Job Title: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, US/Anglo Division)Job Announcement Number: 130158
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to
Monday, January 13, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE PERMANENT AND INDEFINITE STAFF OF LIBRARY SERVICES, DUE TO BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS. TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) AND INDEFINITE NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) STATUS CANDIDATES ARE INELIGIBLE.(EMPLOYEES MUST MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY AT THE TIME OF SELECTION).
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About the Agency
The Chief of the US /Anglo Division works under the general direction of the Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, and is responsible for the administrative management and technical direction of the Division. The Chief is responsible for the general acquisitions (via purchase and non-purchase) and cataloging of materials from the U.S., including US government documents, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Oceania, cataloging of rare materials, accessioning and disposal of multiple copies of government documents; and coordination of major gifts to the Library, as well as the acquisition of special collections.
This position is located in the US/Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 174621.
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 are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
DUTIES:Back to top
Supervises employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Carries out human resource management functions relative to the Division. Develops performance expectations and clearly communicates them to staff. Gives feedback and regularly assesses staff's job performance. Provides resolution to formal and informal complaints and grievances. Initiates personnel actions as necessary. Gives guidance and counsel to staff and subordinate managers related to the work and policy issues of the Division. Establishes disciplinary measures. Manages the approval process for leave requests. Ensures Division staff at all levels are trained in and fully compliant with safety regulations.
The Chief has responsibility for advancing the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by ensuring adherence to nondiscriminatory practices for the Division in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of staff achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of staff skills.
Has responsibility, and delegated authority for the oversight and administration of the Division. Has responsibility for the direction and management of the Division to achieve with efficiency specified goals and objectives. Gives direct administrative oversight of the varied Division operations. These include cataloging, acquisitions, and training functions as well as functions related to other Library programs.
Provides analysis and development of new cataloging practices and standards accepted as authoritative by other libraries. Builds and sustains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major publishers and vendors, and distinguished members of the public.
Builds and sustains close and cooperative working relationships with Library managers and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests to advance the Library's programs and objectives.
Serves as the primary advisor on the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the Division.
Provides counsel to management staff and officials in the Library on matters related to the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the Division's appropriate scope and format. Provides advice on appropriate methods and techniques to use to achieve program goals and objectives. Provides leadership to facilitate the adjustment of operations to meet changing program needs, advances in technology, and workload changes.
Establishes policies impacting the Division. Oversees development, evaluation, and implementation of policy for the Service Unit affecting Library-wide programs. Pursues and crafts long-range development plans, as well as short-term strategies. Interprets and revamps existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to Supervise, Develop and Lead a Diverse Workforce.**
Ability to Analyze, Plan and Execute Library Programs and Projects.**
Knowledge and Application of the Principles, Concepts, and Techniques of Library Science.**
Ability to Communicate in Writing Performing Supervisory or Leader Work.**
Ability to Provide Consultation or Liaison Duties.
Ability to Communicate Orally (or the equivalent) in an Effective Manner.
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: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
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.
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 Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.
The selected applicant may 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, Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.
You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.
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 end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
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: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly. Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.
(1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.
(2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.
(3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.
Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.
Step 6: Click on "Finish" 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. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.