Information Management Specialist (CRS Career Opportunity Plan)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 12, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks up to two information management specialists to join its Technical Services Section. These positions are being offered through the Congressional Research Service Career Opportunity Plan, CREA Article XXXVI. Applicants must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) at the time of application.

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Responsibilities

The information management specialist will manage and organize digital and print content in CRS repositories and archives, digitize materials, and provide instructional services. Candidates with knowledge of disciplines related to the organization of information and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply.

Duties include:

DOCUMENT AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT

Identifies, evaluates, digitizes, and provides metadata for institutional documents and records for inclusion in CRS repositories and archives. Catalogs and tags documents to enable their access and discovery and to facilitate sharing of information following established guidelines and procedures. Assists in identifying, testing, and evaluating tools and user interfaces that facilitate access to documents.

Assists in records management activities by organizing, digitizing, storing and logging official records selected for retention. Works with CRS staff to educate and ensure staff are following proper records management procedures.

INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT

Assists with the maintenance of databases, digital content, shared folders, and other information systems and resources to assist analysts, attorneys, information professionals, and Congressional clients in accessing data and information resources in order to meet targeted, well-defined information needs.

Supports activities related to indexing and categorization of information. Assists in developing and testing new and/or revised methods for organizing, integrating, and disseminating information.

Supports the collection, compilation and presentation of metrics that gauge the usage of systems, content and documents by CRS staff and congressional clients. Assists in the documentation of procedures related to the use of information tools and services.

INSTRUCTION AND OUTREACH

Develops and maintains knowledge of internal resources, directives, and information technology. Maintains detailed knowledge of CRS products, product life-cycle, and workflows. Assists in providing training and instruction to CRS staff on the scope and use of CRS systems, tools, databases and repositories.

Maintains close contact with analysts, attorneys and information professionals throughout CRS to share information regarding development and enhancement of information services, to identify and share best practices, and to eliminate duplication of effort.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 372449.

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

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex 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.

ELIGIBILITY

THESE POSITIONS ARE BEING OFFERED THROUGH THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE (CRS) CAREER OPPORTUNITY PLAN (COP), CREA ARTICLE XXXVI

Competition is limited to non-managerial, non-supervisory CRS bargaining unit employees who:
  • Have one year of full-time employment in the Library or the equivalent in part-time employment;
  • Have permanent, indefinite, or indefinite not-to-exceed (NTE) status, and if indefinite NTE, their appointments must extend at least until the effective date of their placement into the program; and
  • Occupy a position at the top GS level of a promotional plan, except for positions higher than GS-12, OR occupy a single graded position, except for positions higher than GS-12.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COP PROGAM FOR THIS POSITION:

Selectee(s) will participate in the COP program for two years. As part of the program, they will perform the duties of a GS-1412-09 information management specialist, and will receive on-the-job training, external training, and assignments that are appropriate to the position and that will prepare them for promotion to the next higher grade. Participants' on-the-job performance and progress in training will be evaluated on a continuing basis by the supervisor, and formal oral and written evaluations will be conducted every six months. Successful completion of the 2-year program will lead to a promotion to information management specialist, GS-1412-11. Participants may be terminated from the program at any time for failure to perform satisfactorily or for failure to complete the program successful within the allotted time, barring extraordinary circumstances. If the participant is terminated from the program, he or she shall be returned through established personnel procedures to a position of similar grade and duties to the position occupied before entering the program without loss of tenure or seniority.

Details on the COP Program are available at http://staff.loc.gov/sites/rules-and-regulations/agreement/lcla-crea-36/

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

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 organize information and maintain document repositories**

Ability to collect, describe, and present information and data**

Ability to solve problems and make decisions**

Ability to provide instructional services.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

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
Other

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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