Project Manager

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 26, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Logistics and Facilities Management Section, Business Operations Division, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 409334.

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

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Logistics and Facilities Management Section Head, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), in overseeing and coordinating service unit wide logistics and facility management programs, projects and activities. To include onsite and offsite logistics and facility operations for both government leased and contracted operations. Project Manager lead projects, conducting extensive studies, assembling and coordinating project teams, managing project budgets and facilitating the development of and overseeing quality assurance processes.

Serves as principal assistant and advisor to the Section Head on matters related to strategic and operational planning, organizational development, budget planning, information services and technology. Provide assistance with maintaining facilities, facility operations, logistics operational contracts, movement and storage of goods for and to headquarters, NLS multi-state regional fulfillment centers, volunteer machine repair groups and regional network libraries.

Duties are carried out with a high degree of independence, receiving assignments and work guidelines in terms of general policy and broad program objectives.

The incumbent serves as an agency liaison with Integrated Support Services, represents NLS in providing advice, and conducting negotiations with other government agencies, the Architect of the Capitol, General Services Administration (GSA), architects, engineers and other specialists related to logistics, facility planning, management and related activities. Supports planning of building tenant improvement and new construction and oversight activities

Leads project planning and implementation efforts in accord with project requirements. Facilitates defining the project scope, goals and deliverables with NLS management and the project team. Plans and schedules project timelines. Defines project tasks and resource requirements and develops project plans. Conducts extensive research to gain an understanding of business environments, customer and operational requirements, agency limitations, decision making processes, budgets and strategies to create an effective project planning and implementation strategy. Assembles, coordinates or participates with an integrated project team with the necessary skill sets for each project phase.

Gathers, interprets, and analyzes information to develop findings and prepares reports and documents. Assesses program effectiveness or the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems or projects. As appropriate, contacts other organizations and agencies to obtain information and seek models for dealing with various issues.

Provide support to the Directorate in analyzing operational and strategic issues and their implications. Makes recommendations, solves problems, and/or takes corrective action when needed. Applies a broad knowledge of Library and NLS organization and operations in overseeing and/or conducting analytical and evaluative studies, often requiring coordination of the efforts of others that deal with difficult issues or problems facing NLS that often provide the basis for major NLS management initiatives.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

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 plan and manage logistics or facility projects or programs.**

Ability to provide program management, evaluation, and oversight.**

Ability to perform research and analysis to improve logistics or facility programs.**

Ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals from varying backgrounds and levels.

Ability to analyze problems and make recommendations in areas of logistics and facility projects.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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.

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.

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