Law Librarian Assistant Non-Merit Baltimore County, MD – Towson, MD

Full Job Description
Interested candidates MUST attach a resume and three professional references to their application.

A full-time, non-merit vacancy exists in the Criminal and Civil Adjudication Division for the Circuit Court of Baltimore County.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

This position offers full county benefits and five annual incremental steps with longevity increases at years 6, 10, 15, 25 and 29.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and/or reclassifications.

You MUST attach your resume and three professional references, transcript(s)/degree(s) or certification(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the “Work Experience” section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. You MUST attach your resume and two professional references the application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, the Law Library Assistant assists the Director and Associate Librarians in the Law Library for the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. This position reports to the Director and may be assigned tasks by the Associate Law Librarian.

Essential Duties
Greets people entering the Law Library and directs them to the appropriate resources.
Answers reference questions (in person and via phone and e-mail).
Assists patrons with obtaining appropriate forms or examples.
Assists patrons with using library materials in all formats (print, online, microfilm).
Keeps legal treatises and loose-leaf services current by filing updates, pocket parts and other supplementation.
Performs general and library-specific clerical tasks.
Maintains copiers and copier/printer funds account.
Assists patrons with use of the computers and printers.
Assists with preparing newsletter and other informational publications.
Maintains circulation records and serial collection.
Coordinates bindery procedures and serials claims reports.
Sorts, checks-in and processes mail.
Orients law clerks to library services and facilities.
Performs various diversified tasks and special assignments as required.
Troubleshoot computer problems patrons’ experience.
Examples of Other Duties
Performs any other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Applicants for this position must possess an Associate’s Degree or Higher in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred and one year of law library, general library or legal work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Familiarity with and experience in using law libraries and/or library research skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Publisher, OneNote, etc.)
Familiar with Windows OS, navigating the internet, and basic troubleshooting of both.
Familiar with the Library of Congress Classification system.
Must be able to adapt to a variety of database interfaces.
Basic knowledge of court systems and legal terminology.
Exercise a high degree of judgement, tact, diplomacy, and competence in dealing with judges, attorneys, government officials, and the public.
Must be self-motivated individual with the ability to work unsupervised
Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcript must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc.

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Law Librarian Assistant Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You MUST attach your resume and three professional references, transcript(s)/degree(s) or certification(s) to your application.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

New employees are strongly encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccination.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is sedentary but may include occasional walking, standing, lifting of boxes or other limited physical activities.

Medical Examination
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

Please Note: This position is a non-merit unclassified position with the Circuit Court for Baltimore County and is subject to the personnel policies and procedures adopted by the Circuit Court and Baltimore County.