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|Company||County of Los Angeles, Office of the City Counsel - Los Angeles, CA|
|Position||Law Librarian, City Counsel|
|Salary||$71,327.04 - $93,549.84|
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL
October 31, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (PST)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, and 12 paid Holidays.
Has immediate responsibility for the law library in the Office of the County Counsel.
The one position allocable to this class has immediate responsibility for maintaining and developing the law library in the Office of the County Counsel. This position requires that the incumbent exercise a basic understanding of the principles of supervision to direct subordinate library staff and have a thorough knowledge of the principles consistent with legal library classifications systems in order to properly catalog, classify, evaluate, and select for purchase law books. The Law Librarian, County Counsel must also utilize knowledge of various reference services including WESTLAW, LEXIS/NEXIS, the Internet, and other computer assisted legal research systems to assist and answer reference inquiries from attorneys and legal assistants.
Essential Job Functions
Catalogues and classifies law books and other library materials including legal codes and Supreme Court, Federal and California Law Reports.
Evaluates, selects, and recommends law books, periodicals, and other publication purchases based on attorney requests and library collection needs.
Recommends and implements departmental policies governing library operations including scope and level of library services.
Prepares, monitors and controls the law library budget based on estimates of expenditure for collection material, equipment and staffing needs.
Answers reference questions and provides assistance to attorneys and legal assistants using the library, may assist in conducting legal research on specialized topics or conducts searches for hard to locate documents using all available research resources.
Utilizes specialized, electronic legal resources such as Westlaw, Lexis, OnLaw, PACER, etc.
Updates and posts code sections, administrative regulations, and other loose-leaf legal treatises and ensure such library materials are posted prior to use by attorney staff.
Develops departmental systems and procedures for operation of specialized satellite libraries, may make periodic visits to such libraries to organize materials or assess collection needs.
Supervises full or part-time sub-professional or clerical staff performing routine library duties including book sorting, shelving, filing and related tasks.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Option I: A Master's degree* in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of professional librarian experience in a law library. One (1) additional year of professional librarian experience may be substituted for the Master's degree. - OR -
Option II: A Master's degree* in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of professional librarian experience. One (1) additional year of professional librarian experience may be substituted for the Master's degree.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - LIGHT
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to receive credit for a Master's degree, you must attach a legible copy of your official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from an accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application submission date. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must email the documents directly to CoCoExams@counsel.lacounty.gov. Please include the exam title and exam number on the subject line.
Any materials enclosed with the application will NOT be returned.
This examination will consist of an oral interview, weighted 100%. The interview will evaluate: Oral Expression, Job Knowledge and Experience, Interpersonal Relations, Adaptability and Flexibility, and Supervision and Decision-Making.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The names of applicants receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
Applicants will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill a vacancy within the Office of the County Counsel.
Passing this examination and being placed on the eligible register does not guarantee an offer of employment.
All County Counsel employees are fingerprinted and subject to a criminal background check by the State Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Employment is contingent upon passing this background check. Job-related convictions as defined by County policy, or the requirements of a "sensitive position" might result in a disqualification of the appointment.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
The acceptance of your application depends on whether or not you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Please ensure that your application contains detailed experience listed in the Selection Requirements in order to receive full credit for experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Ana Perez, Exams Analyst
(213) 974-7368 or (213) 787-2440
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