Program Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 08, 2021
Closes
Jun 17, 2021
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Strategic Planning & Performance, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 399944.

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.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent performs a wide range of technical and program/project management duties and tasks for the Office.

Solves unusual problems in performing a variety of duties related to special projects involving administrative or program issues related to the various Library projects and programs initiated by the Office. Conducts extensive research of data and information from diverse sources, extracts, and assembles information into project management format, with charts, graphs and reports.

Develops written reports or oral presentations to recommend changes to programs or procedures being reviewed for use with Library special programs and projects.

Performs program/project management analysis, making recommendations for solving problems as well as necessary changes to existing policies and procedures affecting Office projects/programs. Prepares program status reports for review at all levels and ensures accuracy by verifying that all information is correct.

Coordinates program/project management responsibilities and information flow with Director and analysts. Independently prepares for meetings, conferences and high profile special events, with senior project managers, Library officials and project stakeholders.

Coordinates and actively participates in daily meetings and project discussions, tracks action items and assignments that evolve from meetings, conferences and briefings, and provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex project and program issues.

Analyzes established programs/projects and performs duties to support long-and short-range project management planning and various new initiatives.

Serves as Office liaison and contact person for various projects and program initiatives involving other areas of the Library.

Researches and/or analyzes administrative and/or program issues relating to special programs and projects initiated by the Office.

Determines pertinent issues affecting Office special projects/programs and collects relevant information from a wide variety of sources; reviews information and applies standard analytical techniques.

Develops recommendations and presents to senior Library staff and project managers, taking into account unanticipated changes and unusual factors.

Performs web-based and internet research and searches to provide timely information on planning, performance, and risk projects, programs, and other key entities which would be beneficial to the success of various projects/programs.

Prepares project management or program-related correspondence, reports, presentations and/or other written materials associated with various other Office special projects, programs, policies, and/or operations.

Gathers additional information from various sources, as needed, in order to recommend project/program management changes, resolutions, and improvements to existing projects or programs.

Identifies issues, gathers and analyzes information, and develops advice and guidance to resolve substantive problems affecting the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in a project or program support setting.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

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 research, analyze and make recommendations to solve organizational and operational problems.**

Ability to plan and manage projects or programs.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others exercising judgment and discretion in order to provide consultation and liaison services.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to utilize computer technology.

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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