National Defense University — Chief, Academic Services

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Summary

The National Defense University (NDU) is recruiting for a Chief of Academic Services in the National Defense University Library with responsibility for providing leadership and expertise for library research and instruction, collection development, instructional design and curriculum development support, writing, reading, public speaking support, and supporting faculty development.

Duties

  • Provides leadership within the Library & Learning Center and works collaboratively across the University to plan and execute a dynamic program of support services designed to meet the current and emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Serves as Chief of Academic Services Branch and a member of the Library & Learning Center’s senior management team responsible for planning and managing a wide variety of Library & Learning Center services, including library public services, student and faculty research support, instructional services, collection development, course and curriculum support, and instructional design support.
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Library & Learning Center Services and other department chiefs and shares in planning, policy development, resource allocation, library assessment, and personnel management; contributes to the development of strategic initiatives; and plays a key role in developing a shared vision for the Library & Learning Center’s future.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.

The individual must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Instructional Design, Education/Adult Education or a closely related field.
  • Have supervisory and management experience at a college or university-level academic library or learning center.
  • Have experience planning, creating and evaluating education and training products, services and programs in a library or learning center environment.
  • Have demonstrated experience in fostering teamwork, collaboration and creativity within a team.

Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education Requirement: Master’s degree in Library Science, Instructional Design, Education/Adult Education or a closely related field.

Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Additional information

NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension. Applications for this vacancy require a narrative assessment questionnaire to be completed by each applicant and uploaded as a separate document with submission. The narrative questions are listed in the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section and must be completed as a separate document and uploaded with other required documents.

Background or Security Investigation: This is a Non-Critical Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.

Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the assessment questions to evaluate your qualifications for the position. NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions. Cover letter with narrative responses answering hiring criteria questions listed in this section. Failure to submit will result in an ineligible rating.

The following questions will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel:
FACTOR 1: Leading People:
Describe your supervisory and management experience at a college or university-level academic library or learning center. Describe your experience in fostering teamwork, collaboration and creativity within a team.

FACTOR 2: Academic Program Management:
Describe your experience planning and implementing programs and services in a library or learning center. Describe your experience managing services for students and faculty such as library reference and instruction, library collection development, writing support, instructional design, and faculty support services.

FACTOR 3: Instruction and Training:
Describe your experience planning, creating and evaluating education and training products, services and programs in a library or learning center. Describe your experience with adult learning, online teaching and learning in blended and fully distributed environments.

FACTOR 4: Communication and Collaboration:
Provide evidence of your communication skills, including proficiency in maintaining collaborative relationships and effective interactions with students, faculty, college deans, information technology leaders, staff, and administrators. Provide evidence of your interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships.

FACTOR 5: Educational and Library Technology
Describe your knowledge of educational and library technology, addressing how educational and library technology can be utilized in the teaching and learning environment.

FACTOR 6-Library Programming:
Please provide specific examples of your experience that address the following factors. Examples should reference specific positions held as indicated in the resume.

Describe your experience organizing or supporting the hosting of special events, conferences, or workshops. Describe your experience in identifying opportunities, engaging stakeholders, planning, promoting, organizing, and assessing library events and/or workshops.

FACTOR 7– Outreach:
Please provide specific examples of your experience that address the following factors. Examples should reference specific positions held as indicated in the resume.

Describe your experience, education, and/or training in facilitating or leading working groups or multi-functional/organizational committees.

FACTOR 8 – Assessment:
Please provide specific examples of your experience that address the following factors. Examples should reference specific positions held as indicated in the resume.

Describe your experience in assessment methodologies and skills in planning, managing, and evaluating resources, programs, and services.

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications. All conferred degrees and certifications should be included in your resume for full consideration
  2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Cover letter with narrative responses answering hiring criteria questions listed in the “How you will be evaluated” section of this announcement. Failure to submit will result in an ineligible rating.
  4. Other Supporting Documents – Refer to the eligibilities section for documents to submit.

NOTE: Transcripts are not required at time of application submission. Your resume and narrative answers to the hiring criteria will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel to evaluate your qualifications for the position. If selected for an interview, official transcripts will be requested at that time to verify educational requirements are met.

Eligibilities Information: The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.

  1. SF-50 – (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent NDU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  2. If you claim Veteran’s Preference:
    – You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”, showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    – If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
    – If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans’ preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans’ preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) “Application for 10-Point Veteran’s Preference” and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
  3. Other documents identified in the announcement.

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered or uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

Click ‘Apply Online’ to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

  1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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