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[BKARTS] Collections Care Technician @ Library of Congress



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Collections Care Technician
Library of Congress


The Library of Congress invites applications for the position of
Collections Care Technician.  Below is a partial position description.
A complete position announcement may be found at:
http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/summary.asp?OPMControl=VA1105, or may be
obtained by contacting  the Employment Office at 202-707-5627, or
employment hotline at 202-707-4315.

Vacancy Announcement Number: 135422
Opening Date: April 16, 2002
Closing Date: May 16, 2002

SALARY:
GS-5 (10747) $22,737 - $29,559 ($25,347 - $32,952)*
GS-6 (10748) $25,344 - $32,949 ($28,253 - $36,732)*
GS-7 (10749) $28,164 - $36,615 ($31,397 - $40,818)*
*Salary reflects locality

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  INDEFINITE NOT TO EXCEED FIVE YEARS
NON-SUPERVISORY, BARGAINING UNIT POSITION

VACANCIES: 6

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; 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; 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
Collections Conservator
Binding & Collections Care Division
Library of Congress, LMG-19
Washington, DC  20540-4522
202-707-6579
Fax: 202-707-3434

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