Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


  • This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542.
  • The position description number for this position is 233393.
  • 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.


This position is among the Library’s cadre of Senior Leader Executive Managers. The Library’s policy is to ensure that its executive management responds to the Library’s mission to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. The Library attracts and retains executives of the highest caliber.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the statutorily mandated NLS program of the Library of Congress. Responsible for the direction and management of the NLS to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan.

Is responsible for leading the ongoing technological evolution of the NLS program including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services, such as identifying changes in the technical landscape of the future, the future of network and multi-state libraries, and the lifecycle of current and future developments in support of NLS generally.

Administers the NLS research and development, information technology, collection development, reference, library network coordination, and managerial and administrative staff to attain program goals and objectives; works with the LCSG Financial Management Division on the annual budget process and budget execution for appropriated and gift funds, and represents NLS at professional and management meetings.

Ensures that all services and programs anticipate the changing technology landscape, is responsive to stakeholder needs and demands, and establishes and executes dynamic services that are responsive to the changing stakeholder landscape.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the NLS. Plans NLS annual program and activities within the NLS performance budget, and determines short-term and long-range goals and objectives. Determines research and development priorities, assuring that collections and delivery methods are relevant to patron needs, and that collections are served in a timely and efficient manner.

Determines program priorities in consultation with other Library managers and NLS advisory groups. Develops and recommends policies governing the use of collection materials, and the provision of reference and research services to meet the needs of eligible users. Directs and fosters growth and maintenance of the NLS collections and works to facilitate and increase their use and access.

Works with subordinate managers in planning programs, policies and procedures for the NLS, and expanding the program in accordance with Marrakesh. Serves as chief management official of the NLS, exercising managerial authority and oversight in all areas cited above. Cooperates with officials in other government agencies and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter-agency agreements to benefit the Library and the NLS. Responds to congressional inquiries and requests, and testifies before congressional committees on budget and program matters.

Performs the full range of human-resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Hires and assigns staff as required. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management in accordance with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on job performance.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting the NLS, a critical agency program. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies and interprets the impact of new legislative or strategic planning requirements on NLS. Is recognized as an agency authority on formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad and/or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the fields and constituents under the purview of the NLS.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a wide variety of high-level individuals, including members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and other legislative and executive agencies to advance the mission of the NLS and the mission of the Library of Congress.

Serves as primary agency advisor on collections, services, programs and events of the NLS. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels in the Library of Congress, including senior staff of Library Collections and Services Group and the Library on matters affecting the NLS. Advises senior staff on the appropriate methods to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and challenges affecting library service to blind and print disabled individuals.

Position: Research Manager
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manager to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services.


Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools

Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools

Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives

Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development

Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Securities and Exchange Commission
Salary: $130,364 to $218,671 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.


Office of Chief Data Officer is responsible for leading the development of SEC’s data management strategy and priorities; enabling data analytics to support enforcement, examinations, and policymaking; ensuring that the agency collects only the data needed to fulfill its mission and can effectively secure.

OCDO includes the Information Services Branch, which delivers information expertise and a high-quality portfolio of business, law, and finance resources to support mission critical work.


If selected, you will report the Chief Librarian and serve as a Senior Librarian, specializing in acquisitions librarianship.

Typical duties include:

  • Serves as Senior Librarian with expertise in the fields of government contracting and procurement of data and information products and services.
  • Leads the Library’s procurement activities for data and information resources on behalf of the SEC nationwide.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on data and information source contracts.
  • Understands the nature and content of the resources procured and also provides recommendations for the continuation or the cancellation of these resources.
  • Resolves complex acquisitions problems and applies knowledge of current issues and trends in data and information resource acquisitions to improve operations and services.
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures, standards and goals related to the procurement of data and information products and services to continuously improve efficiencies and workflow.
  • Tracks funds allocated, committed, and obligated and monitors the Library’s acquisitions budget.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Books Support Team Section, U.S. Arts, Science & Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Service. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.

The position description number for this position is 128318.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.


Uses standard techniques to perform further sorting and distribution for items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard. Records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, and special formats) on the appropriate entry in online and manual files. Independently performs serials control activities in an online environment.

Updates entries in online and manual files. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions or changes to treatment and selection decisions, updates to reference or routing assignments, consolidation of holdings, and claims of missing items.

Performs copy cataloging for various materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Learns to identify possible errors in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel before correcting the problem.

Receives and accessions various types of materials. Searches collection data in large in-house databases. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the appropriate section, shelf, or individual cataloger. Creates labels for materials and performs other end-stage processing tasks as required. Routes accessioned and processed materials to the correct locations in the Library.

Communicates with a broad spectrum of clients regarding routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides forms and instructions for securing these services. Provides technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc. based on knowledge of these services and their differences. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches online databases such as LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for materials in hand. Recognizes the need for appropriate alternative search strategies to locate records.

Uses automated tools, such as macros, preprocessors, and Cataloger’s Desktop to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as needed.

Position: Library Technician (Collection Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 to $51,592 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the General Collections Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate of Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 062252.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.


Follows unrelated procedures and methods to support preservation and maintenance functions for collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations.

Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Ensures equipment is in optimum working order. Orders needed supplies; troubleshoots equipment malfunction problems; and refers to service calls when appropriate. Participates in ensuring the safe operation of equipment. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting presses, Velo-bind machines, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machines, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases and entering predetermined bibliographic information as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates in meetings and in individual and group discussions on a very limited basis. Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts. Makes very limited brief and uncomplicated oral presentations.

Under minimal supervision, prepares a variety of simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accordance with established policies and procedures, and in accordance with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Performs routine editorial operations, such as verifying spelling, capitalization, and punctuation; and reading proofs. Performs simple typing duties not requiring speed, such as typing headings on cards, form letters, general correspondence, and memoranda.

Position: Analyst in Natural Resources Policy (Resilience and Risk Reduction)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will address natural resources issues with a focus on risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes.


The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
  • The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
  • The tour of duty for this position is full-time
  • The position description number for this position is 4748.
  • 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 non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
  • Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.