Program Analyst (Governance Analyst)

Washington D.C.
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The United States Copyright Office, located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and, provides information and reference services to the public.

The Copyright Technology Office (CTO) contributes to the mission of the Copyright Office "to foster creativity" by maintaining data processing systems that support the Copyright Office's core functions of registering, examining and cataloging copyright submissions, deposits and documents, and providing information on copyrighted material to the general public. CTO also provides leadership to the Copyright Office in the development and adoption of new technological solutions. Designated the Electronic Copyright Office (ECO), this new system allows the Office to process work more productively, efficiently, and quickly while opening up the process to electronic commerce and submissions that will provide large additional benefits to the general public.

This position, Program Analyst (Governance Analyst), is located in the Copyright Technology Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Copyright Office.

The incumbent supports the operation of the Copyright Technology Office by overseeing all Copyright Office CTO governance support, including the activities of committees, task forces and work-groups, assisting in the creation and maintenance of program policies and procedures, and providing input on objectives and activities.

The position description number for this position is 363231.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.


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 identify and analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.**

Ability to plan and manage projects or programs.**

Ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds in order to provide consultation or liaison services.**

Ability to monitor contracts.

Ability to facilitate, negotiate, and obtain consensus.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable


Works with the Director and/or the Section Heads to identify complex program issues or problems in programs of small or large scope. Makes recommendations for and coordinates resolutions and improvements. Participates in meetings and conferences within or outside the Library which pertain to assigned special projects. May represent the Director at meetings or conferences.

May serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for contracts; writes statement of work, evaluation criteria, and other contract related documents for solicitations and consultant agreements; serves on Technical Review Panels for negotiated procurements; monitors assigned contract and evaluates services according to technical criteria; tracks deadlines, and deliverables.

May serve as a management representative on job analysis panels, negotiating teams, and labor management task groups. May be assigned to assist in the work by working in any of the various Sections.

Provides Copyright Office (USCO)-specific IT governance support. Oversees USCO eCO Steering Committee (eSC), USCO Risk Management Board (RMB), USCO Information Technology Investment Management Oversight Board (ITIM OB), USCO Architecture Review Board (ARB) activities, and ensures adherence to all relevant CTO investment processes managed by the Library's OCIO including the LOC ITSC and LOC ARB (e.g., secretariat, meeting planning, logistics).

Seeks to understand of risks and procedures sufficient to understand the reasons for tasks being performed. Identifies, implements, and maintains processes and tools to support assurance, and compliance, and remediation tracking activities (e.g., testing, maintenance of controls documentation).

Serves as a liaison with key persons and groups inside and outside the Library to provide resource guidance to the development of the Strategic Plan, Library Annual Plans and the Performance and Accountability Report. Interacts with leading professionals in Government, industry and academia on planning innovations that may have application to Library management programs.

Assists IT process owners in the creation and maintenance of program policies and procedures to support information assurance and regulatory compliance activities, by providing input on control objectives and activities. Serves as an information risk and control advisor, participating in program processes and activities (e.g., planning, systems development and product selection, etc.). Advises process owners on design and implementation of IT controls (manual and automated) into processes and systems using knowledge of risks and company objectives.

Performs either new or continuing investigations, evaluations, studies, projects, or analyses of issues related to the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the assigned programs. Plans, implements, and reports on varied complex matters including proposed legislative and regulatory guidelines, or alternatives in program services. Evaluates results and informs management of the progress and issues.

Monitors IT Financial Regulations and applies to existing Policies, Standards, and Procedures. Maintains IT controls-related documentation (e.g., narratives, process flows, RCM) for simple to complex information systems in support of information assurance and compliance activities.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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