Information Technology Specialist (Senior Data Manager)

Washington D.C.
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 25, 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 is located in the Copyright Technology Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Copyright Office.

The position description number for this position is 363808.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


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 technical architecture program based on business requirements.**

Ability to plan and manage projects or programs.**

Knowledge of data management concepts and the ability to apply them to an integrated data management system.**

Ability to innovate.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.

Ability to meet customer needs.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable


Administers and manages information technology (IT) projects for major office or program issues of broad impact. Conceives and implements new initiatives and projects to strengthen, facilitate, and integrate programs.

Leads the interdisciplinary effort to build and manage an office-wide data-working group, which coordinates data sharing and data dissemination efforts across the Copyright Office, and actively considers the recommendations of the Copyright Data Advisory Council. Works directly with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to develop and maintain an enterprise data approach, which aggregates and updates data from the Copyright Offices, other governmental agencies, and other sources and feeds data sets. Works with the CIO to ensure that the Copyright Office's data policies and practices support and promote interoperability and standards that align data models and interfaces; enable advanced analytics; and markedly improved data quality, access, and usage. Establishes data governance by creating data policies, and develops strategies to decrease the cost of managing data and increase the value of Copyright data. Leads the creation and execution of an enterprise data strategy and optimization of the use of data across functional areas. Serves as an advocate for value of Copyright Office data products and enterprise data vision.

As a recognized technical expert, develops policy and guidelines for the development of data applications and structures.

Serves as the primary agency subject matter expert on leveraging data insights that help drive­ strategic and tactical business decisions, and optimizing performance through data and is a champion for a data-driven, decision-making culture. Leads the identification of data opportunities, emerging types and sources of data to drive business innovation throughout the organization and defines processes for the efficient, integrated introduction of new data. Exploits data using research and analytics to maximize the return on data assets.

Maintains liaison with other major national information services to accrue a broad range of technical information activities that require substantial depth of analysis. Considers special requirements of group for whom liaison services are provided.

Serves as a liaison and helps manage relationships with private-sector partners, government entities, and academic institutions in order to incorporate their best practices, techniques, capabilities, and seeks opportunities to make data products more integrated and interoperable.

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