Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager, Executive Branch Operations
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $144,128 – $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking a Section Research Manager (SRM) for the Executive Branch Operations Section within the Government and Finance Division. The Research Manager leads the Section in the development of policy research and analysis relevant to congressional needs, particularly as it relates to federal government management and organizational issues.

Duties

The Section Research Manager leads a team of policy analysts conducting policy research and analysis for Congress. The section covers a broad range of federal government management and organizational issues. This includes, but is not limited to presidential powers; appointment process; federal workforce; regulatory process; inspectors general, information policy; budget process; financial management; and procurement. The section’s crosscutting portfolio provides opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across CRS.

Duties include:

  • Managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance;
  • Ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
  • Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
  • Managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility of the section;
  • Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources; and
  • Performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.
  • Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the section and who have strong interpersonal skills and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in writing, research, and analysis, and knowledge of congressional decision making and legislative process is desired.

Directly supervises 10-12 staff members in the section and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.

Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature. Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

Contributes to and assists in developing CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees the implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff are able to acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff.

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 over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is accurate, 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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 085357.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime work schedule.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Librarian manages the daily operations of the Library, supervises staff, and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

The incumbent provides a full array of established library functions including but not limited to research, reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, bibliographical work, and cataloging.

Brief Description of the Major Duties:

  • Develops and implements a library program which provides the resources and services required by the operation and mission of the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Manages the overall day-to-day operations, the office logistics, and staffing requirements to effectively and timely accomplish the goals and objectives of the division’s management action plan (MAP) and the Court’s Strategic Plan.
  • Develops policies, practices, and procedures for library operations and functions and researches new concepts in library administration and services, developments in library information technology, and new publications and other library media.
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research.
  • Selects and implements an appropriate level of cataloging and classification of library materials; and develops and maintains other information indexes and finding aids to assist research.
  • Assists library users in the location of specific material and implements effective means to inform library users of resources and services, provides instructions on the use of library materials, and provides library orientation and legal research training to new law clerks and court personnel.
  • Works collaboratively with the DC Court of Appeals librarian to promote the values of the Court and share resources, as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including copyright regarding the use of library materials and resources.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data for the purposes of individual performance evaluations, MAP statistics, Key Performance Indicators, budget, and the preparation of performance and annual reports. Reports may be statistical, narrative, or advisory in nature.
  • Making recommendations for new software, contracts for electronic resources, and program, process, and policy improvements.
  • Investigates and responds orally and in writing to inquiries and complaints from Judicial officers and staff, other court personnel, outside agencies, attorneys, and the public.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, social distancing, temperature checks, health screening questionnaire, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services.

We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. We also provided opportunities for employees to receive the vaccine. Such voluntary vaccination efforts have made significant progress in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, and yet the emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant has caused a rapid increase in infection transmission rates in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, particularly among the unvaccinated.

Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.

Position: Research Librarian (Government and Finance)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F). This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, grants, legislative process, and public finance.

Duties

The Government and Finance (G&F) Division’s work focuses on how the three branches of government are organized, managed, and funded. This includes the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress, the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process, the legislative process and congressional history; and issues related to American federalism, elections, emergency management, community development, and homeland security. Financial issues covered include banking, financial institutions, insurance, securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, public debt, and economic impacts of tax and budget policy. The division also covers entities with unique government responsibilities such as the Census Bureau, Federal Reserve, Postal Service, and FEMA.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of teams to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

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.

Research Librarians are often involved in the following activities.

  • Working under deadlines within specialized issue areas that may be obscure, ambiguous, and contentious.
  • Rapidly building working knowledge of specialized issue areas and resources as part of successfully identifying, proposing, developing, and executing research projects.
  • Collaborating and consulting with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve research projects.
  • Negotiating with clients and colleagues on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product.
  • Designing and writing products as a solo author or co-author that describe the findings of research projects. These products often include multiple elements such as abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables.
  • Making effective use of peer review of products by incorporating feedback from multiple colleagues into coherent and cohesive products.
  • Working within a multi-level product development and review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of products.
  • Delivering products to clients in writing, by phone, and in-person, often in combination, and in accordance with the circumstances of each unique research project and resulting product.
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of the content, scope, and search functionality of specialized research resources relevant to research projects.
  • Identifying, testing and evaluating new general and specialized research resources; performing market analyses on competing resources; and recommending resources for purchase or renewal.
  • Providing orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients and colleagues on research methods and research resources.
  • Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, college/university, information center, or other research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 336982

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flextime or compflex work schedule.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the “How to Apply” section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

Duties

You will provide comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups at the Navy’s Department Library.
You will use knowledge of specialized sources including structure, content and access protocols of relevant databases to produce selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects.
You will prepare a broad range of literature guides; and develop resource directories in paper and electronic format.
You will participate in collection development and management to include acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal or replacement of materials.

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: International Monetary Fund

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking to recruit an experienced, tech-savvy Senior Librarian who will lead the Library’s technology effort and a team of information professionals. The IMF Library is located in Washington, DC and serves the information and data needs of the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG). The Library consists of three teams: Operations, Content Development, and Client Services. The Content Development team is responsible for negotiating and licensing resources procured by the Library. The Client Services team is responsible for client interactions, including answering research and reference questions, training, document delivery, interlibrary loan, and physical space management.

The Senior Librarian position is based within the Library Operations team, which oversees the Library’s technology infrastructure and provides technical support to content access, discovery, and delivery.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Section Chief (IMF Library), the Senior Librarian operates as a technical expert and leads a team of information professionals to provide overall IT strategy and direction to enable the delivery of Library services and content to the IMF and WBG staff. This includes facilitating access to data and information services, managing the Integrated Library System (ILS), cataloguing, indexing board documents, metadata services, managing data feed and bibliometric research. Additionally, the Team Leader supervises and appraises the performance of staff assigned to him/her.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic leadership in technology issues for the Library service delivery to the IMF and the WBG.
  • Leads the Library Operations Team and oversees the development and support of Library systems including the Alma/Primo ILS, Library Network website, Reftracker query management system, and other applications.
  • Ensures access to licensed content, including a large portfolio of economic and financial databases, scientific/academic literature, news services, and related information sources.
  • Monitors industry trends and adopts new technologies to facilitate the discovery and retrieval of information/data resources subscribed by the Library.
  • Develops policies and standards, sets priorities, and manages work programs for a major team in the IMF Library. Allocates work and provides cross training to effectively cope with temporary absences and peak work volumes.
  • Provides guidance and direction in terms of cataloguing and indexing of the Library acquisition as well as in metadata-related issues to ensure compliance and consistency with the set standards while meeting the business need. Oversees the indexing work of Executive Board documents and Fund publications.
  • Cultivates consensus within the Fund/Bank among Network Libraries and/or other partners with competing needs. Leads complex and long-term projects pertaining to Library technologies across organizational lines.
  • Manages the Library IT budget which includes seeking staff input, preparing and submitting budget requests, monitoring spending and preparing reports for the IT portion of the Bank-Fund Sharing Agreement. Contributes to the overall budget process for the Library, prioritizing individual team requests to best allocate available resources.
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management Unit (KMU) and other departments utilizing Library staff’s expertise and support of KM initiatives.
  • Manages Library services contracts which includes managing the RFP process, overseeing vendor’s work, monitoring expenditures, and addressing any performance issues.
  • Oversees the reporting and monitoring of Library key performance indicators.

Department:

CSFDGLO Corporate Services & Facilities Dept General Services Library Operations Section

Hiring For:

A12, A13

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree, or equivalent, in Library or Information Science, plus a minimum of six years of relevant work experience supervising staff delivering IT, data, cataloging and/or indexing services.

The ideal candidate should:

  • be aware of the latest developments in IT systems (Alma/Primo-Ex Libris, Inc, Open Athens, etc.) and trends as they relate to delivering Library services. Proven track record in leading development and delivery of IT services in a Library context. Knowledge of XML, web technologies, web design principles as well as a major content management system.
  • have experience creating or supervising the development of metadata for various types of materials. Knowledge of MARC formats and RDA desirable.
  • have experience developing and supporting remote access delivery of commercial electronic content services in a variety of environments.
  • have strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • demonstrate interpersonal and supervisory abilities.
  • possess oral and written communication skills especially communicating technical information to Library staff.
  • show proven problem-solving abilities using sound knowledge of Library systems and how they interface/integrate with leading technologies.

Other skills and experience include:

  • Domain knowledge of macroeconomic and financial theories and methods would be an asset.
  • Working knowledge of economic and financial data and experience using statistical packages.

Position: Head of Access Services and Library Technology
Location: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Law Library at the Howard University School of Law invites applications for a Head of Access Services and Library Technology. As an HBCU, from its inception Howard University has embraced diversity and inclusion for all. We’re seeking someone ready to step into a management role, supervising staff and developing library systems. Someone who enjoys teaching and interacting with amazing students every day, and working on a library team dedicated to success in a law school defined by social justice, would be a great fit for this position.

The Head of Access Services and Library Technology has primary responsibility for providing leadership, innovation, and management in areas of resource sharing, collection maintenance, and library technology initiatives and applications. Because this position oversees multiple areas fundamental to the successful operation of public-facing services in the Law Library, the incumbent coordinates regularly with the Associate Director. Individually, and as a department head, this position manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services to support the research, scholarly, and educational missions and operations of the library and law school (e.g., integration of collaborative collection tools into integrated library systems, collection maintenance). This position represents the law library on university committees and projects and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives. In order to manage the access services team and functions successfully, knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services is necessary. This position actively monitors multiple library functions and technologies aimed at improving and streamlining access to library services to users. Provides legal research instruction to first year law students and on an ad hoc basis as a guest lecturer in upper-level courses. This position requires the ability to manage expectations, balance competing tasks, troubleshoot, streamline workflows and procedures to maximize efficiency and the effective allocation of resources based on priorities articulated by senior management. This position must ensure an exceptional level of service to Howard Law faculty, students, and staff – as well as the Howard University community more generally.

Requirements

  • Manage circulation services, which includes course reserves, stack maintenance, resource circulation and sharing (e.g., ILL), study rooms, and other student spaces. Recommend and oversee disaster planning for the library. Regularly assess services, collect statistics, and prepare reports for internal and external use. Develop strategies for effective communication about services and procedures with Howard Law community – including opening/closing hours and any unexpected changes. Drafts, communicates, and enforces the department’s policies and procedures.
  • Hires, supervises, schedules, and trains all Access Services staff and part-time student assistants. Trains and supervises staff.
  • Provides leadership and vision for library technology initiatives and applications. Further develops and maintains relationship with Information Technology department. Maintains highest level of knowledge of technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments. Helps staff troubleshoot technology as well as provide regular training. Responsible for ensuring Law Library is taking full advantage of online capabilities offered by subscription-based resources (e.g., law library databases, main campus library databases, university subsidized resources).
  • Staffs reference desk, supports faculty research, and teaches in required first year legal research curriculum and guest lectures as needed in response to law faculty requests.