<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Space Utilization Planning and Design Section, Facility Services Division, Integrated Support Services Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.<br /><br />The position description number for this position is 385909.<br /><br />The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.<br /><br />This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Analyzes property and space to provide capital planning of new or remodeled assets to improve the Library of Congress's (LOC) mission. Devises, develops, and manages the LOC's space governance system, policies, and procedures. Implements LOC's space and interior planning and management program through governance, analysis, planning, and coordination of short and long-term space needs. Assesses and acts upon requests for new space allocations and revisions to existing space, ensuring consistency with institutional goals, plans, and policies. Coordinates the development of new facility requirement studies, pre-design studies, site-selection, and operational business plans for emerging facility development, major space renovations, and assists facilities staff as required on smaller space needs. Works collaboratively with the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) and/or General Services Administration (GSA) for on-site and off-site master planning. Leverages relationships with industry and other agency partners to effectively create joint customer and project requirements. Drafts or facilitates development of requirements documents on all capital improvement projects. Provides guidance on large-scale project test-fits.<br /><br />Analyzes and interprets criteria related to all aspects of facility and space planning. Responsible for developing, maintaining, and overseeing a complete inventory of LOCs building and space data. Establishes space standards. Ensures floor plans and seat assignments are up to date by conducting space audits. Ensures coordination and collaboration between the Facility Services Division (FACS) and the AOC and/or GSA and all other stakeholders to effectively and efficiently identify and allocate space, maintain current floor plans and data on facilities, vet requests for space, and make space allocation and/or seat-related planning recommendations to senior LOC management following pre-established standards. Develops space utilization performance metrics and analyses that assist LOC leadership in making planning decisions and resource allocations concerning space. Manages the allocation of institutional swing space. Participates in space programming sessions to ensure maximum utilization. Prioritizes and resolves day-to-day space issues with the Service Units (SU) and FACS. Develops complex requirements for workplace solutions which may span multiple SUs by partnering with the SUs, Workforce Management, and the facilities teams (e.g., FACS, AOC, Designers, service providers); researches pressing issues and presents options for resolution. Leads meetings to report on occupancy issues, challenges, opportunities and potential solutions. Develops and manages a system for analyzing the utilization of collection storage, materials storage, exhibit, reading room, public use, and office space in all LOC facilities. <br /><br />Develops databases to generate information used to successfully define workforce requirements, centralization, outsourcing, etc. Constructs space surveys for all manner of projects. Interprets survey data and inputs survey results in graphic form and management reports. <br /><br />Writes correspondence, reports, or other documents related to self-directed work assignments or developmental activities. Independently plans and prepares reports or other working documents related to complex program issues.<br /><br />Articulates and communicates to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion. Identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization.<br /><br />Responsible for the procurement on, major projects, or Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity service and/or product contracts, serving as authorized contracting officer's technical representative, or Contracting Officer Representative (COR) representing the contracting officer in technical project execution. Determines whether in-house personnel or contractors will accomplish projects; develops technical requirements, decides methods and types of contracts necessary to meet project or task order needs; and develops the statement(s) of work (SOW). Prepares necessary administrative paperwork, including specific requirements, scope of work, project schedules, cost estimates, and vendor lists. Evaluates technical proposals, through review of written proposal and technical shop drawings; conducts site visits; amends SOWs as required. Provides technical guidance and reviews planning consultant contracts, including determination of reasonableness of cost, to ensure that selection is in accordance with professional services procurement requirements. Approves payments. Reviews benefit/cost and life-cycle cost analyses. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> No additional requirements to those listed above. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />Ability to implement, direct, and/or advance organizational mission and functions; operations and procedures for property portfolio and space while complying with relevant policies and regulations.**<br /><br />Ability to apply the principles and methods of space reviews and analysis.**<br /><br />Ability to communicate in writing.**<br /><br />Ability to provide contractor oversight to building maintenance and facility services programs.<br /><br />Ability to lead and develop a diverse team.<br /><br />Ability to produce interior architectural and space planning drawings utilizing industry standard CAD software and CAFM systems.<br /><br />Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.<br /><br />The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.<br /><br />Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please ADAloc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br />Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spploc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.<br /><br />The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.<br /><br />Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.<br /><br />The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.<br /><br />Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. <br /><br />A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.<br /><br /><strong>Are you a veteran?</strong> Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.<br /><br />For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http: www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.<br /><br />The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.<br /><br />The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).<br /><br />Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.