Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Law)
Location: Justice Management Division, Department of Justice
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division (JMD), Library Staff’s mission is to provide a leadership role in meeting the information needs of the Department of Justice. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direction and guidance in one or more library locations or to a major library system program. The Staff provides a complete range of library and related information services to the Offices, Boards, and Divisions and other DOJ organizations.


  • Supervises a team consisting of Librarians (Law) at the full performance level performing professional, librarianship work and contractors.
  • Provides direction of operations and guidance in one or more library locations or to a major library system program, in order to provide an effective program of user/public awareness of library programs and services.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Serves as an expert in the organization, development and implementation of multiple projects involving the Library Staff.
  • Responsible for planning, initiating, establishing, and maintaining professional relationships in order to further DOJ libraries resource sharing initiatives and to coordinate cataloging and digitization workflows.
  • Provides research, training, analysis, and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the Department of Justice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position description.

Position: Program Analyst (Data and Analytics Officer)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: 122,530 to $159,286

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 St. NW, Washington DC, 20542.
The position description number for this position is 373568.
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.


  • Performs complex comparative analytical studies in support of NLS mission. Researches and recommends data collection policies, standardized data structure and protocols, and data collection methodologies, including development of complex data-gathering techniques to capture historically difficult to quantify, complex and obscure data and trends; and assists NLS staff and contractors in designing and implementing data systems to gather and analyze such data.
  • Identifies and utilizes efficient methods, best practices, analysis techniques, and tools to capture relevant data relating to NLS and network library practices and to forecast underlying patterns and trends that include evolving technologies and usage by NLS patrons and network libraries; evolving industry publishing and dissemination standards and trends; and relevant disability related issues. Using data collection expertise, acquires primary and secondary data from existing internal and/or external sources, including national libraries and large research information centers. Determines and recommends alternative data collection approaches to ensure efficient and effective data capture and analysis. Develops, implements, and manages data collection systems and complex strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality. Leads and oversees the development and maintenance of databases and data systems necessary for ongoing data acquisition and analysis. Performs or guides others in data entry tasks when needed or required.
  • Using data-based analysis methods, assesses program effectiveness of complex operational processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of the major programs of NLS and its network libraries. The scope of the assessments may encompass large portions or the entirety of NLS’s programs, or they may be limited to narrow aspects of same.
  • Participates in strategies for implementing and tracking the priorities and objectives of NLS. Communicates to the NLS Director and other NLS managers when adjustments or changes in objectives or shifts in priorities have occurred. As an expert in data analysis, designs, recommends and develops data-based assessment plans and/or research methodologies that include guidance on the data to be collected and analyzed and the performance targets to be met. Establishes, plans, and directs the NLS data strategy program that includes patron, network library, product, and service data analysis to meet the needs of NLS in the future.
  • Consults with all levels of management and staff inside and outside NLS. Works closely with the NLS Director, NLS managers and staff to ensure concerns are met. Conducts briefings and presentations to managers and staff inside and outside the Library regarding NLS data matters.
  • Serves on committees, task forces, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for projects or tasks involving statistics, cost data, or workflow analysis related to NLS work. Independently creates the NLS data strategy program to identify the needs of the current and future-state NLS. Independently drafts memos, correspondence, reports, presentation materials and other complex analytical documents that include narrative text, graphs, charts, tables, and other visual representations of data and analysis. Coordinates with or leads others to integrate statistical analysis and findings into reports and other public presentation documents.
  • Provides advice and assistance to NLS management in identifying the kinds and types of data, measures, and outcomes needed to produce plans in accord with the Library of Congress strategic goals, targets, and priorities. Ensures the strategic objectives conform to measurement standards and provides assistance to NLS management in the preparation of the risk assessments and mediation plans, corrective action plans and related reports.

Position: Program Analyst (Metrics)
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in Smithsonian Facilities (SF). The incumbent will serve as a Program Analyst (Metrics) and will be responsible for assisting in the management of Smithsonian Facilities metrics and dashboards, supporting digitization initiatives of Smithsonian Facilities, and assist with managing SF’s technologies.


  • Assists in the effort to compile, review, and monitor metrics from various SF sources such as the computerized maintenance management system and SF Units.
  • Assists in managing special initiatives in SF, including collecting operation and maintenance manuals, historical documentation on Smithsonian Facilities, communication initiatives, and other special projects.
  • Assists in a variety of planning, design, writing, production, and related tasks associated with SF publications and web-based projects.
  • Utilizes word processing, database and spreadsheet software to collect, update, evaluate and reconcile information.
  • Applies the tools, principles, and techniques of library, archive and museum collections, including their digitization, organization and management, as well as their metadata standards.

Position: Analyst in Government Organization and Management (Federal Data Integration)
Location: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Government Organization and Management to join its Executive Branch Operations Section to focus on federal government data integration and innovation. Applicants should have a strong understanding of policy and regulations related to integration and management of federal agency data assets (e.g., data linking and sharing) and related innovations (e.g., complex analytical tools and exchange agreements).


Applicants should have experience conducting policy analysis on federal government data integration and innovation, including integration and management of federal agency data assets (e.g., data sharing, warehousing, and matching); linkage of government data assets across programmatic, intergovernmental, and intersectoral boundaries; management of data-related accessibility, standards, and associated ownership and privacy risks; and related innovations (e.g., complex analytical tools, visualizations, and exchange agreements). Applicants should have a strong understanding of the interrelationships between federal government data integration and innovation and other key subject areas such as, broader federal information technology (IT) and information policy, federal cybersecurity issues, government performance, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) arrangements, and broader agency CIO responsibilities.

The ideal candidate should have formal training in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field and knowledge of public administration and have experience both analyzing and directly supporting federal government data integration and innovation initiatives. Applicants must be able to work as part of a collaborative team; strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential. Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to federal government data integration and innovation in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated interdisciplinary policy analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have research or work experience analyzing the effectiveness of various federal data integration initiatives across the U.S. government.

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.

Position: Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing)
Location: Federal Reserve Board
Salary: FR-24 ($81,300-$124,800)/ FR-25 ($93,800-$148,900)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description: This librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team of five librarians on the Board Research Library’s Data and Subscriptions Team who acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends reference skills needed to learn about economists’ data needs and acquisition skills to coordinate negotiations for new licenses and renewals of existing licenses. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions we acquire are used immediately to brief Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents who chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.


  • Evaluate the research needs of economists and analysts to connect them to existing data and research resources
  • Interview researchers to gather specifications used as the basis to negotiate new data and subscription services licenses
  • Coordinate the acquisition process with fellow professionals as the license moves through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding steps
  • Answer questions from data managers and researchers about licensed data and connect them to data vendor subject matter experts
  • Verify data citations in externally released publications to ensure data used complies with our license agreements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience as a reference librarian or acquisitions librarian
  • Basic knowledge of the process of contracting for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple project workflows simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and external vendors
  • Impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books
  • Subject matter knowledge in areas of business (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting) is preferred but not required
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required
  • Telework: This role will require relocation to Washington, D.C. area after the Board ends its pandemic response, maximum telework status. Other flexible work arrangements are offered.


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