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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: 21246
Opening Date: October 1, 1992
Closing Date: November 30, 1992

General Position Information:
Title: Conservator (Photography) (Photographic Conservator)
    GS-1001-11  (7467)  $32,423 - $42,152
    GS-1001-12  (5919)  $38,861 - $50,516

Promotion Potential: Promotion plan to GS-12

Position Location: Conservation Office, Preservation Office, Collections
    Services; James Madison Memorial Building

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

Tour of Duty: Compflex or Flexitime

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

Brief Description of Duties:
Develops conservation strategies and determines appropriate treatment
for LC's wide range of photographic holdings.  Performs conservation
treatment on a variety of photographic materials.  Surveys and examines
photographic collections, their housing, environments and deterioration
characteristics; prepares treatments, proposals and services as liaison
to division with such holdings.  Collaborates with Research and Testing
Office staff to develop safe and improved testing procedures; performs a
wide variety of chemical tests and analysis to identify techniques, and
supports and determines stability of images.  Exercises initiative,
tact, good judgement, flexibility, and excellent human relations skills.

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

Specialized Experience:
GS-11:  Three years of progressively responsible specialized experience
in the conservation of photographs of artistic or historic value such as
represented in the Library's collections; knowledge of conservation
procedures, photographic chemistry, structures and behavior of materials
and also the history of the development of the medium.  Ability to plan
and implement programs for the benefit of their collections.  One of the
three years of the required specialized experience must have been at the
GS-9 level in the Federal service or at a comparable level of difficulty
outside the Federal service.

GS-12:  Three years of progressively responsible specialized experience
in photograph conservation, one year of which must have been at the
GS-11 level or its professional equivalent outside the Federal service,
demonstrating a knowledge of both theory and practice of bench
procedures in photograph conservation.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor's degree with substantial coursework (at least 12 semester
hours or 18 quarter hours) in art history, studio arts, photographic
technology, or the physical sciences.

A. Three years of general experience which has demonstrated familiarity
   with conservation techniques may be substituted for the educational

B. A master's degree in photo conservation technology, with emphasis on
   photographic or paper conservation, may be substituted for two years
   of the specialized experience.  There is no substitution for the one
   year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level or GS-11 level in
   the Federal service or at a comparable level of difficulty outside
   the Federal service.

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.

GS-11: 1.  Knowledge of and skill in photograph conservation.  (50%)
       2.  Knowledge of photographic materials and technology.  (40%)
       3.  Ability to communicate in writing on technical subjects. (5%)
       4.  Ability to communicate orally on technical subjects.  (5%)

GS-12: 1.  Knowledge of and skill in photograph and other conservation
           techniques.  (50%)
       2.  Knowledge of materials and techniques of execution of works
           of art, artifacts, and archival materials on paper.  (35%)
       3.  Ability to communicate in writing on technical subjects.
       4.  Ability to communicate orally on technical subjects.  (5%)

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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