A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:
1). Ability to Lead and Manage a Program/Area of Responsibility**: The ability to accomplish strategic and operational goals for a department or division and in doing so has the following responsibilities: 1) advising senior level officials, 2) overseeing day to day operations directly or through subordinate managers, 3) working with both internal and external organizations to achieve program goals, 4) evaluating current and proposed programs and operations and recommending actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects, 5) developing and integrating policies and processes for own area of responsibility, and 6) planning, acquiring and organizing resources and people.
2). Ability to Lead People and Manage a Workforce**: The ability tolead, supervise, and manage a diverse staff and in so doing, perform the following activities: 1) identify current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals, objectives, and capacity gaps; 2) recruit and hire staff to meet those needs; 3) communicate performance expectations to staff; 4) conduct periodic performance evaluations; 5) provide advice and counsel to staff, 6) address performance and disciplinary issues; 7) delegate or plan and assign work; 8) provide appropriate training and professional development opportunities to staff; 9) encourage staff participation in planning and decision making; and 10) identify and implement methods to improve staff productivity.
3). Ability to Communicate in Writing: The ability to produce written products related to the responsibilities of the position, such as policies, program goals and objectives, business plans, budget documents, and performance management documents.
4). Ability to Define and Solve Problems and Make Decisions: The ability to identify the problem or issue, and to gather, examine, and interpret information to generate effective solutions to problems and make sound decisions. This includes the ability to seek, logically examine, analyze, interpret, and synthesize information from different sources; generate and evaluate reasonable alternative solutions and the implications, consequences, and benefits of choosing each alternative; select the most promising alternative or course of action; and commit to action, even in uncertain situations. This includes the willingness to bring issues into the open and attempt to resolve them in a collaborative manner.
5). Ability to Lead and Effect Change: The ability to lead and effect change in carrying out the organizational mission that integrates key goals, priorities, values, etc. This includes championing ideas that promote the mission with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; gaining support and commitment from others, motivating and inspiring others, and applying new and emerging technologies to improve work efficiencies, productivity, and customer service.
6). Ability to Communicate Orally: The ability to speak clearly, politely, and under control to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This also includes actively listening to and understanding information; and listening to and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.
Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. 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 will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Senior Level positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.
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