JOB: Office of the Circuit Librarian, Sacramento

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United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Job Announcement – #2010-1-USCA9Lib
Position: Librarian – Sacramento Branch Library
Court Personnel System Classification Level: CL 27 or CL 28.
For CL 27: promotion potential to CL 28 without competition
(within the Ninth Circuit Library system).

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

Salary Range for CL 27:
$48,165 – $60,211 (expected starting salary range)
$48,165 – $78,280 (full annual salary range)

Salary Range for CL 28:
$57,730 – $72,168 (expected starting salary range)
$57,730 – $93,825 (full annual salary range)

Closing Date: Consideration of applications begins on December 14, 2009. Position open until filled.

Location: Sacramento, California.

Representative Duties

  • Using print and electronic sources, performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judges, court personnel, branch libraries and other library users.
  • Works as a team member in development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services.
  • 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.
  • For CL 27: Assists in collection development as well as acquisitions and /or cataloging.
  • For CL 28: Develops collection; performs all required acquisitions functions for library and chambers collections; catalogs library collection; manages budget for collections and library operations.
  • Works as a team member in coordinating services with the Fresno library and other branch libraries throughout the circuit. Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • M.L.S. degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • For CL 28: One year of professional law library experience. (Work performed at the CL 28 level is more complex and requires more independent responsibility.)
  • Ability to travel to court locations within the Eastern District of California and the circuit.
  • Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government.

Preferred Qualifications And Skills

  • For CL 27: One year of law library experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research using print and electronic resources.
  • Experience with an Integrated Library System.
  • Experience in the development of web-based (e.g., LAMP, WISA, etc.) and other electronic information delivery services.
  • 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.
  • Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a solo librarian and to prioritize demands from multiple users.
  • Experience working with people at all levels; effective oral and written communication skills.

Application Process

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.

Benefits And Other Information

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