Selective Placement Program (Noncompetitive Appointments for Applicants with Disabilities)

Washington D.C.
Jan 12, 2017
Dec 29, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Library of Congress is accepting applications from people who wish to be considered for employment at the Library under its Selective Placement Program (SPP). It is the policy of the Library to recruit and hire qualified applicants with targeted disabilities by assisting these individuals in obtaining employment consistent with their level of skills and abilities and their capacity for safe and efficient job performance. Targeted disabilities include, but are not limited to severe physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities. The SPP program is open to applicants who have, or who have a history of having, a severe disability as listed above.

Applicants with disabilities wishing to be considered for employment at the Library may apply using this announcement and must (1) have appropriate certification of their disability (Details in JOB REQUIREMENTS), (2) show that they have the qualifications for the job, and (3) satisfy the requirements/conditions for employment. By responding to this announcement you are applying to a resume database. Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for two years and may be used at any time during that period. When a position is requested to be filled under the SPP hiring authority, a list of applicants will be provided to management for review and possible selection.

Additional information on the Library's Selective Placement Program can be found at:

Applicants wishing to be considered for employment at the Library through the SPP may also submit an application using the Library’s competitive selection process by responding to a specific job opportunity announcement listed on the Library’s job opportunity page at

The salary range indicated reflects the wide range of grades/salaries which may be filled through this process and includes locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. Appointments under this program do not have promotion potential beyond the grade to which the applicant is initially appointed.

The incumbent of this position may request to work a flextime work schedule.

Some positions may involve travel.

This may be a supervisory or non-supervisory position and may be a bargaining unit position, if not excluded by regulation.

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

  • Not Required

  • No


Education: Some positions may require specific training, education and/or degrees depending on the series and grade level of the position being filled.

Experience: Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. The DETAILED description of your work experience in your personal resume must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently posess the knowledge, skills and abilities to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled. Transcripts and certifications provided as proof of qualifying education and/or training must be submitted at the time of application.

To view qualification requirements for all series, click on the following link:

Part-Time, Volunteer or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate undpaid and/or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week. Volunteer work experience can include work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, Americorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, pilanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student and social).

Documentation of Disability: Applicants must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-3960 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

Not Applicable


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade. Typical job opportunities within the Library can include, but are not limited to, the following occupations:

  • Librarian or Library Technician
  • Copyright Specialist
  • Lawyer or Legal Specialist
  • Foreign Law Specialist
  • Social Science Analyst
  • Economist
  • Foreign Affairs Specialist
  • Geographer or Cartographer
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative Management and Support
  • Management or Program Analyst
  • Financial Management, Accountant or Budget Analyst
  • Congressional Liaison
  • Communication and Public Affairs
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Information Technology
  • Safety and Physical Security Services
Duties and responsibilities for each position vary and may increase in accordance with the grade level.

Appointment under this program does not confer any promotion eligibility in the position to which the applicant is appointed.