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2 current job openings.

The Law Librarian of Congress (Vacancy #:160189)

00-SL - Law Library- $123,175.00- $185,100.00
Opening Date: 07-JUL-16
Closing Date: 21-SEP-16
Availability: Open to all

The Law Librarian of Congress manages the Law Library of Congress, housing the largest collection of United States and foreign legal literature in the world. The legal collections represent all known legal systems, including common law, civil law, and religious and customary law jurisdictions. The Law Library of Congress, its staff, and collections support the legal reference and research needs of the United States Congress. The Law Librarian of Congress exercises final responsibility for the Law Library budget, management of staff, policy administration and development, and overall operational effectiveness. The Law Librarian serves as a member of the Library of Congress Executive Committee (EC) and participates in the overall management of the Library of Congress.

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Librarian (LAW) (Vacancy #:160187)

GS-11 - Law Library- $64,650.00- $84,044.00
Opening Date: 21-JUL-16
Closing Date: 22-SEP-16
Availability: Open to all

This position is exempt from flex-time and comp-flex time and is assigned to work a special fixed/rotational schedule that involves day, evenings, weekends and holiday schedules; and the selected incumbent "must be consistently able and willing to work every Saturday and occasional evenings, based on the operational and service requirements of the Law Library as a condition of employment." The Law Library of Congress seeks a legal reference librarian with education and experience (1) providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clients in a large law library or similar legal information organization; and (2) creating, organizing and managing web content for dynamic websites. The successful incumbent will demonstrate progressively responsible work experience or combination of education & work experience and proficiency in (1) providing concise and thorough oral and written research guidance utilizing creative methodologies to respond to complex inquiries; (2) applying a strong public service demeanor when providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clientele; (3) developing, organizing and managing legal and legislative collections (websites, blogs and online resources); (4) creating, organizing and managing legal and legislative content for dynamic websites; and (5) using time management skills to complete multiple time-sensitive assignments and projects.

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