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    This position is located in the Binding and Collections Care Division (BCCD), Preservation Directorate within Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Chief, BCCD and uses expert knowledge of budget implementation, program management, contract administration, and office procurement procedures. The incumbent independently identifies problems and solutions in determining resources and priorities for BCCD programs such as mass deacidification and binding contracts.

    The position description number for this position is 368518.

    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.

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    The position independently provides program management, evaluation, and oversight for major collections care programs such as evaluation of needs for general collections and reading room reference materials. Identifies, monitors, and performs unusual and complex assignments which require in-depth knowledge of agency policies and procedures and a thorough understanding of the service unit's mission and strategic goals.

    Independently applies a wide-range of qualitative and quantitative methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs and operations in meeting established goals and objectives. Provides guidance based on analyses of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of substantive mission-oriented programs. Makes authoritative recommendations to resolve, implement, and/or manage program issues. Reviews and conducts complex analyses, evaluation, or investigations in support of organizational programs, systems and processes, including areas where definitions, methods, and/or data are incomplete, controversial, or uncertain. Develops detailed plans or methods to accommodate new or changing program requirements.

    Provides expert analysis to management that encompass strategic programmatic milestones, schedules, and budgetary resource planning and execution required for effective management, operations, and decision-making in support of the annual budget and planning initiatives for BCCD. Keeps Director informed of current budget policies, procedures and processes.

    Receives budget guidance from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), analyzes and summarizes it into useful guidance for division management and staff in preparation of fiscal year requirements. Develops, coordinates, and issues budget guidance with instructions to division management and staff for preparation and submission of financial program data. Provides interpretations of financial reports, statements, and data that point out trends, identify deviations from service unit goals and targets outlined in the service unit strategic plan. Uses systems and databases to monitor, track, and report on BCCD program obligations and expenditures.

    Serves as Contracting Officer Representative (COR). Analyzes requirements, writes statements of work or specifications, and ensures all guidelines of the agency and service unit are followed. Monitors and evaluates services according to technical criteria; tracks deadlines and deliverables for multi-year contracts such as Indefinite delivery/Indefinite quantity (IDIQ) for binding and other services. Determines the appropriate contract principles and practices such as pricing; provisions; acquisition method; documentation; and clarity of contract terms. Provides advice and guidance on contract acquisition management requirements, development and administration. Manages/monitors technical contract data requirement(s) list(s) for compliance to contract requirements and suspense's. Recommends and establishes new contract acquisition strategy to satisfy requirements. Provides guidance, research, problem-solving, implementing and monitoring required of corrective and administrative action(s). Reviews evaluation criteria and source selection plans for best value contract acquisitions.

    Serves as a liaison between the Chief and managers and other staff across the agency who are involved with preservation services and collection management. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and information networks with stakeholders impacted by organizational programs to gain a better understanding of their interests and to facilitate their participation and understanding. Communicates program policies and decisions to stakeholders. Exercises independent judgment and applies broad technical knowledge, providing guidance to BCCD managers in interpreting rules and regulations pertaining to program areas. Plans and executes liaison activities for critical program changes related to budget or contract administration for BCCD.

    Plans and designs centralized and special mission-specific projects involving program issues containing complex elements under established and/or proposed program objectives for BCCD.

    Solves unusual problems in performing a variety of duties related to special projects involving administrative or program issues. Works closely with the BCCD Chief to ensure that problems related to programs are resolved satisfactorily. Participates in meetings as appropriate to provide input and recommend solutions to issues that have arisen. Presents information and findings in various formats (articles, papers, studies, briefings and other media). Makes recommendations and coordinates resolutions and improvements.

    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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