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Positions at Library of Congress

From: Werner Haun <whau>
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Collections Care Technician (6 vacancies)
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress invites applications for the position of
Collections Care Technician.  Below is a partial position
description. A complete position announcement may be found at:
or may be obtained by contacting  the Employment Office at
202-707-5627, or employment hotline at 202-707-4315.

Vacancy Announcement Number: 135422
Opening Date: April 16, 2002
Closing Date: May 16, 2002


    GS-5 (10747) $22,737 - $29,559 ($25,347 - $32,952)*
    GS-6 (10748) $25,344 - $32,949 ($28,253 - $36,732)*
    GS-7 (10749) $28,164 - $36,615 ($31,397n - $40,818)*
    *Salary reflects locality

Type of appointment:  Indefinite not to exceed five years
non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent at the GS-5 level will use an
automated box-making system to construct custom fitted enclosures
for Library materials from the permanent research collections;
prepares materials for enclosure; removes materials from acid
binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective
enclosures; performs basic repairs such as tipping-in or repair
paper, using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper, constructing pockets
to house accompanying material or tightening hinges; assist in
maintaining cleanliness and order in the repair facility; assure the
physical safety of all Library materials assigned for repair or
housing; works in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner;
maintain worksheets on a daily basis; and participates in staff
meetings, Library committees, or task forces. In addition to the
duties listed above, incumbent at the GS-6 level will independently
search the Library's on-line and manual catalogs to verify entry or
call number; performs basic and intermediate repairs such as spine
repair, recasing or new covers; handles RUSH requests; and perform
quality assurance as batches of work are completed.  In addition,
incumbent at the GS-7 level will organize teams of technicians to
work in decentralized environments to accomplish housing projects
for particular collections; produce statistics; develop creative
solutions to non-routine problems; assists in making treatment
decisions for housing and repair; assists in the examination of
material to determine condition, develops treatment plans, and
estimates cost of treatment; trains other technicians; assists in
conducting use surveys; perform quality assurance; and may be
assigned to direct work flow for housing or repair activities

Werner Haun
Collections Conservator
Binding and Collections Care Division
Library of Congress, LMG-19
Washington, DC  20540-4522
Fax: 202-707-3434

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:73
                 Distributed: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
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Received on Wednesday, 24 April, 2002

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