Program Specialist (Library of Congress Motion Picture Broadcast Recorded Sound Division (MBRS))

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Created: August 1, 2016


The Program Specialist reports to the Chief Technology Officer in the Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound (MBRS) Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent provides technical and program support to the division. The incumbent works collaboratively with managers and supervisors division wide to coordinate activities for specific program areas, prepare reports, analytical studies, and memoranda on activities, issues, and problems. In performing the duties of this position, the incumbent exercises care to ensure that personnel, fiscal, and procurement policies and practices are observed and that responsibilities are performed in accordance with Library and Federal regulations.

This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound (MBRS), Collections and Services, Library Services at the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia.

The position description number for this position is 337028.

This position has no promotion potential.

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.

Performs project management duties such as scheduling, developing requirements, monitoring, and working on project teams. Serves as an expert for major projects of a complex nature that may have long-term implications. Oversees project and management functions, particularly as they relate to the preservation mission of National Audio Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC).

Develops innovative strategies to schedule, manage and maintain tracking systems, and develop budget estimates. Analyzes the financial aspects of management projects (i.e., impact on budgets, expenses), and considers, not only the financial implications of acquisitions management and acquisitions from a market/financial/external standpoint, but manages facilities-related aspects of a project in accordance with Library policy, and any relevant pricing policies. Evaluates individual projects and quality control and proposes methodologies and sound practices for improving project management and end product quality. Develops support services programs, plans, procedures, and methods relevant to several major program areas of the division. Analyzes and evaluates the economic impact, feasibility, practicality, and effectiveness of existing and proposed standards, programs, and policies that impact the preservation mission utilized by NAVCC. Works on cross-functional project teams to ensure organizational objectives are achieved. Reviews measurement results to determine if strategic plans are achieved. Performs risk analysis and develops mitigation and contingency planning activities. Exercises a broad degree of independence and applies authoritative judgment in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the government, private industry, and universities. Informs stakeholders of changes in programs and operations, conducting briefings on major changes.

Acts as an expert on special projects, advising top management on major office issues. Leads, conducts or participates in complex studies and reviews and technical infrastructure construction and integration concerns, with wide or significant effect upon division's organizational structure, policy, processes, operations, fiscal control and economy and those where the boundaries of the studies may be broad.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

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 communicate in writing.

Ability to apply program management methodologies to lead and manage programs and projects. **

Ability to plan, conduct and evaluate studies and research.

Ability to apply business acumen and innovation.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solution using analytical methods to improve programs and processes.

Ability to prepare, negotiate, and monitor contracts. **

Ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

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