Assistant Librarian for Technology and Collections Management – Supreme Court of the U.S. – Washington, DC

Job Title:Assistant Librarian for Technology and Collections Management

Department:Judicial Branch

Agency:Supreme Court of the United States

Job Announcement Number:SCOTUS-1262547-LIB


$89,924.00 to $141,488.00 / Per Year


Monday, November 17, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014




Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location: Washington DC, DC View Map


United States Citizens


Not Applicable




This position is a full-time position in the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States, in Washington, DC.

Closing Date: Friday, December 05, 2014, 11:59 PM


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet experience requirements (See Qualifications and Evaluations)
  • Security background check


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Department Head who plans, directs and evaluates the operations of the Library’s Technology Unit and Collections Management Unit. The Assistant Librarian is responsible for acquiring, coordinating, developing, implementing and administering computer systems and equipment to support all library functions and for assuring and maintaining access to all library collections and information resources, whether in print or electronic format. The incumbent advises the Librarian on the Library’s technology budget and evolving technology requirements and enhancements, manages the integrated library system, develops in-house applications, plans and manages the Library’s digitization program and acts as the Library’s liaison with the Court’s Office of Information Technology. In addition, the incumbent oversees circulation, interlibrary loan and document delivery policies and operations; coordinates space planning activities and administers the offsite Library Annex. The Assistant Librarian also coordinates library-wide disaster preparedness and recovery planning for technology. Collaborates on the disaster preparedness plan for the physical collection and participates in collection development and other policy-making areas as a member of the Library’s management team. The Assistant Librarian reports to the Librarian of the Court.


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Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school required.  At least five years of post-MLS experience in supporting library technology needs and at least three years of experience as a library supervisor required.  Three to five years of collections management experience also required.  Comprehensive knowledge of library practices and procedures and how they interrelate, including expertise with library technology trends, issues and practices and knowledge of legal bibliography required.  Experience with administering Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium or similar integrated library system required.  Experience should include planning and executing digitization projects, administering library web sites, developing and providing access to online information products and services and providing access to and maintenance of a legal collection.   Demonstrated knowledge of document delivery practices, OCLC and interlibrary loan functions. Proficiency with technical troubleshooting, Unix or Linux operating systems and scripting required.  Experience in a law library setting and with library conservation and preservation practices preferred.  Excellent communication skills, including the ability to comprehend and explain technology developments to employees at all levels and to document systems and procedures required. Ability to initiate, plan, manage and carry out highly complex tasks and to manage multiple complex activities simultaneously required.  Proficiency with MS Office applications and SharePoint preferred.

Employment is subject to the successful completion of a security background check.


We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position.


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Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, and the SmartTrip transit subsidy.


Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.   See


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To apply for this position, you must submit a completed occupational questionaire (see below).

You must also complete, print and sign the OF-306 form, then upload it along with your resume and cover letter. These three documents are required and must be received by the closing date, Friday, December 05, 2014 in order to be considered. Please submit only these required documents.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID 1262547.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 05, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



The following documents are required:

  1. Completion of the on-line Questionnaire
  2. OF-306
  3. A resume
  4. A cover letter


Personnel Office Phone: (202)479-3404 Email: PERSONNEL@SUPREMECOURT.GOV

Agency Information: Supreme Court of the United States Office of Budget and Personnel One First Street NE Washington, DC 20543 USA


Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application.  Please be advised that your application will not be considered complete unless all of the required documents have been received.

All applicants will be notified once a selection has been made.

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