Financial Systems Project Manager

Wallops Island, Virginia
Jan 25, 2023
Feb 01, 2023
Full Time

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Financial Systems Project Manager in the Financial Systems Division (FS) within the Financial Services Directorate (FSD) of the Library of Congress (Library). Reporting to the FS Director, the incumbent performs project management duties related to the planning, development, and delivery of the Library's financial management and reporting solutions.

The incumbent interacts with internal and external stakeholders, business and systems analysts, IT specialists, contract officers, contracting specialists, contractors, and others to ensure development and implementation of optimal technical solutions within time, budget, and cost constraints. Supports FSD to provide Project Management governance, methodologies, training and support. Conducts special projects and studies, either individually, as a participant on task forces or working groups, or as a project leader. Consults with the FS Director, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), other FSD managers and employees, other Legislative Branch agency managers and employees, Contracts and Grants Directorate (CGD) managers and employees, and Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) managers and employees on financial system project management priorities and the planning and implementation of strategic IT objectives. The incumbent will also serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on identified FS contracts.

Articulates and communicates to project teams the assignments, projects, problems to be resolved, actionable events, milestones, and issues, and sets deadlines and time frames for completion. When applicable, coordinates implementation of the projects and work relationships with relevant areas of the Library. Ensures consideration of whether the Library and external organizations can support the proposed projects or activities.

Uses the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) methodology (including project integration, planning, communications management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality control, HR management, risk management, and procurement management) and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) best practices. Creates Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), GANTT charts, and performance measurements; and manages work through all SDLC phases (including system concept development, planning, requirements analysis, design, development, integration and test, implementation, post-implementation support oversight, operations and maintenance, and disposition phases).

As a COR, provides expert technical advice in the monitoring and evaluation of contractor activities on selected LBFMS support contracts covering areas such as production support, licenses and maintenance, or hosting, among others as determined by the FS Director. Directs, coordinates, and approves detailed planning, design, development, programming, testing, documentation, training, and implementation of the Library's financial management system through the use of outside vendors/contractors.

Provides business process and financial systems advice and expertise to the chief of the Financial Systems Office, all organizational elements of OCFO, and all Library application users regarding the development of financial systems policies, systems and operating procedures. Supports the planning, execution, installation, and training of all new and/or improved financial management processes and systems within FSD, the Library, and the Legislative Branch Financial Management System (LBFMS). Supports other legislative branch agencies using the system.

The position description number for this position is 434921.


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 lead and manage projects.**

Knowledge of contract preparation and contractor monitoring policies and procedures.**

Ability to implement, manage, or administer automated accounting systems and software applications for financial management work.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Knowledge of the Federal budget process and financial management practices and procedures including planning, formulation, justification and execution.

Ability to work with a systems development life cycle (SDLC) to analyze organizational and business needs.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others and provide consultation or liaison services.

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. 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 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.

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.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

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.