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 155 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 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.

This position is in the Office of Inspector General (OIG), an independent office within the Library of Congress as defined by 2 USC 185. The position is supervised by the Assistant Inspector General for Audits.  The OIG is responsible for conducting or overseeing all audits and investigations relating to programs and operations of the Library of Congress.  Auditing includes planning, conducting, and reporting on findings and recommendations to increase economy, efficiency, and effectiveness by preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the administration of Library of Congress programs and operations.

The position description number for this position is 257181.

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 non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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


Serves as senior management analyst, heading individual and concurrent audits, surveys, and evaluations. Directs and administers performance and program audits that are broad in scope, of national significance, and that cover wide geographic areas for the Library of Congress. Audits cover all major performance management aspects of agency programs. Develops and presents findings that are critical for annual and long-range planning of agency functions and influence agency policies and legislative proposals.

Develops performance and program audit and evaluation programs and plans, including functional responsibilities; specific project assignments; and audit objectives and requirements. Assesses matters such as overall effectiveness and efficiency; compliance with established policies, procedures, and government standards; and accomplishment of intended goals and objectives. Benchmarks agency operations against those of other agencies. Performs comprehensive analyses of overall operations in situations where decisions are complicated by the diversity of functional programs and operations, and conflicting requirements. 

Researches, writes and edits materials on a variety of established subjects. Written products should be creative, objective and persuasive, and have high ease of readability and user-friendliness, intended to engender changes in program operations. Follows OIG guidelines for content, presentation, and organization, or makes suggestions for change as appropriate.

Determines priorities, objectives, and staff requirements needed to perform evaluations and other studies. Recommends allocation of staff resources. Assists the Assistant Inspector General for Audits (AIGA) in articulating and communicating to auditors or teams the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and time frames for completion.

Identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow, skill levels, and/or occupational specializations. Makes any adjustments needed to re-balance the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned auditor or team tasks; and ensures each employee has a primary role in developing the final team product.