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               Arts & Sciences Cataloging Division - Library of Congress
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                       LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                    Washington, DC 20540-2295
                  *** VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ***

           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           ^   Vacancy Announcement Number 970252   ^
           ^      Opening Date: December 10, 1997   ^
           ^      Closing Date: January 14, 1997    ^
           ^                                        ^
           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN,
MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO MEET ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTED

GENERAL POSITION INFORMATION:

Title/Series/Grade: Administrative Librarian
                    (Chief, Arts & Sciences Cataloging Division)
                    GS-1410-15 (10301) $75,935 - $98,714*

*The individual selected for this position will receive the
applicable locality pay adjustment.
Salary will be adjusted based on FY'98 rates when available.

Position Location:  Arts and Sciences Cataloging Division, Cataloging
                    Directorate, Library Services; James Madison
                    Memorial Building

Type of Appointment: Permanent
                     Non-bargaining unit position

Number of Vacancies: One

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The Chief, Art & Sciences Cataloging Division provides direct
administrative oversight of the Division.  Directs the bibliographic
control of monographs and other formats as assigned in an automated
environment.  Sets operating policies, goals and objectives.  Plans
the work, sets priorities-adjusting operations to meet changes, new
technology, or variations in workload.  Reviews staffing needs,
determines budget requests, and allocates existing resources.  Recruits,
selects, supervises and evaluates staff reporting directly to the Chief;
provides advice, counsel and instruction.  Furthers the spirit and
practice of the EEO program, assuring that the Library's commitment
to EEO is carried forward in all aspects of personnel management in the
Division.  Represents the Library at professional association meetings
on all issues of cataloging materials in automated environment.  Works
with other units of the Library responsible for materials falling
under the purview of the Arts and Sciences Cataloging Division to
resolve problems, coordinate policy workflow, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level in the Federal
service or at a comparable level of difficulty outside the Federal
service which demonstrates the minimum level of competence in each
of the following knowledges, skills, or abilities (KSAs):

* Ability to supervise a diverse staff and manage the work activities and
  resources of an organization with subordinate units.

* Knowledge of cataloging principles and tools used in bibliographic
  control.

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.ABILITY TO SUPERVISE A DIVERSE STAFF AND MANAGE THE WORK ACTIVITIES
AND RESOURCES OF AN ORGANIZATION WITH SUBORDINATE UNITS -- to provide
administrative oversight of the varied functions of the Division; set
general operating policies, goals and objectives; plan work, set priorities
and evaluate programs; manage and allocate fiscal and human resources;
recruit,
select, develop and evaluate staff; provide an environment for consultative
management; and further the practice and spirit of the Equal Employment
Opportunity Program.

2.KNOWLEDGE OF CATALOGING PRINCIPLES AND TOOLS USED IN BIBLIOGRAPHIC
CONTROL -- to direct the bibliographic control of monographs and other
materials as assigned in an automated environment; act as the highest
authority in the Division and coordinate with others on application of
cataloging policies and practices to these materials; resolve significant
cataloging problems and develop recommendations for improvements in
cataloging;
resolve problems, coordinate policies, workflow, automation and technical
issues, preservation, etc. of these materials.

3.ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND WORK WITH OTHERS -- to represent the
Library at professional association meetings on all issues of cataloging
library materials and represent the Library to users; counsel, develop and
train staff; serve as an advocate for the Division; serve on negotiation teams
and other committees; create an environment where staff work their best at
achieving the mission and goals of the organization; and to deal effectively
with people and groups with different backgrounds and points of view.

4.ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING -- to prepare reports of Division
activities; prepare performance evaluations, project or committee reports,
position papers, or documents of a sensitive or controversial nature.

HOW TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE ON THE KSAs:  Applicants must address each KSA
on a separate sheet of paper in order to be considered for this vacancy.
Applicants should not simply repeat entries from their 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, 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 consideration for this position.

REMARKS:

The selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure
statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with
the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

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).


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*  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."      *
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