Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located in Library Services, Preservation Directorate, Office of the Director.

By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

The incumbent provides technical, administrative, and program assistance in support of the Director's responsibilities for providing preservation services targeted to the needs of the Library's collections
through the management of the following organizational units: Binding and Collection Care Division, Conservation Division, Preservation Reformatting Division, and the Preservation Research and Testing Division.

The position description number for this position is 305425.

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 non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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


Provides personnel, fiscal, administrative, and operational support in the day-to-day and the long-term management of preservation programs and services to the Director to meet the mission and program goals of the Directorate. Provides budget and procurement support, including budget formulation and execution, ensuring compliance with Library policies and procedures. Evaluates program effectiveness and evaluates means of improving complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues impacting critical aspects of major Library programs.

Formulates and recommends policy. Acts at all times in a confidential manner with respect to policy decisions which might have labor-management implications and takes part in discussions with Library officers who formulate or effect labor relations policies. Serves as a member of the Preservation Directorate management team, participating in meetings and overseeing operations of the Directorate.

Serves as the primary liaison between the chiefs of the organizational units in the Directorate and the Director. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, and other specialists, within the Directorate, throughout Library Services, and in other service units, to share resources and information and effectively serve the Directorate's best interests. Acts as a liaison with Library Services and administrative support offices to coordinate personnel actions, recruitment, promotions, awards, position classification, training, disciplinary and other actions. Assists and advises the Director with oversight of the performance appraisal and merit pay program across the divisions within the Preservation Directorate. Consults with and provides administrative services to managers. 

Coordinates requirements and acts' as an expert on special preservation projects, advising top management on major issues and keeping them apprised of project progress and completion.
Organizes assigned projects; plans, organizes, and directs the team's work. Researches, identifies and gathers necessary data including legislative and program data and interviews with senior management, program officials, employees and supervisors. Assembles and evaluates information gathered; formulates findings, conclusions, and recommendations; presents results in written and/or oral form, which are well-organized, supportable and clearly expressed.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No