Legal Resources Administrator

OPEN:  07/15/2020 

CLOSE: 08/05/2020

SALARY: AD 00 ($86,335 to $161,793 per year)


Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Washington, D.C

This position is located in the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch. The individual selected for this position will provide support to the federal judiciary’s national library program and be responsible for legal resource acquisitions, play a key role in researching and developing policies for the national library program, serve as a subject matter expert in library and legal research programs, act as a facilitator to various librarian working groups, including the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group, and act as a liaison between the program office and other entities in and outside the AO.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Managing national contracts, and providing support to the judiciary’s regional library contracts, for legal resources (both print and online).

Overseeing the judiciary’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and discovery layer and the work by the vendor that supports the ILS, including monitoring legal resource usage trends in order to use the data for budget formulations.

Developing and disseminating procedures, guidelines, and training on library operations and use of the judiciary’s legal resources through formal communications and training events.

Interfacing with vendors and subject specialists to increase understanding of legal publishing issues related to acquisitions and service directory.

Acting as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for several contracts, including the ILS SaaS Hosting/Maintenance contract and other vendors for small purchase orders.

Managing timely publication acquisitions services for the Administrative Office, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, and retired Supreme Court justices.

Managing the allotment formula for legal resources and working with Circuit Librarians, acquisitions librarians and others on questions relating to legal resources funding, vendor issues, etc.

Conducting studies of the library program nationwide and reviews of circuit library programs upon request.

Facilitating communication and information-sharing through coordinating and leading, meetings and periodic conference calls of the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group and the ILS Working Group.

Maintaining an awareness of current trends and issues in order to contribute to National Library Program dialogues and assessments related to acquisitions, research databases, ILS, and discovery systems.


Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience and knowledge in library and legal research programs and management principles and processes.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must meet ONE of the qualification requirements as described below:

Completion of one 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. (Transcripts Required)

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. (Transcripts Required)


This position allows for either education or a combination of education and specialized experience. Transcripts must be provided to confirm status.

For more details and to apply, please examine the position announcement:

To be considered application packages must include the following documents and/or information:

  1. Resume – Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.

2.     Citizenship – Include country of citizenship on resume.

3.     Occupational Questionnaire – Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire:

And If applicable, also provide:

4.     Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) – All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.

5.     Veterans Preference documentation – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran’s present receipt of compensation.

Contact Human Resources for more information:

Ashley Fegins,

Department of Program Service

One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20544

Phone: 210-301-6304


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