Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 23, 2021
Closes
Sep 24, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Program Analyst position is located in the Product Management Division. The incumbent assists with the overall for the continual research, planning and management of work activities and processes performed by employees and contractors in support of the various Copyright Office programs and projects.

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Responsibilities

The United States Copyright Office, located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world's largest database of copyright public records; and, provides information and reference services to the public.

As an important component of the United States Copyright Office, which is part of The Library of Congress, the Product Management Division (PMD) is responsible for identifying current and future processes, systems, and infrastructure required by the Copyright Office as it fulfills its mission to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system. Incorporating such varied disciplines as strategic planning, program management, data management and situational analysis, the Office serves as a conduit and liaison between the Copyright Office and other offices and functional areas both within, as well as external to, The Library of Congress to take identified wants and needs and translate them into workable, cost-efficient solutions.

The position description numbers for these positions are 363936, 363937 and 363938.

This position has promotion potential to a GS-14.

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.

The Program Analyst performs research, plans, organizes and assists with the work activities and schedules associated with the implementation of various existing, potential, and new Copyright Office information technology systems and programs.

Duties include ongoing close collaboration with PMD Management, Division Chiefs, and other management personnel on matters of work planning, and work ticket completion; process planning and management, and oversight of consultants and contractors procured to assist in technical aspects of the assigned program(s).

In conjunction with stakeholders, researches, plans, and coordinates the accomplishment of all functions comprising the program, encompassing diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of the Copyright Office. Assists with the establishment of short- and long-range goals of the program, and detailed plans for implementation. Monitors if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in program components. Reviews organization demands and recommends reallocation or augmentation of existing resources as necessary.

Conducts periodic and comprehensive evaluations of ongoing functions to ensure that the program meets its stated goals, and identifies areas where operational efficiency can be enhanced. Reviews productivity in all areas, monitors problem areas, and assists implementation of solutions. Takes actions necessary to maintain or improve the quality and quantity of operational services necessary for program completion.

Assists with directing the capture, reporting, and analysis of statistical data relating to the program's operations and performs special studies and/or projects. Prepares and contributes to reports and other presentations on program planning and evaluation. Designs and conducts a variety of studies and detailed analyses of functions and processes related to program planning and management. Identifies and proposes solutions to program problems that are of major importance to the organization.

The Program Analyst's primary deliverable is the successful completion of program components on-time, within budget, and within acceptable quality standards, and the successful overall completion of the project on-time and within budget.

For the various existing, potential, and new Copyright Office information technology systems and programs, and coordinates contract administration activities for hardware and/or software, services, and maintenance in multi-year (5 and 10 year) IT contracts, as well as contracts of other durations. With others, evaluates contractor procedures for the analysis, design, development, test, and support of Copyright Office systems.

Assists with feasibility studies to evaluate different vendors and their products. Prepares technical assessment reports, design documents, implementation plans, and test plans. The incumbent might also recommend acceptance or rejections to senior management.

Performs 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 analyze programs and develop program plans.**

Ability to support the operations of a business by overseeing and/or participating in digital testing activities.

Ability to negotiate and monitor contracts.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to manage special projects and conduct management studies and reviews.**

Ability to work within a systems development life cycle (SDLC) to analyze organizational and business needs.

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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