Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks an administrative officer for its Office of Administrative Operations (OPS). This position will provide program support to the Administration and Procurement section of OPS.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Will be responsible for managing contracting/procurement and/or travel and may have involvement in strategic planning, space planning and facilities functions, and continuity of operations and emergency preparedness. Will serve as a supervisor to staff and take a leadership role within the section. Will be responsible for daily operations of the unit including managing workload and ensuring appropriate tracking and documentation. Will be responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures, and ensuring all policies and procedures are followed. Will act as the authority on subject area and act as a resource for staff. Will work highly independently based on broad guidance exercising considerable judgement. Will serve as liaison and handle the communication with persons and/or groups within and outside of CRS.<br /><br />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. Incumbent will provide support to CRS staff to facilitate them having the materials and other support necessary to accomplish their positions. <br /><br /><strong> DUTIES: </strong><br /><br />Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Exhibits commitment to the Library's Supervisor Core Competencies .<br /><br />Establishes goals, priorities, and performance targets for programs and operations in accordance with overall Library of Congress and CRS strategic and annual goals and priorities.<br /><br />Works with the Library to facilitate CRS input into the Library's strategic and implementation plans.<br /><br />Serves as a primary liaison for CRS with the Library-wide support office associated with the applicable functional area, and interacts with the office to resolve potential issues.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library's vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library's Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http: www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf . <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>Ability to lead, plan, organize and manage a support services program, or strategic planning process.**</strong><br /><br /><strong>Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations governing support services programs.**</strong><br /><br /><strong>Ability to supervise and manage staff.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Ability to interact collaboratively with others.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Ability to analyze and solve problems.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.<br /><br />The position description for this position is 382584.<br /><br />The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime or compflex schedule.<br /><br />Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.<br /><br />The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.<br /><br />Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADAloc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br />Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spploc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.<br /><br />The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.<br /><br />Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.<br /><br />The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.<br /><br />Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.<br /><br />The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.<br /><br />The selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of 1978. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.<br /><br /><strong>Are you a veteran?</strong> Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.<br /><br />For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http: www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).<br /><br />Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spploc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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