The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, including acquisitions and cataloging functions, of the section, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians performing these functions, and performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the division chief, works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.Learn more about this agency
This position is located in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA), Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 137599.
This position has no promotion potential.
The salary range indicated reflectsthe 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 will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit's activities.
Performs the administrative and human resources management functions relative to the staff supervised.
Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.
Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.
Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.
Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc.
Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgement to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation.
Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authority by other libraries. Participates in development of national policies for major cataloging programs.
Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Researches, analyses, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in creating or acquiring metadata.
Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations.
Other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - For meetings or conferences.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…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 other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
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