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    Summary

    The incumbent is assigned primary responsibility for implementing national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required. The incumbent supervises program officers and program specialists to carry out grant programs; and assigns, prioritizes, monitors, and evaluates work performance of Discretionary Programs staff.

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    Responsibilities

    THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 21, 2019. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO APPLY AGAIN.

    If selected for the the Associate Deputy Director position, you will serve as an integral member of an agency-wide team, playing a key role in the development of a broader strategic vision and implementation of existing and emerging programs to increase public access to information, ideas and community networks; support lifelong learning, and foster vibrant communities. Typical work assignments will include:

    • Implements national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required.
    • Assists the Deputy Director in developing new or amended program policies, regulations, or procedures as needed to improve the performance of the agency's grant making functions.
    • Manages the development of new program policy, regulations, guidelines and procedures for State grant programs and for other initiatives as required.
    • Recommends and oversees implementation of policy or procedural changes as a result of analysis and evaluations.
    • Fosters communications among the various Institute of Museum and Library Services offices and staffs, participates in establishing agency plans, team-building, and identifying new ways to work together, furthering the integration of the work of the staffs, setting overall goals, and devising strategies to accomplish and assess progress towards those goals.
    • Advises the Deputy Director and internal stakeholders on agency budget preparation as it relates to OLS programs and agency submissions to OMB, Congress and/or other federal agencies concerning OLS programs.
    • Represents the agency's library discretionary programs to library constituents, the general public, and special interest groups. Oversees program staff representation at professional association meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars,
    • Supervises a small staff of professional employees. Works to educate and mentor staff in the Office of Library Services on strategic priority issues and help build out their connections to experts in the field in the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant programs.
    • Serves as a technical advisor for the Office of Library Services in providing leadership in performing or directing advisory and project-oriented assignments, the effect of which is to impact the core program(s) and administrative operations throughout the Office of Library Services and the success of the agency's mission.
    • Serve as the Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs representative to various intra-agency initiatives, providing departmental leadership and decision-making on behalf of Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548102800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.