Four Librarian Positions – Federal Government

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian (Preservation) (Head, Book Conservation Section)
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Salary Range: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Monday, November 16, 2015
Duty Locations: Washington DC

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This position is located in the Book Conservation Section in the Conservation Division. The Section is responsible for all work related to the assessment, stabilization and conservation treatment of book artifacts in the Library’s special collections. The incumbent serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing work conducted in this section, which includes assessments, surveys, evaluations, treatments, documentation, and housing of book artifacts and book collections; stabilization work for exhibitions and digital projects; research into optimizing book conservation treatment methods and protocols; participation in the division’s intern program and other teaching and training programs; and creation of publications, reports, and guidelines.

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Agricultural Research Service
Salary Range: $126,245.00 to $158,700.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, November 2, 2015 to Monday, November 16, 2015
Duty Locations: Beltsville, MD

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Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Recruits, selects, trains, and develops employees; approves leave, sets performance expectations, and appraises the performance of employees.

Supports ARS workplace diversity goals by developing and implementing strategies that promote the potential of all employees in meeting mission goals through career development opportunities.

Assures human resource management policies and practices result in fair and equitable treatment of employees.

Ensures conformance with applicable Agency, Departmental, and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Responsible for budget, planning, development, and execution of Division policies, programs, and services, and their coordination with other programs and organizational units of NAL and USDA.

Maintains liaison with government agencies, private corporations, individuals, libraries, and research organizations having interests in information sharing to assure maximum utilization of available knowledge.

Develops exhibits, programs and services which increase discovery and knowledge of agricultural sciences to research communities, targeted audiences, and the public.

Alexis Averette
Phone: 703-995-9692
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-855-1234

Job Title: Librarian – DE
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Patent and Trademark Office
Salary Range: $76,378.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, November 5, 2015 to Friday, November 20, 2015
Duty Locations: Alexandria, VA

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Serves as Reference Librarian and the primary contact to search and resolve complicated bibliographic citations using a variety of online and commercial databases. Handles reference requests by providing online searches of commercial and non-commercial resources, and internal databases, to deliver full-text articles, case summaries and opinions, abstracts, bibliographies, or bibliographic citations to OPIA attorneys. Provide circulation of materials to the staff, including overdue notices and recalls, as needed, and shelving of materials.
Organizes, plans, and schedules the work, adjusting plans and schedules as necessary, to accommodate changes in workload, priorities, etc.
Oversees OPIA requests to ensure same day turn around are being followed and timeframes are being met for completion and delivery.
Maintains records of all books that are borrowed and is responsible for overseeing the return of the materials on schedule.
S/he manages OPIA Executive Library technical services operations including collection development, acquisitions, maintaining subscriptions of print and online resources, cataloging, and processing of all library materials.
Incumbent participates in establishing program goals and priorities for the OPIA Knowledge Management Team; develops organizational policies and procedures; and plans and conducts analyses of current and future resource needs in achieving planned goals and objectives.
Monitors quality, develops plans for program improvements, and briefs management officials on program status; determines the usefulness of new technology for information services.
Designs and conducts specialized training programs and briefings; and identifies the need for, develops, and delivers training and informational presentations for OPIA attorneys.
S/he provides expert research and reference services to support the OPIA attorneys; provides in depth, highly specific information searches spanning a full range of information interchanges; provides expert technical assistance on automated approaches to research problems; and analyzes, evaluates, and prepares reports with recommendations on the results of research efforts.
Performs liaison with user groups of various databases, to which OPIA subscribes, establishes cooperative links with other libraries and information centers, and maintains contact with professional library organizations.
S/he serves as a member of advisory committees and panels in support of the Executive Library and other special projects.
Develops outreach and marketing plans and strategies in support of the overall mission of the OPIA Knowledge Management Team; develops news articles and publicity events to inform customers of available resources and services; evaluates the outreach program and determines strategies to meet anticipated needs; and develops and maintains effective contacts with library professionals and organizations in order to promote special programs
Develops, coordinates, and monitors the-on-going evolution of OLIADS/Documentum and other automation projects to maintain state-of-the-art capabilities for the knowledge management system.
S/he plans and implements technological applications to improve user access and promote efficient operations.

Mrs. DeVeel Bullock
Phone: 571-272-4498
Fax: 000-000-0000

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian (ATL-DEU-JE)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Geological Survey
Salary Range: $76,378.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, November 9, 2015 to Friday, November 20, 2015
Duty Locations: Reston, VA

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As a Supervisory Librarian within the USGS Libraries Program, Core Science, Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries (CSAS&L), some of your specific duties will include:

– Manage, Plan and direct library functions and services, including collection circulation, information services, document delivery, and interlibrary Loan.

– Provide subject matter expertise regarding library information systems best practices used to facilitate discovery of and access to library collections, licensed resources, and services.

– Manage, plan and assess library functions and services including reference, research services, training, and outreach.

– Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships. Work closely with other managers, staff, and key partners.

– Establish performance expectations for direct reports. Provide formal and informal feedback regarding job performance. Effect disciplinary measures. Approve and disapprove leave requests, telework, and other work-related arrangements.

USGS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty location identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this location on a regular and recurring basis.

For additional information on our internal telework policy, please reference the Department of the Interior Telework Handbook at:

Debbie Arreguin
Phone: 303-236-9566
Fax: 303-236-5973