Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Collections Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,113 to $48,249 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services, Collections Stabilization Section of the Conservation Division. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head of the Conservation Division Collection Stabilization Section and performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

Responsibilities
The position description number for this position is 062252.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

The incumbent houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, including tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting press, Velo-bind machine, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machine, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of computer operations and of designated computer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Under minimal supervision, prepares various simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accord with established policies and procedures, and in accord with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Position: Deputy Law Librarian of Congress
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 188187.
This position has no promotion potential.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Has delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Service Unit. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of daily operations to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Provides general oversight and direction for programs and to program officials relating to and encompassing core services and programs provided by the Law Library.

Performs the management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes performance expectations for staff members. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.

Receives administrative direction in terms of broadly defined missions and functions of the Service Unit from the Law Librarian. Interviews and recommends candidates for vacancies, evaluates staff, handles grievances and disciplinary actions, recommends or approves promotions and awards/commendations, and implements or recommends training programs.

The Deputy is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives, promoting the spirit and practice of diversity and equal employment opportunity programs, and ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, and national origin is carried forward in all aspects of the Service Unit.

As delegated by the Law Librarian, represents the Law Library and its organizational interests and perspectives at high level internal and external meetings involving discussion and establishment of policy, or consideration of issues or initiatives with potential Library-wide impact. Represents the Law Library in interactions with high level officials within the Federal government, other governments or foreign institutions, nongovernmental organizations, or private sector companies and entities. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with management and officials at the Library of Congress, government agencies, and private sector partners in order to advance the programs and projects of the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Actively participates on boards and committees as the representative of the Library of Congress in dealing with matters which extend well beyond the assigned program responsibility. Serves as the principal representative and consultant for the agency at inter-agency, national and international meetings dealing with issues and information in the area of expertise and program responsibility.

Serves on various highly visible programs and events of the Service Unit. Briefs and provides counsel to senior management staff and officials at all levels of the Service Unit and the Library of Congress concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Directs and advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.

Serves as an expert advisor and technical authority on complex and, often, precedent setting policy and program issues, developing policies, strategies, and plans for programs and initiatives for Service Unit-wide application.

Is responsible for the formulation, or participation in formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the Law Library and the Library of Congress. Provides broad policy guidance to managers to ensure effective integration of operational resources involved in implementing Law Library programs and initiatives. Is responsible for implementing policy direction for cross-cutting initiatives that may require coordination among Law Library divisions and various components of the Library. Directs the development, planning, and implementation of policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical Service Unit and agency programs and objectives. Explores and formulates long-range strategic plans, and ensures that short-term project goals and objectives are consistent with long range plans. Ensures consistent application of assessment methodologies across projects and programs in support of institution-wide strategic objectives. Exercises broad oversight and control through the development of policies to achieve the Library’s vision and goals. Serves in a key support role based on specific expertise as to legal and regulatory issues that affect Service Unit and agency programs.

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