Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Research)
Location: Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $100,207 to $159,475

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director. The position serves as a senior Librarian and agency expert; providing information, and reference and research services to GAO administrative offices and mission teams. The position also provides research support to other agencies, the general public and academic institutions, as requested. To learn more about ARM and its Centers, please visit us at: ARM

The ARM team is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a senior Librarian and agency expert in support of GAO administrative offices and mission teams by conducting thorough and relevant research and literature reviews, maintaining extensive knowledge of library subscription databases and other web-based resources, and supporting teams and offices in engagement, resource development, and reporting activities. Specifically, the incumbent:

  • Provides information and reference and research services requiring expertise in one or more key issue areas required by the GAO teams. Performs research on specialized assignments.
  • Prepares and develops written guidelines, training guides, or Web-based resources relating to key information sources and provides consultative services relating to information sources in one or more areas of agency interest including law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and natural resources.
  • Provides authoritative responses to a wide range of reference or research questions dealing with one or more areas of specialization.
  • Provides expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations on the provisions of access to GAO materials and information. Evaluates research results and advises on the relevance and appropriateness of literature search results as they relate to engagements.
  • Participates in agency procurement activities, including identifying the need for new databases and data resources, developing statements of work, conducting market research, and developing evaluation criteria, serving on evaluation panels, and assisting in the monitoring of existing contracts
  • Designs and executes searches of advanced complexity using a wide variety of electronic information retrieval systems and other resources. Identifies and evaluates publications and electronic resources dealing with one or more areas of specialization and recommends additions to the library collections.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions. Serves as an adjunct faculty member of the GAO, Learning Center.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Commander, Navy Installations, Washington, DC
Salary: $95,000 to $115,000

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is assigned to the Recreation Division (N922); Fleet Readiness (N92); FFR (N9); CNIC; on the Washington Navy Yard. This position manages the MWR Library Program for the Navy, serving shore MWR libraries, the Navy MWR Digital Library, and providing shipboard library material for Fleet Sailors.

Performs direct supervisory functions for N922 Library Program support staff.
Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for library operations Navy wide, with responsibility for management and operational support for Navy shore MWR libraries, resource centers, shipboard Library Multimedia Resource Centers (LMRCs), digital library, and library resources at remote and isolated Navy locations and Military Missions in the Unified Pacific Command. Is the Department of the Navy (DON) authority on the professional, technical, and procedural aspects of military MWR librarianship and information resources.

Establishes MWR library program policy, objectives, goals and priorities. Ensures progressive program development and technological advancement on par with military and municipal library systems.

Manages the integrated library system and public access portal for libraries in the consortium of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force libraries. Collaborates with Information Technology (IT) staff as necessary to accomplish upgrades for Navy MWR shore libraries.

Establishes library qualitative and quantitative standards for personnel, collections, equipment, facilities, services and programs and evaluates compliance annually.

Oversees contract administration, collection research and management, and ensures optimal user authentication and site performance for the MWR Digital Library.

Develops instructions, directives, manuals, desk guide and training aids for effective library system operations for Navy MWR.

Determines resource requirements and priorities, and prepares and justifies execution, Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Fiscal Year Defense Plan (FYDP) budgets for direct Operations and Maintenance, Navy (O&MN) funds. Prepares non-appropriated fund (NAF) budget for headquarters library non-appropriated Uniform Funding and Management (UFM) cost center. Tracks execution of multiple lines of funding from CNIC, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) sources.

Directs and manages acquisition of library collections, materials, services and electronic resources. Manages all supporting IT documentation as required for systems and software acquisitions. Develops purchase agreements, statements of work, sole source justifications and identifies contracting vehicles as necessary. Serves a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for library contracts. Prepares payment documents and ensures proper accounting procedures and compliance with NAF and appropriated fund (APF) acquisition processes.

Conducts site visits to field library programs at Navy installations world-wide to assist staff development and review compliance with standards.

Assists field librarians develop and advocate for projects to accomplish necessary upgrades to furnishings and facilities. Works with Region and installation staff to confer on project plans and requirements to meet library standards.

Provides guidance and consulting services to staff commands, Naval War College, NAVSEA, Office of the Under Secretary for Defense (OUSD) Personnel and Readiness and military Service Library counterparts for collection research and fulfillment, coordination of higher level initiatives and collaboration to ensure efficiency and parity in operation of the military MWR Libraries.

Assesses training needs of field libraries and provides opportunities for professional librarian development.

Maintains liaison with other Federal agencies, and professional and educational organizations to further program objectives.