Job Overview


About the Agency

Copyright is protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The United States Copyright Office, a service unit of the Library of Congress under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers copyright registrations; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and, provides information and reference services to the public.

The Copyright Technology Office (CTO) contributes to the mission of the Copyright Office "to foster creativity" by maintaining data information systems that support the Copyright Office's core line of business 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.

This position is located in the Copyright Technology Office, Copyright Office.

The person selected for this position will work a flexitime work schedule and must be consistently able and willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on the operational and service requirements of the Copyright Office as a condition of employment. This position is exempt from compflex and maxiflex work schedules.

The position description number for this position is 306774.

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.


This position is IT Project Manager reporting to the Director of the Copyright Technology Office. Working under broadly defined missions or functions, the employee has responsibility for independently planning, designing, and carrying out programs, projects, studies, and other work.

The purpose of this position is to successfully lead various Information Technology (IT) projects to completion, on-time and on-budget, for the Copyright Office. This requires the effective utilization of policies, procedures and strategies to ensure the optimum integration of operating systems, hardware, software, external and internal resources, IT policies and guidelines, systems analysis, and contractor evaluation and monitoring, to ensure the achievement of all project goals resulting in the efficient functionality of systems and resources for Copyright Office employees and public users of Copyright systems. As an expert, who maintains current knowledge of best practices and procedures related to Information Technology Project Management, as well as with Library of Congress Information Technology Project Management policies and procedures, the incumbent provides authoritative guidance related to Information Technology Project Management for the development and operation of IT systems for the Copyright Office. Using an intimate knowledge of computers, project management, systems analysis and design techniques, as well as a working knowledge of selected computer languages necessary to implement automated information technology in support of the record keeping and information processing procedures within the Copyright Office, the incumbent provides leadership in the continual evolution of Copyright Office information technology systems.

Plans and manages Copyright-wide IT projects involving innovative concepts or approaches where precedents do not exist, and large numbers of people or multiple external organizations are affected. Develops and implements Copyright-wide IT project management procedures, tools, templates, activities, and infrastructure to align agency internal business practices with government-wide regulations and policies. Determines the appropriate products or services with internal and external stakeholder clients to define a project's scope, requirements, and deliverables. Manages project resources and monitors their output to mitigate risks. Takes immediate corrective action when problems arise. Integrates configuration management, information technology architecture, infrastructure design, and systems integration aspects into IT project plans. Ensures that all aspects of projects are aligned with the Copyright-wide and Library of Congress-wide enterprise architecture. Provides authoritative guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting major agency programs.

Develops new ways to measure program accomplishments, results, and effectiveness. Analytical assignments involve effort to develop and implement broad change. Assignments are usually without precedent, of long duration, and of such scope that they impact key Copyright Office activities.

Provides expert technical advice in the monitoring and evaluation of contractor activities on contracts covering Copyright Office systems. Directs, coordinates, and approves detailed planning design, development, programming, testing, documentation, training and implementation of IT systems through the use of outside vendors and/or contractors. Meets with vendor technical representatives to resolve technical issues, and to implement and coordinate new software releases or hardware integration.

Collaborates with vendors and end users on a regular basis to ensure that contract requirements are met, and that all activities are performed in compliance with the terms of the contract. Reviews work product of contract personnel, including accepting, amending or rejecting their work. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Evaluates feasibility studies conducted by others. Analyzes technical assessment reports. Recommends modifications to acquisition strategies. May serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), as assigned.

Relocation Authorized

  • No