One Position: Maryland

Position: Law Library Aide
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library
Salary: $23,000/year (part-time position)

Closing Date: May 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM

The Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library is hiring a part-time, fully benefitted, Law Library Aide! This is a great entry-level position that gives the opportunity to learn many aspects of library service. Job duties include research, reference, and technical processing. On-the-job training is provided. Apply here to join a fantastic workplace at Montgomery County Circuit Court!
Law Library Aide
Class Code: 007426
Grade: 9 (Non-Exempt)
Starting Salary: $23,000/year (Part-time Position)
Closing Date: May 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Montgomery County Circuit Court Employment Application
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Personnel Class Specification
Law Library Aide
Part-Time 20 Hours Per Week
The Law Library Aide performs duties associated with maintaining records and the collection for the Circuit Court Law Library, performs legal reference, and provides the highest standard of service to judges, litigants, attorneys, and courthouse staff. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure they are treated with dignity and discretion. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature.
The Library Aide reports directly to the Law Librarian and Assistant Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.
Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. The employee or the Court may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in the any documents, including Montgomery County Personnel Regulations.
To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Accurately and efficiently process books, including labeling, shelving, and filing.
• Work with the library’s integrated library system to check in serials and monographs, control record quality, perform inventories, and run reports.
• Keep the library collections up-to-date and orderly.
• Perform legal reference and library services, including accessing on-line databases and print sources as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person and remotely.
• Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates, and other court departments.
• Perform data entry and maintain distribution, inventory, and bindery records.
• Assist library staff with writing, updating, and restocking information guides.
• Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.
• Ability to work a specific shift of 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily to close the library with flexibility to accommodate occasional schedule changes, i.e., open the library on an as-needed basis.
• Employee must be detail-oriented, organized, adaptable, resilient, and able to function in a multifaceted environment.
• Ability to maintain a regular, punctual, and reliable level of attendance.
• Ability and willingness to learn on the job.
• Competently use office technology and library software.
• Ability to make decisions based on experience, good judgment, and established policies and procedures.
• Ability to set priorities and simultaneously process multiple duties and responsibilities.
• Employee must have excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills.
• Employee must be both self-directed and a team player.
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.
• Ability to routinely engage in moderate physical activity, such as climbing stairs, opening or lifting boxes of books, pushing carts, and shelving books. Ability to handle books experiencing dust and/or red rot.
• Willingness to become a notary public and perform notarizations for the public is strongly preferred.
• B.S., B.A., or paralegal degree from an accredited university.
• Basic knowledge of the American legal system.
• Minimum of one year of library work experience or a Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
• Minimum of one year of customer service experience.
• Microsoft Office Applications proficiency.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with legal research experience.