Library Technician

Announcement Number:
2020 - 046
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$9.10 (U.S Citizen) - $7.21 + 0.55 B.A (Foreign National) Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:


INTRODUCTION:  This position is located at the MWR Library, U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The purpose of this position is to assist patrons in research and to obtain desired information in library books/materials.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Incumbent is responsible for all technical service operations.  Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks.  Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical service functions.   Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian.  Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials.  Using established procedures renews subscriptions.  Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders.  Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician.  Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection.  Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements.  Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats.  Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users.  Ensures catalog records are accurate and current.  Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records.  Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers.  Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues.  Assists in the annual inventory of library materials.  Using established procedures prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork.  Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies.  Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers.  Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian.  Assists library users with library equipment.  Performs routine clerical tasks.  Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents.  Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments.  Assists at the circulation desk as needed.  Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Effectively assists in training new staff in technical service procedures.  Accurately prepares, verifies, and processes requisition and acquisition documents for a wide range of library materials within proper time frames.  Accurately monitors receipt of materials and perform follow-up actions in a timely manner.  Reports discrepancies in a timely manner.  Accurately checks in and processes new materials in a timely manner.  Correctly performs copy cataloging.  Accurately and effectively updates, corrects, and queries on-line databases and computer systems to facilitate cataloging, technical service, and reference duties.  Courteously receives and greets visitors and answers their questions.  Courteously and effectively provides ready reference service.  Properly and promptly performs routine clerical tasks.  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 and attachments. Performs other related duties as assigned.



MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   Must have 1 year 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 experience or training that demonstrates the ability to perform computer data processing.  Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, and procedures in technical services.  Must have typing experience.  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. Must possess skill in dealing with the public.


EVALUATION:  Candidates will be evaluated on quality and nature of the experience pertinent to the position.  Applications must show sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the full range of duties of the Library Technician (Technical Services).


HOW/WHERE TO APPLY:  Submit MWR Application for Employment to MWR Personnel, Admin. Hill, BLDG 760.  Respond as accurately as possible for each period of employment. Your application/resume becomes property of the NAF HR office and documents will not be returned.


Electronic submissions of resumes and additional documents or applications, as well as any inquiries can be sent to  . You may also fax your documents to commercial 757-458-4378 or DSN 660-4378


As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer upon hiring.


The Department of Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.