Library of Congress Vacancy - Russian (Elizabeth F. Miller) 02 Oct 1992 19:10 UTC

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                             LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                          Washington, DC 20540-2295
                         *** VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT***

                  ^  Vacancy Announcement Number: 21208  ^
                  ^  Opening Date: August 24, 1992       ^
                  ^  Closing Date: October 23, 1992      ^
                  ^                                      ^


              Title: Library Technician
                     (Preservation Microfilm Processing Assistant)
                     GS-1411-6 (9090)  $19,713 - $25,626

                     (Preservation Microfilm Processor)
                     GS-1411-7 (9091)  $21,906 - $28,476

Promotion Potential: Promotion plan to GS-7

  Position Location: Preservation Microfilm Processing Section, Preservation
                     Microfilming Office, Preservation  Directorate,
                     Collections Services, James Madison Memorial Building

       Tour of Duty: Incumbent may elect a compflex or flexitime schedule.

Type of Appointment: Permanent, Non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

Number of Vacancies: FOUR (Subject to Congressional funding authorization for
                     fiscal 1993 beginning October 1, 1992)

The Preservation Microfilming Office is responsible for selection,
bibliographic searching, preparation, cataloging, and processing of fragile or
deteriorating materials from the Library's paper-based collections for
transfer to preservation microfilm or to other preservation formats.  Material
prepared is in a variety of foreign languages and is embrittled or in need of
reformatting.  Incumbents examine, collate, determine microfilm reel breaks,
prepare computer guides describing contents of microfilm, produce targets for
microfilm and they assemble material into preservation orders which have
extensive supporting paperwork.  They execute quality control procedures by
examining completed microfilm to assure compliance with archival microfilm
standards.  Constant careful handling of deteriorated and embrittled material
is an essential part of this work.

Applicants must meet all of the requirements detailed below.

General library or clerical experience

Experience in processing records or library materials, or experience in
processing many types of publications in a variety of languages, or knowledge
of and experience in photography or microphotography, or other experience
which demonstrates the ability to learn and apply a complex body of

  GS-6: One year of general experience and six months of specialized
        experience which must have been at the GS-5 level in the Federal
        Service or at a comparable level of difficulty outside the Federal

  GS-7: One year of general experience and one year of specialized experience,
        six months of which must have been at the GS-6 level in the Federal
        Service or at a comparable level of difficulty outside the Federal

Knowledge of two modern foreign languages sufficient to interpret
bibliographic data and to accurately transcribe titles.  Applicants must
indicate in item #35 on their SF 171 their language skills.

Two full years of college (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours)

  A. For the General Experience and Educational requirements, applicants may

     1) For the GS-6 level - High school graduation and two years of general
        experience, or a bachelor's degree
     2) For the GS-7 level - High school graduation and two and one-half years
        of general experience, or a bachelor's degree.

  B. For the Specialized Experience requirements, applicants may substitute a
     Master's degree in library science for the GS-6 and GS-7 grade levels.
     There is no other substitution for the specialized experience

This position involves considerable pushing and pulling of book trucks and
bending and lifting boxes of books. The selected applicant will be required to
pass the Library of Congress physical examination prior to appointment.

Applicants must pass the Library's clerical test and an approved typing test
with a net speed of 25 words a minute.  A copy of these test results must be
attached to the application.  Library of Congress staff members must also pass
the typing test unless they have held a position within the last year which
required typing.  To waive the typing test, staff members must indicate on the
SF-171, item #24 work experience, their exact position title and the number of
words a minute their position required, i.e., typing at 25 or 40 words

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be evaluated
on the basis of the Quality Ranking Factors.  Applicants are encouraged to
submit with their SF-171 a supplemental statement addressing each Quality
Ranking Factor separately.  The supplemental statement should be prepared on
plain 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and should briefly describe how the applicant's
experience, education, training, self-development, outside activities, awards,
and commendations relate to each Quality Ranking Factor.

l. Knowledge of archival preservation microfilming practices.  (25%)
2. Ability to perform detailed work and to organize records or materials, with
   a high degree of accuracy. (25%)
3. Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience in the use of one or more modern
   foreign languages. (Highest credit will be given to European and Slavic
   languages (35%)
4. Knowledge of preservation of library materials or quality control
   procedures. (15%)

NOTE: For Factor #3, applicants should fully describe how language skills were

The Library reserves the right to fill any number of the above-
described position that are or become vacant during the life of this vacancy
announcement.  All Federal Employee Benefits apply.

* HOW TO APPLY: Submit a Standard Form 171, Application for     *
* Federal Employment, and all required attachments as described *
* in this Announcement to:                                      *
*                     LIBRARY OF CONGRESS                       *
*               HUMAN RESOURCES OPERATIONS OFFICE               *
*               101 INDEPENDENCE AVE., SE, LM 107               *
*                   WASHINGTON, DC  20540-2295                  *
*                                                               *
*     For more information on this Vacancy, please contact:     *
*          Human Resources, Team 1, at 202-707-9147             *

#    NOTE: Your cooperation is requested in completing the following     #
#    background and survey questionnaire and returning it with your      #
#    application.  This form is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and will be used   #
#    for statistical purposes only.  All questionnaires become the       #
#    property of the directorate of Human Resources and are not used in  #
#    the evaluation process.                                             #

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  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  1 | 9 |   |   |    |   1 - YES    2 - NO

4.  How do you usually learn about vacancies at the Library of Congress?
(You may select up to three choices.  Enter the appropriate code numbers
in the boxes below.)
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     Federal Career Opportunities    |      Job Information Center
02 - Other Private Information       | 14 - Religious Organization
     Services                        | 15 - Friend or Relative Working
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     Bulletin                        |      Working at Library of Congress
05 - Magazine                        | 17 - Professional Association
06 - Radio/TV                        | 18 - Vacancy Announcement Posted on
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     (Unemployment Office)           |      Boards
08 - Private Employment Office       | 19 - Vacancy Announcements Circulated
09 - State Employment Office         |      to Other Federal Agencies
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     Recruitment Sources             |      to Library Schools
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     or Other Official               | 22 - Other (specify)_______________

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5.  Please categorize yourself in terms of race, sex, and ethnic categories
below.  First read definitions of subcategories.

The racial and ethnic categories for Federal statistics and administrative
reporting are defined as follows:


- HISPANIC.  A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South
American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.


- AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKAN NATIVE. A person having origins in any of the
original peoples of North America, and who maintains cultural identification
through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

- ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER. A person having origins in any of the original
peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the
Pacific Islands.  This area includes, for example, China, India, Japan,
Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.

- BLACK. A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

- WHITE. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe,
North Africa, or the Middle East.

A.  Race      |     |     |  B.  Sex   |     |   |  C. Ethnicity   |     |
              |_____|     |            |_____|   |                 |_____|
                          |                      |
1 - American Indian or    |  1 - Male            |  1 - Hispanic Origin
    Alaskan native        |  2 - Female          |  2 - Not of Hispanic
2 - Asian or Pacific      |                      |        Origin
    Islander              |                      |
3 - Black                 |                      |
4 - White                 |                      |
5 - Other _______________ |                      |
            (Specify)     |                      |

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