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 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 incumbent serves as a Supervisory Librarian in the Collection Services Division (CSD) unit of the Law Library of Congress (LLC). The incumbent plans for collection management and development to build and maintain comprehensive collections; coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library; serves as an authority in one or more major library functions or programs, and is instrumental in developing and interpreting guidelines for widespread use.

This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Office of Collections, Outreach and Services, Law Library, Office of the Law Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 248127.

This position has no promotion potential.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Anticipates, identifies and understands the changing needs of the LLC by staying informed of new and existing issues, communicating with LLC and Library of Congress leadership, and using available contacts and resources. Aligns section's resources to ensure coverage of all issues in the section's purview, even in the face of unanticipated events, emergencies, changes in workflow, and fluctuation in subject matter or national priorities.

Manages the daily operations of the CSD unit and supervises employees performing work at  grades GS-13 and below.  Provides administrative and technical supervision needed for accomplishing the work of the section. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., for specific projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Organizes and develops projects using critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library functions. Participates in planning the unit’s work, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.  Defines scope of work and oversees contractors and collection consultants.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with Library, LLC, Office of Strategic Initiatives, and Copyright staff.  Writes position papers, policies and procedures, and processes.  Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at meetings, committees, conferences, seminars, and exhibits both internally and externally.

Provides information analysis and research to solve a wide range of highly complex issues. Plans and develops new organizational strategies and maintains currency of existing products in area of expertise. Identifies, reviews, and evaluates major publications and trends. Provides consultative services related to informational services. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents pertaining to information and research efforts. Prepares written guidelines for the handling of specific types of special requests and for collaborative projects and programs.