Supervisory Librarian (Head, Music Section)

Legislative Branch, Library o...
Washington D.C.
Feb 16, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The incumbent serves as the Head, National Library Services (NLS) Music Section in the Network Division. Exercising a high degree of independence, the incumbent is responsible for planning, formulating and recommending policy and establishing priorities of activities for a group of employees performing technical and professional work. The incumbent plans, directs and guides all activities of the Music Section, who receives general administrative direction from the Chief, Network Division (ND). Directs all aspects of the music program of the NLS, providing music services to all blind and disabled individuals in the United States, its territories, and its citizens living in foreign countries. Works independently, utilizing abroad professional knowledge to recommend policy and to establish guidelines and procedures, receiving guidance from the chief, ND, and/or the director, NLS, when decisions have an impact beyond the Division. The music librarian is generally considered an international leader among the community of librarians serving blind and physically handicapped musicians and students.

This position requires a knowledge in English, German and French.

This position is located in the Music Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, National Programs, National and International Outreach.

The position description number for this position is 358779.

This position has no promotion potential.

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.

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


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge of history, theory and literature of musical scores, instructional texts, and materials for use by blind and physically handicapped customers to further their educational, vocational, and cultural opportunities in the field of music.**

Ability to analyze, plan, develop and/or execute library programs and projects.**

Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to provide training.

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.

Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

Not Applicable

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