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Position at Library of Congress

From: Jeanette Palleiro-Dawe <jdaw<-a>
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Director for Preservation, ST-1410
Library of Congress

Announcement Number: 050147
Application Deadline:     June 28, 2005
Job Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary Range: $124,736.00-$149,200.00
Open Date: May 27, 2005
Time Limit: Permanent - No time limit     WHO
May Apply: Anyone may apply, By law, employment at most U.S.
Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited
to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired providing that
immigration laws and other legal requirements are met.

The Director for Preservation works under the general direction and
supervision of the Associate Librarian and Deputy Associate
Librarian for Library Services.

The Director for Preservation position is located in the Office of
the Director for Preservation, Preservation Directorate, Library

Number of vacancies: One

The Position Description number for this position is 58199.

Evaluation of candidates: The Library of Congress evaluates
applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured
interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through
licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a
narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone
interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are
marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and
the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a
position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must
demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSA's in
the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full
structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are
designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and
training directly related to the job in order to identify the best
qualified applicants for selection.

The Library of Congress is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility
requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.


    Coordinates and oversees, within established Library policies
    and priorities, all activities throughout the Library relating
    to the preservation and physical protection of Library materials
    (140 million items in all formats). Has overall responsibility,
    as well as delegates authority, for the oversight and
    administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical preservation
    programs for the twenty-first century. Is responsible for the
    direction and management of the Library of Congress preservation
    program. Provides direction to the heads of the Binding Office,
    Preservation Research and Testing Offices, Preservation
    Microfilming Office, Conservation Office and members of the
    National Preservation Program Office.

    Serves as the primary advisor on various programs and events
    specifically in the area of preservation. Establishes and
    maintains effective working relationships with various
    high-level individuals, legislative and executive agencies,
    executives of major corporations, and members of the public.

    Contacts, advises, and collaborates with high-ranking officials,
    such as agency heads, top congressional staff officials, state
    executives, legislative leaders, and/or executives of comparable
    private sector organizations.

Evaluation of Training and Experience:

    Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience
    and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them
    with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and
    abilities to perform the duties of the position without more
    than normal supervision

    Ability to lead change and achieve results **

    Ability to leverage diversity

    Knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of
    conservation and preservation **

    Skills in Business Management

    Ability to build coalitions

    Ability to lead people

Other Significant Facts: The Library of Congress is the nation's
oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library,
with more than 126 million items in its physical collections
(including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and
sound recordings) and more than 8 million items online at its
award-winning Web site. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.,
the Library is also the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the
Congressional Research Service, and the Law Library of Congress and
is leading the worldwide effort to preserve digital material through
the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

For current or former Federal employees: Submit a copy of your most
recent SF-50 noting your current position, grade level, duty
location, and salary level.

Applicants who are referred for an interview will be required to
submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

For current or former military personnel: Submit a copy of your
DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member
Copy 4) if applicable.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring
procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility
when applying for this position. for more information contact the

    Selective Placement Program Coordinator
    spp<-a t->loc< . >gov

The selected applicant will be required to file a financial
disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S.
Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521,
Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for the persons selected
under this vacancy announcement.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States
and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As
such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an
appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of
vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of
Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

Consideration for this program is open to all Library of Congress
staff who now occupy GS-11, GS-12, or GS-13 grade level positions
with permanent or indefinite status (except indefinites with not to
exceed dates), or equivalent wage board status who have completed at
least one year of continuous Library service.

How to apply: To be considered for this vacancy, applicants may
apply online at <URL:> or submit a completed
applicant job kit. Online applicants must complete all mandatory
sections of the online application form. In order to use the online
application system, applicants must use a computer that is equipped
with either Netscape 4.7 or Internet Explorer 5.0, or higher.
Attempting to complete the online application with an incompatible
browser could result in the inability to submit a complete
application. Job kit applicants must submit a completed application
using the job kit scannable form AND an OF-612 or a Federal Style
resume. A facsimile of the scannable form cannot be accepted nor
will hard copy applications be accepted without a completed
scannable form. You can request a copy of the job kit, which
includes the scannable form, by contacting the Library of Congress
Employment Office at the address below. If you experience technical
difficulties with the online system or need any additional
information, please contact a Human Resources Assistant at the
number listed above or at jobhelp<-a t->loc< . >gov.

    Library of Congress Employment Office
    101 Independence Avenue
    SE, LM-107 Washington DC 20540-2700

Please be advised that due to security concerns on Capitol Hill,
mail delivery from the United States Postal Service is experiencing
significant delays. As a result, you are strongly encouraged to
apply online. If you choose to submit a hard-copy application, we
recommend that you send it via Fed-Ex or United Parcel Service (UPS)
and that you allow at least 72 hours for delivery, even for
overnight packages. You also have the option of hand delivery of
your application, Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm to
the Library of Congress Employment Office.

Contact Information:

    Employment Office 202-7075627
    jobhelp<-a t->loc< . >gov

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