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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: 21240
Opening Date: October 1, 1992
Closing Date: November 30, 1992

General Position Information:
Title: Conservator (Paper)
    GS-1001-11  (4900)  $32,423 - $42,152

Position Location: Conservation Office, Office of 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:
Executes conservation treatments on a wide variety of paper materials
such as prints, drawings, maps, and manuscripts characterized by a great
rarity and value and unusually complex problems.  By virtue of advanced
knowledge of paper chemistry and the techniques of analysis, paper
history and technology, performs chemical and analytical tests on paper,
paper fibers, pigments, inks, media and other substances as needed for
work in progress.  Uses specialized photographic equipment to analyze
and record condition or treatment of individual artifacts, uses
monocular and polarizing microscopes for examination, and uses various
mechanical devices such as leafcasters for the treatment of paper

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

Three years of progressively responsible specialized experience in
conservation of paper artifacts, one year of which must have been at the
GS-9 level in the Federal service or at a comparable level of difficulty
outside the Federal service.

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

A graduate degree in art, library or archival science, or the physical
sciences which included a graduate program certificate in conservation
may be substituted for a maximum of two years of specialized experience.
Three years of general experience which demonstrate a knowledge of basic
conservation principles and techniques may be substituted for the
educational requirement. There is no substitution for the third year of
specialized experience at the GS-9 level or 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.

    1. Knowledge of and skill in paper conservation techniques.  (50%)
    2. Knowledge of materials and techniques of execution of works of
        art on paper and archival documents.  (40%)
    3. Ability to communicate orally on technical subjects.  (5%)
    4. Ability to communicate in writing or technical subjects.  (5%)

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.

Remarks: 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
                        Message Id: cdl-6-26-008
Received on Wednesday, 4 November, 1992

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