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    This position is located in the Reference Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Taylor Street Annex, Washington, DC.

    The position description number for this position is 137280.

    The salary range indicated reflects the 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.

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    Supervises a group of employees performing technical and professional work up to the GS-13 level.

    Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. 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. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

    Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program. Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS reference services, instruction and training, and access services. Initiates, establishes and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Collaborates with other librarians in developing and providing access to library resources through the web and other means. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of reference and public service policies, procedures, and publications. Implements new reference services and techniques to improve and expand services. Explores applications of automated search techniques for providing improved reference service and coordinates the development of such services. Develops tools and techniques for disseminating information of use to blind and physically handicapped persons and to libraries serving them.

    Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes major issues In Information research and dissemination. Renders services to scholars, research scientists, professionals, military personnel, legislators and their staffs, or other clientele, and officials within or outside The Library of Congress. Oversees assistance given to research scholars. Conducts research and analysis in topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Provides in-depth analysis on complex customer questions, requirements; and priorities. Develops research methods and/or techniques that serve as models for other libraries and library systems. Prepares definitive and highly complex reports, responses to inquiries and requests, and research papers using knowledge as recognized authority in field of expertise.

    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 automated system development or enhancement 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 a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

    Provides information analysis and research to resolve a wide range of highly complex issues. Plans and develops new organizational strategies and maintains currency of existing products in area of expertise. Oversees information analysis and research to resolve a wide range of issues. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts. Prepares written guidelines for the handling of specific types of requests. Writes and/or edits information on The Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project. Plans all phases of the production process for the specific project. Directs a group of editors in the writing process.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1410 Librarian

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