Washington DC; Educational Resources Specialist, Library of Congress

The position is located in the Office of National & International Outreach.

The purpose of this position is to help develop and present content for the Library’s online and in-person educational outreach programs and projects. The incumbent may be assigned to work on such projects as a member of a team or independently.

The Educational Outreach Division was established to shape the Library of Congress historical collections to the needs of the K-16 educational community. The goal of the office is to raise public awareness of the value of primary sources and increase their use at the elementary and secondary school level, and on into post-secondary school. The office engages in programming to promote the effective use of primary source materials through a variety of channels, on-site, online, and at a distance. The office identifies Library collections that are appropriate for K-16 development, produces teaching materials to accompany the primary source collections, establishes distribution channels, develops teacher and librarian training, and investigates new technologies for dissemination.

LINK: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471114800

The position description number for this position is 79889.

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, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Coordinates educational program efforts for the most difficult programs or projects that have unusually demanding social, economic, cultural, governmental, and political conditions of major impact to the Library of Congress’ educational program. Plans, conducts and/or participates in national and regional meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences for the purpose of gaining support of and advancing national and regional objectives in education program/project areas. Utilizes multiple instruction methods and technologies for program dissemination.

Plans, develops, and implements multidisciplinary teaching materials for a broad range of educational programs that are non-standardized or where special-problems exist. Assesses program content and Instructional materials to coordinate the development of products in support of education standards. Provides support in the redesign or update of teaching materials to accommodate special needs for classroom instruction.

Evaluates and assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of the K-12 instructional programs for the Library of Congress. Coordinates evaluation and quality control measures. Recommends new and revised training programs and initiatives, and alternative solutions to identified problem areas.

Provides leadership, advice, and guidance at the national or regional level. Researches changes or new developments in the technology or educational field affecting specific specialty area and program operations. Develops advanced plans to ensure timely introduction of new or revised procedures, techniques, or operational concepts into the training program. Develops and introduces new program objectives, goals, systems, and concepts. Also coordinates, and evaluates overall educational program activities and the implementation of basic national guidelines, for a significant organizational segment of an agency. Maintains established professional contacts with leading practitioners, researchers, and others In education and training institutions, research organizations, and industry with whom the Library works on educational outreach training initiatives.

Serves as a national authority in the development and implementation of major educational programs/projects of national scope (affecting sizable populations in multiple states/locations, with large and complex issues and problems) which are designed to meet specialized educational needs.

Provides advice and guidance on program issues that involve major areas of uncertainty in approach or methodology and which have national impact. In collaboration with Library of Congress content experts and with educational outreach partners recommends short- and long-range planning guidance in accordance with broad program policies and objectives. Prepares guidance based on analyses of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of substantive mission-oriented programs.

Travel Required
Not Required
Relocation Authorized
Job Requirements
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to develop, manage, implement, and provide advice and guidance on K-12 educational/training programs/projects.**

Ability to create, administer and evaluate K-12 curricula and instructional plans. **

Ability to communicate in writing to support K-12 educational/training programs/projects.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to apply new and emerging technologies to the development and delivery of K-12 educational/training programs/projects.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the following basic requirements in order to be eligible to apply for this position.

Security Clearance
Not Applicable


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