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By | June 25, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis)

Salary : $126,233 – $164,102 a year

Company : US Library of Congress

Location : Remote US

Educational requirements : Graduate

Duties

This permanent position is hybrid telework eligible. It is not eligible for 100% distant/remote telework.

Serves as a lead technical authority for applying analytical IT and product management processes to the planning design and implementation of enterprise Library systems. Works to implement enterprise-scale Library platforms including complex integrations workflows and data management capabilities. Provides analysis and implementation support for integrated library systems supporting cataloging electronic resources acquisitions inter-library loan finding aids and patron access.

Provides expert analysis and advice on enterprise Library management systems supporting cataloging access metadata workflows acquisition and other core Library functions. Collects information from Library stakeholder sources from both business and IT perspectives. Makes authoritative recommendations.

Exercises judgment and ingenuity in advocating improvements to enterprise Library and content management systems including complex integrations. Participates in the development of technical operating plans. Assists in planning directing and coordinating the implementation of approved policies programs and services related to IT systems supporting enterprise Library functions. Evaluates operations to appraise the effectiveness of policies and programs. Identifies deficiencies and takes/recommends appropriate action.

Coordinates the preparation of testing and implementation plans for the implementation of enterprise Library systems and integrations with library platforms. Prepares technical integration specifications for implementation by IT staff supporting Library systems. Works with stakeholders and QA staff to develop test plans and scripts. Oversees the migration of systems to the production environment and monitors systems for stability accuracy and performance. Meets with engineers and specialists to coordinate work and resolve problems. Meets with vendor technical representatives to resolve technical issues and to implement and coordinate new software releases and Library platform integrations. Evaluates test results and initiates corrective actions. Coordinates procedures to periodically monitor the logical/physical integrity of data and data storage utilization. Reviews proposed policy regulations and procedural changes to determine their impact.

Coordinates the common use of core software across multiple Library platforms and troubleshooting procedures for related applications. Prepares strategies for recovery in the event of library platform systems failure. Develops recovery methodology for the systems in coordination with the overall Library of Congress disaster recovery plan. Coordinates systems modifications to aid in recovery which includes determining the cause of failure preventing future problems fixing software and restoring operation.

Performs feasibility studies research and prototyping in order to develop Library information systems that meet customer requirements. Evaluates new systems design methodologies in terms of meeting Library of Congress systems design requirements and recommending the adoption of the most promising new methodologies. Suggests technical approaches and demonstrates viability through the development of working prototypes. Acts as an expert on IT projects advising top management on major product and/or service issues. Leads conducts or participates in complex management studies and reviews particularly those with wide or significant effect on Library-wide or department-wide IT products and services.

Advises management of feasibility risk cost and dependencies of proposed projects. Identifies and collects necessary data including IT trends legislative and program data and interviews with senior management program officials employees and supervisors; assembles and assesses information gathered. Prepares project plans for approved projects with appropriate level of detail such as work breakdown structures resource allocations and project milestones. Formulates findings conclusions and recommendations; presents result in written and/or oral form which are well-organized supportable and clearly expressed.

Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the Library of Congress’s IT environment including; IT operating model infrastructure components and the evolving Library of Congress IT architecture framework. Demonstrates mastery of advanced concepts principles and practices of computer science in the investigation and delivery of expert advice to management regarding enterprise Library platforms and content management systems.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

At present the Library of Congress will not enforce an earlier policy to require all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. However employees are required to certify their vaccination status which is used to plan and implement workplace safety protocols such as those related to mask-wearing physical distancing testing travel and quarantine. Upon request new hires may be required to show proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division. Library employees who are not vaccinated may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 every seven days.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws marijuana use is illegal considered criminal activity and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition past or current drug use and activities (e.g. selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. For more information please see: Vetting Process

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to conduct business and product analyses for Enterprise Library or Content Management Systems.**

Ability to develop customer-focused product-based enterprise IT solutions.**

Ability to analyze and develop solutions to organizational and operational issues requirements and problems.**

Ability to work in an Agile project and product-management process.**

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid at step one of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women minorities and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. For more information please see:Vetting Process

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant’s college or university or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library’s Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such all positions are in the excepted service.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial permanent appointments to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. Probationary periods served at other Federal agencies do not count toward this requirement.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached Veterans’ Preference will not be considered in the application process.

  • Benefits

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing certification and/or education requirements a narrative/application review and/or a preliminary telephone interview.

The knowledge skills and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.

The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants’ experience knowledge and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan Section X.D at: Merit Selection Plan

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  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent part-time temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits however check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

    Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

    Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant’s college or university or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

  • How to Apply

    Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

    You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so complete the following steps.

    Step 1: If you do not already have one create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

    Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

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    Agency contact information

    Job Help Desk

    Phone

    202-707-5620

    Email

    JobHelp@loc.gov

    Address

    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    Human Resources Dept.

    101 Independence Ave. SE

    LM107

    Washington District of Columbia 20540-2700

    United States

    Next steps

    Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS My USAJOBS tab and clicking on My Applications. You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant’s college or university or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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Clarification from the agency

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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