Employment Opportunity: Position opening at National Library Service: Braille Program Specialist

SALARY RANGE: $74,872.00 – $97,333.00 /year OPEN PERIOD: Monday, May 16, 2011 to Friday, June 17, 2011

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-12/12



DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area,DC

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: 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 immigration law and other legal requirements are met, and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

JOB SUMMARY: The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the world’s largest library, with more than 140 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and more than 19 million items online at its award-winning Web site. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is also the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service, and the Law Library of Congress and is leading the worldwide effort to preserve digital material through the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. This position is located in the Materials Development Division of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The Braille Program Specialist reports directly to the Chief, MDD and serves as an expert on matters pertaining to braille policies and procedures. Plans and implements internal programs and field operations for the Chief, Materials Development Division and the Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Working independently, the incumbent receives guidance in matters impacting policy. Uses LC and NLS policies to analyze and recommend internal and external procedures relating to the production and distribution of braille materials. The incumbent utilizes a broad professional knowledge of and experience in the area of braille. This position is located in the Materials Development Division of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library Services; Taylor Street Annex. The position description number for this position is 196085.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.