Collections Maintenance Worker/Truck Driver (Motor Vehicle Operator)

Washington D.C.
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The incumbent works as the Collections Maintenance Worker/Truck Driver responsible for transporting materials from one building to another using a van or car; and transporting collections, equipment and supplies from one location to another using a truck having a gross vehicle weight of over 26,000 pounds. Incumbent is also responsible for a wide array of Library collections-related activities, which includes but is not limited to: addressing the proper location of collections materials both on-site and off-site; shelf-reading to ensure collections are in proper sequence; shifting of collections; maintenance of the collections, including such tasks as cleaning materials and grooming stack areas; security of the collections; and providing service on materials stored off-site. Collections include books as well as materials in non-book format, such as manuscripts, prints and photographs, recorded sound, moving image, and maps. Many of these items are rare, valuable and fragile and must be handled with extreme care. The incumbent is responsible for activities related to collections moves, such as erecting and dismantling shelving, operating both manual and power equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks.

This position is located in the Collection Maintenance and Off-Site Storage Section, Collections Access, Loan and Management Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 063841.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

  • Not Required

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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.

Do you possess a valid State issued Class B commercial drivers’ license to operate a commercial vehicle?**

Do you have experience operating a forklift?**

Ability to perform the work practices of the position including interpreting instructions related to motor vehicle operation.**

Ability to operate motor vehicles.**

Ability to operate forklifts and other powered materials handling equipment.**

Knowledge of materials handling and warehouse procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Physical requirements: Moderate physical exertion is required in operating, turning, backing and controlling vehicles, which carry heavy loads or large numbers of people as well as pushing and pulling fully loaded book trucks and over-the-road transport trucks.

Not Applicable


Operates motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds and up to 32,000 pounds. The primary trucks are used to transport book trucks with collections between Government installations such as the Library buildings both on Capitol Hill and off-site installations such as Fort Meade, the Landover Center Annex and the NAVCC at Culpeper. Vehicles are usually equipped with air brakes. Drives in close quarters and in heavy traffic over the public roads on both long and short hauls. Oversees or assists in loading and unloading of bulky, cumbersome cargo, most often Library collections, equipment and supplies, and checks to ensure loads are properly located, distributed and secured in the vehicle, and are within the maximum rated weight capacity for balance and stability.

Due to the size of the vehicle, the operator must be constantly aware of the laws regarding restricted use of certain roads. Must be constantly aware of unit load weight and tail gate loading capacity and alert to the dangers of items being dislodged while in the process of movement on the tail gate lift. Responsible for adhering to all safety and traffic rules, regulations, signs, etc. Responsible for the security of the vehicle and its contents, safeguarding the keys and the Government credit card.

Responsible for the orderly relocation of large segments of the Library's general and special collections. Realigns collections in accordance with prescribed procedures accurate shelving, adherence to shelf load specifications and knowledge of unique requirements of the specific class being realigned, including the understanding of the different needs of growth potential of both serial and monograph volumes.

In accordance with agency regulations, coordinates storage and space utilization for a specific product line, commodity, or equipment group, specifically in a library setting, for library collections, supplies and related equipment and hardware. Assists in developing plans for storage and arrangement of collections, related equipment and supplies in accordance with agency regulations that determine the configuration set-up, movement, rearrangement, and traffic flow of materials.

Inputs and files information related to inventory control and tracking for collections items received, sent or moved into the automated inventory control and tracking systems, such as the Library of Congress (LC) Integrated Library System or the off-site Library Archival System.

Screens the shipping and receiving documents in order to identify discrepancies. Contacts appropriate Library personnel to resolve issues in question and expedite the resolution of discrepancies

Handles or oversees one or more product lines in a Library setting with the primary focus on the Library's collections in all formats and at all Library locations, including all related equipments and collections-related files.

Erects, dismantles and reconfigures shelving units in all of the Library's buildings. These installations include wall hung shelves, work surfaces, standard library shelving, industrial wide span shelving as well as free standing units.

Operates a forklift truck and other materials handling equipment in the loading and unloading of the Library's materials. Performs routine maintenance on this equipment, including checking battery water, power steering fluid and detecting any equipment malfunctions.

Shelfreads, on an ongoing basis, the various collections of the Library in order to maintain the proper sequence and uses a good knowledge of the LC classification scheme to identify volumes with cataloging and labeling errors and forwards these materials to the proper facility for correction.

Provides service to the Library's various collections housed at off-site storage facilities, primarily the High Density Storage Facility at Fort Meade, Maryland and the Landover Center Annex in Landover, Maryland.

Cleans and dusts materials and shelves in both the general and special collections.

Serves as senior member on a team of material handlers involved in special projects, such as a conversion to an automated warehouse or the relocation of a major equipment group. Ensures safe receipt, storage, and movement of collections and associated equipment and supplies.

Performs operator maintenance on vehicles weighing over 26,000 pounds up to 32,000 pounds. Monitors fluid levels, replaces air filters and interior lights, checks tire pressure and hose connections, and washes vehicles. Completes and maintain preventive maintenance service records.

Operates sedans, large station wagons, or 15-passenger vehicles to transport staff, officials, and property of the agency to and from specified points in connection with a variety of official demands and responsibilities. As required, delivers sensitive documents and valuable collections upon request.

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