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New Delhi, Delhi
Posted: 12 February, 2019

Job Descriptoin


Announcement Number: New Delhi-2019-006

Position Title: Librarian

Opening Period: January 30, 2019 – February 20, 2019

Series/Position/Grade: LE-5005/LC-218/07

Salary: Rs. 5,78,540 (annual salary)

  • Starting salary will be determined on the basis of
qualifications and experience, and/or salary history.

For More Info: Human Resources Office

Mailing Address: Human Resources Office (Recruitment Team)
C/o U.S. Embassy, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021.
E-mail Address: [email protected]

Who may apply: All Interested Applicants/All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment: Indefinite - subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement: We encourage you to read and understand the

Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary: The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is seeking an individual for the position of Librarian in the
Library of Congress (LOC) Office (24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, American Center).

The work schedule for this position: Full Time; 40 hours per week

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of
agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Duties: The incumbent serves as an overseas expert in the acquisition, control, and management of
South Asian serial publications (journals, newspapers, gazettes) for the Library of Congress, as well as 50
Americans, Canadian and British universities. S/he utilizes various complex online modules and
functionalities of the Library of Congress Overseas Fields Office Replacement System (OFORS) and the
previous serials database Serials Check-in and Management (SCIMS) to (a) accurately order and renew
subscriptions to approximately 5,000 titles; (b) create correct bibliographic, enumerations and
predictions; (c) distribute 90,000 receipts; (d) claim missing issues; (e) prepare 15,000 volumes of
journals and magazines for binding. Carries out other acquisitions, bibliographic services, and
administrative functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive

information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is

not qualified.


Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree in any of these disciplines: Humanities or Commerce or
Library Science or Library and Information Science is required.
Indicate completion / non-completion by checking Yes /No under the education requirement ‘’section 2:

education ‘’ column. Did you graduate on the form DS-174 (This question is to know if you have completed

class-X, XII or any other degree/vocational courses, also specify the name of course and subjects for each

qualification you possess.)


Three years of work experience in library or a publisher or bookstore environment is required.
(Elaborate job responsibilities under ‘’section 4: work experience’’ column on the form DS-174. You

may also attach additional sheets in case you would like to provide any further information/details.)

Level III (Good working knowledge) in English (Speaking/ Reading/ Writing) is required.
Level-IV (Fluency) in Hindi (Speaking/ Reading/ Writing) is required.
(When applying for the position, please indicate your level of proficiency for these languages in

‘’section 3: language’’ column on the form DS-174.)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and
equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are

extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants

accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that

the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(3) FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of
their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent
documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that
certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the
armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the

applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the
service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and
(2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference
to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-
employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.) and for additional employment
considerations, please visit the following link:


1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism,

conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR
employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most
recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a local security certification and medical clearance.

HOW TO APPLY: Each applicant is required to provide a duly filled DS-174 application form and all the
mandatory documents for each position you are interested in. Applications, which do not provide the
following supporting documents, will not be accepted. All applicants are required to download and
save the latest PDF (via Acrobat) or MSWord version of the DS-174 application for employment form
available on our Website U.S. Embassy. The application form is constantly being updated and the
previous versions are no longer compatible for HR to review.

Please note: Resumes/CVs submitted will not be considered. Submission of the DS-174 application
form is mandatory and DS-174 application form is the only form of application that will be accepted.

Applicants must submit Universal Application for Employment (DS-174), which is available on our
website https://Universal Application For Employment(UAE) (Form-DS-174) or by contacting Human
Resources. (See “For Further Information” above). Failure to do so may result in a determination that
the applicant is not qualified.

Applicants should electronically (or otherwise) submit the documents listed below along with the DS-


To save paper and ink HR has taken an initiative and we need your cooperation to make it a success. We

request you to submit an electronic application. Applications submitted in hard copy will also be

considered. However an electronic application would be appreciated.

The electronic version of application could be Word File or a PDF version (hand filled scanned copy) from
your email address to [email protected]


Human Resources Office Recruitment Team
Mailing Address: Human Resources Office (Recruitment Team),

C/o U.S. Embassy, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi- 110021

E-mail Address: [email protected]
Applicants applying electronically (via email) will have to send their applications at

[email protected] Please insert the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER & FULL NAME

(First Name/Last Name) in the Subject line of the E-mail. Applications without this information in

subject line or with incorrect Vacancy Number will not be accepted. The vacancy announcement number

for this position is 2019-006.

Mandatory/Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your

application DS-174.

DS-174 - Complete duly filled form 

Proof of citizenship / Residency and/or Work Permit - Eligibility to work in India (Applicable to all
nationals including host country nationals): Please attach a copy (please do not attach original
documents) of any one of the document that confirms your legal eligibility to work in India (for
example: Work Permit, Residency Permit, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Person of Indian Origin
(PIO), PAN Card, Voter’s ID, Passport copy, Aadhaar Card/Country identification or equivalent). 

Degree with mark sheets/Educational documents 

Certificate or License (if applicable) 

All applicants must disclose any family member that works for the U.S. Embassy. Failure to do
so could result in separation from employment (for definition of the relative please refer to the
instruction page found on the Website and SharePoint).

What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected
for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information: To request for the position description and or any inquiry regarding this

position and the hiring process, please send an email to [email protected]

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being
considered. Thank you for your understanding and your interest in working at the U.S. Embassy in
New Delhi.

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India - 12 days ago

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