Job Overview


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.


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.