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    This position is located in the Science, Technology And Business Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

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    The Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B) provides reference and research service to Congress, government agencies, and researchers. Constituents are served in person and via email, the telephone, other electronic communication, and traditional correspondence. ST&B has a reading room with extensive reference collections, a computer catalog center, and custodial responsibility for technical reports and standards. The Head of the Business Reference Section (BRS) is responsible for administering reference and reader services to users of the Library's Science and Business Reading Room, is responsible for the development of the Library's collections in the fields of business and economics, serves as the coordinator of projects in the fields of business and economics and as liaison to professional organizations and individuals in these fields, and supervises the professional and technical staff of the Section. The incumbent's performance will be assessed on the basis of the quality and effectiveness of the Section's ability to service its collections in support of the Library's mission; the effectiveness of communication and cooperation with other staff members of the Library of Congress and outside organizations; the extent and quality of participation in the management of the Divisions, including the assumption of supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Chief on a rotating basis with other section heads; the extent and quality of ensuring staff participation and consultation; and effective leadership, training, and management of subordinate staff in incorporating the Library's values into their activities.

    Supervises professional staff of reference librarians performing work at the GS-07/09/11/12/13 levels, and technical staff providing support services. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the collection development and reference work of the staff assigned to the Business Reference Section. 

    Advises and recommends to the Chief needed improvements and changes in the policies and organization of the section and assists him/her in framing goals and objectives for the section. 

    The incumbent directs and evaluates the reference work of staff assigned to the Business Reference Section including selecting, training, evaluating, rewarding and directing them, and resolving any conflicts. Assigns work to staff and reviews completed work to assure timeliness and conformance with established policies and practices.

    Serves as an expert and senior adviser to management on all matters relating to the planning and development of information technologies. Develops policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for the planning, development and implementation of automated systems to meet the overall information needs of Business Reference Section.

    The incumbent must also have the ability to manage a variety of functions simultaneously, the ability to analyze complex problems and develop practical solutions and the ability to work well under pressure of demands and deadlines.

    Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a supervisory project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, and/or committees which have been assigned responsibility for projects and programs related to public service and or research in the humanities and social sciences.

    Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Serves as an authority in business reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently manage information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Serves as a senior specialist for business collections for the Library, and officially represents these to other offices and staff in the Library, as well as to persons, groups, or organizations outside the Library, by means of speeches, publications, and correspondence.

    Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. 

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    The position description number for these positions is 013182.

    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 position is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1410 Librarian

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