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Library of Congress Digital Projects Coordinator in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary This position is located in the Collections Discovery and Metadata Services division, Digital Services Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services. The position description number for this position is 059587. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement. Responsibilities The incumbent coordinates and facilitates activities relating to the Library Services information technology (IT) goals through implementation of projects involving the Library’s integrated library system, other enterprise systems, and web enabled applications. Individually, and in collaboration with IT and user organization experts. The incumbent develops and coordinates major program components that include IT support for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, online public catalogs, inventory, and serials control. The Digital Projects Coordinator acts as liaison with library professionals, IT specialists in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and various working groups throughout the Library involved in technologies and systems supporting the Library's mission. The incumbent plans, coordinates, and manages a wide variety of complex projects and activities related to current and new releases of the various Library systems. Plans, develops, and implements program/project development activities that affect broad mission areas. Activities include interacting with stakeholders and other groups; assessing capabilities and identifying various organizations to serve as change-agents; and ensuring appropriate program/project documentation is professionally executed. Advises management on a variety of technical information program /project issues. Provides programmatic coordination on high visibility projects, consulting with professionals in various sectors. Advises senior management on key issues/constraints to program/project development. Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting Library of Congress programs, such as those associated with marketing IT products and services to segmented agency programs. Participates in the analysis of agency-wide projects and programs, such as directing the marketing analysis of agency-wide program needs and requirements. Provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with agency-wide IT programs. Applies many advanced statistical data and market trends from which to interpret meaning and evaluate findings. Reconciles conflicts between basic policies and program goals. Provides expert advice and recommendations to top management. Serves as a recognized technical authority for new or enhanced information systems software. Exercises considerable judgment and ingenuity in advocating the benefits of implementing business-driven quality and process improvements. Participates in the development of operational plans. Assists in planning, directing and coordinating the implementation and execution of approved policies, programs, and services related to information technology (IT) systems. Reviews and evaluates operations to appraise the effectiveness of policies and programs. Identifies deficiencies and takes/recommends appropriate action. Requirements Conditions of Employment Conditions of Employment Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment. Qualifications 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. Knowledge of integrated library systems, utilities, applications, application development, testing and access methods.* Ability to perform program and project management functions related to library systems, and provide advice and assistance to managers.* Ability to identify and solve problems.** Ability to write technical documents. Ability to interact collaboratively with others and provide consultation or liaison services. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. Education Additional Information Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid at step one of the grade. The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. For more information, please see: Vetting Process This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant’s college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM. The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement. Initial permanent appointments to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. Probationary periods served at other Federal agencies do not count toward this requirement. The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit. Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.