October 01, 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-
Administrative Specialist (Vacancy #: 140018)
GS-0301-12 — Library Services (Administrative Services) — $75,621.00 - $98,305.00
Opening Date: Sep 15, 2014
Closing Date: Oct 6, 2014
This position is located in Administrative Services, Library Services. The incumbent performs administrative management functions and assists directors, managers, and supervisors in Library Services in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the utilization of human resources to maximize achievement of the goals and objectives of Library Services. The incumbent identifies operational needs and difficulties, and provides articulate, workable advice and solutions for problems. The incumbent maintains effective communication and recommends policies and procedures as needed to improve management effectiveness and efficiency, and to resolve human resources problems expeditiously.
Foreign Law Specialist (Germany and Other German-Speaking Jurisdictions) (Vacancy #: 140212)
GS-0095-11 — Law Library — $63,091.00 - $82,019.00
Opening Date: Sep 16, 2014
Closing Date: Oct 16, 2014
The incumbent serves as a Foreign Law Specialist for the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The Foreign Law Specialist is responsible for providing research, advice and assistance on foreign legal issues, questions, or situations to the United States Congress, Executive Branch Agencies, the Judiciary and foreign law reference services to other constituencies including the general public. In that capacity, the Specialist conducts legal research and analysis and prepares or contributes to legal opinions, briefs, reports, memoranda, and comparative analyses related to the laws and legal systems of Germany and other German speaking jurisdictions and international organizations where countries of assigned jurisdictions are members. In addition, the Specialist assists the development of the Law Library's online products and recommends acquisitions to the Law Library's collections related to the assigned jurisdictions.
Supervisory Librarian (Field Director, Nairobi, Kenya) (Vacancy #: 140214)
GS-1410-15 — Library Services — $100,624.00 - $130,810.00
Opening Date: Sep 23, 2014
Closing Date: Oct 24, 2014
This position is located in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA), which acquires and provides access to materials of research value for the Library's collections from all countries of the world, in all languages. Acquired materials are in all media and all formats by which content is conveyed; e.g., print, electronic, visual, recorded sound, microformat. The work of the Directorate supports the universal collections of the Library, upon which all of its programs are based. Stakeholders include Congress, the Federal government, scholars, the general public, and the larger library and information communities. The overseas offices identify, acquire, catalog, preserve, and distribute selected publications of high research value to the Library of Congress and, through the Cooperative Acquisitions Program, to other research libraries. The incumbent serves under the general administrative supervision of the ABA Director but works independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies. Work is coordinated with the Department of State in the host country of the office. The position requires a Top Secret Security Clearance, and a Department of State medical clearance to work overseas. The incumbent may be assigned to any of the six offices.
To view the Library's Supervisory Core Competencies, click the following link: LOC Supervisory Core Competencies
Head, Operating Systems and Applications Section (Vacancy #: 140231)
GS-2210-15 — Congressional Research Service — $124,995.00 - $157,100.00
Opening Date: Sep 18, 2014
Closing Date: Oct 2, 2014
Consideration under this vacancy announcement is limited to the Library of Congress. Current permanent, indefinite, indefinite not-to-exceed (NTE) and temporary Library employees are eligible to apply (employees must maintain eligibility at the time of selection). Only U.S. citizens are eligible for CRS positions.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Information Management and Technology (IMT) is seeking a Section Head to supervise and lead the Operating Systems and Applications (OSA) Section, which is responsible for the administration and operation of desktop and server operating systems and applications. In managing and directing the work of the OSA Section, the selectee will oversee the development and implementation of systems architecture and configuration management of CRS systems and ensure CRS enterprise systems are operational and aligned with Library of Congress security specifications.
Directly supervises 12-16 staff members in the Operating Systems and Applications Section performing work up to the GS-14 level. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library's and CRS's vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change. Exhibits commitment to the Library's Supervisor Core Competencies.
Responsible for the overall management and direction of the section, including strategic and annual planning, budget, workforce planning and management, policy administration, and operational processes. Responsible for the planning, reporting, design, development, testing, evaluation, implementation, and management of and user support for a wide range of network and desktop hardware and software systems. Oversees the development and implementation of systems architecture and configuration management of CRS systems and ensures CRS enterprise systems are operational and aligned with Library of Congress security specifications. Maintains continual vigilance against threats to network confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Copyright Specialist (Information) (Vacancy #: 140224)
GS-1210-09 — Copyright (Copyright Information Section, Office of Public Information and Education) — $52,146.00 - $67,787.00
Opening Date: Sep 17, 2014
Closing Date: Oct 8, 2014
Current Department employees - CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE PERMANENT AND INDEFINITE STAFF OF THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE, 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 serves as a Copyright Specialist in the Copyright Information Section, Office of Public Information and Education. The incumbent provides information services to the general public on the mission and responsibilities of the U.S. Copyright Office, its regulations, procedures, registration and recordation practices, and to provide general information on copyright to Office visitors. This position is accountable to the Information Section Head. While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library and Copyright Office materials.
Human Capital Program Manager (Vacancy #: 140233)
GS-0343-14 — Congressional Research Service (Office of Workforce Management and Development) — $106,263.00 - $138,136.00
Opening Date: Sep 19, 2014
Closing Date: Oct 10, 2014
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Workforce Management and Development (WRK) is seeking a Human Capital Program Manager to lead strategic and comprehensive initiatives in the areas of workforce planning and analysis, organizational assessment, and program evaluation. The program manager will also play a key role in supporting strategic human capital planning and providing senior liaison support in program management and operations for the Associate Director of WRK.
The program manager will work in a highly collaborative environment providing advisory and consultative services to varying levels of CRS management on strategic options for optimizing organizational effectiveness through a high-quality workforce. The work performed will encompass an extensive array of technical and operational expertise in areas to include: strategic planning, qualitative and quantitative analysis, policy formulation, and business case development and presentation.
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.
Chief Communications Officer (Vacancy #: 140232)
GS-1035-15 — Congressional Research Service — $124,995.00 - $157,100.00
Opening Date: Sep 23, 2014
Closing Date: Oct 23, 2014
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of the Director seeks a Chief Communications Officer to supervise, manage, and lead the work of the CRS Communications Office, which is responsible for developing and implementing CRS's communications policies; overseeing communications projects and strategies; and creating, reviewing, and disseminating official CRS communications. Reporting to the CRS Deputy Director, the Chief Communications Officer serves as a consultant to CRS leaders, managers, and staff on communications-related policies and protocol, as a principal CRS spokesperson, and as CRS's public information officer.
Candidates with demonstrated experience in managing a professional agency or office communications program, including working for and with senior and executive-level federal legislative or executive branch, private sector, and nonprofit communications officials; expert knowledge of major national media organizations, publications, programs, trends, and practices; and skill/experience/training in developing and managing online and print external and internal communications as well as managing emergency operations protocols and communications are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, expert knowledge of the U.S. Congress and its legislative processes, and experience in leading and collaborating with a highly professional, diverse workforce. Strong writing, reviewing, and communication skills are essential.