Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This position is part of the the Office of Research Services (R) at the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent follows accepted practices in resolving non-recurring problems and meeting deadlines; completed products are evaluated for effectiveness in meeting goals; extensive guidelines in the form of verbal instructions, manuals, and regulations are applied.


The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. 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.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assists in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, Head Reader Services
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012852.
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 Head, Reader Services Section and Performing Arts Reading Room is under the general direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief, who review and approve technical procedures, personnel recommendations, and work programs proposed. In other respects, the incumbent enjoys a high degree of independence in the direction of reader services in the Division. Participates in discussions, meetings and conferences with the Chief and Assistant Chief, and, as required, divisional and inter-divisional meetings concerning policies and procedures affecting reader services in the Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR). Meets regularly with Assistant Chief and Heads, Acquisition and Processing Section and Music Bibliographic Access Section, and the Digital Team to coordinate staff schedules and work assignments.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level or equivalent. 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 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 subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the Library acquisitions program. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of Library collections. Independently makes extensive technical judgments regarding Library operations. Evaluates offers of gifts for compatibility with Library acquisition policies and recommends acceptance or rejection. Selects experts to represent the Library at auction sales.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures. Assumes the role as an authority in training program management. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Develops protocols applicable to the program. Prepares instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Edits written products prepared by others. Prepares statistical information in support of the needs of the program. Coordinates logistics of training planning. Analyzes training needs. Troubleshoots problems within the training program.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Position: Reference & Information Research Librarian
Location: IceMiller


Accepting Remote Candidates

The Reference and Information Research Librarian is responsible for performing research and reference for attorneys, paralegals and professional staff; supports technical and special projects of the KM & Library Services department; assist users and practice groups in accessing electronic resources and developing instructional resources in support of lawyers, administrative professionals and the department. Candidates must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position. Attention to detail, responsiveness and excellent customer service are critical in this position, which reports to the Director of Knowledge Management & Information Research.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide reference & research services to attorneys, paralegals & assistants
  • Coordinate interlibrary loan efforts for articles and books not housed at the Firm primarily via OCLC.
  • Add new and remove departed users from online subscriptions in compliance with our policies
  • Trouble shoot connectivity issues for users with online resources
  • Assist in processing NBI research and requests, as needed.
  • Create and maintain custom searches in Westlaw and Vable News Aggregator
  • Support electronic projects as needed for the Library & Knowledge Services Department
  • Maintain the Library’s web presence on the Firm’s intranet including the publication of job aids, quick reference guides & library instruction, link validation
  • Monitors legislative/regulatory developments, industry/client news, events or topics in support of practice group initiatives.
  • Provide key electronic resources for the purpose of collection development, reference, and current case awareness initiatives across the Firm
  • All other responsibilities as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Sciences required; or equivalent combination of education and at least 3 years of experience with implementation of technology.
  • Strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
  • Proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information.
  • Experience with standard legal resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, VitalLaw, Pacer and other related subscription services.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of the litigation process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to work effectively work with co-workers in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Responsive, service-oriented, and able to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities and project criteria while managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling highly confidential information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.