One Position: Washington DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Office of the Director, National Agricultural Library, in Beltsville, MD.

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy Director for the National Agricultural Library; direct the operation of one of the world’s largest agricultural sciences libraries; plan, develop, and operate national and international science information systems in agriculture and related sciences.

Supervises the activities of the library’s Administrative Office including budget oversight, facility management, financial management, health and safety management, and personnel and physical security.
Assures the acquisition, preservation, and accessibility of all information concerning food, agriculture, and related topics.
Represents the interests of the Department on various high-level national and international committees for the purpose of assuring a cooperative effort in science information programs.
Makes selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, approving/disapproving leave and evaluating performance.
Provides leadership and coordinates programs for library activities and information systems.
Formulates, prescribes and sets policy for bibliographic and technically-related standards for the National Agricultural Library and other related USDA information systems.

Basic Requirements:
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;

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 a 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification requirements as stated below.
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:

Qualifying experience for GS- 15 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-14 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience includes planning the operation of a scientific library; directing the development or operation of a science information system for collection and evaluation of information; directing the development or operation of a national library network; and coordinating programs for a library.