Liaison Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 23, 2020
Closes
Oct 01, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is locate in the American Folklife Center Special collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 170268.

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 non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

Responsible for developing and maintaining critical relationships with external institutions (both public and private) and individuals that will build VHP's archival collections. Analyzes and resolves complex organizational and program-related problems or issues in developing and maintaining relationships with various project partners in government, the private sector, and academic institutions, as well as individuals. Working with senior and junior colleagues within the Veterans History Project, implements strategies, policies and procedures to acquire high-value collections from project participates and other sources. Works independently and under supervision to accomplish the job's duties. This includes planning and executing major liaison activities supporting the Veteran History Project's mission statement and monitoring and evaluating the success of the strategy in meeting program goals. Routinely determines and evaluates whether the success of their individual performance plans are meeting the larger program goals and priorities.

Coordinates the conceptualization, design, development, production, and distribution of informational and promotional materials in print and current and emerging social media to further the Veterans History Project's collecting policies and to inform the public about the need for participation in the project. Under supervision, actively engages in a variety of communications activities. Coordinates with the Library of Congress' Public Affairs Office and develops press releases and other communications strategies that will raise awareness of the project's need for specific and focused collection materials relating to veterans who served in wartime. Works with team to develop a national strategy to promote VHP's collections to targeted users and to publicize the Library's need for collections from specific communities (such as World War II veterans, among others.) Under supervision, develops and implements the national communication strategy and campaign to raise awareness and to fulfill the mission to create an important national archive of veterans' stories. Takes the lead in day-to-day communications matters, for example, contact with the press, communications crises, and handling special events (such as Veterans Day) during which special programs are planned.

Plans, executes, and reports on original or ongoing analyses, evaluations, or investigations with varied, complex features requiring a fresh approach to resolve new problems, such as evaluating changes that could result from proposed legislative or regulatory guidelines, or from variations in demand for program services relating to veterans' history. Performs evaluation assignments of projects and studies on the subject of veterans' history requiring analysis of interrelated issues, such as effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity, of substantive, mission-oriented programs. Evaluates analytical results and keeps the Veterans History Project informed of progress and unusual issues. Serves on panels, committees, and working groups responsible for conducting advanced analyses of veterans history. Provides technical data, guidelines, and technical reports in this field. Maintains contact with other organizations, government agencies, business managers, managers, and contractors to exchange ideas and remain current on developments in the area of personal history archives or the field of responsibility relating to military history.

Writes correspondence, reports, or other documents related to work assignments or developmental activities conducted under broad supervisory guidance. Gathers, interprets, and analyzes information on Veterans History Project initiatives. Prepares and delivers oral presentations to colleagues within the Veterans History Project.

Performs various duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

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 Coordinate and Direct Liaison Activities with a Variety of Individuals, Organizations or Institutions.**

Ability to adapt in a fast paced and demanding work environment.

Ability to Develop Marketing Strategies and Promotional Products.**

Knowledge of Military History to Plan and Carry out Liaison Activities.

Ability to Plan, Evaluate and Manage Projects.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

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 email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined 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 proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. 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 Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

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 .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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