The person in this position will be responsible for providing various library services in the Law Library. This is paraprofessional work involving legal research and supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Manager. Responsible and accountable for answering basic reference questions and providing accurate information. Work is performed under the general direction of the Law Library Manager with some latitude for independent action.
Associate’s degree in Library Science, Education, Humanities, Business or Public Administration, or closely related field and one (1) year of experience in a related legal or library field; or any combination of related training and experience.
Under the direction of the court, the law library associate will provide reference assistance to judges, county officials, attorneys, and general public. Answer reference questions for patrons in person, over the phone, and via email regarding the location of books, periodicals, and other material in the library collection or direct library users to the location of needed resources outside the Law Library. Introduce patrons to reference books and tools; aid in the location of materials. Update material in the library collection; organize, including shifting and shelving books, and filing. Process library materials for all judges’ collection and handle the distribution of materials. Supervise the operation of the Law Library in the absence of the manager. Conduct computer searches in Westlaw Edge. Assist individuals who are representing themselves in court with purchasing paperwork. Travel to different law library branches located in Palm Beach County, as needed.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of law library resources, including legal databases.
- Ability to guide patrons through basic legal research.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service.
- Knowledge of court processes, procedures and legal terminology.
- Knowledge of the principles of records management.
- Ability to work within deadlines to complete projects and assignments.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
- Ability to prioritize work and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Use of court-issued personal protective equipment optional.
- Social distancing encouraged
How to Apply
Interested parties should electronically submit an application package consisting of a:
- Cover Letter
- Palm Beach County application. (Download application ).
The application package must be submitted to: Chief of Personnel, Tammy Anton, at CAD-Recruiting@pbcgov.org.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on any of the protected classes.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the interviewing process once selected, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tammy Anton, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; telephone number (561) 355-4380 at least 7 days before your scheduled either in-person or telephonic interview; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711.”