One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012698.
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.


The incumbent serves as the Head, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section in the Collections Management Division (CMD), with responsibility for supervising, scheduling, and directing the work force comprised of subordinate supervisors, and through them, a large staff of library technicians. Under the broad guidelines of the Assistant Chief, CMD the incumbent is responsible for overseeing major components of the inventory management program, primarily those involved in inventory control, tracking, and problem resolution. The high quality of the reference and research service that the Library provides is directly related to the practices and procedures developed and implemented in CMD. The incumbent shares with other Division managers and supervisors, overall responsibility for administering, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and activities which deal directly with the provision of high quality service to the various users of the Library’s general collections and protecting the integrity of the collections. CMD has implemented several collections improvement and security programs and initiatives to improve the quality of responses the Library provides to its readers. The implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System contributes to improved efficiencies in research support and item-level tracking.

Supervises a group of employees through subordinate supervisors. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Manages major components of the inventory management program, primarily those involved in inventory control, tracking, and problem resolution. When necessary to improve inventory management and document fulfillment, develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services and document fulfillment success for constituents. Provides effective inventory management activities regardless of custodial responsibility.

Issues directives and changes of policies based on expert knowledge of request management and collections retrieval to address new and improved strategies and technologies.

Assists the Assistant Chief, and the Chief both in determining priorities and in making long-range and short-range plans, taking into account: the goals and objectives of the Division, budgetary constraints, available resources, and other variables.

Within the Library, chairs and/or serves on various committees and task forces dealing with new technologies and policy development effecting public service and inventory management. Serves on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.