temporary ( library employees only ) Project Manager (Temporary Promotion)

  • Opening Date: July 22, 2020
  • Closing Date: August 7, 2020
  • LC Organization Unit: Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • LC Organization Unit - Specific Office: The Federal Research Division
  • Grade: GS-13
  • Series: 1412
  • Availability: Library Employees Only
  • Duration: 4 months (Temporary, Not-to-Exceed 120 days)

Work Schedule: Full or Part Time – Flexitime

Availability: Restricted to Employees of the Office of the Chief Operating Officer


One vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC



The Federal Research Division is offering an opportunity for a qualified individual at the GS12 level to serve on a full-time, 120 day temporary promotion to the GS13 level. The Federal Research Division conducts research, analysis, and translations for the federal government and qualified contractors.


The Project Manager will be located in the United States Copyright Office (LM 516D) as well as the Adams Building. The Project Manager will play a critical role in organizing and leading staff at the GS-7 and GS-9 level in the review, analysis, and correction of metadata within digitized records and the Virtual Card Catalog (VCC).

The primary tasks of the Project Manager are 1) ensure that assigned resources are tasks appropriately to complete project milestones; 2) to advise the USCO points of contact for any issues and/or progress related to the project; and 3) to provide a leadership role in devising processes, procedures, and technologies to facilitate the execution, monitoring, and control of the project.


Under the immediate direction of the FRD Division Chief, the selected candidate will handle metadata review processes and procedure creation and assign tasks to research assistants.  Specifically, the detail involves work to execute the following components:


  • Development and improvement of metadata analysis processes and procedures;
  • Management of research assistant schedules and utilization;
  • Provide training, guidance, and mentoring to research assistants;
  • Track and report on productivity, utilization, and attendance of research assistants;
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the requesting organization (USCO);
  • Plan, facilitate, and/or lead regular status meetings, both internally and with the client;
  • Make staffing recommendations to the FRD Division Chief;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the research assistants, other FRD staff, and USCO;
  • Track and report productivity, costs, and schedules to the FRD Division Chief and USCO POCs.



Interested candidates should, with permission from their supervisor, prepare a resume and a short statement (no more than ½ page) expressing interest in this opportunity, along with a description of their qualifications that includes current position and grade, and work experience and training related to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

  1. Knowledge of and experience with complex digitization and metadata analysis projects that involve “gold level” (or similar) collections.
  2. Ability to lead, mentor, and monitor a team of up to eight staff at the GS7 though GS9 level.
  3. Knowledge and experience using relevant required software, such as Microsoft Excel and XML readers.
  4. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with coworkers and clients to collaborate, plan, and execute project plans.
  5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in order to prepare, present, and explain, complex digitization and metadata concepts.


Interested Candidates should submit their resume and a short statement of interest to Mr. Kris Hassinger, krha@loc.gov, by close of business August 7th 2020. Applicant information will be reviewed and the top qualified candidates will be interviewed. The selection will be based on how well the candidates meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.