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Subject: Position at Library of Congress

Position at Library of Congress

From: Werner Haun <whau>
Date: Monday, December 18, 2000
Preservation Technical Specialist
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress invites applications for the permanent
position of Preservation Technical Specialist.  Below is a partial
position description.  A complete description may be found at:   A
complete position announcement may also be obtained by contacting
the Employment Office at 202-707-5627, or the employment hotline at
202-707-4315.  Additional application information may be found at

Title: Librarian (Preservation Technical Specialist)
GS-1410-09 (10750) $32,380 - $42,091 ($35,310 - $45,900) *
* Salary reflects locality pay.

Position Location: Collection Care Section, Binding and Collection
Care Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services; James
Madison Memorial Building.

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

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

Number of Vacancies: One

Brief description of duties: The Librarian provides technical
expertise in the area of housing and physical treatment or repair of
non-artifactual materials in the Library's general collections;
determines and makes appropriate treatment decisions regarding items
routed for physical treatment, boxing or re-housing.  Develops and
implements improved housing and repair methods based on changing
technologies.  Trains lower-graded technicians in repair, in-housing
binding, and the construction of custom-fitted enclosures using the
automated box-making machine. Monitors operation of the automated
box-making machine and arranges for inspection and routine
maintenance.  Maintains frequent contact with the manufacturer to
seek advice and resolve problems.  Prepares specifications to
improve the system software for greater flexibility in operating the
machine.  Monitors use and maintenance of Macintosh or
IBM-compatible computers.  Establishes and coordinates an inventory
control system to track materials through the various stages of
preparation, treatment, and review.  Collects and analyzes
worksheets and other data and produces statistical and other reports
as needed.

How to apply: To be considered for these vacancies, applicants must
submit either a Standard Form 171 (Application for Federal
Employment), the Optional Form 612 (Optional Application for Federal
Employment), or a Federal-style resume (see attached); a description
of their competence of the KSAs (if applicable) on plain paper; and
any other required attachments.  Current and former Federal
employees are required to submit a copy of their most recent SF-50
with application.  Current and former military personnel must submit
a copy of their DD-214 indicating separation date. Individuals who
are not currently employed by the Library must also return the
attached Background Survey Questionnaire. Mailing Address:

    The Library of Congress
    Employment Office - Staffing/Recruitment Group
    101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM-107
    Washington, DC 20540-2295

Werner Haun
Head of Collections Care Section

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:33
                 Distributed: Monday, December 18, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-33-033
Received on Monday, 18 December, 2000

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