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Position at the Library of Congress: Collections Care Technician

The Library of Congress invites applications for the permanent position of
Collections Care Technician.  Below is a partial position description.  A
complete position announcement may be found at:
http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/010038.txt, or may be obtained by
contacting  the Employment Office at 202-707-5627, or employment hotline at
202-707-4315.  In addition, application material can be obtained by calling
the Office of Personnel Management's USAJOBS at (202) 606-2700 or by
visiting their website at www.usajobs.opm.gov.

Title:   Library Technician (Collections Care Technician)
            GS-1411-5 (10747) $21,947 - $28,535 ($24,192 - $31,454)*
            GS-1411-6 (10748) $24,643 - $31,798 ($26,966 - $35,051)*
            GS-1411-7 (10749) $27,185 - $35,339 ($29,966 - $38,954)*

   *        Salary in parentheses reflects locality pay.

Vacancy Announcement Number:
Opening Date: April 23, 2001
Closing Date: May 23, 2001

Incumbent at the GS-5 level will use an automated box-making system to
construct custom fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent
research collections; prepares materials for enclosure; removes materials
from acid binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective
enclosures; performs basic repairs such as tipping-in or repair paper,
using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper, constructing pockets to house
accompanying material or tightening hinges; assist in maintaining
cleanliness and order in the repair facility; supports the Library Binding
Section by performing treatments such as stiffening and pamphlet binding;
assure the physical safety of all Library materials assigned for repair or
housing; works in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner; maintain
worksheets on a daily basis; and participates in staff meetings, Library
committees, or task forces. In addition to the duties listed above,
incumbent at the GS-6 level will independently search the Library's on-line
and manual catalogs to verify entry or call number; performs basic and
intermediate repairs such as spine repair, recasing or new covers; handles
RUSH requests; and perform quality assurance as batches of work are
completed.  In addition, incumbent at the GS-7 level will organize teams of
technicians to work in decentralized environments to accomplish housing
projects for particular collections; produce statistics; develop creative
solutions to non-routine problems; assists in making treatment decisions
for housing and repair; assists in the examination of material to determine
condition, develops treatment plans, and estimates cost of treatment;
trains other technicians; assists in conducting use surveys; perform
quality assurance; and may be assigned to direct work flow for housing or
repair activities

Werner Haun
Head of Collections Care Section

Werner Haun
Collections Conservator
Binding & Collections Care Division
Library of Congress, LMG-19
Washington, DC  20540-4522

(202) 707-6579
(202) 707-3434 fax

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