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Job Details for Satellite Librarian

Court Name/Organization: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Location: Norfolk, VA
Opening and Closing Dates: 10/12/2021 - Open Until Filled
Appointment Type: N/A
Classification Level/Grade: CL 27 - CL 28
Link to Court Careers Information:
Announcement Number: SL-2021
Position Description

Salary Range

(Pay range is based on the Virginia Beach-Norfolk pay table.)

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Library is currently accepting applications for a librarian position. The Satellite Librarian reports directly to the Circuit Librarian and is a member of the Circuit Library’s team of librarians and support staff serving all judges and judiciary staff in the Fourth Circuit. The Satellite Librarian manages and maintains the Library in Norfolk, Virginia, providing all library services, information, and materials required by federal circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges located in the Norfolk Division of the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as court staff, members of the bar, and the general public.

The Fourth Circuit prides itself on being a collegial and collaborative workplace. We are an organization that promotes creativity and innovation, believes in diversity and inclusion, recognizes excellence, and promotes the effective administration of justice. In return, we are looking for strong candidates who share our vision and passion. Our ideal candidate is capable of developing and managing library initiatives, has excellent interpersonal skills, has an outstanding work ethic, has unquestioned integrity, is attentive to details, and is committed to excellent customer service.

Overview of Duties


Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications



Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be citizens of the United States or meet requirements under current law. Federal Judiciary employees serve under “Excepted Appointments,” and are thus “at-will,” and as such, can be terminated with or without cause. Employees are subject to the Judicial Code of Ethics and Conduct, which is available to applicants for review upon request. All applicant information is subject to verification. The appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of an FBI background investigation, which includes fingerprinting, that is updated every five years. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown; any of these actions may occur without any prior written or other type of notice.

How To Apply

Email the following in a single PDF document to Human Resources at

  1. Cover letter detailing qualifications and experience.
  2. Resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references.
  3. AO78–Application for Employment available at‌forms/human-resources-forms/‌application-judicial-branch-federal-employment.

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email, and please note in the cover letter where on the Web that you saw the announcement. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant is not provided.


The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.