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Subject: Position at Library of Congress

Position at Library of Congress

From: Joanne Veronica Martinez <joma>
Date: Friday, May 29, 1998
Library Technician (Collections Care Technician)
Library Of Congress
Vacancy Announcement Number: WA-LC-98-0166 PW

GS-1411-5 (10747) $19,969 - $25,963 Per Annum*
GS-1411-6 (10748) $22,258 - $28,936 Per Annum*
GS-1411-7 (10749) $24,734 - $32,150 Per Annum*
Number of Vacancies: 2

Brief Description of Duties: 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;
prepare materials for enclosure; removes materials from acidic
binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective
enclosures; perform basic repairs such as tipping-in or repairing
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; support
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; work in a timely,
accurate, and cost-effective manner; maintain worksheets on a daily
basis; and participate 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 online and
manual catalogs to verify entry or call number; perform basic and
intermediate repairs such as spine repair, recasing or new covers;
handle *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;
assist in making treatment decisions for housing and repair; assist
in the examination of material to determine condition, develop
treatment plans, and estimate cost of treatment; train other
Technicians; assist in conducting use surveys; perform quality
assurance; and may be assigned to direct work flow for housing or
repair activities.

Minimum Qualifications: To qualify at the GS-5 level applicants must
have at least 6 months of related experience, equivalent to the GS-4
level in the Federal service or at a comparable level of difficulty
outside the Federal service, performing duties such as general
clerical, library or other experience which demonstrates experience
in simple book repair or protective enclosure of library or archival
materials; or have successfully completed at least 4 years (120
semester/180 quarter hours) of undergraduate education, in an
accredited college or university, in any field of study; or have an
equivalent combination of related experience and education when
combined is equivalent to 6 months of related experience at the GS-4
level. At the GS-6 level applicants must have at least 6 months of
related specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-5 level in the
Federal service or at a comparable level of difficulty outside the
Federal service, performing duties such as leaf repair,
constructions of pockets, paperback stiffening, hinge, tightening or
the construction of protective enclosures.  At the GS- 7 level
applicants must have at least 6 months of related specialized
experience, equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service or
at a comparable level of difficulty outside the Federal service,
performing duties such as recasing, spine repair, and use of an
online bibliographic system.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities (KSAs):  The following KSAs have
been identified as being important to the performance of this
position at the GS-5/6/7 grade levels.  The percentages in
parenthesis indicate the relative importance of each KSA to this
position.

    1.  Knowledge of book structure including methods of leaf
        attachment. (30%)
    2.  Ability to perform exacting hand work with care, precision,
        patience, and attention to detail.  (30%)
    3.  Knowledge of online bibliographic system to determine proper
        bibliographic information for spine lettering and labeling.
        (20%)
    4.  Ability to communicate and interact with others.  (10%)
    5.  Ability to communicate in writing.  (10%)

For copies of this vacancy announcement, applications, Supplemental
Qualifications Statement (Form C) 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.

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