Job Overview


About the Agency

The Digital Conversion Specialist provides analysis, reporting, planning, overall coordination, and oversight activities for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting project at the Library of Congress. The Digital Conversion Specialist assists with program components that include the design, implementation, and evaluation of the project, the review of metadata and related policies and procedures, and the development of strategies for metadata capture, and oversees the accessioning of digital files received from project vendors.

This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, VA. 

The position description number for this position is 305000.

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.


The Digital Conversion Specialist serves as coordinator of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting project activities at the Library of Congress, performing project management and scheduling activities as needed.  Assists in designing, implementing, and evaluating project work, including policy and communication issues, and assures coordination and maximum impact through a combination of public and private resources. 

Develops work plans, requirements, intake specifications, conversion specifications, and metadata strategies for audio and video content specific to the assigned project.  Analyzes requirements and develops strategies for metadata capture, normalization, transformation, storage, and output. Participates in reviewing, developing, and implementing metadata application policies and procedures.

Oversees the preparation for and archiving of the digital project files and data in a secure and stable repository.  Participates in developing and implementing procedures for the management and security of digital resources. Reviews workflows and digital material for quality issues and coordinates reworking for digital reformatted material or resubmission for digital originals.