Job Announcement Number:     160067

SALARY RANGE: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to Monday, June 20, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1001-15
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington , DC, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.


This position serves as Chief of the Interpretive Programs Office (IPO) and is responsible for the leadership, oversight, and direction of IPO and the Library of Congress exhibitions program. The Chief works in close coordination with the Director of Scholarly & Educational Programs, who outlines duties in broad, general terms, working to meet the objectives of the Library of Congress (LC) and with the resources that are available. This position is located in the Interpretive Programs Office, Scholarly and Educational Programs Directorate, National and International Outreach. The position description number for this position is 341335.

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Consults with key managers and stakeholders to develop priorities for using resources. Ensures that all implications are identified, weighed, and considered in study and discussion. Contacts other agencies and organizations to obtain information and models for managing various issues. Identifies and resolves problems that are barriers to achieving goals. Actively participates in policy formulation and reviews liaison activities for agency-wide programs. Informs stakeholders of changes in organizational programs and operations, conducting briefings on major program changes. Plans, directs, and executes liaison operations for critical agency-wide programs with national or international implications. Establishes and fosters effective working relationships and information networks with business and industry associations, domestic and foreign universities, technologists, and stakeholders in all levels of government, i.e., local, state, and federal government, including Congress. Advises and recommends innovative approaches for mission accomplishment. Plans and manages a national and international program for providing exhibitions and related educational materials to scholars, schools, Members of Congress, libraries, the general public, etc. Responsible for the administration, planning, budget development, policy formulation and recommendations, and direction of LC’s exhibition program. Oversees the conception, development, funding and execution of LC exhibitions and educational materials which support this program, including multimedia and interactive exhibits. Develops and administers the design, production and installation of exhibitions in accordance with LC’s standards of preservations and security. In so doing, also coordinates the conception and execution of related interpretive materials firmly based on sound intellectual and scholarly principles consistent with the educational objectives of LC. Based on an expert level of knowledge in the field of interpretive media, develops and administers LC’s efforts at using interactive multimedia in support of the exhibitions program. In doing so, maintains an expert knowledge of developments in this field and is an acknowledged leader therein. Reviews and approves the research and writing of materials in support of LC’s exhibitions. Directs administrative support services and operations, performing highly complex, diverse, and controversial analytical and evaluative studies related to the assessment and improvement of agency- wide administrative systems covering all aspects of LC’s exhibitions program. Determines strategies for achieving objectives and analyzes problems requiring the development of creative and pioneering solutions. Plans and develops new organizational structures or configurations, and coordinates exhibition support activities that cross agency lines. Serves as the lead in developing strategies for planning and developing major agency programs of national scope and impact through serving with NIO as LCs principal representative to national and international cultural organizations in relation to the planning and development of exhibitions in general, and the loan of LC materials for exhibition. After consultation with relevant custodial divisions and the Preservation Directorate, exercises final agency authorization for the loan of LC materials. Advises the Architect of the Capitol and the Library of Congress about general aesthetic appearance of public spaces within all LC buildings. This advice may include recommendations in the areas of furniture design, lighting design, interior design as well as restoration architectural design. Participates in the development and documentation of long- and short-range planning efforts. Reviews long-and short-range plans, resource projections, priorities, justifications, etc. Makes recommendations on planning efforts that can be undertaken within existing resource levels and advises on the impact of efforts that require additional resources. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. 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.

Job Information
  • Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • 28136407
  • April 21, 2016
  • Interpretive Programs Officer
  • Library of Congress
  • Directors/Administrators
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • None
  • 25-50%
  • $128,082.00 – $160,300.00 (Yearly Salary)