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Positions at Library of Congress

From: Jeanne Drewes <jdre<-a>
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2008
Library Technician, GS-1411-05 (3 positions)
Library Of Congress
Washington DC

Salary Range: $31,751-$41,271
Close Date: June 26, 2008
Announcement Number: 080115
Opening date: May 29, 2008


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

Number of Vacancies: Three
The position description numbers for this position are 62252.

To assure long-term access to collections, the Library regularly
labels, binds, repairs and provides custom protective enclosures for
new acquisitions, at-risk materials, and fragile and damaged media
in all formats. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head
of the Collections Care Section to perform repairs, construct
housing and protective enclosures for the Library's collections.

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
    KSAs 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

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments
    for the Washington DC, Metropolitan area.

    The incumbent of this position will work a Compflex or Flextime
    work schedule.

    'Any person(s) selected for this position may be converted to a
    permanent appointment if the position becomes available as a
    permanent position.'

    (Permanent Appointments for bargaining unit positions and
    positions within AFSCME 2477's collective bargaining unit).

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.


    Performs a range of tasks to maintain and preserve collection
    items, such as books, paper, and photographs. Performs basic
    repairs to collection materials and provides treatments for
    long-term preservation.

    Performs operation and maintenance of specialized equipment in a
    library environment, (e.g., board shears, guillotine cutter,
    book presses, computers, ultrasonic welding equipment, fume
    hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification
    preparation, sewing frames, or automated box-making machines)
    used to perform duties associated with the preservation of
    library materials. Orders supplies, troubleshoots equipment
    malfunctions, and places service calls when appropriate.

    Performs bibliographic searches, database input work.

    Attends meetings, workshops, briefings, etc.

    Prepares various written materials in a library environment.

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.

    Knowledge of preservation techniques for library collection

    Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and

    Ability to operate and maintain specialized equipment.

    Knowledge of library processes and procedures.

    Ability to plan, organize, and execute work within specified

    Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

    Ability to compose non-technical correspondence.

Other significant facts: 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.

If you are a David L. Boren scholar or fellow, and are not currently
a student, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 provides that you can
be considered, under a special appointing authority, for vacancies
that are advertised under an agency's promotion procedures. Contact
the National Security Education Board for assistance in determining
whether this position will meet NSEP service requirements

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

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