Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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Landover, MD, USView Map
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 155 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 million items online. Located primarily 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.
The primary duty station is in Landover, MD. The selectee may be assigned to other Library facilities as needed.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed schedule, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
NOTE: A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED. Physical Requirement: Duties of the position require moderate to heavy lifting, pulling, and pushing and may require standing, stooping, climbing, bending and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. After an offer of employment has been made and before commencement of duties the selectee must be physically qualified by the Library's Health Office.
This position is located in the Collections Maintenance and Off-Site Storage Section of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office. Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division, Collections & Services Directorate of Library Services. The Materials Handler is responsible for working in a wide array, Library collections-related activities. These include: addressing the proper location of collections materials both on-site and off-site; shelfreading to ensure collections are in proper sequence; shifting; maintenance of the collections, including such tasks as cleaning; security of the collections; and providing service on specific segments such as those 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. Incumbent may be responsible for activities related to collections moves, such as erecting and dismantling shelving, and operating both manual and power equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks. Incumbent also may be assigned to transport materials from one building to another using a van or car. The position description number for this position is 63840. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.