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Subject: Position at Library of Congress

Position at Library of Congress

From: Jeanne Drewes <jdre>
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2007
Supervisory Librarian, GS-1410-12
Library of Congress

Announcement Number: 070285
Application Deadline: 10/30/2007

This position is located in The Office of Library Services,
Preservation Directorate, Binding and Collections Care Division,
Collections Conservation Section.

This position is at the GS-12 grade level The position description
number for this position is 113721.

Number of Vacancies: One

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 KSAis in
the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full
structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are
designed to verify or explore applicant's experience, knowledge, and
training directly related to the job in order to identify the best
qualified applicants for selection.

The Collections Care Section carries out the collections care work
of the Binding and Collections Care Division. Collections Care work
includes, but is not limited to, design of collections care actions,
treatment and housing and all aspects of safety for collections
treated by the Section. The work includes but is not limited to the
planning, implementation of the program, treatment, housing, and the
preservation of collections treated by the section. The Collections
Care Section works closely with all custodial divisional
representatives to develop, establish, coordinate and carry out a
comprehensive, Library-wide collections care program appropriate to
the general and reference collections' needs. In developing such
programs, the incumbent considers the following factors: knowledge
and understanding of current collections care approaches, the
suitability/applicability of preservation and conservation practices
and techniques for the collections of the Library of Congress;
preservation priorities established by each custodial division; and
the mission of the Preservation Directorate. All activities
undertaken by the Section become part of the Directorate's annual
work plan. The incumbent of this position integrates and coordinates
activities with all Preservation Directorate Divisions to provide a
comprehensive, efficiently run collections care program for the
permanent research collections of the Library of Congress, including
paper-based and other formats selected for their importance, value
and rarity for retention in original form. The collections are
diverse, in varying states of deterioration, and present a variety
of complex collections care problems, and require long term
preservation solutions.

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

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for
the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this
position may work a flextime work schedule.


Performs duties related to the preservation of library materials,
including identifying individual items and categories of materials
for preservation.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions
relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work
to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations
for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates
employee performance. Recommends or approves appointments,
selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the
selection authority. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
policies and program activities.

Analyzes, plans, develops, coordinates or serves as project manager
for courses of action and methods needed to support, design, and
implement collections care projects.

Maintains liaison or communicate with library staff, other
libraries, the private sector, and/or research groups.

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

    Ability to communicate effectively orally
    Ability to communicate in writing
    Ability to supervise, develop and promote a diverse workforce **
    Ability to plan and carry out library programs **
    Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications,
    and other information technologies **
    Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library
    Ability to perform preservation duties **

Other significant facts: The Library of Congress is the nation's
oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library,
with more than 130 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

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is
received or postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. 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
    202-707-6362 (Voice or TTY)
    spp [at] loc__gov

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

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal
salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of
their choosing.

Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of
training. 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.

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
Customer Service Center 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 below or at jobhelp [at] loc__gov.

Library of Congress Customer Service Center
101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM-107
Washington, D.C., 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 8:30 am until 4:30 pm,
to the Library of Congress Customer Service Center.

Jeanne Drewes
Chief, Binding and Collections Care,
Library of Congress, LM-G20
Fax: 202-707-3434

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:28
                 Distributed: Friday, October 26, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-28-031
Received on Saturday, 20 October, 2007

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