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    Summary

    These positions are located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.

    The position description number for these positions is 349875.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbents of these positions will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.

    These are non-supervisory, bargaining unit positions.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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    Responsibilities

    Plans and implements assigned digital acquisitions projects using approved project management methodologies. Suggests improvements to workflows for a wide variety of content streams and identifies risks and challenges to implementation. Establishes priorities and time-frames in coordination with management and stakeholders. Independently implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work, including determining division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks project workflow using software tools and schedules activities required to move projects to completion, as appropriate. Reports on project status according to the schedules and mechanisms established for the unit.

    Coordinates with stakeholders to assist in designing and implementing workflows. Evaluates the results of digital collections projects, and makes recommendations to management for new or improved workflows as appropriate. Ensures all digital activities and plans for assigned projects conform to or enhance current division and Library bibliographic and custodial practices and makes optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

    Serves as a digital collections specialist for multiple workflows within the Digital Content Management Section, handling complex situations requiring technical knowledge and judgment. Applies extensive knowledge of library policies, procedures, and workflows to acquire digital collection materials through a variety of acquisition methods and streams. Independently implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for collections under the care of the unit. Ensures that content for multiples incoming streams meets the Library's format and metadata technical standards for acceptance. Acquires, creates, or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Creates and manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for a wide variety of tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Works with senior staff within or outside the unit to resolve complex content management issues. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate. Independently moves or rearranges files as storage architecture or strategies change.

    Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to multiple incoming streams of content. Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Collaborates with supervisor/team leader in planning and implementing workflow procedures, team priorities, goal setting and strategies for meeting production goals for the unit. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the Library with resolving digital collections management questions. Creates and makes presentations to various stakeholders or other audiences as needed.

    Acquires and applies extensive specialized knowledge of a wide range of techniques and methods relating to digital content management and digital projects. Proposes modifications to existing information practices, precedents, and techniques and adapts previous approaches to solve a variety of information, organization, and access issues related to digital content. Assesses and recommends new solutions to digital content management problems within the unit or in other parts of the Library.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

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    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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