Supervisory Librarian, Veterans Affairs, Bedford, Massachusetts

Supervisory Librarian

Department: Department of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy – Bedford, MA

Salary: $94,520 to $122,875 per year

Series and Grade: GS 13

Open Period: 10/13/2017 to 10/19/2017

Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Duties Summary

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!


This position is located at the VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA and serves as Coordinator of Library Services for the VA New England Health Care System (VANEHS). The KIS (Knowledge Information Service) Coordinator directs the KIS program and staff, along with the operational and strategic development of the KIS programs within eight Medical Centers and their associated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

◦Supervises and manages knowledge-based systems and services relevant to the VISN1 clinical, research and management needs;

◦Plans and implements KIS services, eResources, and programs;

◦Oversees the efficient operation and develops measurable goals for Library and ◦Knowledge Management Services;

◦Collaborates with VA Central Office Library Network Office (LNO) to support

◦Federal purchase planning and coordination among VALNET (VA Library Network) Members;

◦Provides technical and administrative supervision to a unit of 15 Librarians (GS 9 to 13) and Technical Information Specialists employed in the KIS;

◦Oversees the daily operation of the KIS and ensures agency policies and priorities are followed;

◦Develops performance standards and evaluates the work performance of Subordinates;

◦Leads recruitment efforts and participates in formal orientation sessions for new staff;

◦Develops and presents annual budget proposals and manages allocations and expenditures for KIS procurements;

◦Works with Online Resource Coordinator, Designated Learning Officer, Chief Information Officer, Informatics Officer as well as relevant CPRS/VISTA developers regarding strategic information tools, menu resources and integrated Knowledge Systems;

◦Performs other related duties as required.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required: Not required

Supervisory status: Yes

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