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Subject: Position at Library of Congress

Position at Library of Congress

From: Jeanne Drewes <jdre<-a>
Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Librarian (Education and Training)
Library Services (Preservation Directorate)
Library of Congress

Announcement Number: 080323
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2009
Job Location: Washington, Dist of Columbia
Work Schedule: Full Time

Salary Range: $48,108.00-$62,546.00
Open Date:    Nov 24, 2008
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 provided that
immigration law and other legal requirements are met, and the
Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available
for the position.

Number of vacancies:1
Promotion potential: 12

Notes: The incumbent recommends policy with regard to preservation,
reference and education and training issues; defines and carries out
projects, and establishes priorities for preservation education and
outreach activities. This position is responsible for maintaining
expertise in one or more specialized preservation activities such as
emergency preparedness and collections care, and provides reference
and training using a working knowledge in all areas as assigned. At
entry level (GS-9), the incumbent completes routine assignments
using specialized knowledge, assists division chief with major
programs and services in training and outreach.

This position is located in the Preservation Directorate, Library

Number of Vacancies: One
The position description number is 169972.

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,
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 will work a flextime work schedule.


    Maintains liaison or communicates with library patrons,
    supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library
    and information networks, information centers, experts in
    government agencies, associations, the private sector, the
    general public and/or research groups. Motivates clientele to
    fully utilize preservation programs and services.

    Supports the Preservation Directorate training program by
    assisting in the implementation of prepared training courses and
    materials. Implements course plans while presenting classroom
    instruction. Prepares instructional guides, information packets,
    and other resource materials.

    Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, and disseminates preservation
    information and materials in various media for quality, content,
    and effectiveness.

    Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, and
    formal correspondence through 'Ask a Librarian' queries using
    Question Point scripts and other means of inquiry relating to
    preservation. Performs various writing and editing duties for a
    variety of documents and reports.

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 communicate effectively other than in writing.

    Ability to plan and carry out preservation training programs. **

    Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of
    preservation and library science. **

    Ability to analyze and organize information and materials.

    Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties. **

    Ability to perform writing and editing 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

Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is
received 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 at 202-707-6362 (voice or
TTY) or email spp<-a t->loc< . >gov.

This position requires that the incumbent meet initial and
continuing qualifications in the use of firearms. Under Title 18
USC, Section 922(g)(9), anyone who has been convicted of a
misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is automatically disqualified
from being appointed to a position requiring the possession of a
firearm or ammunition.

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

Proficiency in English required.

Additional Information: Relocation expenses are not authorized for
the person(s) 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.

How to apply: To be considered for this vacancy, applicants may
apply online at


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<-a t->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 a.m. until 4:30
p.m., to the Library of Congress Customer Service Center.

    Customer Services Center
    jobhelp<-a t->loc< . >GOV

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Received on Tuesday, 25 November, 2008

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