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FEDLIB September 1999

Subject:

Job Vacancy #990236 (Supervisor, Stack Services/Collection Maintenance Section)

From:

Emily Carr <[log in to unmask]>

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FEDLIB: Federal Librarians Discussion List

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Thu, 16 Sep 1999 18:34:00 -0400

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[Cross-posted to FEDLIB, LIB-SUP, LAW-LIB, LLSDC, SEAALL and VALL
listservs ...... with apologies for any duplication. -Emily Carr/Law
Library of Congress]

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The Library of Congress Human Resources Operations Office is
currently accepting applications for  Vacancy Announcement Number
990236, Supervisor, Stack Services/Collection Maintenance Section.
Enclosed is a copy of the vacancy announcement.  Please share with as
many prospective candidates as possible.

Individuals who wish to apply must submit an Application for Federal
Employment (Standard Form 171), or the Optional Application for
Federal Employment (OF 612) or the Federal Style Resume, a statement
addressing each of the quality ranking factors (KSAs) contained in the
announcement and the Library of Congress Background Survey
Questionnaire.

The Vacancy Announcement, the survey form and the application may be
obtained from the Library of Congress, Human Resources Operations
Office, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Room LM-107, Washington, DC
20540-2295 or by calling (202) 707-5627. The Library of Congress is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to
apply.

See also Vacancy Announcement 990236 at
<gopher://marvel.loc.gov/00/employee/employ/employ.ops/990236> and
OPM's Optional Application for Federal Employment via
<http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.htm#of612>.
===================

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Washington, DC 20540-2295
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Vacancy Announcement Number 990236
Opening Date: September 8, 1999
Closing Date: October 8, 1999

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/Series/Grade:  Supervisor, Stack Services/Collections
Maintenance Section (Supervisory Library Technician) GS-1411-9
(11642) $31,195 - $40,555*

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

Position Location: Stack Services/Collections Maintenance Section,
Collection Services Office, Law Library Services Directorate, Law
Library; James Madison Memorial Building

Tour of Duty:  Full-time.  Incumbent may elect to work a limited
flextime work schedule beginning between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and
ending between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Type of Appointment: Permanent. Supervisory, non-bargaining unit
position

Number of Vacancies: One

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The Supervisor, Stack Services/Collection Maintenance Section plans,
directs and supervises all activities relating to the housing,
organization, maintenance, servicing, retrieval, and security of Law
Library stacks materials.  The Supervisor schedules, assigns and
reviews the work of the Section; oversees the retrieval and
re-shelving of legal and legislative collections; establishes methods
and procedures for proper shelving and preservation of materials;
assists in developing collection shelving plans or temporary solutions
for special categories; and implements shifts to insure adequate shelf
space for shelving/reshelving receipts. The Supervisor uses automated
library systems to facilitate access to the legal collections, or to
prepare statistical reports and other documentation relating to
Section activities and serves as systems coordinator for automated
collection applications including integrated library system
circulation and tracking issues.  The Supervisor assures that adequate
staff are available to provide congressional, public, and internal
service of the collections; receives and resolves collection-related
questions and complaints; assures that collection Security controls
are adhered to; assigns and/or prepares compact shelving problem
reports for response by the Architect of the Capitol or appropriate
Library staff; and monitors and reports health and safety concerns.
The Supervisor is responsible for all supervisory functions related to
personnel and assures that the Library's commitment to EEO is carried
forward in all aspects of personnel management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Selective Factor:  In order to receive further consideration, the
applicant MUST demonstrate the following:

*  Ability to use a personal computer, word processing software, and
automated bibliographic databases.

Six months of specialized experience at the GS-08 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 following knowledge, skills, or abilities (KSAs):

*  Knowledge of collection maintenance principles, including housing,
organization shelving, updating, superseding, etc., for library
materials.

*  Ability to supervise and provide leadership to a diverse staff.

NOTE:  Any Library of Congress staff member who has one year of
experience at the GS-7 level in the Federal service or at a comparable
level of difficulty outside the Federal service will be considered to
have met the time-in-grade requirements.

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

1.  KNOWLEDGE OF COLLECTION MAINTENANCE PRINCIPLES, INCLUDING
HOUSING, ORGANIZATION, SHELVING, UPDATING, SUPERSEDING, ETC., FOR
LIBRARY MATERIALS - to supervise the Stack Services Section and  all
activities relating to the housing, organization, maintenance,
servicing, retrieval, and security of Law Library materials; oversee
the retrieval and re-shelving of legal and legislative collections
using multiple, complex, and mutually exclusive bibliographic control
systems; establish procedures for proper shelving and preservation of
materials and responding to user requests; and establish methods for
proper maintenance of the collections to provide for their currency,
completeness, preservation, etc.

2.  ABILITY TO SUPERVISE AND PROVIDE LEADERSHIP TO A DIVERSE STAFF -
to schedule, assign and review the work of the Section; develop and
revise as necessary work-flow procedures; consult with employees to
delegate work; review work in progress or upon completion and evaluate
staff work performance; monitor and report health and safety concerns;
interview and select applicants; recommend promotions, details, or
other changes and see that position descriptions are current; certify
time and attendance; and assure that the Library's commitment to equal
opportunity is carried forward in all aspects of personnel
management.

3.  ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE AND INTERACT WITH OTHERS - to consult with
others regarding procedures and policies of the Section and interpret
and explain these policies and procedures to staff and to users;
handle collection-related complaints in a tactful manner; supervise
and train staff; and work cooperatively with all level of staff and
patrons.

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
their employment application 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, skills, or 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 consideration 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).

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite to the Library of
Congress require completion of a one year probationary period.


*****************************************************************
HOW TO APPLY:  Submit a Standard Form 171 - Application for Federal
Employment, or the Optional Application for Federal   Employment - OF
612, or a Federal-style resume (see attached) a description of
competence on the KSAs on plain paper, and any other required
attachments to:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
EMPLOYMENT OFFICE--STAFFING/RECRUITMENT GROUP
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."
*****************************************************************

Here's what your Federal style resume must contain in addition to
specific information requested in the job vacancy announcement


JOB INFORMATION

Announcement number and title and grade(s) of the job for which you
are applying


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full name, mailing address (with Zip Code) and day and evening phone
numbers
(with area code)

Social Security Number

Country of Citizenship

Highest Federal civilian grade held


EDUCATION

High School
-- Name, city, and State
-- Date of diploma or GED

Colleges and universities
-- Name, city, and State
-- Majors
-- Type & year of degree(s) received
   (If no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether
semester or
   quarter hours)

Send a copy of your college transcript only if the job vacancy
announcement
requests it


WORK EXPERIENCE

Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work
experience
related to the job for which you are applying

-- Job title (include series & grade if Federal job)
-- Duties & Accomplishments
-- Employer's name & address
-- Supervisor's name and & number
-- Starting & ending dates (month/year)
-- Hours per week
-- Salary

Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Job-related training courses

Job-related skills, for example, other languages, computer
software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed

Job-related certificates and licenses
Job-related honors, awards, and accomplishments, for example,
publications, memberships in professional or honor societies,
leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards

(Give dates but do not send documents unless requested)

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before hiring, the agency will ask you to sign and certify the
accuracy of all information in your application.  If you make a false
statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you
may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed.


THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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