Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Department of Justice
Salary: $78,592 – $122,459
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This position is located in the Library Resources Section of the Executive Office (EXO) within the Antitrust Division (Division). EXO is a very dynamic and fast paced office, delivering the professional management services that power the Division’s people and mission. Within EXO, the Library Resources Section provides reference and training services to the Division’s employees in coalition with the Justice Management Division libraries network.
As a Librarian (Law) for the Library Resources Section, responsibilities will include:
Analyzing complex customer questions, requirements, and priorities and suggesting search strategies after conducting thorough reference interviews.
Conducting research on topics in field of expertise such as business, economics, and law.
Providing comprehensive legal and legislative reference services complicated by novel or obscure problems in information access and dissemination for the Division requiring versatility and innovation in adapting and modifying search methods and techniques.
Making expert decisions as to which sources will best meet research needs.
Assisting in the development and implementation of reference and research services to Division employees, and also providing effective user/public awareness of library programs and services to Department clientele.
Preparing responses to inquiries and requests, online guides, or other materials, and providing training sessions to library clientele using an expert-level depth and breadth of subject area knowledge.
Planning and developing programs to fill in gaps and augmenting collections to improve services to clientele.
Identifying, examining, and analyzing major publications, electronic resources, and trends in field of expertise for use in preparing in-depth and highly complex research.
Assisting in the design, configuration, implementation, and evaluation of Division and Department intranet content.
Identifying problems with collections and suggesting possible solutions. Assisting with determining the need for enhancements in current systems.
Performing HTML and other necessary coding to create and revise material on library web sites.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
Please note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Also, a writing sample and a combination of three to five business and academic references may be requested of individuals identified as best qualified, to be forwarded to the selecting official along with your application package, upon referral.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this position.
You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
You may be required to take and successfully clear a drug test.
You must submit a complete application package by the closing date of this announcement.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see SSS.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
This is a full-time, non-supervisory, permanent appointment in the competitive service, subject to a one-year probationary period in accordance with 5 CFR 315.801.
This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3719, AFL-CIO.
The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
This position offers career mobility opportunities to qualified Legal Division/Office of Solicitor General employees, who are encouraged to apply.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS:
Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs 1 or 2 below.
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree; OR
A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
GS-11: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must also meet the following conditions: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. EXAMPLES of specialized experience at this level include:
Providing complex and extensive research in the fields of business, economics and law;
Demonstrating knowledge of law library functions and management, and familiarity with antitrust law;
Conducting complex research for clients under tight deadlines and anticipating client needs; and
Conducting classes on specialized and complex research tools. OR
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. OR
Combination of education AND specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level, as described in item 1.
GS-12: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must also meet the following conditions: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. EXAMPLES of specialized experience at this level include:
Conducting reference interviews and meeting with researchers to analyze questions;
Preparing justifications for acquiring new materials for a library collection;
Searching online databases for bibliographic records; and
Providing responses to complex inquiries involving rapidly evolving terminology.
Please note: Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
***In addition to the Basic Education and Minimum Qualification Requirements listed above, applicants must also possess specialized knowledge in the field of law and/or proficiency in legal, business, economic, and legislative research and reference gained through education or experience which included or was supplemented by the requirements specified in one of the paragraphs below:
A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the field of law; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject directly applicable to the position such as political science, social sciences, law, or economics.
Completion of at least 24 semester hours of legal study in an accredited law school for positions primarily concerned with providing library services in law or legislative reference.
Four (4) years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of law; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field of law and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field of law and legislation.
Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (3) with education as described in (1) or (2) above.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see online.
Applicants using any education to qualify MUST submit copies of college transcripts or a list of college courses taken that identify for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. An unofficial transcript is acceptable to qualify, but it must include your full name. If selected, you may be asked to submit an official transcript prior to appointment.
Please see the Qualifications Section.