The Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound (MBRS) Division is seeking to fill the permanent full-time position of Chief Technology Officer for the Library's new National AudioVisual Conservation Center (NAVCC) in Culpeper, Virginia. Below is a summary of position responsibilities. For complete information and online application instructions go to: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobId=28314792&AVSDM=2005%2D03%2D18+10%3A30%3A44
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Gregory Lukow, Chief
Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division
The Library of Congress
Agency Name: Library of Congress
Vacancy Announcement Number: 050048
Opening Date: 03/18/2005
Closing Date: 04/08/2005
Area of Consideration: 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 providing that immigration
laws and other legal requirements are met.
Position Title, Series, Grade: Chief Technology Officer, GS-2210-15
Promotion Potential: 15
Salary: $103,947.00 - $135,136.00 Annual
Duty Location(s): Washington, DC
Work Schedule: Full Time
Time Limit: Permanent - No time limit
Notes: The Library of Congress seeks a Chief Technology Officer to lead
the technology program for the new National Audio-Visual Conservation
Center (NAVCC), which will house one of the world's largest moving images
and recorded sound collections. The Chief Technology Officer will be
responsible for design, development, and management of existing and
emerging technologies that pertain to digital audio-visual preservation
and archiving. The NAVCC is a new and developing organization designed to
be a constantly evolving technology center spearheading new ways to
preserve and access audio-visual, digital, and related material.
Individuals with a background in the development and management of large
scale (100+ terabytes) audiovisual system architectures are encouraged to
This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded
Sound Division, Library Services.
THIS POSITION WILL RELOCATE TO CULPEPER, VIRGINIA IN MID-2006 UPON THE
OPENING OF THE NATIONAL AUDIO-VISUAL CONSERVATION CENTER (NAVCC).
The Position Description number is 13226.
Number of Vacancies: One.
EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES: 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 KSA?s 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.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the
Washington, D. C. , Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
RELOCATION EXPENSES MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON SELECTED UNDER THIS
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.
Directs, coordinates, and approves detailed planning, design, development,
programming, testing, documentation, training and implementation of
Digital Preservation Systems through the use of outside vendors and/or
contractors. Directs the contracting activities associated with initiating
and administering technology contracts to support the implementation of
large system architectures and related technology systems for the National
Audio-visual Conservation Center. Oversees the development of
specifications for information technology (IT) contracts and programs
involving hardware, software, components, systems, subsystems, and/or
Leads the analysis and evaluation of existing, new, and emerging
functional requirements of the digital preservation programs, operational
standards, and measures of effectiveness as they relate to moving image
and recorded sound conservation and preservation, resulting in continual
improvement of the NAVCC's systems. Provides authoritative guidance in
the resolution of complex issues or problems.
Supervises technology-focused teams charged with software development,
research and development, tools development, systems administration,
database administration, production support, and automation throughout the
NAVCC. Performs the administrative and human resource management
functions relative to the staff supervised.
Provides expert analysis and advice on the design, development, and
implementation of technology strategies for the digital preservation of
sound and moving image content. Serves as a recognized technical authority
and advisor/consultant to Library management, other government agencies,
and the industry. Directs the development and design of large, complex
systems. Facilitates technology transfer activities.
EVALUATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
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.:
Knowledge of IT principles, practices, operations, hardware/software, and
access and delivery methodologies.**
Knowledge of analog and digital audiovisual formats, equipment, standards,
and emerging technologies.**
Ability to design, develop, and implement audiovisual system
Ability to think and plan strategically.
Ability to lead and manage a technology program.
Ability to lead and inspire change.
Ability to innovate.
Ability to build coalitions.
Ability to lead people and manage a workforce.
Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to present information orally through briefings, consultations,
and other presentations.
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 million
items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints,
photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and more than 8 million items
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 material
through the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
For current or former Federal employees: Submit a copy of your most recent
SF-50 noting your current position, grade level, duty location, and salary
Applicants who are referred for an interview will be required to submit a
completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
For current or former military personnel: Submit a copy of your DD-214,
Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy 4) if
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 notify the agency. The decision on
granting reasonable accommodation will be 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. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE SELECTIVE
PLACEMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT (202) 707-6362 (VOICE OR TTY) OR EMAIL
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The selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure
statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance
with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of
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 Congress
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 application
form. In order to use the online application system, applicants must use
a computer that is equipped with either Netscape 4.7 or Internet Explorer
5.0, or higher. Attempting to complete the online application with an
incompatible browser could result in the inability to submit a complete
application. Job kit applicants must submit a completed application using
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 below.
If you experience technical difficulties with the online system or need
any additional information, please contact a Human Resources Assistant at
the number listed above or at [log in to unmask]
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 significant
delays. As a result, you are strongly encouraged to apply online. If you
choose to submit a hard-copy application, we recommend that you send it
via Fed-Ex or United Parcel Service (UPS) and that you allow at least 72
hours for delivery, even for overnight packages. You also have the option
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 to
this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and
abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.