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    This is a summer position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

    Closing Date: Wednesday, 03/20/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

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    • The Summer Assistant will work primarily in the Technology Unit assisting with digitization, including participating in quality assessment and inventory management, and editing metadata records.
    • The assistant will also have the opportunity to participate in Collections Management duties, depending on the assistant's interests and experience.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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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


    Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

    1. Meet education requirements (see below).
    2. Work experience, preferably in a legal office or library setting.
    3. Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively both orally and in writing required.
    4. Availability for at least eight weeks.


    Completion of at least one academic year in a Master of Library Science degree program including completion of a least one digitization or metadata course.

    Additional information

    Summer Assistants are temporary staff members. Appointments are for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 13 weeks. Summer Assistants are eligible for the SmartBenefits transit subsidy. Please note that the Court does not offer a parking benefit to Summer Assistants.

    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

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required:

    1. OF-306 (https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf)
    2. A resume
    3. A cover letter that explains why you are seeking a summer position with the Supreme Court of the United States in the Library - Technology and Collections Management Department, and your dates of availability.

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    How to Apply

    You must also complete, print, and sign the OF-306 form, then upload it along with your resume and cover letter. These three documents, and the completion of the online questionnaire, are required and must be received by the closing date, 03/20/2019, in order to be considered. Please submit only these required documents.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJobs account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJobs resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJobs account, https://www.usajobs.gov, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJobs account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJobs account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources Office


    Supreme Court of the United States
    1 First Street NE
    Washington, DC 20543
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    Next steps

    Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application. Please be advised that your application will not be considered complete unless all of the required documents have been received. All applicants will be notified once a selection has been made.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525746200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.