Information Technology Specialist (Sr. Cloud Architect)

Washington, D.C
Aug 17, 2022
Aug 25, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time

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

The incumbent provides expert advice, technical recommendations and technical support of a wide range of matters related to the overall fulfillment of the mission and goals of OCIO and the Library of Congress with respected the integration and deployment of systems, applications and services within a hybrid hosting environment focusing on cloud technologies. The incumbent both independently prepares and provides oversight in the preparation of highly detailed and complex specifications for Information Technology (IT) support. The incumbent is responsible for technical evaluations of existing and proposed processes, applications, platform designs, integrations and maintenance to support the Library's functions and operations.

Actively contributes knowledge of modern software development techniques and technology to design services that utilize latest cloud technologies and architectures to produce services that meet the mission needs of the Library. Evaluates existing cloud applications, hardware, and software at regular intervals in order to recommend operational efficiencies and budget reduction options. Designs cloud architectural solutions to effectively meet the strategic needs of OCIO and the Library. Collaborates with other subject matter experts to architect highly scalable, available, and elastic solutions that implement industry best practices using cloud services. Directs infrastructure movement procedure, including bulk application transfers into and out of the cloud environment. Oversees the migration of systems to the production environment and monitors systems for stability, performance and service utilization within cloud platform. Recommends automation approaches that lead to improvements in the agency's systems design and development process and the delivery of high quality information systems that support achievement of the Library's core mission requirements.

Counsels senior OCIO management and officials at multiple levels of the Library on critical Cloud problems or opportunities. Serves as the primary advisor within the directorate to technical and non-technical management to engage their understanding, support, and ability to effectively measure and manage the strategic directions and goals of the Library's Cloud Program. Provides advice and guidance on the appropriate methods, techniques and technology to use to achieve program goals and objectives such as the cloud data management. Advances Library, OCIO, and service unit knowledge of IT leadership role in the developing field of Cloud Technology and Deployments.

Provides expert technical advice in the monitoring and evaluation of contractor activities on contracts covering Library wide systems. Directs, coordinates, and approves detailed planning design, development, programming, testing, documentation, training and implementation of IT systems using outside vendors and/or contractors. Collaborates with vendors and end users on a daily basis to ensure that contract requirements are met, and that all activities are performed in compliance with the terms of the contract. Reviews work products of contract personnel, including accepting, amending or rejecting their work. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Evaluates feasibility studies conducted by others. Analyzes technical assessment reports. Conducts research and analysis to determine if actions are required to exercise the option years on contracts. Recommends modifications to acquisition strategies. Obtains and maintains appropriate COR certifications needed for all phases of contract administration including pre-award and selection; management of the life of the contract and closeout.

Facilitates high-level meetings, within and outside the Library. Researches current technologies including development operations and security, cloud technologies, cloud computing architecture, recent computing trends and familiarity with enterprise architecture and enterprise application integration and prepares briefings and presentations.


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

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.


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 design, maintain, and integrate a cloud architecture program based on business requirements.**

Ability to implement cloud computing services.

Knowledge of IT principles and practices.

Knowledge of contract preparation and contractor monitoring policies and procedures.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems in an IT organization and develop solutions using analytical methods to improve programs and processes.

Ability to communicate orally and interact with diverse groups of people.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.


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. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

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

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 1978.

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 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 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.

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

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. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

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.