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Circuit Librarian – Boston  – Closed May 3, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY

The Libraries of the United States Courts for the First Circuit seek applications for the position

of Circuit Librarian. The First Circuit Libraries provide services to the judges and staff of the

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the

Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. The First

Circuit Libraries currently employ ten staff members circuit-wide. The Circuit Librarian will

be stationed in the headquarters library in Boston, Massachusetts. Branch libraries are located

in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico.

 

Position Type: Full-time, Permanent
Location: John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary: JSP 15-16 ($141,202 – $215,291) per annum
Depending on qualifications and experience
Closing Date: May 3, 2020
Organization: The Libraries of the United States Courts for the First Circuit seek applications for the position
of Circuit Librarian. The First Circuit Libraries provide services to the judges and staff of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the
Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. The First
Circuit Libraries currently employ ten staff members circuit-wide. The Circuit Librarian will
be stationed in the headquarters library in Boston, Massachusetts. Branch libraries are located
in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico.
Duties and
Responsibilities: The Circuit Librarian reports directly to the Circuit Executive, with oversight provided by
the Chief Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals, and communicates on a regular basis with:
the Circuit, District, Magistrate, and Bankruptcy Judges within the First Circuit; court unit
executives and staff; the Administrative Office of the United States Courts; the Federal
Judicial Center; various bar associations; and members of the media. Representative duties
include, but are not limited to:
 Directing the library program for the U.S. Courts within the First Circuit and overseeing
the activities in the main and branch libraries.
 Developing, managing, and coordinating programs to meet the existing and anticipated
information needs of the First Circuit judicial officers, their staff, and personnel of other
court units.
 Assisting in the development and administration of the First Circuit library budget.
Preparing and justifying estimates of budget, space, equipment, and staff required to
carry out the mission of the First Circuit libraries.
 Establishing policies and procedures governing the library and its information
programs, the allocation of funds to support library needs, and levels of support
provided to judicial officers and other library users.
 Managing a staff of professional, administrative, and technical employees. Recruiting,
selecting, assigning, and developing library staff.
 Keeping abreast of new developments in all areas of information resources and services
management and assessing the effects of such developments on First Circuit library
programs and activities.
 Establishing and maintaining chambers libraries.

 Working with representatives from the First Circuit, the General Services
Administration (GSA), and other building management services to address library
space issues during new construction and/or renovation.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
 Candidates must have a minimum of seven years of specialized library experience,
preferably in a law library setting. At least three of the five years must have been
supervisory/managerial experience that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough
knowledge of the concepts, principles, policies, and theories of managing a law library.
 A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution is required.
Additional Qualifications:
 Demonstrated skills in law library management, including experience with a multibranch library system and/or off-site employees.
 Knowledge of legal resources and a high proficiency in legal terminology and research
using print and digital resources, including Westlaw and Lexis.
 Demonstrated skill in leading, motivating, and overseeing a diverse workforce.
 Demonstrated positive, proactive, and creative approach to managing a workforce,
planning, and problem solving.
 Strong oral and written communication skills.
 A law degree (J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., or J.S.D.) from an accredited law school is preferred.
Benefits: Federal benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, health benefits, life insurance,
flexible benefit programs, long-term care, retirement benefits, and a tax-deferred savings
plan. Further details regarding benefits can be found here:
https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits
Background Check: The successful candidate is subject to a background check or investigation, which includes
an FBI fingerprint check, as a condition of employment. Employee retention depends upon
a favorable suitability determination.

How to Apply: Submit the following documents: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) a signed and
completed AO-78, Application for Federal Judicial Branch Employment (version dated
2/20) to:
Andrew Burke
Human Resources Administrator
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 3700
Boston, MA 02210
Complete applications will also be accepted via email, in pdf format only, to: ojobs@ca1.uscourts.gov

Posted – 4/6/2020

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Research Analyst – Nixon Peabody

Job Description:

The Research Analyst will assist in due diligence and background investigations on entities and individuals relating to litigation matters, prospective business transactions, or third party relationships.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

To Apply: please visit our website and create an application for Job ID #2846 (Research Analyst) at www.nixonpeabody.com/careers

Location:  Boston; Chicago; Washington, DC; New York City; Rochester; or San Francisco

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough background searches using electronic databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Courtlink and Accurint, public records websites, Pacer, Edgar, and other sources to locate relevant information on designated individuals and companies.
  • Analyze material to identify relevant data points and connect findings among multiple parties and companies.
  • Maintain strict privacy and confidentiality requirements regarding research targets and findings.
  • Assist in training other Library staff on investigative research techniques.
  • Provide presentations to attorneys to increase awareness of Library investigative capabilities.
  • Handle a high volume of research requests from attorneys in multiple offices and practice areas.
  • Gather, filter and present a summary of research findings to attorneys and management to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the firm-wide Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys.
  • Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices and other Library & Research Services special projects as requested.
  • Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • 4-7 years of professional experience in a legal, corporate or professional services setting conducting investigative research using both print and online resources.
  • Master of Library Science or Bachelor’s degree with investigative focus required.  Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Experience with legal and business investigative research processes and resources.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to be able to identify relevant information.
  • Ability to look beyond the obvious, being inquisitive and diligent.
  • Proficient at filtering large amounts of data and summarizing information into relevant findings.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, completing tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Capable of working in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to being a proactive service provider and providing service in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and organized with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer: Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

Posted 2/6/2020
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