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Job Title:  Director of the Kluge Center & Scholarly Programs
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:  140169

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$120,749.00 to $167,000.00 / Per Year
Friday, June 20, 2014 to Monday, July 07, 2014
Open - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Anyone may apply - 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 immigration law and other legal requirements are met, and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
Not Applicable


About the Agency

The Director of the Kluge Center and Scholarly Programs at the Library coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars doing intensive research at the Library of Congress.  The Director reports directly to the Librarian of Congress, works closely with the Associate Librarian for Library Services, and provides the Librarian with scholarly evaluations and program recommendations.  The Director is responsible for fundraising efforts for fellowships, recruiting visiting scholars and oversight of the Council of Scholars for the Kluge Center.  The Director is responsible for relating its members broadly with the personnel and programs of the center; and with the Library particularly with substantive curators and the scholars on the Library's staff.  The Director is also responsible for suggesting to the Librarian formal and informal ways of relating distinguished visiting scholars to Members of Congress. 

This position is located in the Office of the Kluge Center and Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress.

The position description number for this position is 313103.

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 may 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. 


  • See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.


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The Director for the Kluge Center and Scholarly Programs has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the scholarly programs or operations.  Responsible for the direction and management of the Kluge Center and for public programs at the Library that present scholarly content.  Provides direction to the programs by identifying and recommending major individual scholars and/or research projects suitable for the Library to undertake and/or to invite to special scholarly events.  Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

Supervises the staff of the Office of Scholarly Programs, as well as resident scholars, corporate or academic interns, paid interns, contracted experts, and consultants which include responsibility for public outreach and selection processes for fellows and scholars.   Establishes performance expectations, which are clearly communicated.  Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Takes personnel actions as necessary.

Initiates and maintains relationships with Congress, foundations and other public and private agencies which can provide support for scholarly fellowship and endeavors.  Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.  Establish and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with the Library of Congress department management and officials, other government agencies, and national and international institutions of education and culture with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library of Congress and the Office of the Scholarly Programs.

Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Library of Congress; senior staff of other Federal, state, and local government agencies; and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters.

Develops, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Formulate new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the quality of scholarly programs and operations.


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A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

1) Ability to provide management and oversight of a scholarly program. **- The successful candidate has provided oversight and management of emerging and critical agency programs or operations. Coordinated fundraising efforts for fellowships, recruited resident and visiting scholars, and provided oversight to a council of scholars.

2). Ability to lead people. ** The successful candidate has Led people by inspiring, motivating, and guiding others toward creative scholarly accomplishments. Performed personnel actions as necessary. 

3). Knowledge of scholarly literature of various academic disciplines and cultures ** - The successful candidate has demonstrated scholarly distinction by being recognized as a scholar in various academic disciplines and extensive knowledge and experience of other cultures.

4) Ability to interact with Congress and other academic, educational and cultural institutions. ** The successful candidate has developed and maintained productive and dynamic relationships with members of Congress, and their staff, and other academic, educational and cultural institutions.

5) Ability to exercise quantitative and qualitative judgment and solve problems in a managerial capacity - The successful candidate has demonstrated awareness of likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/organizational standards. This included behaving appropriately in a given situation, using discretion, and being sensitive to confidentiality. Analyzed complex information, identified solution criteria and the implications of data, and generated alternative solution.

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:    

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 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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All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, all newly appointed Senior Level executives, from outside the

Library as well as from within, must serve a one year probationary period in accordance with the Library of Congress Regulations (LCRs) 2017.2-1, Senior Level Executive System.

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. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-6362 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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 selected applicant will 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, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Are you a veteran?  Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.  Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:


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Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure that you are considered for the position.

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 Qualifications and Evaluations section of the job announcement to review the qualifications listed to ensure that your resume reflects your accomplishments in those areas.

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: 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. 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 , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date.


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.


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Please review our evaluation process under Qualifications and Evaluations. 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.

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