Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Lead Librarian
Location: Department of State
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The position is in the Bureau of Administration, Information Resources Branch, Ralph J. Bunch Library Division with responsibilities for managing, coordinating and implementing the Department’s library systems and technology resources for the effective delivery of library services in Department of State.


  • Administers, implements, evaluates, maintains and supports all modules of Library’s Integrate Library System (ILS).
  • Acts as a Library primary point of contact in utilizing a variety of technologies, to provide best possible experience for Library patrons and staff in their interaction with the ILS and the broad range of automated library systems in the Library.
  • Coordinates procurement, testing and implementation of new systems and products, as well as enhancements to current Library systems.
  • Leads effort for continual development and evaluation of Library Web presence, and facilitates and coordinates communications among Library staff concerning development of Web-based content and services.
  • Represents Chief Librarian and Department at intra and interagency meetings concerning IT applications to the library systems.

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Position: Program Specialist
Location: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of Library Services, Discretionary Programs Section and serves as a Program Specialist. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements, and provide grants-related guidance and services to both applicants and awardees.

Due to the Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee’s report date to the official duty station (Washington, DC) may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace (Washington, DC) where this position is located, on a regular basis.

At the full performance level, the incumbent will work on various phases of the receipt and processing of library grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance. If selected for the Program Specialist, you will receive formal and/or on-the-job training as needed. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Provides technical support in reviewing grants applications, annual reports, and required forms for the fulfillment of financial prerequisites and compliance with standard policies or regulations. Assists in researching administrative and regulatory citations and liaising with grant applicants and grantees as needed.
  • Coordinates the finalization and dissemination of grant documents. Assists with processing grant applications and contacting grant applicants.
  • Coordinates the peer review of grant applications and provides technical assistance to reviewers.
  • Works closely with program staff and other agency staff as needed to develop and deliver training workshops and presentations on grant processes, requirements, and other matters.
  • Responds to external and internal inquiries. Provides general guidance regarding basic program requirements but refers difficult questions or issues to a Program Officer. May contact grantees regarding incomplete reports or other matters as directed by program staff.
  • Tracks and manages official grant files and documentation both in hardcopy and electronic format.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Occasional travel – Travel for training and conferences.