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[BKARTS] Conservation Bookbinder Position at U.S. Senate



Vacancy Announcement

POSITION: Conservation Bookbinder

DEPARTMENT: Conservation and Preservation

SUMMARY: See Position Classification BELOW

SALARY RANGE: $55,646 - $86,251

CONTACT:
Human Resources
Room SH-231B Hart Building
Fax: 202-228-3603

POSTING DATE: January 7, 2008

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: January 22, 2008
Applications will NOT be accepted after 6:00 p.m.
Fax or hand deliver applications.
Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

*New E-mail your submission to resumes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:resumes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> .  Put the title of the position you are
applying for in the Subject of your e-mail.  If you do not reference the
position you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail, your
information may not be forwarded for further consideration.

All applicants should submit a Secretary of the Senate Application for
Employment with a cover letter and current resume to the Human Resources
Department at the above address.  Qualified candidates will be contacted if
selected for an interview.

CONSERVATION BOOKBINDER

NATURE OF WORK

A rare and interesting position to work within the US Capitol and support
the work of the US Senate!  This is an exciting opportunity to work with
historic books and documents.  This is skilled craftwork maintaining Senate
books and framing Senate items for the Office of Conservation and
Preservation.  Work includes repairing and restoring Senate books and
matting, embossing and framing photographs.  Work is bound by Library
Binding Institute Standards, generally accepted preservation techniques,
general office procedures and equipment manuals and requires independent
judgment in setting priorities and handling unusual assignments.  Work is
performed under the general direction of the Director, Conservation and
Preservation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Repairs, restores, revitalizes and protects books for the Secretary of the
Senate, Senate Leadership, Senate Library and Senate Curator; repairs and
constructs bindings; embosses and hand-tools leather folders, books, and
mats; monitors book collections for preservation treatment; and monitors
temperature and humidity within the Senate Library.

Mats, embosses, and frames prints and photographs; designs and constructs
presentation boxes for foreign dignitaries; and provides assistance and
advice for planning Senate exhibits, presentations and displays.

Serves as liaison to Library and Binding Section of Government Printing
Office (GPO); assists Senate offices and the Senate Library with preparing
material to be bound at GPO; provides GPO with technical aspects of Senate
bookbinding projects; and tracks Senate Library materials sent to GPO.
Represents the Secretary of the Senate at committee meetings, as requested.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a workshop environment and involves the use of
chemicals and machinery that requires appropriate safety precautions.  Work
requires standing for long periods of time, walking, standing, bending,
lifting and carrying items 25 to 50 pounds such as books, papers, framed
items, small parcels, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Work requires successful completion of a formal bookbinding apprenticeship
and/or internship program lasting a minimum of 3- 5 years with five to eight
years experience in the field of bookbinding; or an equivalent combination
of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills
and abilities:

Knowledge of Library Binding Institute standards.

Knowledge of accepted bookbinding and book conservation techniques.

   Skill in the operation of equipment and tools used in bookbinding,
matting and framing.

   Ability to perform mathematical calculations when measuring and cutting
materials.

   Ability to use creativity and originality when interpreting customer
requirements and making suggestions/recommendations to customers.

Ability to deal with others using tact and diplomacy.

Ability to read, comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.

   Ability to provide prompt and courteous customer service and resolve
customer problems.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Work requires successful completion of a formal bookbinding apprenticeship
and/or internship lasting a minimum of 3- 5 years; or equivalent combination
of education and experience.

Ability to successfully complete US Senate training on matting, embossing,
and framing prints.

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