ADMINISTRATIVE LIBRARIAN (Associate Librarian for Library Services )
Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to travel for business purposes.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID.
Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. 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: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.
A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:
(1) Ability to provide program oversight and administrative management of agency programs and operations**: The successful candidate has the ability to carry out established human resources management functions and practices that include: keeping employees informed of significant aspects of personnel management and the following: 1) interviewing and hiring staff; 2) providing regular and corrective feedback and coaching; 3) evaluating work performance; 4) encouraging active staff participation; 5) giving advice and instruction; 6) recommending performance standards and ratings; 7) identifying training opportunities; 8) managing staff time and attendance, and approving leave; 9) reviewing and approving disciplinary actions; and 10) resolving informal complaints.
(2) Ability to perform human resources management functions**: The successful candidate has the ability to carry out established human resources management functions and practices including: keeping employees informed of significant aspects of personnel management and the following: 1) interviewing and hiring staff; 2) providing regular and corrective feedback and coaching; 3) evaluating work performance; 4) encouraging active staff participation; 5) giving advice and instruction; 6) recommending performance standards and ratings; 7) identifying training opportunities; 8) managing staff time and attendance, and approving leave; 9) reviewing and approving disciplinary actions; and 10) resolving informal complaints.
(3) Ability to direct the acquisitions, organization, and preservation of library collection of materials**: The successful candidate has the ability to direct the acquisitions, organization and preservation of materials by ensuring collections are developed to serve its constituents and that those constituents are provided the best possible bibliographic, research and referral services. This includes, 1) collaborating with variety of individual to build and select collections for an organization, 2) managing the acquisitions for collections; 3) fostering scholarly research in the library collections, 4) creating programs to share collections with individuals, 5) developing and implementing collections security plans, and 6) assuring the security of the collections.
(4) Ability to identify and analyze operational problems and develop solutions: The successful candidate has the ability to anticipate, analyze, develop, and plan the strategies necessary to coordinate and solve operational issues, complaints and grievances. This includes logically examining, analyzing, interpreting, and synthesizing information from different sources; generating and evaluating reasonable alternative solutions and the implications, consequences, and benefits of choosing each alternative; selecting the most promising alternative or course of action; and committing to action even in uncertain situations.
(5) Ability to communicate in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to communicate complex and specialized issues in writing through 1) policies and procedures, 2) strategic planning and forecasting documents, 3) performance management documents, 4) program proposals, 5) analysis/reports, 6) project plans, 7) budget documentation, 8) annual reports, 9) statements of work, and 10) policies and guidelines. This includes targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience.
(6) Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.
All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, all newly appointed Senior Level executives, from outside the Library as well as from within, must serve a one year probationary period in accordance with the Library of Congress Regulations (LCRs) 2017.2-1, Senior Level Executive System.
The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and 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 202-707-6024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.
The selected applicant will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Senior Level positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.
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