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 selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of 1978. 

This is a full supervisory position that provides full system life cycle support of databases that support business applications at the Library of Congress. The incumbent serves as Chief, Database Administration Group and manages new initiatives, continuing development, and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) on various relational databases or data management technology, which supports the database needs for business units across the Library of Congress. This position also has IT support responsibilities with emphasis on expertise in data analysis and design, database management, implementation, monitoring, administration, tuning and standardization. In addition, advises management on all matters related to database administration and management.

This position is located in the Database Administration Group, Research and Development Directorate, Information Technology Services, Office of Strategic Initiatives.

The position description number for this position is 12830.

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.

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


Supervises employees performing work at the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision needed for completing the unit's work. Performs administrative and human resource management functions related to staff supervised. Responsible for advancing equal employment opportunity (EEO) objectives, adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

Supplies expert technical advice when monitoring and evaluating contractor activities on contracts covering Library-wide systems. Directs, coordinates, and approves detailed planning design, development, programming, testing, documentation, training and implementation of information technology (IT) systems through the use of outside vendors and/or contractors.

Develops and implements Library-wide project management procedures, tools, templates, activities, and infrastructure aligned with Library internal business practices with government-wide regulations and policies. Negotiates with senior managers and officials to develop the Library's position on key government-wide policy initiatives.

Manages the installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of database software and related tools to maintain the availability and functionality of the systems, and recovers data in the event of hardware or software failure.

Formulates long-range policies and develops and implements strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing information technology systems. Provides high level technical advice and counsel to senior managers and other key officials on matters concerning novel or modified basic policies and programs affecting or relating to current and existing functions and programs.