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                       LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                    Washington, DC 20540-2295
                  *** VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ***
 
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           ^   Vacancy Announcement Number 41110    ^
           ^      Opening Date: November 14, 1994   ^
           ^      Closing Date: December 15, 1994   ^
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UNDER THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM, MINORITIES,
WOMEN, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE
UNDERREPRESENTED IN THIS OCCUPATIONAL SERIES.  INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE
MEMBERS OF THESE GROUPS AND MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE STRONGLY
ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
 
GENERAL POSITION INFORMATION:
 
 Title/Series/Grade:  Motion Picture Preservation Specialist (Timer)
                      GS-1001-11  (7866)  $33,623 - $43,712 *
 
* The individual selected for this position will receive the applicable
locality pay adjustment.
 
  Position Location:  Motion Picture Preservation Laboratory, Motion
                      Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
                      (MBRS), PSCM I Directorate, Collections Services
 
Type of Appointment:  Indefinite, NTE two years
                      Non-supervisory, bargaining unit position
 
Number of Vacancies:  One
 
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The Motion Picture Preservation Specialist performs densitometric and
sensitometric measurements to ensure quality control and compliance with
established standards for black and white duplication of moving image and
sound track films.  Creates a family of curves to ensure that exposure
and processing are within established parameters.  Uses video analyzer
or light table to establish correct lighting for producing timing tapes
and timing sheets for nitrate and acetate film.  Assigns proper gamma
levels at which film will be processed considering such special factors
as deterioration, contrast, and tinted base.  Assigns work to Motion
Picture Developing/Printing Machine Operators taking into consideration
their relative workload.  After printing and processing are completed,
reviews prints, masters, and duplicates negatives to ensure overall
quality.  Coordinates corrective procedures with other staff.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
One year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level in the Federal
Service or at a comparable of difficulty outside the Federal Service
which demonstrates a minimum level of proficiency in each of the
following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs):
 
1.   Ability to establish light values visually or using a video analyzer
     in order to produce timing tapes and timing sheets for the
     duplication of moving image and sound track films.
 
2.   Ability to work with others.
 
3.   Ability to pick the right printing machine considering such factors
     as film shrinkage, deterioration levels, and perforation type.
 
4.   Ability to determine that the moving image film duplicate is of the
     highest quality that can be produced from the original using
     light tables, film rewinders, footage counters and flat bed viewing
     tables.
 
5.   Ability to establish gamma levels.
 
 
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (KSAs):
Quality ranking factors are presented in ALL CAPS.  The statements
beneath each factor relate each factor to specific duties of the
position.
 
1.   ABILITY TO ESTABLISH LIGHT VALUES VISUALLY OR USING A VIDEO ANALYZER
     IN ORDER TO PRODUCE TIMING TAPES AND TIMING SHEETS FOR THE
     DUPLICATION OF MOVING IMAGE AND SOUND TRACK FILMS  --  to establish
     correct lighting for producing timing tapes and timing sheets for
     nitrate and acetate film (the produced film will serve as the
     preservation copy).
 
2.   ABILITY TO WORK WITH OTHERS --  to assign tasks to Motion Picture
     Developing/Printing Machine Operators who produce preservation
     copies of nitrate and acetate film.
 
3.   ABILITY TO PICK THE RIGHT PRINTING MACHINE CONSIDERING SUCH FACTORS
     AS FILM SHRINKAGE, DETERIORATION LEVELS, AND PERFORATION TYPE -- to
     select the printing machine best suited for printing the film in
     each production job, considering the physical conditions of the film
     and the inspection reports.
 
4.   ABILITY TO DETERMINE THAT THE MOVING IMAGE FILM DUPLICATE IS OF THE
     HIGHEST QUALITY THAT CAN BE PRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL USING LIGHT
     TABLES, FILM REWINDERS, FOOTAGE COUNTERS AND FLAT BED VIEWING TABLES
     -- to selectively review prints, masters, and duplicate negatives
     to ensure overall quality; to coordinate corrective procedures with
     other staff, including the Quality Control Section, if there are
     quality control problems.
 
5.   ABILITY TO ESTABLISH GAMMA LEVELS -- to assign proper gamma levels
     at which film will be processed considering such special factors as
     deterioration, contrast, and tinted base; to create a family of
     curves to ensure that exposure and processing are within established
     parameters; to apply a knowledge of film processing in making the
     gamma level determination.
 
HOW TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE ON THE KSAs:  Applicants must address each
KSA on a separate sheet of plain paper in order to be considered for this
vacancy.  Applicants should not simply repeat entries from the SF-171 in
addressing each KSA, but should elaborate on any specific experience (as
an employee or volunteer), training, educational courses, and awards that
demonstrate possession of the identified KSAs.
 
 
EVALUATION PROCESS:  Applicants are first assessed against the minimum
qualifications requirements for the position.  To be minimally qualified,
applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of competence in the
knowledge, skill, and abilities (KSAs) required to perform the duties of
the position, and must have the length of time and level of education
and/or experience as specified in the announcement.  Applicants who are
minimally qualified will be further evaluated to determine the degree to
which they possess the KSAs identified as quality ranking factors.  These
KSAs are assigned values for purposes of rating.  This rating process
will determine who will be referred to the selecting official for further
consideration.
 
REMARKS:
 
Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an
appropriate personnel security/suitability
investigation.
 
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*  HOW TO APPLY:  Submit a Standard Form 171, Application for    *
*  Federal Employment, and all required attachments as described *
*  in this Announcement to:                                      *
*                                                                *
*                   LIBRARY OF CONGRESS                          *
*             HUMAN RESOURCES OPERATIONS OFFICE                  *
*            101 INDEPENDENCE AVE., SE, LM 107                   *
*                WASHINGTON, DC 20540-2295                       *
*                                                                *
*  NOTE:  For copies of this vacancy announcement, SF-171s, re-  *
*  quired attachments or information on other Library of Con-    *
*  gress opportunities, please call out Employment Office at     *
*  (202) 707-5601 or our employment hotline at (202) 707-4315.   *
*                                                                *
*  Individuals who are not currently employed by the Library     *
*  must also return the "Background Survey Questionnaire."       *
*                                                                *
*     For more information on this Vacancy, please contact:      *
*              Barbara Isaacs at 202-707-5601                    *
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