permanent ( library employees only ) Senior Cataloging Specialist ( Vacancy#: VAR000936)

  • Opening Date: June 6, 2019
  • Closing Date: June 20, 2019
  • OPM Control Number: 535853100
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000936
  • LC Organization Unit: Library Services
  • LC Organization Unit - Specific Office: Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate
  • Grade: GS-13
  • Series: 1410
  • Minimum Salary: $99172.00
  • Maximum Salary: $128920.00
  • Availability: Library Employees Only

Catalogs the most difficult materials and solves highly complex problems or problems that involve relationships among the different cataloging functions. Serves as a cataloging expert in a subject area or format in the Division's area of specialization. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers or shelving schedules. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification or shelving schedules. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloged reference collection, on-line databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Resolves problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. Identifies items which do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items which are out of scope (e.g., serials); and items for which a record already exists. Assists in assuring that records adhere to national and international cataloging standards. Participates in studies of proposed changes in cataloging policies and practices and the introduction of new technology. Develops innovative methods of cataloging to provide quality access to bibliographic records in a timely and efficient manner.



Clarification from the Agency:

INTERNAL EMPLOYEES - CONSIDERATION UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE PERMANENT AND INDEFINITE STAFF OF THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DIRECTORATE, LIBRARY SERVICES, DUE TO BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS. TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) AND INDEFINITE NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) EMPLOYEES ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY. (EMPLOYEES MUST MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY AT THE TIME OF SELECTION.)

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