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LAW LIBRARIAN

Posted on: October 7, 2020

LAW LIBRARIAN

E.R. Graham Building 1350 Northwest 12 Avenue

Position Overview

This position is responsible for the overall management and direction of our Law Library  (which consists of a large collection of books, periodicals, State Attorney’s Office training videos and expert witness materials), as well as our electronic research contract (Westlaw).  The work schedule for this position is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Monitoring library expenses to ensure adherence to budget
  • Developing and maintaining the library collection (acquiring, cataloging, classifying, physically processing, and routing printed and non-printed materials)
  • Distributing and providing books, periodicals and loose-leaf services
  • Providing legal reference and research assistance as needed
  • Adding and updating statutes in A-Form Management Program
  • Preparing and updating charge forms
  • Negotiating with representatives for our Office online legal research contract
  • Preparing jury instructions for Assistant State Attorneys as requested
  • Reviewing and distributing Third District Court of Appeals opinions weekly to the appropriate Assistant State Attorney
  • Managing access for Assistant State Attorneys and staff Westlaw Next accounts
  • Providing Assistant State Attorneys with Continuing Legal Education training materials as requested
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

 The Minimum Requirements are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Related work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college training or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Must have legal research experience
  • Must have knowledge and familiarity with Florida Statutes

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are:

  • Having knowledge of the Criminal Justice System

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

 The Successful Candidate must be able to:

  • Possess and demonstrate extensive knowledge of legal materials
  • Work independently, effectively under pressure, and with all levels of staff
  • Be detailed-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Work effectively under pressure and meet stringent time constraints
  • Be a self- starter and work independently
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Be adaptable to change
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Be flexible with their work schedule

 Starting Annual Salary:  $35,568.00

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com.

Applications can be downloaded from our website at:  www.miamisao.com.

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

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