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FEDLIB  August 1998

FEDLIB August 1998

Subject:

LC Position Posting

From:

Milton H Megee <[log in to unmask]>

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FEDLIB: Federal Librarians Discussion List

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Mon, 10 Aug 1998 08:27:02 -0400

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Please list the attached LC vacancy on  FEDLIB.

------------------- 980216 follows --------------------
                       LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                    Washington, DC 20540-2295
                  *** VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ***

           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           ^   Vacancy Announcement Number 980216   ^
           ^      Opening Date: July 31, 1998       ^
           ^      Closing Date: August 31, 1998     ^
           ^                                        ^
           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN,
MINORITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

GENERAL POSITION INFORMATION:

   Title:   Librarian
            (Head, Hispanic Acquisitions Section)
            GS-1410-13 (11138) $52,176 - $67,827 *

   *        The individual selected for this position will receive the
            applicable locality pay adjustment.

   Position Location:  Hispanic Acquisition Section, European/Latin
                       American Acquisition Division, Acquisition & Support
                       Services, Library Services; James Madison Memorial
                       Building.

   Tour of Duty:       Full-time

   Type of Appointment: Permanent
                        Supervisory, non bargaining unit position

   Number of Vacancies: One

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The Head of the Hispanic Acquisitions Section administers a comprehensive
acquisitions program of more than 100,000 pieces in all formats published
in Latin America (except Brazil and Uruguay), the Caribbean and Iberia.
He/she presides over a book budget in excess of $970, 000 annually
including $450,000 for approval plans.  He/she plans, organizes, and
supervises a staff of 15 employees who are responsible for recommending
titles for acquisition, acquisition, preliminary cataloging, and selection.
He/she is responsible for preparing annual budgets, implementation and
interpretation of Library policies and regulations and collections
policies, review of drafted correspondence, interviewing applicants for
vacancies and making recommendations for appointments, promotions,
reassignments, and terminations, and preparing performance evaluations.
The Head maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject
specialist throughout the Library, represents the Library in meetings and
conferences, evaluates the effectiveness of the Library's acquisition
programs for Latin American and Iberia and coordinates the approval plans,
subscriptions, firm orders and exchange and gift program in the Hispanic
area.  Serves as the Section Head and plans, organizes, allocates and
supervises the work of the staff; performs the full range of personnel
management functions to include furthering the spirit and practice of Equal
Employment Opportunity, and ensuring adherence to negotiated labor
contracts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Selective Factor:Ability to write and speak Spanish or Portuguese

One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal
Service or at a comparable level of difficulty outside the Federal Service
which demonstrates a minimum level of proficiency in the knowledge, skills
or abilities (KSAs):

Ability to direct the work of others.
Knowledge of Luso-Hispanic and Caribbean geographic and cultural areas.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (KSAs):
Quality ranking factors are presented in ALL CAPS. The statements beneath
each factor relate to specific duties of the position.

1. ABILITY TO DIRECT THE WORK OF OTHERS -- to plan, organize and supervise
   the work of the section staff; provide guidance on difficult problems
   involving the interpretation and application of Library policies; draft
   and review and sign correspondence prepared by others;  interview
   applicants for staff vacancies, and make recommendations for
   appointments, promotions, reassignments, and terminations; prepare
   performance evaluations; and ensure adherence to Library of Congress
   Regulations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and labor
   contracts.

2. SKILL IN COMMUNICATING AND INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE OF DIVERSE
   BACKGROUNDS, INTERESTS, AND POINTS OF VIEW -- to represent the Library
   on acquisition matters in meetings and conferences  which may be
   interdivisional, interagency, national, or international; maintains
   continuing liaison with the Recommending Officers, Library subject
   specialists, and offices in the Acquisitions and Support Services
   Directorate;  interacts with the officials and staff of the Congress and
   other government agencies; and supervises the program of exchanges
   between the Library and individual agencies of foreign governments,
   libraries, institutions societies, and associations.

3. KNOWLEDGE OF LUSO-HISPANIC AND CARIBBEAN GEOGRAPHIC AND CULTURAL AREAS -
   - to use knowledge of publishing and publishing trends in the geographic
   area, prepares book budget for approval plans and firm order accounts;
   directs the approval plan, subscription and other purchase systems;
   selects and guides vendors, and oversees their service quality and
   financial management of all purchases;  oversees the processes of
   selecting materials for Library's collections and the prioritization for
   cataloging; coordinates acquisition travel and makes field trips; and
   designates outside specialists as consultants.

4. SKILL IN ANALYZING, EVALUATING AND INTERPRETING ISSUES -- to study,
   analyze and evaluate for Library officials and library committees the
   effectiveness of the Library's acquisition programs for material
   produced in  geographic areas of responsibility, and participate in
   developing short and long-range strategies for improving coverage,
   bibliographic control, processing, etc.; assures that there are adequate
   procedures and controls for receiving, logging, circulating, and
   retaining reference bibliographies, commercial lists, exchange lists,
   offers, catalogs, etc.; and participates in the formulation of policies
   and guidelines of records to be maintained, and schedules for retention
   and discard.

HOW TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE ON THE KSAs:  Applicants must address each
KSA on a separate sheet of plain paper in order to be considered for this
vacancy.  Applicants should not simply repeat entries from the SF-171 in
addressing each KSA, but should elaborate on any specific experience (as an
employee or volunteer), training, educational courses, and awards that
demonstrate possession of the identified KSAs.  Publications are available
in libraries and book stores to help guide you in addressing the KSAs.
Each KSA must be addressed individually and MUST NOT exceed one page each.

EVALUATION PROCESS:  Applicants are first assessed against the minimum
qualifications requirements for the position.  To be minimally qualified,
applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of competence in the knowledge,
skill, and abilities (KSAs) required to perform the duties of the position,
and must have the length of time and level of education and/or experience
as specified in the announcement.  Applicants who are minimally qualified
will be further evaluated to determine the degree to which they possess the
KSAs identified as quality ranking factors.  These KSAs are assigned values
for purposes of rating.  This rating process will determine who will be
referred to the selecting official for further consideration. Applicants
who fail to submit the required information by the final closing date will
not receive further considered for this position.

REMARKS:

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an
appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill any number of the above-described
positions that are or become vacant during the life of this vacancy
announcement.

Applicants who are referred for interview must complete a Declaration for
Federal Employment (OF-306).

*****************************************************************
*  HOW TO APPLY:  Submit a Standard Form 171 - Application for  *
*  Federal Employment, or the Optional Application for Federal  *
*  Employment - OF 612, a description of competence on the KSAs *
*  on plain paper, and any other required attachments to:       *
*                                                               *
*                   LIBRARY OF CONGRESS                         *
*             HUMAN RESOURCES OPERATIONS OFFICE                 *
*            101 INDEPENDENCE AVE., SE, LM 107                  *
*                WASHINGTON, DC 20540-2295                      *
*                                                               *
*  NOTE:  For copies of this vacancy announcement, applications *
*  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.                *
*                                                               *
*  Individuals who are not currently employed by the Library    *
*  must also return the "Background Survey Questionnaire."      *
*****************************************************************

*** Last Update July 30, 1998 (dtp) ***

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