$49,772 - $80,933 (CL 27)

$59,660 - $96,999 (CL 28)*

Depending on experience and qualifications

Spokane, WA

Are you interested in a position that supports the federal Judiciary’s mission of ensuring equal justice under the law? Do you exhibit exceptional reference and legal research abilities, have an aptitude for accuracy, and work well independently as well as part of a remote team? The Office of the Circuit Librarian for the Ninth Circuit is seeking a talented Librarian to join our team.

Representative Duties

  • This position is located in the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse in Spokane, WA and reports to the Circuit Librarian. The Librarian 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. Coordinates services alongside other branch librarians throughout the circuit. Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
  • Provides education and training to court staff on WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other research sources. Develops training materials, library promotional materials and research guides.
  • CL 27: Assists in collection development as well as acquisitions and/or cataloging.
  • CL 28: Develops collection; performs all required acquisitions functions for library and chambers collections; catalogs library collection; manages budget for collections and library operations.

Required Qualifications

M.L.S. degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library school and:

Qualifications for CL 27

  • One year of related specialized experience required, two years preferred
  • Ability to travel to court locations within the Circuit. Handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.

Qualifications for CL 28

All the above, plus:

  • One year of professional law library experience equivalent to a CL-27. (Work performed at the CL-28 level is more complex and requires more independent responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. degree
  • Two years of professional law library experience
  • Experience with an Integrated Library System and development of Sharepoint or other web-based information delivery services.
  • Practical experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and technical services.
  • Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
  • Work as a solo librarian and to prioritize demands from multiple users.
  • Experience working with people at all levels; effective oral and written communications skills.

Total Rewards and Work-Life Balance

Salary*: Depending on qualifications and experience, $49,772 - $96,999 (CL 27 - CL 28)

Time off: 13 vacation days; 13 sick leave days; 10 paid holidays

Benefits: Employer subsidized health and life insurance plans. Dental, vision, flexible spending account, long-term care plans available. Employer sponsored pension plan and supplemental retirement contribution plans with employer match.

Other Perks: Telework opportunities, mass transit subsidy, reasonable work hours, team environment, creative people, and enhanced vacation accrual-based tenure.

How to Apply

Please submit a single PDF application packet through the Career Portal that includes: 1) cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience performing the representative duties and why you wish to join our team, and 2) current resume

Next Steps

Priority given to applications received from October 21 through November 15.

If selected for an interview, tentative interview dates include the week of November 18.

Position open until filled.

Conditions of Employment

U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Direct deposit of pay required. Provisionally hired pending results of background investigation and fingerprinting. Positions with the U.S. Courts are at-will, excepted service appointments, and may be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. The Ninth Circuit Library reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, without prior written or other notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer