Job Posting: Supervisory Librarian, Washington, DC, Dept of VA

Please direct any questions to: VHA Nationwide DEU phone: (844) 456-5208

Supervisory Librarian
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


*   Open & closing dates
07/13/2018 to 07/19/2018

*   Salary
$114,590 to $148,968 per year

*   Pay scale & grade
GS 14

*   Work schedule

*   Appointment type


1 vacancy in the following location:

*   Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

This job is open to:

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Duties Summary

This position is located in the VHA Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), and Library Network Office (LNO). The VA Central Office (VACO) Library is the departmental library for the second largest government agency, serving VA employees aligned under VA Central Office (CO), agency advisory committees, and Veterans. The VACO Library is a member of the VA Library Network (VALNET), a health science library network of national significance.

Learn more about this agency here.


Duties include, but are not limited to, the following;

The employee has management authority for all operational, planning, and administrative activities for the products and services provided by the VA Central Office Library. The employee provides professional review and refinement of the literature for CO staff, including those who work across the network at various medical centers;

Recommends and establishes the scope and extent of programs and services to be offered;

Establishes, implements and reviews program guidelines, policies, and operating procedures;

Ensures the development of a comprehensive, high quality online and print library collection (databases, monographs, journals, audiovisuals, etc.) that is broad in scope and penetrating in coverage to meet the information needs of staff, students, and researchers;

Serves as the expert in searching highly specialized biomedical, nursing, and allied health, as well as health management databases and the Internet;

Provides reference services to senior and executive level staff, national subject matter experts in health science, and agency advisory committee members in the areas of clinical care, hospital and healthcare administration, Veterans’ benefits, public administration, and other advanced fields of knowledge represented in VA Central Office;

Designs and organizes a distinct library SharePoint site to ensure access to all knowledge-based information resources purchased by the VACO Library and at the national level;

Serves as the first line supervisor for three GS-9 level library staff. Performs a full range of supervisory duties, including, but not limited to the following;

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system;

Observes workers’ performance and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances; Performs other related duties as required.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Travel Required Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status: Yes

Promotion Potential: 14

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