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Job Title:IT Project Manager

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:Library of Congress

Job Announcement Number:140027

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 13, 2014 to Monday, June 30, 2014




Open - Permanent




1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map


Anyone may apply - 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.


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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.


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    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.


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    Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

    Ability to Lead and Manage in a Project Management Environment.**

    Knowledge of IT Principles and Practices.**

    Ability to Collaborate.**

    Ability to Analyze Organizational and Operational Problems and Develop Solutions.

    Ability to Communicate in Writing.

    Ability to Manage an Enterprise-wide Implementation of New Approaches to Software Development of Applications and Systems.

    Ability to Negotiate and Monitor Contracts.

    Ability to Innovate.

    Ability to Communicate Orally.

    No additional requirements to those listed above.


    The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.
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    While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

    The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-3960 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

    The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

    Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

    The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

    Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.  In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

    Are you a veteran?  Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.  Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.
    For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:


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    Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

    You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

    Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

    Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

    Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

    Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly.

    Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.

    (1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.

    (2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

    (3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.

    Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

    Step 6: Click on "Finish" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account.

    Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.
    If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.


    Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.


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    Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

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