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Office of the Circuit Librarian
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Job Announcement:  #2009-2-USCA9Lib
Court Personnel System Classification Level: CL 28 or CL 29.
For CL 28: promotion potential to CL 29 without competition (within the Ninth Circuit Library system).

Position Type:  Full-time, 40 hours per week.

Salary Range for CL 28:
$63,820 –  $79,781  (expected starting salary range)
$63,820 –  $103,722  (full annual salary range)

Salary Range for CL 29:
$75,880 –  $94,871  (expected starting salary range)
$75,880 –  $123,359  (full annual salary range)

Closing Date: Consideration of applications begins on October 21, 2009. Position open until filled.

Location:  San Francisco, California.


  • Performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judges, court personnel, branch libraries and other library users.
  • Provides education and training to court staff on Lexis, Westlaw, the Internet and other research sources.
  • Develops training materials, library promotional materials, and research guides.
  • Provides orientation and training to large and small groups.
  • Performs all required acquisitions functions for library and chambers collections.
  • Manages budgets for collections and library operations.
  • Supervises professional and technical staff for branch.
  • Works as a team member in coordinating services with other branch libraries.Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
  • For the CL-29 level position:
    • Assists Circuit Librarian and Deputy Circuit Librarian in developing, reviewing, and evaluating circuit satellite library programs, policies, methods, and techniques.
    • Assists with recruitments for new satellite library employees.
    • Represents the Ninth Circuit library system at local, regional, and national meetings.


  • M.L.S. degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • For CL-28: one year of professional law librarian experience.
  • For CL-29: two years of professional law librarian experience, with at least one year of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government.


  • Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research using print and electronic resources.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in speaking to large and small groups.
  • Experience in the development of web-based, Web 2.0, and other electronic information delivery services, and knowledge of emerging technologies.
  • Skill in the use of Windows-based personal computers and basic office applications software.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and standards of cataloging and classification.
  • Practical experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and technical services.
  • Experience with an Integrated Library System.
  • Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
  • Experience working with people at all levels.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.


For an application form and additional information, please visit the Employment page on our website at

Note: When the selection process is completed, all applicants will receive notification.


Please note that this position is subject to a background investigation, including an FBI fingerprint check.  Employment will be provisional and contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the required investigation.


Federal court employees are not included in the government?s civil service classification; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees and some additional benefits. These include:  paid
annual and sick leave; automatic enrollment in a retirement plan and in direct deposit of earnings; and optional enrollment in health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, tax-deferred savings, long-term care, and long-term disability insurance programs.

The Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer