$47,200 - $76,733 (CL 24)*

Promotion potential to CL-25

San Francisco, CA

About the Library

The Ninth Circuit headquarters library and the administrative staff are located in San Francisco. In addition, we have 21 satellite library branches throughout the Circuit to serve the information needs of over 400 circuit, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges. We also serve approximately 5,000 employees of court units throughout the Circuit.

For more information about the Ninth Circuit Library, please visit: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/library/

About the Role

The Law Book Procurement Assistant works in the headquarters library in San Francisco and assists more experienced law book procurement staff by creating and managing electronic documents, communicating with vendors, and creating purchase orders in order to provide court librarians, judges and unit executives with the legal research materials they require to fulfill their duties.

Representative Duties

  • Creates, edits and manages PDF documents to facilitate a paperless procurement workflow.
  • Obtains pricing, quotes and other necessary procurement information from law book vendors.
  • Communicates with library staff regarding law book purchase requests.
  • Prepares purchase orders for law book materials.
  • Emails purchase orders to law book vendors.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years general office or clerical experience (education beyond high school level may be substituted for work experience)

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • One year law book procurement experience
  • One year library experience
  • Experience with vendor contact via telephone and email
  • Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Skill in the use of Windows-based personal computers and basic office applications software including Adobe Acrobat.
  • Skill in the use of standard office equipment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Total Rewards and Work-Life Balance

Salary*: Depending on qualifications and experience, $47,200 - $76,733 (CL 24). Promotion potential to Law Book Procurement Specialist (CL 25 - $52,145 - $84,732) without competition within the Ninth Circuit Library system.

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, eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, mass transit subsidy, reasonable work hours, team environment, creative people, and enhanced vacation accrual-based tenure.

How to Apply

Please submit an 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 by April 30, 2021.

If selected for an interview, tentative interview dates include the week of May 3rd, 2021.

Video conference interviews available.

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.

Equity Focused Employer
We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. The Ninth Circuit encourages applications from all qualified individuals and seeks a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance.