Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services) – EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, Washington, DC


This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as a Supervisory Librarian, providing information and research resources needed by officials and staff of the EOP with regard to government-wide and/or national and international concerns relating to policy making at the highest levels of the Executive Branch of the federal government.


As a Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services), GS-1410-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Manages Library resources to include staff and budgetary expenditures for print, electronic, and audio resources.
  • Evaluates, plans, oversees, and coordinates an acquisition program for information resources.
  • Supervises a staff of professional librarians and technicians.
  • Establishes priorities, assigns, distributes, and evaluates work performed by library staff.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and counsels employees regarding work and administrative matters.
  • Counsels staff to address work performance and conduct issues.
  • Trains and guides staff in use of technical services modules of library management system.
  • Plans and implements technological improvements; such as library systems, applications, and technical infrastructure.
  • Oversees cataloging and metadata processes to assure effective customer access for digital, print, and audio materials.
  • Oversees management of digital resources including license management and integration.
  • Plans and provides access to vendor training for librarians and technicians.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet one of the following criteria listed below in order to meet the basic requirement for the Librarian Series, 1410:

A) Applicants must possess one full academic year of graduate study in Library Science in an ALA-accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. -OR-

B) Applicants must possess a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. NOTE: 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. -AND-

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level or pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: providing expert advisory services and technical support to senior government officials and political appointees in the area of library and research services; managing and supervising a staff of professional librarians and technicians; establishing and implementing new and/or existing policies, procedures, and guidelines for technical services operations; overseeing the acquisition of materials and contracts for information resources, management of electronic resources, cataloging, and metadata processes to assure effective customer access for digital, print, and audio materials; communicating effectively orally and in writing, and reviewing the written work of others.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.


Please visit the Office of Personnel Management link below to view the basic requirements for the Librarian Series, 1410:

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