Senior Library Technician (Collections Management)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 24, 2020
Closes
Oct 01, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Senior Library Technician (Collections Management) for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The incumbent will process and maintain print and digital research collections as well as CRS archival materials. The incumbent is responsible for the circulation of materials in the CRS Library, including assisting users in locating materials and gathering metrics on use of the CRS Library.

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Responsibilities

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

The senior library technician will perform the following duties:
  • Maintains print collections, including sorting, shelving, weeding and shifting materials; performs collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates; and prepares materials for binding.
  • Maintains digital collections, including the CRSX database. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate. Reviews metadata and library records for accuracy and quality.
  • Assists with scheduling of staff on the CRS Library circulation desk; assist users in locating and borrowing materials.
  • Identifies documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.
  • Assists with training other staff in the maintenance and use of CRS collections.
  • Maintain and report on metrics related to CRS collections and their usage.


Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
09

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

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 apply knowledge of library protocols, procedures, and operations to maintain physical collections**

Ability to search bibliographic databases and understand bibliographic information in relation to physical and/or digital items in hand**

Ability to build and maintain digital collections and/or archives**

Ability to solve problems and make decisions

Ability to interact collaboratively with others

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Education

Additional information

The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The position description number for this position is 400814.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status identifies 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.

This position may be eligible for subsequent conversion to a permanent appointment, contingent upon business need, available funding and the selectee's performance. If the position does not become permanent at the end of the 3-year period, CRS employees will be returned to their former position or a position of similar grade and duties without loss of federal service tenure or seniority.

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 email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment .

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.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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