Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (CIP and Dewey Section Head and Program Manager)
Location: CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Literary Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Literary Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 259448.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Serves as the senior expert and spokesperson for the Cataloging and Publication program and Dewey program, both within the Library and in the national and/or international library and information communities. Communicates program policies and decisions to the library and information communities via presentations, training sessions, email discussions, articles, and/or other means. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists to obtain input on the program and to share information and resources. Plans, directs, and executes liaison operations for critical program changes with national or international implications. Represents the Library at national and/or international meetings and serves on national and international task forces, as appropriate.

Manages the activities of a program with a national and/or international scope. Provides administrative oversight of all program functions under the direction of the division chief. Establishes strategic and operational goals for the program, plans and implements strategies to achieve those goals, and is accountable for the program’s overall performance. Ensures the program supports the mission and goals of the division, Directorate, Library Services, and the Library of Congress. Coordinates the work of the program with other sections in the division and other units throughout the Library.

Supervises employees assigned to the program working at the GS-13 level or below. Provides administrative, technical, and policy-related supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the program. Sets priorities; plans, schedules, and coordinates the work of section staff. Directs the work performed and assigns tasks to accomplish program goals and objectives, including technological improvements and innovations, development of policy and procedural documents, acquisitions activities, and metadata services. Utilizes a consultative approach to actively involve staff in planning work. Oversees work performed to ensure quality and adherence to policies.

Position: Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Office of Chief Counsel Library, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic Librarians to join our research & legislative teams & gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly & with integrity by providing correct & impartial interpretation of Internal Revenue laws & the highest quality legal advice & representation for the Internal Revenue Service. The Tax Library provides support to the Office of Chief Counsel & the Internal Revenue Service.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Participates with supervisor in developing policies, plans and objectives relating to the research services and the legislative history work of the Library with emphasis on these of online and other automated research systems.
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research and advisory services to personnel of the IRS by answering a wide range of comprehensive reference questions relating to law, taxation and legislation that often involves locating information that is not included in various information centers and automated retrival systems to locate and select the appropriate materials, makes analyses as necessary, and prepares answers to reference questions.
  • Provides detailed instructions to library clientele on the content, nature and use of Chief Counsel’s library resources including how to search manual and automated databases.
  • Performs complex literature searches, both manual and automated, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal information.
  • Administers and monitors the Library’s various contracts, leases, and subscription agreements for electronic database services and equipment, reviewing statements and invoices and resolving billing problems as necessary.
  • Produces selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects, compiles information packages for Chief Counsel personnel; develops resource directories in both paper and electronic format.
  • Designs and performs complex online searches of appropriate databases in areas involving legislative materials and issues.
  • Initiates, plans, and develops programs for providing access to the Library’s unique collections of government and legislative documents.
  • Plays a pivotal role in development and implementation of automated system for indexing of legislative history materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing print and electronic collections of legislative research materials, both current and historical; collection responsibilities include the following subject areas: tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government contracts, freedom of information and disclosure, federal employee benefits, and public sector labor law.
  • Is responsible for monitoring and tracking legislative activity of interest to the Office of Chief Counsel; utilizes both manual and automated services to ensure that legislative tracking functions are comprehensive, timely, and that all current and pending legislation of interest to the agency is properly identified and monitored.
  • Provides sophisticated legislative research and reference services to the legal staff of the agency in areas involving tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government employment, and employee benefits legislation.