Job Overview


The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and almost 20 million items online. Located primarily on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The Logistics Specialist provides administrative staff support, advisory services, and professional and technical assistance to the Head of the Logistics Section in the Integrated Support Services Directorate, on matters relating to receiving, distribution and supply, and loading dock operations for the Madison Building, as assigned, including deliveries of supplies, furniture and equipment, publications, and other materials utilized by the Library. This position is located in the Logistics Services Section, Integrated Support Services, Office of Support Operations. The position description number for this position is 203158. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.  Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens.  However, non-citizens may be hired provided that immigration law and other legal requirements are met, and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.


Plans, leads, and coordinates special projects or studies involving logistics program issues containing complicated elements.  Projects may include reviewing specific programs and developing new initiatives in various logistics program areas.  Performs evaluation assignments of projects and studies requiring analysis of interrelated issues, such as effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of logistics operations.  Organizes assigned projects and directs team study work.  Develops plans of action, ensuring project goals are achieved.  Motivates team members to maintain their commitment to the methodology, process, and goals.  

Advises and consults the Head of Logistics on receiving and distribution issues and assists on asset control issues as needed.  Assists in tailoring new Logistics’ program procedures and regulations to the needs of the Library, including support for the Library's main campus on Capitol Hill and offsite locations.  Assists in assuring that new procedures are consistent with requirements as well as the unique needs of the Library’s customers and mission.

Establishes and coordinates a capital equipment program for the Library’s Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) and powered industrial equipment. Proposes additions and modifications when necessary to the MHE Program.  Independently develops the annual management plan and budget for the Library’s MHE Program, other industrial equipment and related operating requirements.  Requirements include: purchasing, maintaining, and replacing Government-owned material handling equipment and other powered industrial equipment for the agency’s use in several locations.

Has direct responsibility for planning and coordinating the Library's Madison Building receiving dock activities to include, but not limited to, vehicular traffic, material traffic, and incoming and outgoing mail, freight, and parcels.  Handles and resolves various conventional transportation problems, questions, and situations related to the movement of personnel, supplies and/or equipment.  Monitors and evaluates day-to-day operations, ensuring efficient use of the Madison Building receiving dock area.