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    The position description number for this position is 384053. 

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

    The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.

    This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.



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    Responsibilities

    Serves as the Head of Acquisitions and Processing Section of the Music Division; works under the general direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief, who review and approve technical procedures, personnel recommendations and work programs proposed. The incumbent demonstrates a high degree of independence in the direction of performing arts acquisitions and processing services in the Division. 

    Participates in discussions, meetings and conferences with the Chief and Assistant Chief, and as required, divisional and inter-divisional meetings concerning policies and procedures affecting performing arts collection processing and acquisitions. The incumbent serves as the Acting Chief or Acting Assistant Chief of the Music Division when assigned. Directs the studies of broad and varied topics or areas related to music archives and scholarship. Assignments require a highly specialized knowledge of Western art music and knowledge of scholarship in related areas of the performing arts. 

    Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 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, and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. 

    Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff.

    Directs the staff in the accessioning, appraisal, physical processing and description of archival collections according to established archival procedures. Supervises the receipt of collections acquired through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, copyright and purchase. Oversees the unpacking and verification of the completeness and condition of incoming materials and the maintenance of accessioning records. Works with the specialists, Chief, and Assistant Chief to assure that out-of-scope acquisitions are rejected or transferred to appropriate units.

    Maintains close control over the quality of accessioning, physical organization and description, cataloging and digitization of collection materials. Serves as the officer in charge of the preparation of registers, indexes and other finding aids and controls developed in the Division. Provides editorial review of the section's written work product. Has direct responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of all inventory and indexing controls produced by the Division whether for internal use or wider distribution.

    Coordinates and participates in efforts to acquire performing arts materials by gift and purchase. Determines material which can be loaned from collections and/or eligibility of borrowers. Develops procedures and standards for all materials and technical processes applied in the description of the special collection materials in custody of the Music Division. Recommends the establishment of new collections. 

    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., which have been assigned responsibility for specific projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to processing acquisitions functions of the Music Division.

    Serves as the official spokesperson for the Division and for the Library on matters relating to archival organization and description. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, scholars, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the Library. 

    Plans, establishes and directs reference work of specialists in the section under the incumbent’s supervision. Coordinates staff efforts related to reference services specific to special collections in the Division’s custody.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    1420 Archivist

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