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Position at Library of Congress



LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Washington, DC 20540-2295
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Vacancy Announcement Number 980281
Opening Date: October 22, 1998
Closing Date: November 23, 1998

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, WOMEN,

MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO MEET ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS

ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



GENERAL POSITION INFORMATION:



Title:  Supervisory Librarian

 (Collections Conservator)

 GS-1410-12 (9793)  $43,876 - $57,043*



*  The individual selected for this position will receive the applicable

      locality pay adjustment.



Position Location:  Collections Care Section, Binding and Collections Care
Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services; James Madison
Memorial
Building



Tour of Duty: Full-time



Type of Appointment:  Permanent

 Supervisory, non-bargaining unit position



Number of Vacancies:  One





BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:


The Collections Conservator manages the collections care program,
including

preventive conservation, contract and in-house book repair, and

construction of protective enclosures.  The Conservator determines program

goals, policies, procedures and techniques related to the physical

treatment and physical storage of the Library's collections; analyzes

procedures for protection, security, serviceability, and economy and

updates or implements techniques which improve  quality and/or

effectiveness of the operation; serves on Preservation Directorate

Selection Matrix Teams to identify and prioritize materials/collections
for

treatment and prepare cost estimates; analyzes results of use and
condition

surveys and makes recommendations to the Chief, Binding & Collections Care

Division and the Preservation Management Team; works with custodial areas

to develop and apply policies for how best to treat materials; shares

expertise in collections care with other Library staff, private and
federal

institutions, the public, and visitors through displays, personal tours,

lectures and publications.  The Conservator supervises the staff of the

Collections Care Section of the Binding & Collections Care Division

involved in the daily operation of the repair program and the housing

program; works with other supervisors to set priorities; prepares

statistical, arrearage and management reports as needed; and monitors and

controls the work flow to and from all library units.  Ensures that the

spirit and practice of EEO/AA is carried out in all personnel matters.
The

Conservator may also perform conservation treatment of a highly complex or

technical nature on valuable or unique materials.





MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


One year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level in the Federal

Service or at a comparable of difficulty outside the Federal Service which

demonstrates a minimum level of proficiency in the following KSA:



Knowledge of preservation treatment techniques and technologies as applied

to library materials in all formats.





QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (KSAs):


Quality ranking factors are presented in ALL CAPS. The statements

following each factor relate to specific duties of the position.







1.  KNOWLEDGE OF PRESERVATION TREATMENT TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES AS
APPLIED
TO LIBRARY MATERIALS IN ALL FORMATS -- to develop  specifications for
treating
materials; work with custodial staff to develop and apply policies and
procedures for how best to treat and develop appropriate protective
enclosures
for library collections in all formats; direct and evaluate work of
technicians performing repair

of library materials and construction of protective enclosures; evaluate
environmental conditions and impact on a variety of collections; evaluate
contractors' work; and perform conservation treatment on valuable or
unique
materials.





2.  ABILITY TO ANALYZE, PLAN AND ORGANIZE RESOURCES TO ACCOMPLISH THE
MISSION
OF A UNIT -- to manage the daily operations and production of a

 unit involved in the repair and creation of protective enclosure for
library
materials; work with others in the Preservation Directorate to establish
priorities; prepare cost plans and monitor expenditures; and

 analyze, monitor and coordinate workflow and recommend improvements as

necessary; analyze operational data and prepare statistical and narrative
management reports;





3.  ABILITY TO SUPERVISE A DIVERSE STAFF -- to supervise the staff of the

    Collections Care Section; work with other supervisors to set
priorities;
evaluate the performance of staff; approve leave and schedules; hear and
resolve employee complaints; interview and select staff; provide training
and
mentoring to staff in support of furthering

 skills and career enhancement; recommend promotions and/or awards; ensure
safe working conditions; and ensure that the spirit and practice

 of EEO/AA is carried out in all personnel matters.





4.  ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE AND INTERACT WITH OTHERS -- to assign and
coordinate work of the section;  work with custodial areas and staff of

    the Preservation Directorate; share expertise in collections care with

 other Library staff, representatives of private and federal institutions,
the
public and visitors through personal tours, lectures

and publications.







HOW TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE ON THE KSAs:
Applicants must address each

KSA on a separate sheet of plain paper in order to be considered for this

vacancy.  Applicants should not simply repeat entries from their
employment

application in addressing each KSA, but should elaborate on any specific

experience (as an employee or volunteer), training, educational courses,

and awards that demonstrate possession of the identified KSAs.

Publications are available in libraries and book stores to help guide you

in addressing the KSAs.  Each KSA must be addressed individually and  MUST

NOT exceed one page each.





EVALUATION PROCESS:  Applicants are first assessed against the minimum

qualifications requirements for the position.  To be minimally qualified,

applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of competence in the
knowledge,

skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to perform the duties of the

position, and must have the length of time and level of education and/or

experience as specified in the announcement.  Applicants who are minimally

qualified will be further evaluated to determine the degree to which they

possess the KSAs identified as quality ranking factors.  These KSAs are

assigned values for purposes of rating.  This rating process will
determine

who will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

Applicants who fail to submit the required information by the final
closing

date will not receive further consideration for this position.





REMARKS:



Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an

appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.



The Library reserves the right to fill any number of the above-described

positions that are or become vacant during the life of this vacancy

announcement.



Applicants who are referred for interview must complete Declaration of

Federal Employment (OF306).





HOW TO APPLY:  Submit a Standard Form 171 - Application for Federal
Employment, or the Optional Application for Federal Employment - OF 612, a
description of competence on the KSAs on plain paper, and any other
required
attachments to:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
HUMAN RESOURCES OPERATIONS OFFICE
101 INDEPENDENCE AVE., SE, LM 107
WASHINGTON, DC 20540-2295

NOTE:  For copies of this vacancy announcement, applications or
information on
other Library of Congress opportunities, please call our Employment Office
at
(202) 707-5627 or our employment hotline at (202) 707-4315.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE FINAL CLOSING DATE TO RECEIVE
CONSIDERATION FOR THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT; POSTMARKED APPLICATIONS WILL
NOT
BE ACCEPTED.

Individuals who are not currently employed by the Library must also return
the
"Background Survey Questionnaire."

 Last Update October 21, 1998 (dtp)


Mrs. Amparo R. de Torres
Special Projects Officer
Conservation Division, LM G 38
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, D. C. 20540-4500, USA
Tel: (202) 707-1026
Fax: (202) 707-1525


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