Office of Legislative Counsel – SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN I

Job Notice

Office of Legislative Counsel


 Salary: $4,882 – $6,113 monthly


The Office of Legislative Counsel is a small civil service department whose mission is to provide legal services and information technology support services to the State Legislature.  OLC employees are excluded from collective bargaining and, therefore, receive enhanced benefits and do not contribute fair share.


Under the general supervision of the Chief Deputy Legislative Counsel, the Supervising Librarian I is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OLC Law Library, supervision of the library staff, and providing reference and research assistance to the legal staff in the Office of Legislative Counsel.  The position duties include but are not limited to the following: supervise and train library staff;  maintain a catalog of library holdings; perform analysis of library collection and acquisition of new materials; budgeting; billing; annual ordering of legislative publications; develop and administer daily operating procedures; promote library services throughout the organization by providing effective outreach in print, electronic, and other formats; assist legal and support staff with research on legal and related questions, including the use of online legal research applications; analyze reference questions utilizing resources available within the library and in the local library community including the State Library, State Archives, other agency libraries, and a variety of software programs; develop and maintain search strategies; assist in the updating of legal and legislative information resources keep legal and other staff informed of new library resources and train staff on their use; monitor relevance of information resources to assess need for updates; analyze business needs to recommend technological enhancements of library services; develop strategies for implementing positive change to organization’s information resources.  Develop and maintain plans, specifications, procedures and management of electronic archival content.  Prepare and maintain finding aids and coordinate original cataloging using best practices and standards; provide reference services and support research and scholarship; engage in professional activities and participate in various committees and groups as appointed.


Advanced knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship, standard reference materials, established cataloging practices, reference interviewing techniques, computer systems search capabilities, and library trends.  Knowledge of complex bibliography terminology and subject fields, and where they are located within California government.  Experience with the management and archiving of institutional records.  Ability to provide leadership and apply creativity in the formulation of needed changes in complex library program methods and procedures.  Experience with the principles and practices of effective supervision.  Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects effectively, and work independently with self-initiative and minimal supervision, flexibility, and service orientation.  Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills to collaborate successfully with a broad range of personnel from various agency branches including administrators, IT personnel, and support staff.  Experience with electronic records management and digital preservation issues, working with historical collections in library/archives, use of archiving software, social media, exhibitions, and grant-writing to advance digital projects.


Individuals who are eligible for a list appointment, lateral transfer, or on a Re-employment List, SROA list, or are employed with a Surplus Department/Agency.  Applications will be screened and only the most qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.  Please specify on your application the basis for your appointment eligibility.

APPLY BY:           Monday, October 20, 2014, at 5:00 P.M.


Submit a standard state application, cover letter, and resume to the Office of Legislative Counsel, Attn: Human Resources, 925 L Street, Suite 900, Sacramento, CA  95814.  Please contact Michelle de Necochea at 916-341-8350 , for questions regarding the position.

Equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious orpolitical affiliation, age or sexual orientation.

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