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Librarian I - Law Library

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Washington County, Oregon

Hillsboro, OR

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JOB #2018-88

Are you passionate about law librarianship? Do you enjoy training and providing assistance to library patrons with legal research? If so, Come Lead With Us by joining our Law Library as a Librarian I!

The Washington County Law Library provides research training and legal reference assistance, access to a variety of general and specialized legal information resources and tools, and a comfortable, welcoming, and usable space for everyone engaged with the justice system, including litigants and those facing legal issues, attorneys, court staff, the judiciary, and other governmental organizations.

The Librarian I will assists the Law Librarian with administrative tasks, collection development, technical services, and providing reference for both lawyers and non-lawyers. The incumbent will evaluate and recommend titles to add or remove from the collection; assist patrons with legal research and provide effective use of resources; update legal research guides and content for the Law Library website; and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

Washington County offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Duties may include:

Teaches legal research to library reference staff, court staff, attorneys, and law firm support staff.

Works with court and bar on self-help and lawyer referral research resources.

Explores grant-funded projects with public and county law librarians.

Prepares grant and special funding applications and reports; and monitors and controls grant expenditures.

May serve as liaison to Oregon State Bar, Oregon Judicial Department, Oregon State Library, and Oregon Library Association in the Law Librarian's absence.

May represent the Law Library on public service TV and radio programs in the Law Librarian's absence.


Education and Experience

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association, program or related field, with coursework in legal bibliography and research or related field. OR

Six (6) years' experience in a para-professional law librarian position or related field may substitute for the degree requirement.

If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.

Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review this classification, please use this link: Librarian I. Please note, the flexible staffing language listed in the classification description does not apply to this particular position.

Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable.

Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) Requirement

Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County and instructions for submitting appropriate DMV documentation, please use this link: Driver's License & Records Policy.


Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Selection Process

1. An evaluation of training and experience of submitted application packets will be performed by Human Resources. Review of applications will occur the week of April 30, 2018.

2. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel will perform an in-depth evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials to include responses to supplemental questionnaire. This process will begin after May 7, 2018.

3. Washington County will perform DMV records checks on candidates that successfully pass the SME Panel review step in the selection process.

4. Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully passed the DMV evaluation step as soon as possible.

Please note:

candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.

Veterans' Preference

If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link: Veterans Preference Points Instructions (Download PDF reader).

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.

Status of Your Application

You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition.

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