Information Technology Specialist (End User Architect)

Washington D.C.
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
IT, IT Architect
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.

The incumbent supports the operation of the Copyright Technology Office by developing system architectures, analyzing business needs, migrating systems and components to new destinations, and promoting usability while accommodating technical needs and constraints.

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 363150.

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 user interface architecture program based on business requirements.**

Ability to apply knowledge of current IT trends and best practices.**

Ability to apply project management methodologies and techniques to manage complex IT projects.**

Ability to manage an enterprise-wide implementation of new approaches to software development of applications and systems.**

Ability to perform IT research and analysis.

Ability to meet customer needs.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable


Designs, develops and administers various mission critical IT systems that support core agency functions and ensures that enterprise architecture plans are aligned with current and future infrastructure. Ensures the integration of IT programs and services and develops solutions to integration/interoperability issues.

Using subject matter expertise, analyzes business needs to produce detailed wire frames which meet strategic objectives. Develops system architectures. Develops high-level estimates and justifications for budget and planning purposes. Develops user flows and personae to facilitate the feature design process. Optimizes information architecture to promote usability while accommodating technical needs/constraints.

Coordinates implementation of the projects and work relationships with relevant areas of the Library. Ensures the Library and the external organizations can support the proposed projects or activities. Uses contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases.

Works with Library of Congress and other Copyright Office staff to migrate systems and/or components to the cloud, virtual environments, or other destinations.

Conveys complex program information to various internal and external stakeholders, content providers , and end users-including but not limited to Congress , Virtual Services program collaborators and partners, donors, federal government agency personnel, federal and state courts, and consumers of legal information products and services. Tailors these messages using appropriate communication artifacts, both written and oral, to provide clear and concise information to the intended audience.

Works closely with Project Management and others to lead the development of the technology strategy to facilitate the business plan.

Independently analyzes, plans, and coordinates Information Technology (IT) security to meet current and future business requirements. Reviews, studies, and recommends to senior management actions for addressing security system requirements against the mission, goals and objectives for Copyright IT operations. Evaluates security changes for impacts, risks, costs, benefits, and resource requirements and researches system vulnerabilities.

Defines and monitors robust security solutions.

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