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Subject: Position at Library of Congress

Position at Library of Congress

From: Elizabeth F. Miller <emil>
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 1992
Vacancy Announcement Number: 21242
Opening Date: October 1, 1992
Closing Date: November 30, 1992

General Position Information:
Title: Conservator (Paper)
    GS-1001-09  (4899)  $26,798 - $34,835

Position Location: Conservation Office, Office of the Director for
    Preservation, Collections Services; James Madison Memorial Building

Tour of Duty: Compflex or Flexitime

Type of Appointment: Permanent, Non-supervisory, bargaining unit

Number of Vacancies: Two (Subject to Congressional funding authorization
    for fiscal 1993 beginning October 1, 1992)

Brief Description Of Duties:
Conservation treatment of a variety of paper, photographic and linen
architectural drawings and plans.  Duties are executed under general
supervision and include removal or reduction of stains; aqueous and
organic solvent deacidification and alkalizing; lining; mending by means
of Japanese long-fiber, heat-set tissue, matching paper, and leafcasting
techniques; mat cutting and hinging; and preparation of written reports
and photographic records of an artifact's condition, before, during and
after treatment; surveying.  Other responsibilities may include
conducting chemical spot tests and analyzing fibers, pigments and other
substances by means of the polarizing microscope.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must meet all of the requirements detailed below.

Specialized Experience:
Two years of specialized experience in library, archival, or museum
conservation of paper artifacts.  One year of this specialized
experience must have been at the GS-7 level in the Federal service or at
a comparable level of difficulty outside the Federal service.

Educational Requirement:
Bachelor's degree with substantial coursework (at least 12 semester
hours or 18 quarter hours) in art history, studio art, the physical
sciences, or related fields.  Applicants should submit a course list
with their applications to insure that full credit is given for relevant

Three years of general experience which demonstrate knowledge of basic
conservation procedures may be substituted for the educational
requirement. Completion of a graduate degree in conservation may be
substituted for a maximum of one year of the required specialized
experience, when skills equal to the GS-9 level performance equivalent
of the Paper Conservation Section can be demonstrated.

Quality Ranking Factors:
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be
evaluated on the basis of the Quality Ranking Factors.  Applicants are
encouraged to submit with their SF-171 a supplemental statement
addressing each Quality Ranking Factor separately.  The supplemental
statement should be prepared on plain 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and should
briefly describe how the applicant's experience, education, training,
self-development, outside activities, awards, and commendations relate
to each Quality Ranking Factor.

    1.  Knowledge of and skill in paper conservation techniques.  (40%)
    2.  Knowledge of paper: its working properties, history, and
            associated media and techniques.  (40%)
    3.  Knowledge of equipment and procedures for examination,
            documentation and analysis of paper artifacts.  (20%)

Note: To receive full credit for factors #1 and #2, applicants must
provide a list of any graduate, undergraduate or other appropriate
courses related to these factors, or information on any relevant
apprenticeships, workshops or private classes.

The Library reserves the right to fill any number of the above-
described position that are or become vacant during the life of this
vacancy announcement.  All Federal Employee Benefits apply.

How To Apply: Submit a Standard Form 171, Application for Federal
Employment, and all required attachments as described in this
Announcement to:

    Library of Congress
    Human Resources Operations Office
    101 Independence Ave., SE, LM 107
    Washington, DC  20540-2295

For more information on this Vacancy, please contact:
Human Resources, Team 1, at 202-707-9147

Note: Your cooperation is requested in completing the following
background and survey questionnaire and returning it with your
application.  This form is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and will be used for
statistical purposes only.  All questionnaires become the property of
the directorate of Human Resources and are not used in the evaluation

    **** Moderator's comments:   With this Vacancy Announcement, came a
    2-page survey form.  If you are interested in this position you can
    obtain a copy of the form by sending a message:
    to consdist-request [at] lindy__stanford__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:26
                 Distributed: Sunday, November 8, 1992
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Received on Wednesday, 4 November, 1992

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