Collections Management Technician

Washington D.C.
Oct 23, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
Full Time

The incumbent serves as a Collections Management Technician in the Collections Access, Loan and Management Division (CALM). The incumbent will report to the Team Leader, Request and User Support Unit. The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance, servicing and shelving of collections housed in the CALM Division during hours of public service. These activities include: retrieving materials for requesters; shelving newly acquired items as well as items returning from use; ensuring collections in the stacks are in proper order and neatly housed; and utilizing the LC Integrated Library System (LC ILS), Automated Call Slip (ACS) and other online systems. Critical to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to produce a large quantity of work often under severe time constraints, to understand and utilize a number of automated systems, to meet the physical requirements, and to be able to work in a cool work area.

The position requires standing for extended periods of time, walking, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling carts, reaching and lifting up to 40 lbs.

The position description number for this position is 341909.

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. and occasionally on Saturdays as assigned.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

This position may be eligible for subsequent conversion to a permanent appointment, contingent upon business need, available funding and the selectee's performance. However, if the employee has not been in the position for a year or longer, then his/her appointment becomes permanent-conditional upon conversion. At the end of a successful year as defined in LCR 2010-11, he/she will be converted to permanent status.

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Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Physical Demands: The position requires standing for extended periods of time, walking, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling carts, reaching and lifting up to 40 lbs.

A physical examination may be required every two (2) to three (3) years to perform the work of the position.

After an offer of employment has been made and before commencement of duties, the selectee MUST be physically qualified by the Library’s Health Services Office.

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 follow library rules, procedures, and operations to arrange, sort, shelve, and maintain materials in library collections**

Ability to identify and retrieve material from collections**

Ability to use Integrated Library System (ILS), other computerized search tools and databases.

Ability to organize, and execute work within specified deadlines.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-3960 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

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

A “Not to Exceed“ (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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