Project Manager

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The incumbent will establish and provide leadership for a service unit Project Management Program to integrate project management best practices into all aspects of project work in the service unit. The incumbent articulates and communicates to project teams methods and policies to ensure that project leads effectively manage and monitor project scope, schedule, and resource risks.

Provides guidance to project leads, many of whom do not have formal project management training, to ensure appropriate planning and documentation of assignments, goals, problems to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and timeframes for completion. Instructs and guides project leads on best practices to identify, distribute, and balance workload and tasks among project members in accord with established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization.

The incumbent performs project management duties related to the delivery of new programs and services in the service unit. The incumbent(s) also provides guidance and leadership to project leads and other project team members in following project management best practices in the planning and executing of projects. The incumbent interacts with internal and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of program and service solutions within scope, on schedule, and on budget. The incumbent coordinates with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) IT Project Management Office as appropriate when service unit projects intersect with IT projects. The incumbent also conducts special projects and studies, either individually, as a participant on task forces or working groups, or as a project leader.

Serves as project manager for projects. 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.


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment:

Library employees must be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 3, 2022. New hires must be fully vaccinated by the date of their appointment.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks since they received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna) or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). At this time, booster shots are not necessary to be considered fully vaccinated.

Upon request, employees must provide proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division.

Consistent with applicable law, the Library will consider individual exceptions to the vaccination requirement based on an employee's medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Employees with an approved exception will be subject to weekly testing and other COVID-19 safety protocols as directed, including, for example, wearing masks and social distancing.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.


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 lead others, including project leads without formal project management experience, in the effective use of project management methodologies to lead and manage a project.**

Ability to lead and manage projects.**

Ability to analyze problems and make recommendations.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to define and document business requirements.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.


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 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 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.

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