Opening: Software Developer, Repository Development Group, LOC

The Library of Congress currently has an opening for a Grade 13 software developer position in the Repository Development Group. Please also be aware that there is also an available Grade 14 position (, for which the application period closes on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.


Job Title: Information Technology Specialist (SYSANLYSIS)
Agency: Library Of Congress
Job Announcement Number: 110112
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 to Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Job Summary:

The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the world’s largest library, with more than 145 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and almost 20 million items online. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The incumbent reports to the Project Manager for Digital Initiatives in repository development and works with a specialized group of programmers on complex, multi-faceted prototype and production systems, and assists with software analysis, design, development, documentation and implementation of these systems. The incumbent updates and modifies existing Library applications, designs and implements new applications, generates documentation, and is responsible for the maintenance and upgrades. The position resolves the critical issues affecting the configuration of the information technology (IT) infrastructure and conducts information requirements analysis to identify priority areas for improvement of current systems.

The closing date of this announcement has been adjusted to account for the period of time that USAJOBS will be unavailable for use, which is October 6 through October 12, 2011.

This position is located in the Office of Strategic Initiatives.

The position description number for this position is 63909.

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 or compflex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


• Independently designs, develops, and manages major software projects in a specific specialty area to meet complex new or modified existing or future business requirements. Independently conducts specialized data analysis to help understand the concerns, issues and/or problems of an organization. Conducts top-down data modeling sessions with user subject matter experts. Formulates conceptual data models, entity and attribute definitions.
• Works with specialized programmers on complex, multi-faceted prototype systems, such as leading multi-functional development projects in software analysis, designing, developing, and implementing new systems or major enhancements to existing systems. Updates and modifies existing applications, designs new applications, and has ongoing responsibility for maintenance of automation programs.
• Plans and coordinates the design and development of data warehouses and data marts meeting business and mission requirements. Leads projects developing and implementing meta-schema. Plans and coordinates implementation of new database strategies on an enterprise-wide basis; defines implementation plans and actions and interprets and explains strategies as needed.


• 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.
• Knowledge of computer languages, programming paradigms, utilities, platforms, and development toolkits.
• Ability to develop software applications.
• Ability to plan, organize, and execute work.
• Knowledge of current trends and best practices in digital information management, retrieval, and delivery.
• Ability to write technical documents.
• Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. No additional requirements to those listed above.

Full details on the position and the instructions for submitting an application are available through the URL above. You must apply online; no applications are accepted via email.

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