Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE STAFF OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) AND INDEFINITE NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) STATUS CANDIDATES ARE ELIGIBLE.
The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and almost 20 million items online. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
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.
The Supervisory Program Specialist assures long-term access to content, the Library copies at-risk material on fragile or unstable media to formats which meet preservation specifications. The Preservation Reformatting Division manages a Preservation Reformatting Program which includes conversion to microfilm and facsimile paper copying, as well as a Digital Preservation Program which develops, tests, and evaluates emerging digital preservation practices and reformatting technologies. The Division applies nationally recognized preservation reformatting and digitization standards and guidelines and develops its own requirements when necessary. Work is performed by a variety of internal and external service bureaus and is coordinated with collections managers and curators throughout the Library. The Preservation Reformatting Division manages a quality assurance program to assure that reformatted products meets standards, the Library's requirements, and end-users' needs.
The position description number for this position is 012628.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.