Job Overview


About the Agency

The Supervisors of the Law Library Stack Services and Collection Processing sections plan, direct, and supervise staff activities relating to the accessioning, management, maintenance, and security of the world's largest and most complex legal and legislative collections, having over 2.89 million volumes in all languages and from all jurisdictions.  The incumbent is responsible for implementing policies and procedures for appropriate housing, organization, shelving updating, superseding, care, service, and retrieval of these collections for congressional, intralibrary, and public use as well as for interlibrary loan.
This position is located in the Stack Services/Collections Processing Section, Collection Services Division, Office of the Law Librarian, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 11642.
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.


Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-4/9 levels. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary tor accomplishing the work of the unit. Serves as co-COR for labor contracts issued annually to perform collection management work.
Independently resolves the full range of collection management issues for a law library unit. Applies in-depth knowledge to complex legal collections maintenance issues. Maintains statistics to effectively identify, account for, and report work completed. Develops plans to expedite accessioning, sorting, arranging, and shelving of incoming or returned books, periodicals, and microform receipts. Recognizes and solves problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before items reach final destination.
Organizes and completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.
Supervises staff involved in searching for requested items that are vague or not readily found, using extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and procedures. Responds to inquiries (telephone, written, and in person) relating to serials holding, bibliographic information, binding status for unbound issues, and reference assignments.
Determines appropriate treatment for items routed for library binding and rebinding, items in need of marking or labeling, items requiring additional repair or support prior to shelving, and items requiring preservation microfilming.

Relocation Authorized

  • No