Two Positions: Virginia

Position: Librarian

Location: Department of the Army

Salary: $78,592 – $102,166

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About the Position: This is a permanent position with Humphreys Engineer Support Activity Center (HESCA), Executive Office, Library Operations located at 7701 Telegraph Road in Alexandria, Virginia.


Serves as alternate administrative librarian in charge of all quality control, metadata input, descriptive cataloging, physical processing activities and digital access for publications in HQ/HECSA USACE Digital Library.

Demonstrates professional knowledge of descriptive and subject cataloging, classification, metadata schema, Machine Readable Catalog (MARC) formats, Resource Description and Access (RDA), and management of digital content.

Serves as librarian in charge of serials services and manages print and digital serials, coordinating with customers, library staff and vendors to order, receive, claim, and provide access.

Provides access to and preserve historical collections and enables Corps offices, other Federal offices, and the general public to locate and view content by and about United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Provides comprehensive reference research services to serviced organizations, HQUSACE, Office of History, Institute for Water Resources (IWR) staff, other USACE and Federal employees and general public.

Applies knowledge and expertise to locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources both inside and outside the scope of the library’s collection.

Leads HQ/HECSA Library participation and Functions as one of HECSA?s technical points of contact in Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and Interlibrary Loan operations.

Serves as one of the library’s authorities in the use of the library management system (LMS) modules and the Content Management System (CMS) used for the USACE Digital Library, OCLC?s ContentDM.


Conditions of Employment

This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.

This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter.

This position has a requirement to lift up to 20 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.

Appointment to this position is subject to a one-year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Librarian: A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree.


B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below.

Specialized Experience:

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: serving as authoritative technical expert of theories, objectives and techniques of library and information services; performing the full range of library functions including reference, cataloging and classification; applying a wide range of information tools including the online literature searching systems and indexing techniques; providing reference services, cataloging, planning, collection development and circulation; working with digitization projects; managing serials control program and/or maintaining an automated system(s); and educating and training staff and customers on research and library services available. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).


Education: 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Communications
  • Information Technology Application
  • Problem Solving
  • Research and Data Analysis


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
COMPLETION DATE DOCUMENTATION: In order to qualify for this position based in part on your education, you must have completed the education requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not provide documentation that shows you met the education requirement by the closing date of this announcement, you will be rated as ineligible for this position. If your transcripts do not state “degree conferred” or date the degree/education was awarded or earned, you must provide appropriate documentation to reflect when you met the education requirement. Appropriate documentation includes: (1) Resume indicating your completion/graduation date; (2) Transcripts indicating your completion/graduation date; (3) A letter signed by the institution’s registrar indicating your completion/graduation date.

Position: Program Specialist (Systems Librarian)

Location: Library of Congress

Salary: $112,015 – $145,617

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This position is located in Culpepper, Virginia in the National-Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Researcher and Collections Services.

The position description number for this position is 059586.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.


 The Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Systems Librarian who will play a key role in enhancing and supporting NAVCC’s collection management and workflow systems and applications, and optimizing integration and interoperability in order to enable efficient workflows and quality services that meet the needs of a diverse community of users. We seek candidates who are excited to work in a collaborative and user-centered team environment inside a facility custom built for the storage and preservation of the largest collection of audiovisual materials in the world. At the GS-13 level, the incumbent will report to NAVCC for the first year and then provide services as applicable to Collections Discovery and Metadata Services Group (CDMS) through implementation of projects involving activities relating to the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) information technology goals. 

The Systems Librarian coordinates and facilitates activities through implementation of projects involving the library’s audiovisual collections management and workflow systems, library services platform, other enterprise systems, and web enabled applications. Individually, and in collaboration with information technology specialists in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), vendors and user organization experts, the incumbent develops and coordinates major program components that include information technology support for acquisitions, loans, preservation services, cataloging and resource discovery, inventory and collection management. The Systems Librarian acts as a liaison with library and archive professionals, information technology specialists in OCIO, and various working groups throughout the Library involved in technologies and systems supporting the Library’s mission. The incumbent plans, coordinates, and manages a wide variety of complex projects and activities related to current and new releases of the various Library systems.

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


Conditions of Employment

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of collection management and workflow systems, utilities, applications, application development, testing and access methods.**

Ability to coordinate and optimize systems support and technology for audiovisual materials in a library or archives setting.**

Ability to research and analyze technical issues.**

Ability to perform project management functions.

Ability to write technical documents.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others at all levels.

Ability to identify and solve problems.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.