Associate Deputy Director - Discretionary Programs
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
For the GS-15 level: To be qualified for this position, you must be able to state and verify that you have experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the work at the GS-14 level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. One must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level that involves required knowledge of the library, archives, and information science fields and their related organizations, and of the principles and practices of the library, archival, and information science fields.
MANDATORY SELECTIVE PLACEMENT: Carefully read the following description of experience. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select and describes your qualifications of experience for the position. Failure to show evidence of this experience will result in disqualification.
1. KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT TRENDS, ISSUES, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICES OF THE LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE FIELDS AND THEIR RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
This position requires that candidates must possess knowledge of current trends, issues, principles and practices of the library and information science fields and their related organizations. Examples of such knowledge would include: (1) Experience working in a public, academic, state, research or special library or archives within the last five years; (2) Experience working with a library support organization, library consortium, non-profit organization or library association that serves libraries or library professionals on a national, regional, state, or local level, and engages in activities designed to advance the well-being of libraries and the library profession; (3) Experience working in an organization or academic institution that provides professional development and/or continuing educational opportunities for librarians and library staff.
2. ABILITY TO SUPERVISE AND MANAGE, REVIEW PERFORMANCE, EVALUATE TRAINING NEEDS, AND PROVIDE TECHNICAL GUIDANCE TO SUBORDINATES.
This position requires that candidates must possess the ability to supervise and manage, review performance, evaluate training needs, and provide technical guidance to subordinates. Examples of such experience would include: (1) Experience coaching staff and building talent capacity by instituting forward-looking strategies and opportunities for training and professional development; (2) Experience in assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and evaluating work performance of professional and clerical staff; and (3) Experience in developing and performance standards and evaluating staff performance and overall effectiveness in meeting established organizational goals and objectives.
3. ABILITY TO ANALYZE ONGOING AND FUTURE NEEDS OF THE AGENCY AND CONTRIBUTE TO TEAM-BUILDING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FACILITATING A HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICE BY THE AGENCY TO ALL CONSTITUENT GROUPS.
This position requires that candidates must possess the ability to analyze ongoing and future needs of the agency and contribute to team-building for the purpose of facilitating a high level of service by the agency to all constituent groups. Examples of this would include: (1) experience working and engaging with libraries, archives, library support organizations, library associations or community development groups to understand and then implement programs and services; (2) experience in developing strategic plans at the department and agency/organization levels, as well as coaching, monitoring, and managing teams to ensure goals are met; and (3) experience with program and service analyses, SWOT analyses, or developmental evaluation as tools to analyze ongoing and future organizational or agency needs.
4. KNOWLEDGE OF FEDERAL GRANTS OR DIRECTLY RELATED GRANT MAKING POLICIES, REGULATIONS, AND LEGISLATION GOVERNING GRANTS' ADMINISTRATION REQUIRED TO OVERSEE IMPLEMENTATION OF AGENCY GRANT MAKING ACTIVITIES AND TO ENSURE THAT THE AGENCY AND ITS GRANTEES COMPLY WITH LEGISLATIVE, REGULATORY, AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS.
This position requires that candidates must have knowledge of federal grants or directly related grant making policies, regulations, and legislation governing grants' administration required to oversee implementation of agency grant making activities and to ensure that the agency and its grantees comply with legislative, regulatory, and other legal requirements. Examples of this knowledge would include: (1) Experience as a grant administrator in a federal, state, or private foundation context; (2) Experience as a grant proposal reviewer or on a grant application panel to select grants in a federal, state, or private foundation context; (3) Experience as a grantee, with grant project and compliance responsibilities, in a federal, state, or private foundation context; (4) successful completion of a federal grants management series of course, possibly resulting in a certificate of completion.
There is no substitution for experience at this grade level.
Eligible for Student Loan Repayment Program
Eligible for Tuition Assistance Program
This position is telework eligible
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
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Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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