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Job Title:  Administrative Librarian (Director of Global Legal Collection)
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:  130080

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year
Thursday, July 11, 2013 to Monday, August 12, 2013
LIMITED - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

AGENCY EMPLOYEES- CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE STAFF OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 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.


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 155 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 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 Director of Global Legal Collection is responsible for the acquisition, organization, and preservation of the Law Library's collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library's physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide.

This position is located in the Office of the Law Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 257148.

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 may work a flextime work schedule.

This is a managerial, non-bargaining unit position.


  • See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.


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Plans and oversees the acquisition, management, security, development, organization, servicing, bibliographic interpretation, and custody of the Law Library collection.  Controls and directs the circulation of materials to Congressional and government offices, as well as to other libraries in the United States and throughout the world.

Directs efforts to develop and promote national and international metadata and technology standards for legal information in the semantic web environment.  Coordinates with appropriate internal and external offices including national and international stakeholders to identify issues, challenges, strategies for success, and best practices for digital legal content.

Establishes performance expectations for staff members that are clearly communicated.  Provides informal and formal feedback and evaluates staff performance on a regular and ongoing basis.  Resolves informal complaints and grievances.  Provides and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. 

Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency wide programs.  Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff.  Participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library.


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A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

(1) Ability to Lead, Manage, and Promote a Diverse Workforce. ** - The successful candidate has lead managed and promoted a diverse workforce.

(2) Knowledge of outreach techniques, strategies, and resources in order to build coalitions. ** The successful candidate has applied knowledge of outreach techniques and strategies to establish and maintain effective relationships with the U.S. Congress and other legislative agencies, Law Library of Congress partners and donors.

(3) Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques for collection development for research libraries. ** The successful candidate has applied knowledge of information resource management including the full life cycle of information from its creation or acquisition through its disposition in order to support an enterprise-wide knowledge asset management program.

(4) Knowledge of Information Technology Infrastructure -  The successful candidate has applied knowledge of information technology infrastructure to support a robust information system utilizing new technologies.

(5) Ability to communicate in writing- The successful candidate has written a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well organized products.

(6) Ability to achieve results - The successful candidate has the ability to represent, present, negotiate, defend, explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner in order to negotiate with individuals and groups in a manner that influences them to support a position and achieve results.
(7) Ability to communicate orally - The successful candidate has demonstrated the ability to facilitate productive meetings and deliver effective presentations to public and professional audiences.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:    


The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Executive Schedule positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.
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FURLOUGH NOTICE:  New employees of the Library of Congress who enter on duty after April 7, 2013 but before September 7, 2013 will be required to take 12 hours Leave Without Pay before September 7, 2013.  Specific hours should be coordinated with the supervisor of the position. 

All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, all newly appointed Senior Level executives, from outside the Library as well as from within, must serve a one year probationary period in accordance with the Library of Congress Regulations (LCRs) 2017.2-1, Senior Level Executive System.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-6362 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The selected applicant will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Are you a veteran?  Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.  Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:


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Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure that you are considered for the position. Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress. Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the job announcement to review the qualifications listed to ensure that your resume reflects your accomplishments in those areas. Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements. Step 4: Click on "Submit" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date.


Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.



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