This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.Learn more about this agency
Closing Date: Monday, 03/11/2019, 11:59 PM EDT
Provides in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research for Chambers, law clerks, Court Officers, staff, and others. Serves as a research expert in culling through resources in a wide array of formats and fields of inquiry to provide thorough responses to questions. Determines efficient and effective search strategies while under intense time pressure and tight deadlines. Organizes and synthesizes complex search results to meet research needs and expectations, working closely with individual requestors. Performs collection development through selection responsibilities and resource evaluations. Provides training and orientation to law clerks and new employees regarding Library resources and services. Participates in the design and maintenance of a complex relational database for research inquiries. Maintains broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects which impact the overall effectiveness of the Research Department and the Library. Works as a member of the Research Department with substantial independence on individual requests and projects, as well as in collaboration with staff in all Library departments.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship
- Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
- Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See: www.sss.gov
QualificationsAt least three years of professional experience in a law library setting, performing legal research, general reference, and legislative and historical research in both print and electronic formats and resources is required. Experience with major legal and non-legal databases, including Westlaw, Lexis, HeinOnline, PACER, Proquest, and JSTOR is required. Experience in the research and literature of one non-legal subject area, such as business, history, or empirical research is highly desirable. Knowledge of a foreign language is also desirable.
Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is required. A Law degree from an ABA-accredited institution is strongly preferred.
Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.
How You Will Be Evaluated
We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
How to Apply
You must also complete, print, and sign the OF-306, then upload it along with your resume and cover letter. These three documents are required and must be received by the closing date, 03/11/2019, in order to be considered. Please submit only these documents unless you have prior federal and/or military experience. In that case your most recent SF-50 and/or DD-214 will also be required.
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Agency contact information
Human Resources Office
AddressSupreme Court of the United States
1 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543
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