Chief, Digital Collections Management & Services Division
Library of Congress
Opened Friday 8/19/2016 (4 day(s) ago)
Closes Friday 9/30/2016 (38 day(s) away)
Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: SL-1410-00/00
Promotion Potential: 00
Supervisory Status: Yes
This position reports to the Director, Technology Policy, in Library Services
and is responsible for leading the newly established Digital Collections
Management & Services Division. The division is responsible for providing
support for the full lifecycle management of digital collections. This
includes executing digitization projects using in-house or contractor
digitization services. Digital Collection Management & Services staff
collaborate with Library curatorial units, technical staff, and cross-service
unit organizations to establish policies, implement new and streamline
existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems and
propose solutions, provide training, and communicate best practices.
This position is located in the Digital Collection Management & Services
Division, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 350565.
This position has no promotion potential.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the
Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under
this vacancy announcement.
Leads the development of strategies for planning and developing major agency
programs of national scope and impact related to digital collections.
Contributes to the development of a vision and strategy for acquiring and
managing the Library's digital collections. Oversees and administers digital
content management programs within the scope of the division. Participates in
the evaluation, development, and documentation of long-and short-term efforts.
Ensures that the two subordinate units within the division, Digitization
Services Section and Digital Content Management Section, achieve their
strategic goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs,
develops new programs, and recommends actions to be initiated or discontinued.
Designs and implements digital lifecycle management efforts to be undertaken
within existing resource levels and advises on the impact of efforts requiring
additional resources. Ensures that digital collections under the care of the
unit are managed in accordance with established policies.
Establishes performance expectations for a group of staff members performing
work up to the GS-15 level. Provides informal feedback and periodically
evaluates staff on organizational performance. Provides advice and counsel to
staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews
and approves or disapproves leave requests, telework, and other work-related
Coordinates the formulation and administration of policy related to the
lifecycle management of the Library's digital collections, exercising
considerable discretion and judgment concerning the implementation and
interpretation of new and existing policies, and in making analytical and
technical decisions. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working
relationships with agency officials and various working groups to develop the
policy framework and establish the curatorial and long-term preservation
policies and requirements for the Library's digital collections. Examples of
policy areas include required processes for inventorying digital content, data
security for digital content, and life cycle management of digital holdings to
include longterm preservation and rights- protected access. Facilitates the
development of a cohesive digital preservation program for Library Services.
Ensures consistent application of approved library methodologies and processes
across relevant digital projects.
Serves as a nationally and internationally recognized expert on digital
lifecycle management and preservation. Stays current with developments in the
field, and provides expert policy advice and guidance on the most challenging
problems in the lifecycle management of digital collections. Advises senior
managers, officials at multiple levels in the Library, professional colleagues
at libraries at all levels, Congressional staff, researchers, scholars, and
the general public. Works closely with and advises digital collections staff
throughout the library. Serves on interagency, national and/or international
special work groups, task forces, or expert panels.
As an authoritative advisor for the Library, recommends policies and
procedures to enhance digital preservation processes and techniques.
Independently handles complex program issues and problems and provides
authoritative guidance relating to digital collections lifecycles. Originates
and establishes study designs or techniques that are regarded as major
advances that contribute substantially to further developments, or that solve
substantial problems in the management of digital collections within the
Library of Congress, or nationally.
Serves as a principal LC liaison at professional conferences, seminars, and
exhibits. Represents Library Services and its organizational interests and
perspectives at high level internal and external meetings involving discussion
and establishment of policy, or consideration of issues or Initiatives with
potential Library-wide impact. Chairs tasks groups for the development of
programs and events that may have Library-wide impact. Establishes and
maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals,
including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive
agencies, executives of major corporations, professional associates, research
libraries and institutions, foundations, and distinguished members of the
A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly
demonstrates he or she has:
(1) Knowledge and application of policies, standards, best practices and
technologies in the field of digital libraries and digital preservation**: The
successful candidate has applied professional knowledge of digital libraries
and information management principles, processes, and systems to manage
functions and carry out library programs that involved the full lifecycle
management of born digital and digitized content in multiple formats,
including 1) ingest into a digital repository; 2) manual or automated
generation of metadata and metadata maintenance systems; 3) processes for
content preparation and/or transformation; 4) long-term preservation; 5)
knowledge of digital formats; 6) digitization and digitization standards; and
7) tools and technical infrastructures for managing digital content.
(2) Ability to lead and execute a critical program**: The successful candidate
has accomplished strategic and operational goals for a major program area and
in doing so had the following responsibilities: 1) defined objectives and
goals for the program; 2) defined and managed business requirements related to
the program area; 3) analyzed complex problems and implemented solutions; 4)
developed and integrated policies and processes; 5) formulated strategies for
achieving program objectives; 6) developed program performance
objectives/targets; 7) conducted regular reviews and prepared annual
assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results; 8) advised senior level
officials on current and future program directions, 9) evaluated current and
proposed programs and operations and recommended actions to initiate, modify,
or discontinue projects; and 10) oversaw contracts and procurements that
supported the programs.
(3) Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce: The successful
candidate has led, supervised, and managed a diverse staff in a multi-
disciplinary environment and in doing so, performed the following activities:
1) identified current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals,
objectives, and capacity gaps; 2) recruited and hired staff to meet those
needs; 3) communicated performance expectations to staff; 4) conducted
periodic performance evaluations; 5) provided advice and counsel to staff; 6)
addressed performance and disciplinary issues; 7) delegated or planned and
assigned work; 8) provided appropriate training and professional development
opportunities to staff; 9) encouraged staff participation in planning and
decision making; and 10) identified and implemented methods to improve staff
(4) Ability to lead collaborative initiatives: The successful candidate has
led collaborative efforts to identify and implement solutions impacting
technical and organizational systems, policies, processes, and procedures. The
work involved balancing multiple viewpoints of both internal and external
(5) Ability to communicate effectively in writing and review and assess the
writing of others: The successful candidate has wrote clear, cogent, accurate,
well-organized, and understandable written products in the area of information
or library management, such as: 1) program goals and objectives; 2) program
performance documentation; 3) budget request documentation; 4) project plans;
5) annual reports; 6) statements of work; 7) strategic planning and
forecasting documents; 8) policies; and 9) funding proposals. This included
targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the
information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Evaluated the written
products of others to meet the quality standards of the organization.
(6) Ability to present technical and policy information orally through
briefings, consultations, and other presentations: The successful candidate
has conveyed analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations
and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations. This
included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and
content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.
(7) Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful
candidate has the ability to speak clearly, politely, and under control to
peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide
and seek information. This also includes actively listening to and
understanding information; and listening to and answering questions
thoughtfully and completely.
Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to
determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All
applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information
(to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that
clearly describes what you would bring to the position. The Supervisor leads
his/her staff toward meeting the Library's vision, mission, and goals by
acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating
flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation,
and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library's Supervisory Core
Competencies click the following link:
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