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Supervisory Librarian Supervisor Reference Team and Reading Room

Company name
The Library of Congress

Salary
$114,590.00 to $148,967.00

Location
Washington, DC

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Open & closing dates

01/30/2018

to

02/21/2018

Salary

$114,590 to $148,967 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 14

Work schedule

Full-Time - Flexitime.

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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Announcement number

VAR000296

Control number

489928200

Duties

Duties

Summary

The Reference and Reading Room Supervisor is a key member of the division's administrative and management staff. Reporting directly to the Chief, the Reference and Reading Room Supervisor works highly independently, exercising judgment, making immediate decisions and taking necessary action in the position's key areas. These include leading the staff, overseeing access to and research and reference use of the on-site and online collections, managing reference services and the rare and valuable vault collections, collections' security and maintenance, and consultation and liaison services.

This position is located on the Reference Team, Geography and Map Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 307627.

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 are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for the team to accomplish its work. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the stall' supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes the team members' performance, and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides feedback and evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans and recommends personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and timesheets. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of safety regulations.

Plans, establishes, and directs the Geography and Map Division's reference program. Coordinates staff efforts related to geographic and cartographic reference and access services, instruction and training. Establishes policies and directs reference work involving all aspects of the collection and the furnishing of information via a wide variety of communication media to Members of Congress, other libraries, Federal agencies, professional organizations and institutions, scholars, members of the general public and the media. Receives routes and controls written and electronic reference inquiries directed to the reference librarians and reviews replies for responsiveness and quality.

Performs a broad range of technical information activities that require a substantial depth of analysis and the solving of problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Analyzes and responds to broad and complex researcher questions, requirements and priorities related to geographic and cartographic matters and suggests the most appropriate research strategies to implement. Directs researchers to the proper resources, services, specialist or reading room. Makes expert decisions on the sources that will best meet the researchers' needs. Provides services to professional scholars, legislators and their staffs, candidates for advanced degrees, those involved in preserving historic maps and other geographic materials, documentary editors Journalists, publishers, multimedia producers, creators of digital products and staff of libraries, museums, historical societies and specialized research institution. Trains new staff and others outside the immediate work environment, familiarizing them with the sources, technical expertise and skills needed to conduct geographic and cartographic research. Oversees assistance given to the Geography and Map Division's researchers on-site and remotely. Conducts research and analysis on geographic and cartographic topics, providing authoritative and definitive results. Performs information searches of a multifaceted and challenging nature, using familiarity with resources in the Library of Congress and primary source materials in other libraries, museums and academic institutions. Identifies, examines and analyzes major publications and electronic and other resources for their validity, relevance to research goals and applicability for in-depth and highly complex research. Uses an expert-level depth and breadth of subject area knowledge and the position of being a recognized expert or source of information in geography and cartography to prepare highly complex responses to inquiries and to respond to request for contributions to reports, research papers, publications and other materials. Defines and provides a framework for research activities, priorities, programs and resources for the Reference and Reading Room Team of the Division.

Initiates, establishes and maintains professional relationships with geographers, cartographers, librarians, historians, map collectors, documentary editors and others producing or obtaining materials in order to share resources and information. Serves as one of the principal liaisons for the division with research centers, map societies, other interested groups ami individuals, and at professional conferences, seminars and exhibits. Prepares articles for publication and presents papers at conferences, seminars or meetings on the collection of geographic and cartographic materials and the provisions of reference services. Uses an expert knowledge of geographic and cartographic materials as primary documentation and a comprehensive knowledge of the division's collection and related collections in the Library and other institutions to provide outreach programs and tours for fellow professionals, scholars and the general public.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

14

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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

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 lead and supervise a diverse workforce.**

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

Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions to plan and carry out library programs.**

Ability to plan, establish, and direct a library reference and research program.

Ability to provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Knowledge of geographic and cartographic reference and access services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Basic Requirement:

All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree;

or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

You must provide legible transcripts or a list of college courses showing completed course work, semester hours earned, and degree(s) awarded, and a copy of your professional certification, if applicable as noted under the Basic Requirements. Failure to submit the required documentations at the time of application will eliminate you from further consideration. Official documents will be required if selected.

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. 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 disability 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 202-707-3960 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. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

The selected applicant may 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, 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

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.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.

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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

Step 3: Click on the APPLY ONLINE button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly. Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.

(1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.

(2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on Finished to be returned to USAJOBS.

(3) You may follow the Faxing Supporting Documentation instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.

Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

Step 6: Click on Finish after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact jobhelp@loc.gov, no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

Agency contact information

Customer Service Center

Phone

202-707-5620

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

JobHelp@loc.gov

Address

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

101 Independence Ave. SE

LM-107

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS My USAJOBS tab and clicking on My Applications. You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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The Library of Congress
Website : http://www.loc.gov/

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