November 27, 2014
The Library of Congress offers many exciting permanent and temporary opportunities for employment. The Library adheres to a formal Merit Selection Plan in filling vacancies.
7 current job openings-
Librarian (Digital Reference Librarian) (Vacancy #: 140186)
GS-1410-09 — Library Services — $52,146.00 - $67,787.00
Opening Date: Nov 12, 2014
Closing Date: Dec 3, 2014
The incumbent provides service directly to NLS constituents and serves as a novice in the specialized areas of blindness, physical handicaps, and library services to and for individuals who are blind or physically handicapped focusing primarily on digital resources. Services are rendered in person, or by correspondence, telephone, or electronic media. Requests originate from the blind and physically handicapped consumers and NLS network libraries serving them; Congress; U.S. and foreign government agencies; national and international academic, research, and scientific institutions; the professional and business communities; and from the general public.
The incumbent exercises initiative, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents ranging from students to experts in their fields. The incumbent maintains an in-depth knowledge of the operation and resources of the section and of NLS as a whole, including applications of computer technology to library, information, and office services.
Incumbent serves under the general supervision of the head of the section. Incumbent exercises independence and initiative in planning and carrying out assignments in accordance with established priorities. Completed work is reviewed by the section head and is judged for completeness, appropriateness and conformance to NLS policies and standards. This position is located at the National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Taylor Street Annex.
Accounting Specialist (Vacancy #: 140260)
GS-0510-11 — Library Services (MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate) — $63,091.00 - $82,019.00
Opening Date: Nov 19, 2014
Closing Date: Dec 4, 2014
The Accounting Specialist focuses on day-to-day management and tracking of the appropriated, gift, and trust funds, and providing ongoing administrative support, data entry and reporting for revolving funds. He/she assists the Administrative Officer and other managers in matters related to the Division's fiscal year budget plans.
Safety and Occupational Health Specialist (Vacancy #: 140209)
GS-0018-12 — Office of Support Operations — $75,621.00 - $98,305.00
Opening Date: Oct 24, 2014
Closing Date: Dec 8, 2014
This position is located at the Capitol Hill Campus of the Library of Congress and serves as a member of the Safety Services Office. The incumbent performs as a specialist for the Library at its facilities located in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The specialist will provide guidance, recommendations, and assistance to supervisors and employees in support of the Library's comprehensive environmental, occupational, safety and health (EOSH) program, in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Library of Congress and Safety Services. Assignments will include facility inspections, accident investigations, responding to management and employee complaints/queries related to workplace operations or conditions. This position will also be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Library automated hazard abatement tracking system (AHAP) and the employee injury/illness reporting function. Also included is the responsibility to address safety related issues which have the potential to affect the public, e.g., visitors, contractors and guests of the Library. In addition, the incumbent will have working knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), environmental regulations such as the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990,as well as the Congressional Accountability Act.
Digital Projects Coordinator (Vacancy #: 140230)
GS-0301-14 — Library Services — $106,263.00 - $138,136.00
Opening Date: Nov 7, 2014
Closing Date: Dec 2, 2014
The Digital Projects Coordinator manages and facilitates the integration of digital and traditional library services through implementation of systems, services, and standards involving born digital as well as digitized visual materials. The incumbent individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts coordinates major program components that include internal communication strategies, a centralized archival facility, new digital content policies, and metadata and digital image standards for content development.
Library Technician (Collections) (Vacancy #: 140265)
GS-1411-07 — Library Services (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Reference and Reader Services Section) — $42,631.00 - $55,421.00
Opening Date: Nov 18, 2014
Closing Date: Dec 2, 2014
This position is located in Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Reference and Reader Services Section. The incumbent is responsible for providing reference services, customer service, collection maintenance, and preservation and security of Rare Book and Special Collections Division's holdings.
The position description number for this position is 112761. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Administrative Officer (Vacancy #: 140237)
GS-0341-12 — Library Services (Prints and Photographs Division) — $75,621.00 - $98,305.00
Opening Date: Nov 24, 2014
Closing Date: Dec 9, 2014
CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE PERMANENT AND INDEFINITE STAFF OF THE OFFICE OF LIBRARY SERVICES, DUE TO BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS. TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) AND INDEFINITE NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) STATUS CANDIDATES ARE INELIGIBLE. (EMPLOYEES MUST MAINTAIN THEIR ELIGIBILITY AT THE TIME OF SELECTION).
This position is located in the Prints and Photographs Division of Library Services. The incumbent has responsibility for assisting managers and supervisors in the overall management and administration of the Division, and oversees the operation of the Prints and Photographs office. In carrying out administrative responsibilities, the incumbent applies general knowledge of and skill in personnel management; budget implementation and financial processes; contract administration; office equipment and procurement procedures; collections; physical security; records management; time and attendance; staff training and development programs and requirements; program evaluation and other related activities.
Deputy Assistant Director and Specialist (Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division) (Vacancy #: 140254)
00-0130-SL — Congressional Research Service (Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division) — $150,936.00 - $167,000.00
Opening Date: Oct 29, 2014
Closing Date: Dec 5, 2014
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate. CRS seeks a senior manager to serve as Deputy Assistant Director and Specialist in the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. The Deputy Assistant Director supports the Assistant Director in managing the division, which provides expert research to meet ongoing congressional policy-making and oversight needs in issue areas including defense policies and budgets and related issues, international trade and economics, foreign policy, transnational issues, and area studies.
This is a senior leadership position. Applications received for this position will not be considered for any other CRS vacancies. To be considered for this position you must meet the critical competency requirements of the job at the levels described below.
1. Multidisciplinary knowledge of foreign affairs, defense and trade: I am recognized by decision makers as a professional resource in fields relevant to at least two of the following: foreign affairs, defense, or trade.
2. Ability to manage public policy research and analysis: I have routinely managed public policy research and analysis in specific aspects of at least two of the following: foreign affairs, defense, or trade.
3. Ability to lead people and manage a workforce: I have led, supervised, and managed a professional research staff.
4. Ability to review the written products of others: I have evaluated and critically reviewed diverse written research products on public policy issues for compliance with established substantive and qualitative standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.
5. Ability to apply knowledge of congressional decision making: I have knowledge of the Congress, including its organization, operating procedures, committee structure, and oversight functions relevant to the fields of foreign affairs, affairs and trade.
Continue with the application process only if you are able to document on your resume that you meet the five requirements listed above. If you do not meet the qualification requirements for this position, we invite you to consider applying for other CRS positions for which your background and experience may be more appropriate. A separate application is required for each vacancy.