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    The Director for Preservation works under the general direction and supervision of the Associate Librarian and Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services. The Director coordinates and oversees, within established Library policies and priorities, activities throughout the Library relating to the preservation and physical protection of Library materials, through binding, repairing, conserving, de-acidifying, reformatting, and environmental monitoring of collections or by other means depending on the nature of the material and its intended use.

    This position is located in the Preservation Directorate, Office of the Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library Services.

    The position description number for this position is 332276.

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

    The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

    This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses may be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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    The Director has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Is responsible for the direction and management of the Library of Congress physical preservation program. Provides direction to the heads of the Binding and Collections Care Division, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Reformatting Division, and the Conservation Division.

    Directs Library-wide activities relating to physical preservation, conservation, and general maintenance of the Library's collection. Implements specialized programs for protection of the Library's general and special collections. Coordinates communication to the library community regarding information developed at the Library on the preservation of library materials.

    Serves as the primary advisor on various programs and events specifically in the area of preservation. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Library of Congress; senior staff of the Directorate, other government agencies; and private sector clients and vendors on preservation matters. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching preservation issues and problems.

    Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, professional associations, NGOs and foundations, and members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with other service unit managers as well as other government agencies and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the preservation programs and objectives of the Library.

    Establishes performance expectations for the four Division chiefs of the Directorate. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests, telework, and other work-related arrangements.

    Promotes the spirit and practice of diversity and/or Equal Employment Opportunity programs, ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity is carried forward in all aspects of Human Resources management. The Director is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Specifically, initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her direction in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

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    Anyone may apply - 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 immigration law and other legal requirements are met, and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

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