Company Name: Library of Congress
Job Industry: Consumer Goods
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Job Description:

The Library of Congress Digital Services Directorate is hiring an Assistant Chief of the Collections Discovery and Metadata Services Division. The Assistant Chief will lead a growing team of engaged and dedicated discovery and metadata platform experts and support collaboration with staff across the institution to enable discovery and access of the full range of materials in the Library of Congress collections.

This role serves as a leader in the Discovery and Metadata Services Division, and more broadly as an influential member of the Digital Services Directorate’s management team. The incumbent will play an essential role in supporting a generational transformation of discovery and metadata operations at the Library of Congress. Specifically, they will be directly engaged in supporting the implementation of the open source FOLIO system as the Library of Congress Collections Access Platform. This critical work is a marquee initiative in support of the Library of Congress Digital Collections Strategy. Respecting tradition and enabling innovation, the incumbent will enable the continuity and drive the change necessary to connect the Library to the American people and the world.

The incumbent supervises the work of metadata librarians; applies experience, knowledge and expertise in library and information science and must display knowledge of integrated library systems, implementation and management. The incumbent must be able to plan, manage, analyze and evaluate workflow, data flows, policies, and resolve conflicts and  must also be able to communicate and interact orally and in writing with individuals at all levels inside and outside the agency.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-tern priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Observes workers' performance and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Provides expert advice to senior management in the development of strategies and decisions with Library-wide implications regarding integrated systems, metadata, and applications development. Supports the Library's mission and implements and accomplishes strategic and operational goals pertaining to highly visible systems such as the Library's on-line catalog and descriptive metadata.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, vendors, and members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

Provides a major leadership role in the development of metadata management policies. With the Chief, formulates and administers policies affecting the Integrated Library System Program Office. Develops, evaluates, and implements policy that affect Library-wide programs. Explores and establishes long-range development plans, as well as short-term strategies. Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures.