90 days ( Library Employees Only ) Library Technician African and Middle Eastern Division Near East Section (90-Day Detail/Temporary Promotion Opportunity)

  • Opening Date: August 1, 2022
  • Closing Date: August 8, 2022
  • LC Organization Unit: Library Collections and Services Group
  • Grade: GS-7
  • Series: 1411
  • Availability: Library Employees Only
  • Duration: 90-Days

Detail/Temporary Promotion: Library Technician

The African and Middle Eastern Division Near East Section is offering an opportunity for a qualified individual at the GS-06 level to serve on a full-time, 90-day temporary promotion to the GS-07 level OR a qualified individual at the GS-07 level (no promotion) to serve on a full-time 90-day detail as Library Technician in the Near East Section of the African & Middle Eastern Division (AMED.)

The incumbent Library Technician will support the processing of holdings and item records for monographs, bound serials and microfilm and shelving incoming materials. In addition, the incumbent will support the reference desk in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room with basic reference assistance, use of the equipment, searching the catalog, retrieving materials from the stacks and security of the materials while in use in the reading room. 

Application and Selection Process

Interested candidates should, with permission from their supervisors, prepare a federal style resume with a one-page statement expressing interest in this opportunity, along with a description of their qualifications that includes current work experience and training related to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

  1. Knowledge of the Library of Congress catalog
  2. Ability to utilize computer technology and software applications.
  3. Ability to support projects related to collection management.
  4. Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Deadline for Application Submissions is August 8, 2022.

This temporary promotion or detail will be for a 90 day period.  This opportunity is open to permanent staff of the Library of Congress. The work schedule is flextime, Monday thru Friday, 40 hours per week onsite, telework is not available.

Candidates should submit the required documents above to Joan Weeks (jwee@loc.gov) by 5:00 pm on Monday August 8, 2022.  Applicant information will be reviewed, and the best qualified candidate based on the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be selected.

The desired start date for the Detail/Temporary Promotion is August 15, 2022.