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Position at Library of Congress

From: Mark Roosa <mroo>
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2001
Chief, Conservation Division
Library of Congress (Vacancy-Extended)
Washington, DC 20540-2295
Vacancy Announcement Number 000246
Supervisory Conservator, Chief, Conservation Division

GS-1001-15 (11273) $77,614 - $100,897 ($84,638 -$110,028)
    Salary reflects locality pay.

Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate,
Library Services; James Madison Building.

Opening Date October 19, 2000
Closing Date March 2, 2001

Brief Description of Duties: The Chief plans and directs the
activities of the Conservation Division of the Library of Congress.
Establishes policies and procedures governing the preservation and
physical conservation of rare books; manuscripts, maps atlases,
prints and photographs, posters, drawings, other works of art on
paper, and non-book media such as moving image and audio
collections. Applies an in-depth knowledge of the full range of
library preservation techniques to complex library decisions
affecting the long-term preservation of those materials of greatest
intrinsic value or historical significance. Develops and maintains
comprehensive emergency preparedness and disaster recovery plans for
all Library collection materials.  Provides technical advice to
other libraries based on in-depth knowledge of the nature of
preservation problems. Provides for the professional development and
advanced conservation training of Library of Congress conservation
staff and conservation interns working at the Library.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of specialized experience at the
GS-14 level in the Federal Service or at a comparable level of
difficulty outside the Federal Service which demonstrates a minimum
level of proficiency in each of the following knowledge, skills and
/or abilities (KSAs):

    1.  Skill in supervising others and managing a program--to plan
        and direct the activities of the Conservation Division of
        the Library of Congress and provide daily supervision for a
        large, highly skilled professional staff of conservators and
        conservation technicians.

    2.  Ability to communicate and interact with others--to advise
        the Director for Preservation on establishment of
        preservation policies, on short and long-range goals and
        plans for a systematic preservation program, and on
        priorities that will meet management needs and technical
        requirements; establish policies and procedures governing
        the preservation and physical conservation of library
        materials; and provide technical advice to the broad
        conservation community and contributes professionally to the
        fields of preservation and conservation.

    3.  Knowledge of preservation and conservation techniques and
        practices--to supervise the application of the full range of
        library preservation and conservation techniques and
        practices and contribute to complex library decisions
        affecting the long-term preservation and conservation of
        library materials.

For more information see
<URL:http://lcweb.loc.gov/hr/employment/000246.txt> or contact:

    The Library of Congress
    Employment Office - Staffing/Recruitment Group
    101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM-107
    Washington, DC 20540-2295
    202-707-5627

or our employment hotline at (202) 707-4315

Mark Roosa
Director for Preservation
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4500
202-707-7423
Fax: 202-707-3434


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