Senior Technology Planning Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jan 28, 2019
Jan 28, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

  • See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.
  • Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

    This is a senior leadership position. Applications received for this position will not be considered for other CRS vacancies. To be considered for this position you must meet the critical competency requirements of the job at the levels described below.

    The competencies below are also required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

    Ability to Lead and Manage a Program/Area of Responsibility.** The successful candidate has the ability to accomplish strategic and operational goals by provide a wide range of managerial, analytical, technical, and advisory functions related to the oversight and administration of broad, emerging and/or critical programs or operations. This includes providing leadership, planning and direction for the formulation, development and implementation of a wide array of Service-wide strategic projects and special initiatives including IT modernization efforts and other IT program management requirements.

    Ability to Interact Collaboratively With Others and Provide Consultation or Liaison Services.** The successful candidate has the ability to serve as a senior advisor on various programs and issues related to IT modernization and other program management requirements. This includes serving on inter-agency work groups, task forces or expert panels and maintaining effective working relationships with various high-level individuals internal and external to the organization including other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations and members of the public.

    Ability to Think Systemically.** The successful candidate has the ability to understand the “big picture” and the interrelationships of all major programs and activities in the agency, including the impact of changes in one area on another area. This includes the ability to understand how systems interact and to diagnose the effect on the system and its resources when changes are made.

    Ability to Lead the Development of a Strategic Plan and Implement Annual Program Performance Planning: The successful candidate has the ability to lead the development and implementation of a strategic vision and direction for an organization. This includes serving as a primary contributor to the development and implementation of a strategic plan and taking the lead in formulating metrics and tracking progress in meeting performance goals.

    Ability to Innovate: The successful candidate has the ability and willingness to generate new ideas and to apply new and emerging technologies to improve work efficiencies, productivity, and customer service. This includes “thinking out of the box” to explore new ways to complete work activities.

    Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

    The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

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

    The position description number for this position is 381415.

    This position has no promotion potential.

    The incumbent may work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a non-bargaining unit position

    Relocation expenses may be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

    Appointee must meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret clearance.

    Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.
    A “Not to Exceed” (NTE) status identifies 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.

    This position may be eligible for subsequent conversion to a permanent appointment, contingent upon business need, available funding and the selectee's performance. If the position does not become permanent at the end of the 5-year period, CRS employees will be returned to their former position or a position of similar grade and duties without loss of federal service tenure or seniority. Other Library of Congress employees should consult their supervisor/service unit management regarding their appointment status should they be selected but not placed in the position permanently.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made 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 certificate of disability may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of an applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information view the directive on the Library's Selective Placement Program and/or contact the Library's Office of Inclusiveness & Compliance at 202-707-6024 (voice or TTY) or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

    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, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library's Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D. IF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS NOT ATTACHED, VETERANS' PREFERENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Senior Level positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.

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    Drug test required No

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