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    The Senior Database Manager directly reports to the Chief Technology Officer, MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent develops data management applications and procedures; supports and extends databases to manage the Packard Campus systems; designs and maintains databases and tools utilizing a range of relational databases, post-relational database, and object-relational database management systems. The incumbent also provides data application programming for creation, discovery and access to audiovisual catalog and inventory records structured according to various data models and across multiple metadata standards and schemas.

    This position is submitted by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for a position classified under IT Centralization. The position description is currently associated with Library Services; however, authority over the position and recruitment will be handled by OCIO. Library Services wil provide funding for the position under a reimbursable fund code. THIS POSITION WILL REPORT ORGANIZATIONALLY UNDER IT CENTRALIZATION WITHIN OCIO AS FOLLOWS: LIBRARY SERVICE SUPPORT DIVISION, IT CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT DIRECTORATE, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER.

    This position is located in the Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, in Culpeper Virginia.

    The position description number for this position is 330629.

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

    The incumbent of this position may elect to work a compflex, flextime, or maxiflex 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.

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    Performs and oversees the development of applications, tools, and supporting documentation relating to data conversions for the integration of multiple external sources of data into current and new data stores.

    Works with existing technologies such as RDF, XML, XSLT and other tools for large-scale manipulation of metadata. Provides guidance and tools in manipulating various file structures and metadata schemas and standards, such as MXF, AES, METS, PREMIS, and PBCore. Researches and recommends tools to better facilitate application development, data administration, and data analysis functions.

    Collaborates with staff to provide guidance and instruction on data model implementation and metadata strategies. Collaborates with internal and external entities to provide consultation and training on data discovery/search strategies; processing and space utilization efficiencies; data security procedures; backup and recovery techniques; and testing techniques.

    As a recognized technical expert, develops policy and guidelines for the development of data applications and structures.

    Collaborates with staff specialists to create logical data models to be translated into workable physical data store and/or database designs. Researches and recommends appropriate data modeling methodologies and tools.

    Maintains liaison with other major national information services to accrue a broad range of technical information activities that require substantial depth of analysis. Considers special requirements of group for whom liaison services are provided.

    Consults with other programs that require substantial depth of analysis with difficult circumstances. Coordinates activities and negotiates with other government agencies, architects, engineers, other specialists and ITS Management to insure proper procedures and policies are adhered to. Consults with management to implement changes that may affect operations.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    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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