Job Overview


The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and almost 20 million items online. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

The Supervisory Information Technology Specialist supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.  The incumbent provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.  Serves as the Information Technology member of the Law Library senior management team and provides plans, recommendations, evaluations, and guidance for IT issues and policies in the Law Library. 

This position is located in the Information Technology Office, Office of Administrative Operations, Office of the Law Librarian. 

The position description number for this position is 57307.

This position has no promotion potential.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.


Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.  Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.  The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of EEO objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices.

Conducts information technology strategic planning and project management activities. Facilitates teams in conducting analyses, developing goals, objectives, and strategies, and in other strategic, tactical and business planning activities.  Develops and implements project management procedures, tools, activities and infrastructure to align Law Library internal business practices with agency wide regulations and policies.

Coordinates with and provides authoritative advice and guidance to senior service unit officials and, on behalf of the Law Librarian, participates on Library-wide committees or groups concerning information technology policy or programs.  Serves as senior expert and consultant to top service unit management officials to advise on integrating, or assuring compatibility of Law Library IT policy, equipment, and programs with those of the Library of Congress.

Manages the implementation of new approaches to software development of applications and systems that serve multiple organizational levels. Designs, develops and administers various mission critical IT systems that support core functions and ensures that enterprise architecture plans are aligned with current and future infrastructure.

Formulates long-range policies and develops and implements strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing information technology systems.

Acquires information technology hardware/or software, services and maintenance in IT contracts. Collaborates with vendors and end users to ensure that contract requirements are met, and all activities are performed in compliance with the terms of the contract.