Jobs

Interested in job openings at the Copyright Office? We encourage all qualified individuals to apply and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other nonmerit factor. In addition to these job openings, take a look at our other opportunities, including our academic partnerships, internships, and Kamenstein Program and Ringer Fellowships. Learn more about the Office and what we do on our overview page. Current opportunities are listed below, and they are also available on the Library of Congress’ Careers page.



PERMANENT (OPEN TO ALL)

Program Analyst | Apply online at USAJOBS

The Program Analyst performs research, plans, organizes and assists with the work activities and schedules associated with the implementation of various existing, potential, and new Copyright Office information technology systems and programs.

Duties include ongoing close collaboration with PMD Management, Division Chiefs, and other management personnel on matters of work planning, and work ticket completion; process planning and management, and oversight of consultants and contractors procured to assist in technical aspects of the assigned program(s).

In conjunction with stakeholders, researches, plans, and coordinates the accomplishment of all functions comprising the program, encompassing diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of the Copyright Office. Assists with the establishment of short- and long-range goals of the program, and detailed plans for implementation. Monitors if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in program components. Reviews organization demands and recommends reallocation or augmentation of existing resources as necessary.

Conducts periodic and comprehensive evaluations of ongoing functions to ensure that the program meets its stated goals, and identifies areas where operational efficiency can be enhanced. Reviews productivity in all areas, monitors problem areas, and assists implementation of solutions. Takes actions necessary to maintain or improve the quality and quantity of operational services necessary for program completion.

Assists with directing the capture, reporting, and analysis of statistical data relating to the program's operations and performs special studies and/or projects. Prepares and contributes to reports and other presentations on program planning and evaluation. Designs and conducts a variety of studies and detailed analyses of functions and processes related to program planning and management. Identifies and proposes solutions to program problems that are of major importance to the organization.

The Program Analyst's primary deliverable is the successful completion of program components on-time, within budget, and within acceptable quality standards, and the successful overall completion of the project on-time and within budget.

For the various existing, potential, and new Copyright Office information technology systems and programs, and coordinates contract administration activities for hardware and/or software, services, and maintenance in multi-year (5 and 10 year) IT contracts, as well as contracts of other durations. With others, evaluates contractor procedures for the analysis, design, development, test, and support of Copyright Office systems.

Assists with feasibility studies to evaluate different vendors and their products. Prepares technical assessment reports, design documents, implementation plans, and test plans. The incumbent might also recommend acceptance or rejections to senior management.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Opening Date: September 2, 2021

Closing Date: September 23, 2021

Grade: GS 12/13

Series: 0343


PERMANENT (LIBRARY EMPLOYEES ONLY)

Library Technician (Acquisitions) | Apply online at USAJOBS

The Library Technician works in the Acquisitions & Deposits Division. The Division's mission is to augment and enhance the Library's collections, and enable its Reading Rooms to provide timely, effective public service by acquiring works through the skillful enforcement of the mandatory deposit requirement of the Copyright Act of 1976. The incumbent processes compliance enforcement actions taken by the Copyright Acquisitions librarians under section 407 of the Copyright Act of 1976. Such actions result in the acquisition of works in a variety of formats for the Library's general and special collections.

Performs special searches of various online catalogs and databases to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions, related to the development of the general and special collections of the Library of Congress via copyright deposits. Performs complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Analyzes search results, and interprets bibliographic relationships and status of materials to be acquired. Also searches the Library's stacks, and Copyright Office unprocessed materials to determine holdings in the collections and/or receipt of deposit copies in the Copyright Office. Conducts research to establish copyright facts needed to make written demands for Library materials in assigned areas. Creates original bibliographic and acquisition records and appropriate correspondence such as mandatory deposit demand notices and letters related to acquiring copyright deposits in all formats. Assists in determining material requiring follow-up notices and issues appropriate claims to publishers. Processes cancellations and makes necessary adjustments to acquisition records. Receives, sorts, and processes copyright deposits in all formats. Reviews materials to ensure accuracy and completeness; to ensure all regulations are met and all copyright registration elements are present; and takes appropriate subsequent actions, including annotating and/or updating all files. Routes materials as appropriate within the Copyright Office or for the Library's collections.

Opening Date: September 7, 2021

Closing Date: September 24, 2021

Grade: GS 07

Series: 1411


PERMANENT (LIBRARY EMPLOYEES ONLY)

Library Technician (Electronic Deposit Acquisitions) | Apply online at USAJOBS

The Library Technician works in the Acquisitions & Deposits Division. The Division's mission is to augment and enhance the Library's collections, and enable its Reading Rooms to provide timely, effective public service by acquiring works through the skillful enforcement of the mandatory deposit requirement of the Copyright Act of 1976. The incumbent processes compliance enforcement actions taken by the Copyright Acquisitions librarians under section 407 of the Copyright Act of 1976. Such actions result in the acquisition of works in a variety of formats for the Library's general and special collections.

Ensures conformity to Library of Congress and Copyright Office standards of metadata and files related to copyright digital deposits. Will develop skills required for research and troubleshooting of perceived problems with digital files delivered as copyright deposits, and when and how to work with other library service units for appropriate resolution. Uses online tools developed by the Library and Copyright Office to process digital files delivered as copyright deposits. Reports on, inventories, and provides data online projects/delivery review assignments. Conducts searches and research on publisher websites and online services to synchronize and confirm validity of copyright digital deposits, and identify additional titles within scope for copyright deposits.

Opening Date: September 7, 2021

Closing Date: September 28, 2021

Grade:GS 07

Series: 1411