Two Positions — Washington, D.C. & Virginia

Position: Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) Executive Director
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $124,406 to $187,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) is an organization of federal agencies working together to achieve optimum use of the resources and facilities of federal libraries and information centers by promoting common services, coordinating and sharing available resources, and providing continuing professional education for federal library and information staff. FEDLINK serves as a forum for discussion of the policies, programs, procedures and technologies that affect federal libraries and the information services they provide to their agencies, to the Congress, the federal courts and the American people.

The FEDLINK Executive Director directs mission activity to serve federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. Additionally, the FEDLINK Executive Director helps federal library customers by providing the expertise of Library of Congress librarians, contracting officers, financial managers, and customer service representatives — getting the best products and services at the best available prices.

This position is located in National Enterprises, National and International Outreach.

The position description number for this position is 368309.

This position has no promotion potential.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the FEDLINK revolving fund operations to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and takes actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed. As Executive Director of FEDLINK, administers an organization of sufficient strength and expertise to attain the program and business goals and objectives; directs the annual budget process and manages budget execution; and represents the network at professional meetings and network activities among the Federal and non-Federal sectors. Plans the annual program and activities and determines short and long range goals and objectives. Determines research and development projects for both the network office and members’ individual needs, including enhancements to FEDLINK’s automated registration and financial systems and customer databases, providing installation and implementation oversight.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public, in order to advance the objectives of federal libraries and information centers on behalf of the Library of Congress. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library of Congress officials and Service Unit management, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests in support of FEDLINK. Communicates with the FEDLINK Advisory Board and with Library of Congress senior managers on the status of work activities and efforts. Reports regularly on the effectiveness of FEDLINK and related programs.

Develops, conceives, plans and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of new legislative requirements on agency programs. Is recognized as an agency authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on Federal libraries and information centers. Provides management and consulting services to top executives of the agency on change management and internal business process improvements to improve the effectiveness of FEDLINK operations and functions.

Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Takes personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that organization staff at all levels are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations. Promotes the spirit and practice of diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity programs, ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, and national origin is carried forward in all aspects of Human Resources management.

The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Ability to direct a major contracting operation.**

Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**

Ability to gather, compile, and analyze financial information.**

Ability to manage a major Federal program, including human resources, budgeting/finance, and contracting procurement.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to develop and maintain effective client relationships.
Basic Requirement: All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

1. 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;


2. 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 documentation at the time of application will eliminate you from further consideration. Official documents will be required if selected.

Position: Regional Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian III)
Location: Fairfax County Government — Reston Regional Library, Reston, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Responsible for the overall management of a regional library in the absence of the branch manager. Trains, supervises and evaluates subordinate personnel. Responds to the needs of library customers at the information desk. Oversees maintenance of branch materials collection. Creates and coordinates programs and outreach events for library users and community group. Communicates facility and technology concerns to appropriate county agencies.

Note: The salary will not exceed the midpoint (or $76,221.39) of the advertised compensation range.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evenings, Saturdays and Sundays as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library

Graduation from college with a master’s degree from an accredited library school and two years of professional library experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three (3) months of date of appointment to the position.

Three or more years of library experience, to include two or more years in a supervisory capacity.

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to lift books weighing more than 10 pounds. Ability to push and pull full 4-wheeled book carts and book bins. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include an oral and/or written exercise.