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Subject: Position at Library of Congress

Position at Library of Congress

From: Werner Haun <whau>
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2000
Binding Technician
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress invites applications for the permanent
position of Binding Technician. Below is a partial position
description. Detailed additional information, including application
procedures, may be found at

Date- April 11, 2000
Date- May 11 2000

Title: Library Technician (Binding Technician)
GS-1411-5 (10744) $21,370 - $27,778 ($23,304 - $30,292)*
* Salary reflects locality pay.

Tour of Duty: Full-time. Incumbents may elect to work a compflex or
flexitime work schedule.

Promotion Potential:  GS-7

Position Location: Binding Section, Binding and Collections Care
Division Preservation Directorate, Library Services; James Madison

Type of Appointment: Permanent, Non-supervisory, bargaining unit
Number of Vacancies:  One

**Applications submitted for this vacancy must contain the entire
announcement number.

Brief description of duties: The incumbent works closely and
collaboratively with other divisions in the Directorate to preserve
all of the Library's collections from current and future use in a
cost-effective manner.  The Division is responsible for managing the
Library's program for binding, repair, housing, and preparation of
permanent research materials, with particular attention to materials
in the general, reference, and Law collections.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants applying at the GS-5 level.
Applicants must have at least 6 months of related specialized
experience, equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service or
at a comparable level of difficulty outside the Federal service,
performing library binding or shelf preparation; or must have
successfully completed at least 4 years of undergraduate education.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities (KSAs):  The following KSAs have
been identified as being important to the performance of this
position at the GS-5 grade levels.  The percentages in parenthesis
indicate the relative importance of each KSA to this position.

    1.  Ability to operate online data systems (30%)
    2.  Ability to perform routine work with precision, patience,
        and attention to detail (10%)
    3.  Knowledge of bibliographic techniques and systems. (20 %)
    4.  Knowledge of book structure including methods of leaf
        attachment. (20%)
    5.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing. (20%)

Patricia Simms
Head of Library Binding Section

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:52
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Received on Thursday, 20 April, 2000

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