Job Overview


About the Agency

The Automation Planning & Liaison Office provides hardware, software, and telecommunications support for Library Services, ensuring the integration of applications and hardware within the Library's technical environment while meeting program specific requirements. Staff are responsible for the configuration, testing, and deployment of all platform software and hardware used within the service unit, as well as responding to and resolving reported problems. Staff ensures that proposed system or application software solutions function within the technical platform with no negative controls to protect against unauthorized access to networked information with virus checking software and other security control measures. In matters relating to space moves, renovations of work space, or other efforts, staff are heavily involved during the initial planning stage until final requests are prepared and submitted for the removal, installation, or upgrade to telecommunications wiring or equipment. The division also plans and budgets for the hardware and software to support any current and future program needs and maintains an accurate accounting of all hardware components and software distributed throughout the service unit, to fulfill legal obligations and ensure licensing requirements are met.

This position is located in the Automation Planning and Liaison Office, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.

The position description numbers for this position are GS:13 60609, GS:14 60612.

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.


Serves as a computer science expert in the design, development, test, checkout, and readiness of systems and equipment involving new concepts and new and varied requirement problems. Acts as a technical specialist on the procedures, methods, and techniques used for checkout, acceptance testing, and preparation of software, systems, and hardware. Serves as an advisor to manufacturers, computer engineers, management, related organizations, or contractor personnel, giving authoritative advice relative to testing and evaluation. Performs additional data systems and analysis work.

Administers and manages information technology (IT) projects for major office or program issues of broad impact. Conceives and implements new initiatives and projects to strengthen, facilitate, and integrate programs. Undertakes or participates in special projects, ongoing analyses, investigations and initiatives that have high priority for high-level management. This may involve producing complex analyses and written reports; organizing special committees, workshops, or other gatherings; initiating program reviews; developing or fostering cross-agency activities.

Schedules and conducts special security studies, analyses, surveys, or reviews of IT systems to assure appropriate levels of safeguards exist to protect against perceived threats. Plans and directs the development of security criteria and guidelines for users of IT systems.

Plans and coordinates implementation of process improvement methods and concepts to improve the quality of software products. Conducts feasibility studies to develop alternative and cost-effective approaches to satisfying customer requirements. Provides expert evaluation of the requirements, analyzes alternatives, and recommends technical solutions relating to the complete life cycle for information systems and information systems components. Writes technical business cases, and coordinates the implementation of improved IT tools and practices.

Relocation Authorized

  • No