The incumbent provides a full array of established library functions including but not limited to research, reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, bibliographical work, and cataloging.
Brief Description of the Major Duties:
- Develops and implements a library program which provides the resources and services required by the operation and mission of the D.C. Superior Court.
- Manages the overall day-to-day operations, the office logistics, and staffing requirements to effectively and timely accomplish the goals and objectives of the division’s management action plan (MAP) and the Court’s Strategic Plan.
- Develops policies, practices, and procedures for library operations and functions and researches new concepts in library administration and services, developments in library information technology, and new publications and other library media.
- Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research.
- Selects and implements an appropriate level of cataloging and classification of library materials; and develops and maintains other information indexes and finding aids to assist research.
- Assists library users in the location of specific material and implements effective means to inform library users of resources and services, provides instructions on the use of library materials, and provides library orientation and legal research training to new law clerks and court personnel.
- Works collaboratively with the DC Court of Appeals librarian to promote the values of the Court and share resources, as necessary.
- Ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including copyright regarding the use of library materials and resources.
- Collects and analyzes statistical data for the purposes of individual performance evaluations, MAP statistics, Key Performance Indicators, budget, and the preparation of performance and annual reports. Reports may be statistical, narrative, or advisory in nature.
- Making recommendations for new software, contracts for electronic resources, and program, process, and policy improvements.
- Investigates and responds orally and in writing to inquiries and complaints from Judicial officers and staff, other court personnel, outside agencies, attorneys, and the public.
The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, social distancing, temperature checks, health screening questionnaire, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. We also provided opportunities for employees to receive the vaccine. Such voluntary vaccination efforts have made significant progress in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, and yet the emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant has caused a rapid increase in infection transmission rates in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, particularly among the unvaccinated.
Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.
Conditions of Employment
- Background and security investigation are required.
- A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.
To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. college transcript or degree)
4. List of professional references
All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.
Master's degree in Library Science a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a librarian, with at least one (1) year of specialized experience as a supervisor managing a law library.
Graduation from the Courts’ Management Training Program may substitute for one (1) year of supervisory experience (You must provide documentation of your management training (i.e. copy of certificate) with your application
The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.
Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.
To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.
Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.
All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.
The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.
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Once your completed application is received, the qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. If a writing test or other testing is required, qualified candidates will be notified of testing dates and times via e-mail. All applicants will be notified of the final outcome.