detail ( Library Employees Only ) Program Specialist (Detail/Temporary Promotion)

  • Opening Date: May 18, 2023
  • Closing Date: June 1, 2023
  • LC Organization Unit: Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • LC Organization Unit - Specific Office: Digital Strategy Directorate
  • Grade: GS-12
  • Series: 0301
  • Availability: Library Employees Only
  • Duration: Up to 120 Days

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Digital Strategy Directorate is offering an opportunity for up to two employees to support the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) – part of the Of the People: Widening the Path program. Depending on the selected candidates’ qualifications, this may be either a temporary promotion or a reimbursable detail with no change in salary. This opportunity requires experience working on a public-facing event and some experience working with Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander groups or some knowledge of the histories and cultures of one or more of these groups. The incumbent will perform activities related to Program Planning, Outreach and Coordination, and Digital Collections Research.

Work Schedule:  Full Time. Telework will be considered according to established guidelines.

Area of Consideration: Open to existing Library of Congress employees, GS-11 (with one year experience) and GS-12

The selectee will work under the supervision of the CCDI Program Director. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinating with OCIO Communications and the Multimedia Group (MMG) to develop and produce webinars.
  • Updating and maintaining the team’s shared files and Confluence collaboration page.
  • Supporting grant administration including applicant review processes and feedback.
  • Preparing and distributing resources to assist the team including awardees and junior fellows.
  • Coordinating meetings between Advisory Board members and Library leadership.
  • Supporting planning for CCDI’s hybrid event, Summer Fuse, and coordinating with the Office of Communications, Design, and MMG teams, as needed.

Application and Selection Process

Interested candidates should secure, in advance, permission from their supervisor and prepare a resume with no more than a one-page statement expressing interest in this opportunity, along with a description of their qualifications that includes current work experience and training related to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

  1. Ability to plan, produce and coordinate work in collaboration with colleagues across multiple offices. 
  2. Experience sharing ideas and concepts effectively across interdisciplinary audiences.
  3. Experience working with or knowledge of one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander as they relate to user communities and/or collection materials.
  4. Ability to identify and solve organizational and operational problems.
  5. Experience with Library of Congress events and systems.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Submission Process

Candidates should submit a resume and one-page statement of interest to Marya McQuirter ( and Cc by close of business of the submission date noted above. Applicant information will be reviewed by a selection committee and the top qualified candidate(s) will be interviewed. The selection will be based on how well the required knowledge, skills, and abilities are met.