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Position at Library of Congress

From: Jeanne Drewes <jdre<-at->
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Supervisory Librarian, GS-1410-12
Library of Congress

Announcement number: 090238
Application deadline: Dec 18, 2009
Job location: Washington, Dist of Columbia

Work schedule:Full Time
Salary range: $73,100.00-$95,026.00

Open date: Nov 18, 2009
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 laws 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: This position is located in the Binding and Collections Care
Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The Position Description number for this vacancy is 188863.

The position does not have promotion potential.

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, DC, Metropolitan area.

This is a full-time appointment. The incumbent of this position will
work a flextime work schedule.

Duties: Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary
for accomplishing the work of the Library Binding Section. Reports
to the Chief of the Binding and Collections Care Division of the
Preservation Directorate.

Supervises staff who perform duties related to the preservation of
library materials, including commercial binding preparation, shelf
preparation and identifying individual items and categories of
materials for preservation. Responsible for the secure and safe
transport of library materials. Provides expertise and training
across units. Develops specifications for library materials, service
contracts and programs. Prepares Statements of Work, RFIs, RFOs, and
RFPs. Assists other staff in preparing statements of work. Evaluates
service requirements. Develops evaluation plans. Participates on
proposal evaluation teams. Evaluates vendor proposals for adequacy
in terms of vendor ability to perform desired actions and produce
proper results. Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical
Representative (COTR) in monitoring vendor/contractor performance of
library binding and related preservation services.

Maintains liaison relationships and communicates with supervisors,
library staff, other national libraries, library and information
networks, information centers, experts in government agencies,
associations, 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 supervision.

    Ability to analyze, plan, manage, and carry out library
    preservation operations. **

    Ability to supervise, develop and promote a diverse workforce.

    Knowledge of integrated library systems and information
    management principles.

    Knowledge of library materials, service contracts and programs,
    and contractor monitoring policies and procedures.

    Ability to communicate in writing.

    Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

    Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position. 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
    202-707-6362 (voice or TTY)

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

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing
date of this announcement.

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.

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<-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 8:30am until 4:30pm,
to the Library of Congress Customer Service Center.

Contact Information:

    Customer Service Center

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:18
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Received on Thursday, 19 November, 2009

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