Network Bulletin No: 06-27
Date: June 30, 2006
Subject: Staff, network
Index term: Vacancy District of Columbia
NLS has been asked to publicize a vacancy announcement for Chief, Adaptive Services, at the
District of Columbia Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Attached is
the D.C. Public Library vacancy announcement.
For more information contact:
Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief, Network Division
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District of Columbia Public Library
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: 06-27
Chief, Adaptive Services
Adaptive Services Division
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
OPENING/CLOSING: 6/12/06- Open Until Filled
SALARY: $66,649.00 - $86,422.00 per annum
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Management Supervisory Service (MSS)*
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: UNLIMITED
HOURS: As scheduled, within the weekday hours of 8:45am - 9:00 pm., and on
weekends as assigned
__FUNCTIONS__: Under the general direction of the Head of Targeted and Outreach
Services (TOS), the incumbent serves as administrator for the D.C. Regional Library for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the Library Services to the Deaf Community
Program, the Older Adult Services Program, Homebound and Institutional Services and
the Assistive Technology Program. As such he/she is responsible for supervision of the
division's managers and oversees the expenditure of appropriated and special funds for
the division with the Head of TOS. Works with the Head of Neighborhood Library
Services to ensure the provision of services to special populations in the neighborhood
libraries. The incumbent is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and
evaluating a full range of library programs and services to D.C. residents with special
needs such as those who are unable to access regular print and/or unable to visit their
public library; provides training for D.C. Public Library staff in the areas of serving
populations with special needs, responsible for community outreach information
programs that educate the public about library resources and services; coordinates the
publication of newsletters, brochures and other promotional materials needed by the
division; establishes partnerships with community groups, volunteers and other city
agencies who work with special populations; creates reports and collects statistical data;
assists with fundraising efforts. Performs other 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 (librarian) series. The applicant's work experience must have been of a quality and
scope sufficient to enable him/her to administer a state of the art service center for people
with special needs. Emphasis is placed on innovative customer service skills, community
relations, and the ability to lead change in an area with an expanding service base and a
rapidly changing technological environment. All applicants must present a combination
of experience, education, skills, self-development, and expertise to perform the
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 (KSAs) 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
KSA #2: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
individuals inside and outside the organization. Experience working with people with
KSA #3: Skill and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Internet Searching
in subject areas related to the special needs field.
KSA #4: Knowledge of assistive technology hardware and software for use by
KSA #5: Ability to supervise staff both onsite and in the field.
KSA #6: Ability to collect and analyze information and to produce planning, policy and
TO APPLY: Submit D.C. Government Employment Application Form and resum‚ to
the Human Resources Department, Room 423, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library,
901 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 2001. For the DC Government Application Form,
please write to this address. Staff members submit PL-424.
*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.
RESIDENCY: Effective 3/16/89, 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 1-2501 et seq., ("the 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. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.
Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
BARGAINING UNIT: NOT APPLICABLE
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE: APPLICABLE
Selection will be made in adherence to the equal employment opportunity regulations of
the District of Columbia Public Library.