Librarian Law Legal Research Analyst Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Vacancy No. VAR000769 Department Library of Congress
Salary $68,036.00 to $88,450.00 Grade 11 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/15/2019 Close Date 4/15/2019
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
WASHINGTON, DC

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 03/15/2019 to 04/15/2019

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11

  • Salary

    $68,036 to $88,450 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Position

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Flexitime.

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

Announcement number

VAR000769

Control number

527530500

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    The Legal Research Analyst works under the broad supervision of managers from divisions within the Law Library (1) analyzing legal materials; (2) responding orally and in writing to inquiries requiring proficient skills in conducting legal and legislative research involving the law of particular jurisdictions and international law; and (3) communicating with Law Library users and staff by assisting in their research work and preparing Law Library work products for publishing and distribution.

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    Responsibilities

    Fluency in English, working proficiency in at least one foreign language. 

    To successfully perform the duties of this position, the incumbent must (1) demonstrate the ability to apply accepted research techniques and utilize broad knowledge in applying domestic and international legal and legislative principles and concepts; (2) possess expert proficiency in analyzing global legal issues and preparing informative documents using legal and research materials in foreign languages; and (3) have proficient oral and written communications skills to maintain efficient and effective collaboration with staff and present complex legal principles, concepts, and issues to culturally and educationally diverse audiences.

    Contributes to ongoing legal research projects, publications, presentations, and legal
    bibliographic materials, and participates in producing the Law Library’s research work in digital and analogous formats. Uses skills, software applications and tools to prepare, edit, and finalize products for publishing or transmission, adhering to the Law Library’s technical and editorial standards.

    Provides research support and assistance to staff. Collaborates with others on designing,
    developing, and maintaining authoring and publishing programs, assists with development and production of the Law Library’s online products and publications, performs web page content control functions, and communicates with Law Library authors concerning work products.

    Assists in surveying Law Library’s collection for areas of specialization or assigned jurisdictions. Prepares indexes of a wide variety of legal documents, and supports metadata development for LLC products.

    Prepares metadata for Law Library products according to established guidelines. Participates in developing the Law Library’s controlled vocabulary affecting searching capabilities involving basic legal principles and concepts, identifying key words and phrases and ensuring that terms with possible multiple meanings are clarified.

    Applying Law Library standards and a broad knowledge of legal and legislative principles and concepts, prepares concise and informative summaries of laws, treaties, regulations, court decisions, and other legal documents.

    Plans, coordinates and participates in briefings, presentations, and other educational programs conducted by the Law Library. Translates legal documents from English to a foreign language or from a foreign language to English.

    Conducts research in limited segments of specialized or technical research projects for Law Library clients resulting in written or oral reports, memoranda, letters, annotated bibliographies, research guides, brochures, infographics, and other publications. The research may require using standard reference tools and applying techniques and practices that have gaps in specificity requiring some interpretation to cover new or evolving subject matter. Assignments involve dealing with legal research problems, questions, or situations within assigned jurisdictions.

    May convey findings through written and oral reports, abstracts, summaries, charts, graphs, or other products. Requests typically require some analysis on the part of the analyst to determine the specific research area and the types of information that will most directly meet the requester’s needs. Searches internal and external legal information and government databases. Develops search techniques and files for handling requests for legal information. Reviews information obtained in response to an inquiry for its relevance to the inquiry. Identifies and examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in applicable fields of law and assists with collection development.

    Provides legal and legislative reference services involving legal issues for an educationally and culturally diverse clientele, including Members of Congress, the judiciary, government agencies, foreign governments, scholars, academics, the practicing bar, the press and the general public.

    Assists Law Library clients in adapting and modifying research methods and techniques.
    Analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources in English and foreign languages when responding to basic questions for legal and legislative information.

    Draws upon broad knowledge of legal and legislative print and electronic collections when preparing responses. Prepares written responses to inquiries requiring a tailored response. Prepares finding aids and related written products describing research methodologies.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1410 Librarian

  • Requirements
  • Required Documents
  • Benefits
  • How to Apply
  • Fair & Transparent

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