detail ( Library Employees Only ) Sr. Innovation Specialist (Detail/Temporary Promotion)

  • Opening Date: May 12, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 20, 2022
  • LC Organization Unit: Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • LC Organization Unit - Specific Office: Digital Strategy (Digital Innovation)
  • Grade: GS-14
  • Series: 0301
  • Availability: Library Employees Only
  • Duration: 120 Days


The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Digital Strategy Directorate/Digital Innovation Lab is offering a reimbursable temporary promotion/detail for a qualified individual to perform activities related to Program Planning, Outreach and Coordination, and Digital Scholarship in support of the Cultural Heritage Cloud Initiative.

Area of Consideration: Limited to existing GS-13 and GS-14 level staff Library Wide. GS-13 level staff will receive a temporary promotion. GS-14 level staff will observe a non-grade changing detail.  Individuals applying at the GS-13 level must have already completed one year of service as a GS-13.  

The selectee will work under the supervision of the acting Chief, Digital Innovation Lab. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serving as Amazon Web Services (AWS) technical lead in support of the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud initiative.
  • Advancing recommendations from the AWS Datasets Pilot Working Group to pilot end-to-end policy and technical solutions that could be adopted by the Library.
  • Working in the Library’s instance of AWS to transform Library collection data using AWS tools.
  • Gathering cost estimates for using researcher-centered cloud services and associated staffing.
  • Testing datasets for potential use in the AWS Open Datasets program.
  • Coordinating conversations with Library storage staff about shaping technical recommendations for cloud-based researcher services.
  • Participating in designing the policy pathways for approval of datasets for delivery via AWS.


Application and Selection Process

Interested candidates should secure, in advance, permission from their supervisor and prepare a resume with a one-page statement expressing interest in this opportunity, along with a description of their qualifications.

  1. Ability to plan, execute and support the implementation of professional, technical, scholarly or other specialized programs with minimal supervision and in keeping with agency requirements.
  2. Ability to research and analyze program objectives, strategies and deliverables and make recommendations to solve organizational and operational problems; experience gathering resources and facilitating brainstorming sessions with subject matter experts.
  3. Ability to facilitate Library of Congress meetings, both externally with outside entities and internally among Library divisions. Prepares briefings, organizes background materials and conducts research in support of thematic events and conferences.
  4. Experience communicating effectively in writing, such as reports, recommendations, policy, documentation, and outreach (blogs, social media, articles and public events).
  5. Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Submission Process

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2022

Desired Start Date: June 19, 2022

Candidates should submit a resume and one-page statement of interest to Kim Barnhart
( 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 required are met.