The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound (MBRS) Division of
the Library of Congress is seeking to fill the permanent full-time
position of Chief Technology Officer (Supervisory Information Technology
Specialist) to work in the MBRS Division and, upon completion in 2006,
at the Library's new National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in
Culpeper, Virginia. The full vacancy announcement, with a link to the
application web site, can be found at the following URL:
The text of the vacancy announcement is also provided below. Please
forward this information to any individuals who may be interested in the
Gregory Lukow, Chief
Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division
The Library of Congress
Agency Name: Library of Congress
Vacancy Announcement Number: 040200
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Opening Date: 08/02/2004
Closing Date: 09/01/2004
Area of Consideration: Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most
Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to
citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired provided immigration law
other legal requirements are met.
Position Title, Series, Grade: Supervisory Information Technology
Promotion Potential: 15
Salary: $100,231.00 - $130,305.00 Annual
Duty Location(s): Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Full Time
Time Limit: Permanent - No time limit
Notes: The Chief Technology Officer for the National Audio-Visual
Conservation Center (NAVCC) is responsible for tracking emerging
technologies that pertain to digital audio-visual preservation systems
related information technology systems, implementing new technologies
warranted, and for the supervision of the NAVCC's technology teams.
is a new and developing organization designed to be a constantly
technology center spearheading new ways to preserve and access
audio-visual, digital and ephemeral works. During the NAVCC's
period, the Chief Technology Officer will lead the Systems Team within
NAVCC Transition Program Office, and will direct the work of the
Specialist and System Specialist as they initiate and administer
development contracts. During and after the onset of operations at the
NAVCC, the Chief Technology Officer ensures that all systems are
operational and capable of supporting the mission of the NAVCC,
coordinates activities with the NAVCC Audio-Visual Laboratory and the
Library's Information Technology Services unit, and directs the work
technology staff such as the Automation Operation Coordinators and
This position is at the GS-15 grade level, and has no promotion
This position is located in the Administrative Section, Motion Picture
Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library Services. The
candidate will be stationed in Washington DC for up to two years, then
will be relocated to the NAVCC facility in Culpepper, VA.
The position description number for this position is 13226
Number of Vacancies: One
Contact Name: Employment Office
Contact Phone: 202-707-5627
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THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN,
MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO MEET ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
Develops specifications for information technology (IT) contracts and
programs involving hardware, software, components, systems,
and/or services. Prepares statements of work (SOWs), requests for
Information (RFIs), and requests for proposals (RFPs). Evaluates
requirements. Develops evaluation plans. Participates on proposal
evaluation teams. Evaluates vendor proposals for adequacy in terms of
vendor ability to perform desired actions and produce proper results.
Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) in
monitoring vendor/contractor performance.
Oversees operational technology elements within the Center, e.g., the
high-tech Audio -Visual Preservation Laboratory, public theater, and
public listening room.
Serves as liaison and coordinator for the Center's relationship with
OSI/ITS regarding all OSI/ITS-provided services and capabilities,
especially repository/storage and networking elements.
Contributes to the development and direction of research programs
pertaining to new digital aspects of content preservation, working in
cooperation with the Preservation Directorate.
Supervises the Center's support staff for technology elements, e.g.,
today's Automation Coordinators as they evolve into support staff for
strongly digital and networked organization in a location remote from
Capitol Hill campus.
Represents the Library and Center at national and international forums
concerned with the technical aspects of digital preservation and
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions
relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work
subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for
staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee
performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff
members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or
reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority
delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the
delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
policies and program activities.
Researches and/or analyzes problems, issues, or program requirements.
Identifies and resolves problems related to agency programs or
EVALUATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and
sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable
of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties
the position without more than normal supervision.:
Ability to communicate in writing in performing supervisory or leader
Ability to collaborate industry wide with other senior technical
professionals and public and private sector organizations to advance
Ability to supervise and to develop and promote a diverse workforce.
Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop
Ability to design, develop and implement large system architectures.
Knowledge of IT operations, hardware/software development, and access
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OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural
institution and the world's largest library, with more than 126
items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts,
photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and more than 8 million
online at its award-winning Web site. Located on Capitol Hill in
Washington, D.C., the Library is also the home of the U.S. Copyright
Office, the Congressional Research Service, and the Law Library of
Congress and is leading the worldwide effort to preserve digital
through the National Digital Information Infrastructure and
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received
the closing date of this announcement.
For current or former Federal employees: Submit a copy of your most
SF-50 noting your current position, grade level, duty location, and
Applicants who are referred for an interview will be required to submit
completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
For current or former military personnel: Submit a copy of your
Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy 4)
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision
granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
RELOCATION EXPENSES MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR THE APPLICANT SELECTED UNDER
THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
The selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure
statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in
with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States
is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such,
positions are in the excepted service.
Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an
appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.
The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of
vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of
require completion of a one-year probationary period.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this vacancy, applicants may apply
online at www.loc.gov or submit a completed applicant job kit. Online
applicants must complete all mandatory sections of the online
form. In order to use the online application system, applicants must
a computer that is equipped with either Netscape 4.7 or Internet
5.0, or higher. Attempting to complete the online application with an
incompatible browser could result in the inability to submit a
application. Job kit applicants must submit a completed application
the job kit scannable form AND an OF-612 or a Federal Style resume. A
facsimile of the scannable form cannot be accepted nor will hard copy
applications be accepted without a completed scannable form. You can
request a copy of the job kit, which includes the scannable form, by
contacting the Library of Congress Employment Office at the address
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Library of Congress Employment Office
101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM-107
Washington, D.C., 20540-2700
Please be advised that due to security concerns on Capitol Hill, mail
delivery from the United States Postal Service is experiencing
delays. As a result, you are strongly encouraged to apply online. If
choose to submit a hard-copy application, we recommend that you send
via Fed-Ex or United Parcel Service (UPS) and that you allow at least
hours for delivery, even for overnight packages. You also have the
of hand delivery of your application, Monday through Friday, from 8:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m., to the Library of Congress Employment Office.
BASIS OF RATING:
You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as
evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative
this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and
abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.
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