Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Public Services Technician - US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

I.  Position Summary:
      This position is located in the Library of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, a four year, accredited, degree-granting institution and center of leadership development for the Coast Guard.  The incumbent is responsible for inter-library loan and circulation of library materials to support the education and training outcomes of the Academy. 

II. Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1)  The incumbent acts as the technician in charge of inter-library loan and circulation for the library. 

2)   Performs all functions associated with interlibrary loan including but not limited to: processing items when they arrive; notifying patrons; returning items and keeping records of each transaction; monitoring transactions and sending overdue reminders;  lending to other libraries, following all state and national procedures and requirements; maintaining statistics. 

3)  Performs all functions associated with circulation of library materials including but not limited to: issuing new library cards, including issuing new cards to incoming swabs; tracking delinquent borrowers; managing hold and renewal requests; preparing course reserves; handling all procedures for graduating cadets to insure all materials are returned and all graduates are deleted from the database; keeping and compiling circulation and door counter statistics.

4)  As needed, and as aptitude and abilities dictate, may perform, at the direction of the librarians or senior technicians duties such as: word processing; filing; formatting and printing items such as brochures, bookmarks, signs etc; fabrication of displays; cadet coffee equipment maintenance; time and attendance duties; building management duties; oversight of student clerks or volunteers; library tours; shelving; shelf reading; shifting of collections; inventory; binding assistance; staffing circulation desk; answering directional questions;

5)   Performs other duties as requested by the Director.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).

This is a federal civil service position with a salary range at the GS-5 level ($35,207.00 to $45,772.00).  The federal government provides an excellent benefits package.  For a complete vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, please visit  Applications must be submitted through by May 5, 2015 but early submittals are encouraged.   The U. S. Coast Guard is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.