Project Manager

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 24, 2020
Closes
Oct 01, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Project Management Division, IT Partner Engagement Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an IT Project Manager in the Project Management Office (PMO) within the Library of Congress.

The position description number for this position is 358215.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

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, operations and maintenance, and disposition phases).

Leads and coordinates project activities with project team members. Facilitates project communications. Leads and oversees complex projects and identifies dependencies between projects. Develops PMLC and SDLC documentation.

Develops and maintains project schedules and identifies dependencies and the critical path within IT project tasks affecting project milestones and goals. Conducts risk management and develops mitigation and contingency plans needed to keep projects on track. Works with others to plan, baseline, and update IT project plans to control costs and meet scheduled deadlines.

Makes adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities. Schedules and conducts regular project team meetings; ensures team members are aware of and participate in project planning activities to achieve team goals and objectives. Prepares and delivers periodic progress reports. Regularly develops, updates, and compiles individual and team performance metrics.

Tracks application design and delivery status through the life cycle stages, ensuring business needs are satisfied. Interviews stakeholders to clarify project scope and identify assumptions and constraints. Identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among project team members in accord with established workflow, skill levels, and/or occupational specializations.

Participates in IT PMO policy and process development, including development and preparation of PMLC and SDLC workflow diagrams, process write-ups, templates, and samples.

Conducts and/or oversees project process and deliverable quality reviews and audits. Provides peer reviews, mentorship and training to other Library Project Managers

Provides project portfolio reporting and analysis, including preparation of PMO project portfolio reports, review of project and portfolio performance metrics, and formulating project portfolio recommendations based on overall project and portfolio performance. Facilitates Project Portfolio Review meetings.

Provides PMO-related communications to stakeholders and updates PMO websites to reflect current PMO processes and resources. Maintains Project Management Office database to ensure project data is kept current.

Works with the IT Project Management Officer, IT Steering Committee, IT Investment Management Portfolio Officer, Enterprise Architecture, OCIO Management, Security, Contracts, and other Library stakeholders to ensure PMO processes are in alignment with other related Library-wide processes and provide necessary process inputs and outputs.

Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, business analysts, IT specialists, contractors, and others to identify and capture user requirements and expectations at the Service-wide and division/office levels. Leads multidisciplinary teams of government employees and contractors to synthesize, clarify, define and document business requirements and processes. Evaluates requirements and processes, and recommends feasible solutions.

Participates in IT strategic planning efforts. Monitors usage statistics, identifies trends and patterns, analyzes best value propositions, and recommends enhanced or new IT solutions. Leads analytical efforts on special projects to improve operating efficiency from business and technical perspectives. Develops reports, feasibility studies, and briefings on specific IT issues.

Other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

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 manage projects.**

Ability to analyze problems and make recommendations.**

Ability to collaborate effectively with others.**

Ability to define and document business requirements.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

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 the minimum step 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.

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 ADA@loc.gov. 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 spp@loc.gov. 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.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

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. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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