Network Bulletin: No. 04-04
Date: January 16, 2004
Subject: Staff, network
Index term: Vacancy District of Columbia
NLS has been asked to announce an opening for Head, Adaptive
Services (administrator of the regional library) at the District
of Columbia Regional Library for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped in Washington, DC. The announcement is attached.
Submit applications to:
Human Resources Department
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
For more information contact:
Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief, Network Division
D.C. PUBLIC LIBRARY
Position Vacancy Announcement
ANNOUNCEMENT NO: 04-13
OPENING/CLOSING DATE: 1/7/04 - Open Until Filled
(First screening date after 1/21/04)
POSITION TITLE: Head, Adaptive Services
SALARY: $62,268.00 - $81,246.00
MS-1410-13 per annum
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Management Supervisory Service (At Will)*
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Unlimited
LOCATION: Adaptive Services Division
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:45 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
FUNCTIONS: Under the general direction of the Head, Targeted and
Outreach Services, the incumbent serves as administrator of the
D.C. Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
and supervises the Library Services to the Deaf Community, Older
Adult Services Program and the assistive technology program for
the D.C. Public Library. The incumbent is responsible for
directing and coordinating a full range of library programs and
services to the DC residents with special needs such as those who
are unable to access regular print and/or unable to visit their
public library; responsible for community information programs
that educate and inform the public about library resources and
services in community agencies; supervises the publication of
newsletters produced by the Library Services to the Deaf and the
Older Adult Services and responsible for press releases and news
articles on services and programs; supervises institutions
Services staff serving residents of municipal and private
hospitals, homes for the aged, senior citizens centers and
agencies serving the disabled; supervises Homebound Service staff
serving homebound residents with monthly home delivery of regular
and large print books and periodicals; supervises Older Adult
Services staff serving senior residences with a bookmobile
collection, on-site information and referral service and
programs; supervises Library service for the Deaf Community staff
serving the deaf community with sign language, programs and
arranging interpreting service for all staff and public
functions; in conjunction with the Information Technology
Department, administers selection, procurement and installation
of assistive technology hardware and software in adaptive
services and trains patrons with disabilities in its use;
prepares statistics and monthly reports on services. Performs
other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have an MLS degree
and one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next
lower grade level in the 1410 series. Specialized experience is
defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line
of work of this position and has equipped the applicant with the
knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties and
responsibilities of the position.
RANKING FACTORS: The following ranking factors will be used in
the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the
ranking factors ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER. PLEASE SEND AS AN
ATTACHMENT TO YOUR APPLICATION. Please describe specific
incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that
show evidence of the level at which you meet the ranking factors
that have been determined to be of importance for the position
for which you are applying. You may refer to any experience,
education, training, awards, outside activities, etc., that
include the degree to which you possess the job related
knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the ranking
factors. The information given in response to the ranking
factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your
knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS MAY
ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
KSA #1: Professional knowledge of theories, objectives,
principles, and techniques of librarianship, especially related
to the services provided by the Adaptive Services Department.
KSA #2: Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with individuals inside and outside the
organization. Experience working with people with disabilities.
KSA #3: Skill and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
and Internet Searching.
KSA #4: Knowledge of assistive technology hardware and software
for use by customers.
KSA #5: Ability to supervise staff both onsite and in the field.
TO APPLY: Submit D.C. Government Employment Application Form and
resume to the Human Resources Department, Room 423, Martin Luther
King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
20001. Staff members submit PL-424.
RESIDENCY: Effective 3/1/89, the Residency Preference Amendment
Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, is in force. NOTICE OF
NON-DISCRIMINATION: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act
of 1977, as amended, D.C. Code section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act)
the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family
responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation,
disability, source of income, or place of residence or business.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also
prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act
will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary
*MSS: A position in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) is
"at will" employment. Appointees to the MSS serve at the
pleasure of the appointing authority and may be removed at any
time on 15-day notice.
BARGAINING UNIT: APPLICABLE NOT APPLICABLE X
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE: APPLICABLE X NOT APPLICABLE