & VEOA Applicants) ABDepartment:Department Of Transportation
Agency:Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Job Announcement Number:OST.R-2015-0015
SALARY RANGE:
$63,722.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, September 18, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-1410-11/12
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time – – Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current or former federal employees with status OR
Veterans eligible under VEOA
If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement OST.R-2015-0017, which is open to all U.S. Citizens.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Q – Nonsensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No
JOB SUMMARY:
About the Agency
This position is located in the National Transportation Library (NTL), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology’s (OST-R) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). NTL was established in 1998 as a completely digital library, conceived from a need to provide national and international access to transportation information, coordinate information creation and dissemination, and provide reference services for DOT employees and stakeholders. NTL’s major digital programs are the (a) the NTL Integrated Search System, including the NTL Digital Repository, the National Transportation Data Archive and Directory of Public Transportation Datasets and Tools, and clearinghouse of transportation website; (b) the NTL web site (https://ntl.bts.gov); and (c) other applications, consisting of homegrown, open source, and off-the-shelf software and tools. The NTL serves as a major part of the Department’s Public Access Plan, which leverages the NTL Digital Repository (NTLDR) technology platform.
Ideal Candidate: With an increased focus on data, NTL requires a professional dedicated to the issues and challenges of data curation, which involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital data throughout its lifecycle. The library is looking for an individual that has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or related field. The individual considers themselves seasoned, motivated, self-reliant and is looking to share their experience and expertise. This position is located in the DOT building, which sits directly across the street from the Navy Yard metro station and blocks away from the new National’s baseball stadium. OST-R has flexible work schedules
(to include Telework) and flexible health benefits.
No PCS
Position is FLSA – Exempt
Position is in the Collective Bargaining Unit – 1137
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be eligible for Status consideration & meet specialized experience
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
Provide all required documents by closing date
Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
Telework Eligible / Relocation will not be paid
Announcement is also advertised to All U.S. Citizens:OST.R-2015-0017
DUTIES:
Back to top
As a Librarian (Data Curator), you will:
Be responsible for researching best practices in data curation and preservation and making recommendations for improving NTL systems. Provide recommendations for (a) data standards, formats, and metadata policies; (b) data management and preservation plans; and (c) data dissemination and outreach activities.
Research metadata standards for all data formats and types, with a focus on needs for mid- and long-term preservation in order to keep abreast of developments in the areas of data management, data curation, and information science.
Serve as a resource in developing data management standards for scientific and technical information (STI) datasets, as well as other non-STI datasets that are important for the Department.
Consult on data management and preservation activities for BTS and Departmental data. Perform data dissemination and outreach activities highlighting NTL data curation program and services.
Investigate, analyze, recommend, develop, and/or implement data curation tools. Ensure BTS, Departmental, and other related federal datasets are properly described in the NTLDR. Creates or ensures assignment of persistent identifiers to Departmental datasets.
Liaise with government agencies, private corporations, individuals, libraries and research organizations having interests in data management to assure maximum utilization of available knowledge.
 
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Back to top
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.
FOR THE GS-11, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
Experience researching data curation principles and practices to identify best practices and determine areas for improvement in one or more of the following aspects of a data curation program: data standards, formats, preservation, AND/OR metadata policies. 
FOR THE GS-12, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
Experience researching, analyzing, implementing and assessing data curation principles and practices that enables you to make recommendations for data standards, formats, preservation, and metadata policies.
Experience participating in and contributing to data management programs that enables you to make recommendations for data management plans; and perform data dissemination and outreach activities. 
This experience must be well-documented in your resume and application.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
 
 
a. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., physical science, biological science, social science; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as physics or chemistry) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered;
or
b.Completion of at least 24 semester hours of legal study in an accredited law school for positions primarily concerned with providing library services in law or legislative reference;
or
c. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.
Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above; or legal training as specified in (b) above;
or
d. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (c) with education as described in (a) or (b) above;
e. Demonstrated ability as shown by education or experience to read or translate information from one or more foreign languages into English.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
Time-in-Grade – Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
 
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:
Back to top
You can review our benefits at:https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/dot/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=72336
 
OTHER INFORMATION:
Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee’s Guide to Career Transition.
HOW TO APPLY:
Back to top
You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.
 
 
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents must be provided by the close date:
RESUME – Needs to be created within USA Jobs Resume Builder. It must show relevant experience, education and fully support the required specialized experience.
COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
SF-50 – Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant
DD214 – Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS – If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS – Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
DOT Automated Staffing Of
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: transjobs@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052
 
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.


September 18, 2015

Librarian (Data Curator)

Job Title:Librarian (Data Curator) GS-1410-11/12 (Open to Status & VEOA Applicants) ABDepartment:Department Of Transportation
Agency:Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Job Announcement Number:OST.R-2015-0015
SALARY RANGE:
$63,722.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, September 18, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-1410-11/12
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time – – Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current or former federal employees with status OR
Veterans eligible under VEOA
If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement OST.R-2015-0017, which is open to all U.S. Citizens.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Q – Nonsensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No
JOB SUMMARY:
About the Agency
This position is located in the National Transportation Library (NTL), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology’s (OST-R) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). NTL was established in 1998 as a completely digital library, conceived from a need to provide national and international access to transportation information, coordinate information creation and dissemination, and provide reference services for DOT employees and stakeholders. NTL’s major digital programs are the (a) the NTL Integrated Search System, including the NTL Digital Repository, the National Transportation Data Archive and Directory of Public Transportation Datasets and Tools, and clearinghouse of transportation website; (b) the NTL web site (https://ntl.bts.gov); and (c) other applications, consisting of homegrown, open source, and off-the-shelf software and tools. The NTL serves as a major part of the Department’s Public Access Plan, which leverages the NTL Digital Repository (NTLDR) technology platform.
Ideal Candidate: With an increased focus on data, NTL requires a professional dedicated to the issues and challenges of data curation, which involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital data throughout its lifecycle. The library is looking for an individual that has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or related field. The individual considers themselves seasoned, motivated, self-reliant and is looking to share their experience and expertise. This position is located in the DOT building, which sits directly across the street from the Navy Yard metro station and blocks away from the new National’s baseball stadium. OST-R has flexible work schedules
(to include Telework) and flexible health benefits.
No PCS
Position is FLSA – Exempt
Position is in the Collective Bargaining Unit – 1137
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be eligible for Status consideration & meet specialized experience
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
Provide all required documents by closing date
Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
Telework Eligible / Relocation will not be paid
Announcement is also advertised to All U.S. Citizens:OST.R-2015-0017
DUTIES:
Back to top
As a Librarian (Data Curator), you will:
Be responsible for researching best practices in data curation and preservation and making recommendations for improving NTL systems. Provide recommendations for (a) data standards, formats, and metadata policies; (b) data management and preservation plans; and (c) data dissemination and outreach activities.
Research metadata standards for all data formats and types, with a focus on needs for mid- and long-term preservation in order to keep abreast of developments in the areas of data management, data curation, and information science.
Serve as a resource in developing data management standards for scientific and technical information (STI) datasets, as well as other non-STI datasets that are important for the Department.
Consult on data management and preservation activities for BTS and Departmental data. Perform data dissemination and outreach activities highlighting NTL data curation program and services.
Investigate, analyze, recommend, develop, and/or implement data curation tools. Ensure BTS, Departmental, and other related federal datasets are properly described in the NTLDR. Creates or ensures assignment of persistent identifiers to Departmental datasets.
Liaise with government agencies, private corporations, individuals, libraries and research organizations having interests in data management to assure maximum utilization of available knowledge.
 
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Back to top
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.
FOR THE GS-11, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
Experience researching data curation principles and practices to identify best practices and determine areas for improvement in one or more of the following aspects of a data curation program: data standards, formats, preservation, AND/OR metadata policies. 
FOR THE GS-12, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
Experience researching, analyzing, implementing and assessing data curation principles and practices that enables you to make recommendations for data standards, formats, preservation, and metadata policies.
Experience participating in and contributing to data management programs that enables you to make recommendations for data management plans; and perform data dissemination and outreach activities. 
This experience must be well-documented in your resume and application.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
 
 
a. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., physical science, biological science, social science; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as physics or chemistry) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered;
or
b.Completion of at least 24 semester hours of legal study in an accredited law school for positions primarily concerned with providing library services in law or legislative reference;
or
c. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.
Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above; or legal training as specified in (b) above;
or
d. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (c) with education as described in (a) or (b) above;
e. Demonstrated ability as shown by education or experience to read or translate information from one or more foreign languages into English.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
Time-in-Grade – Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
 
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS:
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You can review our benefits at:https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/dot/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=72336
 
OTHER INFORMATION:
Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee’s Guide to Career Transition.
HOW TO APPLY:
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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.
 
 
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
The following documents must be provided by the close date:
RESUME – Needs to be created within USA Jobs Resume Builder. It must show relevant experience, education and fully support the required specialized experience.
COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
SF-50 – Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant
DD214 – Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS – If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS – Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
DOT Automated Staffing Of
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: transjobs@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052
 
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.