Job Overview


About the Agency

The Supervisory Information Technology specialist will be responsible for establishing and ensuring compliance with technical approaches to digital conversion and digital conversion workflows to meet the preservation and access needs of the Library, especially for materials that can be reproduced as still images. Specific duties include (I) serving as the Library's authority for technical conversion practices to be followed by Library staff and contractors, (2) coordinating the Still Image Group of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative ( (3) ensuring that conversion policies and practices are consistent across the Library, and compatible with emerging standards in the national and international communities (4) providing authoritative guidance in the formulation of best practices for the life cycle management of converted materials and the resolution of complex problems or issues related to conversion of analog Library materials, (5) promoting exploration of promising approaches to the conversion of analog materials and the management of the resulting digital objects, and (6) coordinating with stakeholders within and outside of the Library of Congress to ensure the timely and successful execution of projects.

This position is located in the Office of Strategic Initiatives.

The position description number for this position is 202767.

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.


Provides administrative and technical supervision to employees assigned to the Digital Conversion Services unit, who perform work at GS-14 level and below. Monitors workloads, and adjusts assignments as necessary to ensure maximum use of available resources. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, and clearly communicates them through the formal employee performance management system. Conducts work performance appraisals. Develops work improvement plans, and recommends personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Certifies time and attendance records for direct reports, reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests, and reviews staff requests for equipment and supplies.

Plays a key role in formulating long-range policies and in developing and implementing strategies related to conversion of analog materials and their incorporation into digital libraries. Provides high-level programmatic and technical advice to top management and other key officials on matters relating to digital library conversion initiatives, policies, projects, and programs.

Coordinates technical approaches to digital conversion projects with other units within OSI, with other service units within the Library, and with related initiatives of other national and international institutions.

Identifies, leads and participates in regional, national and/or international special digital library and digital strategy projects or studies, work groups, task forces and panel that affect the future direction of digital libraries. Applies a wide-range of quantitative and/or qualitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness and/or complex management processes, projects and systems related to digital libraries.

Provides expert technical advice in the monitoring and evaluation of digital conversion contract work to ensure consistency with accepted guidelines. Ensures that contract technical requirements are met, and that all activities are performed in compliance with the terms of the contract.