A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:
(1) Knowledge and application of policies, standards, best practices and technologies in the field of digital libraries and digital preservation**: The successful candidate has applied professional knowledge of digital libraries and information management principles, processes, and systems to manage functions and carry out library programs that involved the full lifecycle management of born digital and digitized content in multiple formats, including 1) ingest into a digital repository; 2) manual or automated generation of metadata and metadata maintenance systems; 3) processes for content preparation and/or transformation; 4) long-term preservation; 5) knowledge of digital formats; 6) digitization and digitization standards; and 7) tools and technical infrastructures for managing digital content.
(2) Ability to lead and execute a critical program**: The successful candidate has accomplished strategic and operational goals for a major program area and in doing so had the following responsibilities: 1) defined objectives and goals for the program; 2) defined and managed business requirements related to the program area; 3) analyzed complex problems and implemented solutions; 4) developed and integrated policies and processes; 5) formulated strategies for achieving program objectives; 6) developed program performance objectives/targets; 7) conducted regular reviews and prepared annual assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results; 8) advised senior level officials on current and future program directions, 9) evaluated current and proposed programs and operations and recommended actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects; and 10) oversaw contracts and procurements that supported the programs.
(3) Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce: The successful candidate has led, supervised, and managed a diverse staff in a multi-disciplinary environment and in doing so, performed the following activities: 1) identified current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals, objectives, and capacity gaps; 2) recruited and hired staff to meet those needs; 3) communicated performance expectations to staff; 4) conducted periodic performance evaluations; 5) provided advice and counsel to staff; 6) addressed performance and disciplinary issues; 7) delegated or planned and assigned work; 8) provided appropriate training and professional development opportunities to staff; 9) encouraged staff participation in planning and decision making; and 10) identified and implemented methods to improve staff productivity.
(4) Ability to lead collaborative initiatives: The successful candidate has led collaborative efforts to identify and implement solutions impacting technical and organizational systems, policies, processes, and procedures. The work involved balancing multiple viewpoints of both internal and external stakeholders.
(5) Ability to communicate effectively in writing and review and assess the writing of others: The successful candidate has wrote clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable written products in the area of information or library management, such as: 1) program goals and objectives; 2) program performance documentation; 3) budget request documentation; 4) project plans; 5) annual reports; 6) statements of work; 7) strategic planning and forecasting documents; 8) policies; and 9) funding proposals. This included targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Evaluated the written products of others to meet the quality standards of the organization.
(6) Ability to present technical and policy information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations: The successful candidate has conveyed analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations. This included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.
(7) Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to speak clearly, politely, and under control to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This also includes actively listening to and understanding information; and listening to and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.
Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. 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.