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 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 Assistant Director for HR operations serves as the principal advisor to the HRS Director on all aspects of human resources services and operations for approximately 50 staff members.  The incumbent assists the Director in providing vision and leadership to, and directing and administering a comprehensive Human Resource Management (HRM) program throughout the Library of Congress.  The Assistant Director leads and directs staff engaged in program development, interpretation and evaluation, as well as those providing program support and information systems management services.

This position is located in the Office of Human Resources Services (HRS), Office of Support Operations (OSO).  

The position description number for this position is 262299.

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. The incumbent will be eligible for short-term, but not continuing, telework.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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


Serves as full assistant director to the HRS Director and shares in the execution of the Library’s human resources management program and activities, including workforce planning and design, position management and classification, compensation and benefits, recruitment and staffing, labor relations/employee relations, workforce performance management, and employee assistance programs.  Working closely with the Director, drives the strategic planning process and assists in defining organizational objectives, policies and operating plans to ensure achievement of HRS mission and goals. 

Participates in annual and day-to-day operational planning with the HRS Director and top-level management to determine the most effective resource allocation and the possible effect of proposed changes on HRS programs and functions.  Serves as HRS focal point and change agent for proposed enhancements to HRS programs and operations.  Provides staff advice and guidance on human resource planning and policy issues for HRS programs and processes.  Provides timely, proactive feedback to the Director and senior managers on the status of special analyses and studies. Makes recommendations to the Director on major issues such as significant internal and external program considerations; determinations of projects or programs to be initiated, dropped, or modified; and the optimum mix of reduced operating costs and assurance of program effectiveness.

Oversees the implementation and maintenance of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).  Develops, implements, and integrates automation and technology strategies for human resource management. Ensures that strategies are comprehensive, covering the full range of web-based and other innovative information systems supporting recruiting, applicant evaluation and tracking, performance management, position classification, succession planning, training and development, and employee and manager self-service.

Oversees and evaluates HRS's financial performance.  Oversees HRS’ acquisition planning and execution.  Serves as liaison to the Library’s planning and budgeting program.  Responsible for HRS compliance with the Library’s internal control program. .