Job Overview

Summary

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 primarily 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.

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. The United States Copyright Office, under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, is a service unit of the Library of Congress and administers the Copyright Law, advises Congress and federal government agencies on legal and policy matters relating to copyright; represents the nation internationally on issues pertaining to copyright; administers the national copyright registration program; provides collections materials to the Library of Congress through the voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright including assignments, licenses and other records relating to chain of title; administers the statutory license provisions of the Copyright Law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of public records relating to copyright; and, provides information and reference services to the public.

The Information Technology Specialist Project Manager serves as a Business Analyst within the Copyright Technology Office and reports directly to the Director of Copyright Information Technology. The position is located in the Copyright Technology Office of the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. The position description number for this position is 198909 and 198910. 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.

Duties

The Information Technology Specialist Project Manager (Business Analyst) utilizes an extensive knowledge of System Development Life Cycle theories and techniques, the incumbent oversees the planning, strategic direction, development and implementation of assigned programs, and facilitates the project development and implementation teams.  The Copyright Technology Office (CTO) contributes to the mission of the Copyright Office "to foster creativity" by maintaining data processing systems that support the Copyright Office's core functions of registering, examining and cataloging copyright submissions, deposits and documents, and providing information on copyrighted material to the general public. CTO also provides leadership to the Copyright Office in the development and adoption of new technological solutions. Designated the Electronic Copyright Office (ECO), this new system allows the Office to process work more productively, efficiently, and quickly while opening up the process to electronic commerce and submissions that will provide large additional benefits to the general public.  The incumbent uses extensive training and experience to create and present written and verbal communications vehicles designed to gather information, convey status, and gain consensus and approval from various technical and non-technical audiences. The incumbent also manages other projects as assigned, serves as assigned on various committees, and represents the Chief as directed.  While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library and Copyright Office