• Help



    These positions are located in the Germanic and Slavic Division and in the U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

    The position description number for these positions is 383007.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbents of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

    Learn more about this agency


    Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

    Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Division. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Division to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations, develops new programs, and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Serves as Security Officer of the Division and has final division authority and responsibility for the security and safe handling of materials while they are in the Division. Ensures other government property is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Provides direct administrative oversight of all the varied functions of the Division. These may include cataloging, acquisitions, and training as well as functions associated with other Library programs related to cataloging, acquisitions, and training. Analyzes and develops new cataloging practices and standards cited as authoritative by other libraries.

    Establishes and maintains 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. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

    Engages actively in developing and maintaining effective liaison and public relations with representatives of State and Federal agencies, libraries, national foundations, and national learned societies and institutions. Visits these institutions to initiate and strengthen purchase, exchange, and gift programs obtaining first-hand information and establishing procedures for acquiring material needed for the Library's collections for his/her geographic region. Represents the Library to significant groups of users of its services and relates the programs and activities of the Division to others. Represents the Library on matters pertaining to the work of the Division in conference with cooperative program partners, vendors, exchange partners, publishers, donors, government agencies, etc., and at meetings of international committees, professional organizations, standard-making bodies, etc.

    Serves as the primary advisor on the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the Division served. Counsels appropriate management staff and officials within the Library on matters related to the acquisition and cataloging of materials in the appropriate scope and format for the Division. Advises on the 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 variations in workload. Utilizes an expert knowledge of acquisitions and bibliographic access policies and practices and an intimate acquaintance with the requirements for the storage and retrieval of bibliographic information to improve acquisitions and bibliographic control policies and practices within the Library of Congress and throughout the library community. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

    Formulates and administers policies affecting the Division. Develops, evaluates, and implements policy for the Service Unit affecting Library-wide programs. Explores and establishes long-range development plans and short-term strategies. Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures. In the area of expertise, provides a major leadership role in the development of acquisition and bibliographic access standards, policies, practices, programs, and guidelines with a nation-wide impact.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530433100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.