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Position at Library of Congress

From: Mark Roosa <mroo>
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Supervisory Conservator
(Head, Book and Paper Section, Conservation Division)
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-2295

Vacancy Announcement Number 000163
7 Jul 2000
GS-1001-13 (10757) $55,837 - $72,586 ($60,890 - $79,155)
(Salary reflects locality pay)

Position Location: Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate,
Library Services; James Madison Memorial Building.

Tour of Duty: Full-time. Incumbent will work a flexitime work

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

Number of Vacancies:  One

Brief description of duties: The Supervisory Conservator has full
responsibility for the range of activities performed by the staff of
the Book and Paper Conservation Section. Supervises employees in the
examination of collection items to determine the conservation needs
and the most appropriate treatment based on established criteria;
documentation; materials analysis and testing; and treatment.  Works
with custodial division to develop, establish, coordinate, and
implement a comprehensive, Library-wide conservation program
appropriate to the collection needs. Maintains fiscal control of
conservation and adheres to ethical conservation standards of
practice and assures the safety of all items referred to Section for
treatment.  Keeps abreast of developments in the field of
conservation. Makes presentations and gives briefings to visiting
dignitaries or members of the public.  Acts as Division Chief when

The Library of Congress is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Qualifications: One year of specialized experience at the
GS-12 level in the Federal service or at a comparable level of
difficulty outside the Federal service, either of which demonstrates
a minimum level of proficiency in each of the following knowledge,
skills and/or abilities (KSAs):

    1.  Knowledge of conservation techniques and practices--to
        supervise the application of the full range of library
        conservation techniques and practices and contribute to
        complex library decisions affecting the long term
        conservation of rare library books and unbound materials.

    2.  Skill in supervising others and managing a program to plan
        and direct conservation activities of the Book and Paper
        Section and provide daily supervision to a staff of highly
        skilled conservators and interns.

    3.  Ability to effectively communicate and interact with
        others-- to advise the division chief on established
        conservation policies, short and long range goals and plans
        for a systematic conservation program and priorities that
        will meet management needs and technical requirements;
        establish policies and procedures for conservation of books
        and unbound materials aimed at fulfilling the Library's
        preservation mission; and provide technical advice to the
        national and international conservation communities.

How to demonstrate competence of each KSA: Applicants must address
each KSA (including any identified as selective factors) on a
separate sheet of plain paper in order to be considered for this
position.  Applicants should not simply repeat entries from their
employment application in addressing each KSA, but should elaborate
on any specific experience (as an employee or volunteer), training,
educational courses, and awards that demonstrate possession of the
identified KSAs. Publications are available in libraries and book
stores to help guide you in addressing the KSAs.  Each KSA must be
addressed individually and should not exceed one page each.

Evaluation Process: Applicants are first assessed against the
minimum qualifications requirements for positions.  Applicants must
meet the minimum qualification requirements of these positions by
the closing date of the vacancy announcement. To minimally qualify,
applicants must meet the length of time and level of experience
and/or education as specified under the minimum qualifications
requirements. This experience and/or education must also demonstrate
a minimum level of competence of the KSAs  identified as part of the
minimum qualifications requirements. Applicants who are found to be
minimally qualified will be further evaluated by a rating panel to
determine the degree to which they possess each of  the listed KSAs.
This process will determine who will be referred to the selecting
official for an interview.

For additional information and application guidelines please see:
<URL:> or contact:

    The Library of Congress
    Employment Office - Staffing/Recruiting Group
    101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM107
    Washington, DC 20540-2295

Mark S. Roosa
Chief, Conservation Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4530
Fax: 202-707-1525

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:6
                   Distributed: Friday, July 21, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-6-023
Received on Tuesday, 18 July, 2000

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