Job Title: Library Technician
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number: 160098
SALARY RANGE: $35,265.00 to $45,844.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, March 18, 2016 to Friday, April 8, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1411-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Open - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 07
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
About the Agency
This position is located within Library Services, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, North East Asia Section.
The incumbent must be proficient in English and Japanese, in order to perform major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.
The position description for this position is 128316.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for Washington, DC area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
TRAVEL REQUIRED: Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: No
Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources.
Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Learns to prepare acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining material that needs to be claimed and learns to issue appropriate claims to suppliers. Learns to process cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.
Searches entries in automated catalogs. Updates and inputs data and records based on annotations prepared by senior staff. Adds copies to the database, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections.
Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.
Performs routine searches of various online computer catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for material in hand.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to read, understand, and apply Japanese language and apply this language in identifying and transcribing bibliographic data elements.**
Ability to apply rules and procedures.
Knowledge of a library's processes and procedures.
Ability to use computer search tools, databases, and functions in an automated environment.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
No additional requirements to those listed above.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.
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