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Job Title Library Date Posted

Reference Librarian

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


Research Librarian

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP


Knowledge Services Specialist



Assistant Librarian

Seward & Kissel LLP


Information Specialist

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


Reference Librarian 

Clifford Chance 


Reference Librarian/Supports Environmental Law program

Pace Law Library


Research Librarian

Troutman Sanders LLP



Reference Librarian - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Employer Statement:   Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is a pre-eminent AmLaw100 firm. The Library staff is involved in all aspects of research and is highly regarded by the firm. The firm pays competitive compensation and provides excellent benefits and opportunities for professional development.  

Job Description
With minimal supervision, provides legal and non-legal research and reference to attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff, using a variety of print and online resources.  This position will integrate with a staff of  reference librarians, working under the direction of the Manager of Reference Services.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • SEC research, including retrieving current and archived documents, researching precedents and particular language, comparing and researching various types of agreements
  • Corporate research, including background information on companies, individuals and transactions, as well as corporate governance information. 
  • Litigation research  – retrieving dockets, cases and pleadings, researching complex fact patterns
  • Legislative and regulatory research
  • Non-legal research
  • Provide financial and statistical data
  • Provide data for updating firm seminar and client presentations
  • Supervise requests handled by outside agents for confidentiality and quality.
  • Monitor news, SEC filings, dockets and other sources as requested.
  • Participate in conducting orientation and training programs for paralegals and new associates
  • Special projects as assigned

Knowledge, skills and abilities required

  • Proficiency with internet research and the following databases:  WestlawNext, LexisAdvance, BloombergLaw, Bloomberg terminal, Capital IQ, Factset, Thompson Research, SDC Platinum, Intelligize, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Pacer, PacerPro, ISS Governance Analytics, Intelliconnect, Accurint, Hoover’s, Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Research Monitor
  • Excellent computer skills, including Windows, and all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Acrobat.  Ability to work with all file formats and troubleshoot database problems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a highly pressured environment
  • Ability to multi-task and to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to deal  diplomatically and tactfully with a diverse clientele, including attorneys, paralegals, administrative staff, outside vendors and occasionally clients.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Education and experience

  • M.S. in Library Science.
  • Minimum 3 years experience performing legal and/or corporate research.

To apply, send cover letter with resume and salary history to While we would like to respond to all applicants, we only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.



Research Librarian - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Job Description: Under immediate supervision of the New York Librarian and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Research Librarian is responsible for responding to user requests for all types of library services and for ensuring the smooth operation of the Library when the Librarian is absent. The Research Librarian is expected to serve as a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors and staff, efficient and effective departmental operations, and an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Research Librarian must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's Core Values. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):

  • Perform reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media; supports research needs of attorneys, paralegals, and marketing in a broad range of practice areas.
  • Perform online searches using such external databases as Westlaw/WestlawNext, LexisNexis/LexisAdvance, KnowledgeMosaic, HeinOnline, CapitalIQ, DebtWire, among others.
  • Perform circulation duties, including ordering and intake of new materials in various formats, materials processing, shelving, invoice processing, and general collection management. Works with vendors in resolution of problems, and maintains records of all steps of the acquisitions process.
  • Maintain library catalog records for print materials.
  • Maintain electronic subscription records and password information in Digital Resource Manager .
  • Coordinate interlibrary loans, including responding to incoming requests from other firms; interacting with librarians in New York and elsewhere; and searching OCLC database for interlibrary loan availability.
  • Perform electronic current awareness monitoring, analyzing the results and providing appropriate information to attorneys.
  • Assist marketing department and attorneys with business development research.

OTHER DUTIES (Duties are performed periodically, as necessary):

  • Handle requests from librarians and attorneys from other firm offices, both domestically and internationally.
  • Review work performed by filing service, and resolve problems which may arise.
  • Provide back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences.
  • Schedule and follow-up on online database training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment.
  • Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law. Assist the Librarian in creating and maintaining the departmental budget.
  • Assist in resolving technical problems and issues, as appropriate. Handle administrative and other projects as assigned.


  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Substantive reference and research skills including familiarity with the wide range of legal and business materials found in a various practices Substantive understanding of legal literature, its organization and availability in a multitude of formats
  • Familiarity with standard business print and online resources
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and their licensing methods Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel and document management systems Proficiency on office equipment used on a regular basis including computers, printers, copy machines, facsimile machines and telephones
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform mathematical functions - add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentage
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, office and firm
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, vendors and others outside the firm Strong service orientation
  • Legible handwriting Commitment to the office and firm Commitment to professional growth 

Educational/Job Experience Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree required; J.D. from accredited institution a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years law firm library experience

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Please email your resume and cover letter to


Knowledge Services Specialist - Proskauer

Employer Statement:
Proskauer, founded in 1875, is a global law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients worldwide from offices in Beijing, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Paris, São Paulo, and Washington, DC.

The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law. Its clients include participants in many industries, including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation.

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Knowledge Management Officer, Director of Professional Resources, and the Knowledge Services Manager, the Knowledge Services Specialist will be responsible for (i) providing superior legal and non-legal research assistance to all Library clients; (ii) managing the day-to-day aspects of the Firm’s online research resources; (iii) providing support on an as-needed basis to the Knowledge Services group; and (iv) other duties as assigned. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Research Services. Performing all tasks associated with providing outstanding, sophisticated, timely, and effective legal and non-legal, quick and in-depth, research and reference services to all Library clients across a variety of different practice areas and jurisdictions, using print, electronic and other sources. The Specialist will maintain a working knowledge of the Firm’s print and online resources and exercise sound judgment in leveraging the appropriate resources to meet each Library client’s time and cost needs. The Specialist will also perform general Library duties such as (i) providing Reference Desk coverage as assigned, including evening shifts as necessary; (ii) entering all Library requests handled into the Library workflow tracking system; (iii) keeping track of and billing time spent on client billable matters and complying with Firm’s daily time entry policy; (iv) assisting with Library orientation and training of attorneys and legal assistants and educating Library clients on the use of the Library and research techniques; (v) critically evaluating potential and existing print and online resources and providing feedback and recommendations to the Manager; (vi) assisting with organizing and preparing for Library events, including trainings and open-houses (vii) keeping up-to-date on new publications, databases, resources and developments in the legal library community; (viii) voluntarily assisting Library colleagues as needed; (ix) completing Library projects, as assigned; and (x) other general administrative duties, as assigned. The Specialist should have flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department and provide temporary coverage for Reference Librarians as necessary.
  • Electronic Services. Developing and maintaining an in-depth knowledge and expertise of all Library databases and online resources in order to support Firm users with their electronic research needs. The Specialist will provide assistance and technical support to the Firm and end users for Library online resources and electronic subscriptions, including but not limited to, (i) providing access to resources and creating user IDs; (ii) providing basic, ad hoc training and assistance to end users, as requested; (iii) assisting with product testing, implementation and roll-out to end users; and (iv) working with vendors and the Firm’s IT department to troubleshoot and resolve issues. The Specialist will be responsible for keeping track of Firm resource subscriptions and maintaining updated user lists, as well as maintaining and regularly reviewing usage information and reporting to Manager on same. The Specialist will work with vendors and Firm practice groups and administration to schedule and arrange regular training sessions for attorneys, summer associates and paralegals on variety of online resources. The Specialist will also assist with the development and maintenance of (i) the Library intranet webpage, including but not limited to updating content, checking links, reviewing usage patterns and advising Manager on same; and (ii) the internal Library portal. 
  • Knowledge Services Support. Working on discrete and ongoing projects and performing any other duties as assigned by the Officer, Director or Manager. The Specialist will monitor new developments in technology as they affect the Firm’s Knowledge Services initiatives. 

Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate will possess strong legal research skills, including proficiency in using a wide variety of legal print and electronic resources. Familiarity with all aspects of legal research, including international law and legislative history research is desired. The candidate must be technologically proficient and savvy and have the ability to quickly learn new technologies and online resources and then teach them to others. The candidate should demonstrate proficiency with Excel, Word and Power Point. Familiarity with law firm information and document systems, SharePoint, social media, and other related technology tools is preferred.

The candidate should possess (i) high professional standards and a commitment to providing quality work product; (ii) a professional demeanor and a commitment to providing outstanding customer service at all times; (iii) superior verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate courteously and effectively with attorneys and staff at all levels, as well as outside vendors; (iv) strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as a close attention to detail; (v) strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently under pressure despite frequent interruptions and changing priorities; (vi) the ability to take direction and work both in a service-oriented team environment and independently with minimal supervision; (vii) good judgment and the ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion; (vii) the ability to multi-task, appropriately prioritize and demonstrate an appropriate sense of urgency and be flexible to adjust hours to meet operating needs; (ix) patience and the ability to present and impart information to groups of individuals of varying degrees of sophistication. The ideal candidate will be energetic, proactive, self-motivated, pragmatic, creative and resourceful and possess a “can-do” attitude.

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of law firm or related experience and at least 3 years of experience performing sophisticated research in a professional services firm, special library or research center. A Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an accredited school is strongly preferred.  

Contact Information:
Emily Moses

Assistant Librarian - Seward & Kissel LLP

Employer Statement:    Seward & Kissel, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with an international reputation for excellence. We have offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Job Description:     Provide a high level of quality legal research and reference services support to the New York and Washington DC offices using both print and electronic resources. Assist the Manager of Library Services in the day-to-day operation of the Firm’s library and interact daily with attorneys, legal assistants, administrative staff, clients, vendors and peers at other law firms.

Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to:

  • responding to requests for information
  • providing timely, accurate and cost-effective research for attorneys in the New York and Washington D.C. offices using print and electronic resources
  • collaborating with the Library Services Manager to provide assistance with research problems and data acquisition
  • arranging for timely and cost effective document retrieval
  • coordination of interlibrary loans
  • coordinating and acquiring online passwords for legal staff
  • coordinating research-related training sessions
  • locating, filing or copying selected material
  • entering information into various Firm databases
  • opening and sorting mail, preparing check requests, answering phone requests for library materials, processing invoices, posting payments to accounting spreadsheets, checking-in and routing serials on EOS
  • ordering, retrieval, and organization of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, and other materials
  • updating library webpage
  • creating statistical databases (structure, queries, forms, reports and labels)
  • participating in pilot evaluations and special projects
  • participating in professional associations and attending professional development and networking functions
  • prioritizing multiple projects while balancing tight deadlines, availability of resources and cost restrictions
  • maintaining the physical library, e.g. shelving and shifting of books
  • utilizing databases to assist in the Firm’s new client intake and conflict checking processes

Skills and abilities:

  • knowledge of bibliographic classification systems and cataloging rules (i.e. AACR2r, MARC21, the Library of Congress classification system
  • knowledge of online legal databases and business resources, such as: Bloomberg, CCH IntelliConnect, Courtlink, Lexis Practice Adviser, LexisAdvance, WorldCat, Practical Law, RBSource, RIA Checkpoint, Westlaw Business
  • excellent Microsoft Office computer skills, including: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • a team player, with a willing and proactive approach and who is able to communicate readily and work closely with attorneys at all levels and administrative directors and managers and possesses the tenacity needed to see projects through to the end
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • possess strong problem-solving, organizational and administrative skills
  • ability to understand legal concepts
  • excellent attention to detail
  • flexible and willing approach
  • skill at handling multiple tasks at one time and working with regular interruptions
  • resilience and ability to work well under pressure

Job & Educational Requirements:   MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Send cover letter and résumé to  or fax to 212-480-8421 with “Assistant Librarian” in the subject line. While we would like to respond to all applicants, we only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.

Equal Opportunities: The Firm’s policy is to provide equal opportunity and equal terms and conditions of employment to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, or any other status protected by law.


Information Specialist - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Employer Statement:  Providing outstanding service to our clients has cemented Cleary Gottlieb's reputation as a top international law firm. We recognize that maintaining such a reputation requires not only excellent lawyers but also an outstanding professional staff. Consistent with these goals, the firm has a policy prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment based on actual or perceived age, alienage or citizenship, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, color, creed, disability, domestic partnership status, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, marital status, military status, national origin, partnership status, pregnancy, childbirth- and pregnancy-related medical conditions, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation or preference, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a victim of stalking or a sex offense, unemployment, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all employment-related matters, including recruitment, hiring, placement, assignments, training, compensation, promotion and termination. If you are looking to join an exceptional group of professionals, Cleary Gottlieb is the place for you.

Job Description:  Provide business and legal research experience and skills that are focused on Corporate, Corporate Governance, Leveraged and Merger & Acquisition transactions. Support the related practice areas in both NY and firm wide while participating as part of an overall NY research team that includes the library reference staff and information specialists in other practices. Information Specialists, under the direction of the Director of Research Services, share information, advice and mentoring with and to the practice attorneys, Research Services, and Knowledge Management teams in order to facilitate research, provide expertise to others and provide guidance on new KM initiatives from a user’s perspective. The Information Specialists also track deals and assist Business Development with deal related information.


  • Execute complex business and legal research for requests that are often confidential and time sensitive in nature to the Corporate, Corporate Governance, Leveraged Finance, Private Equity and Merger & Acquisition groups.
  • Assist attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff in all offices with research queries.
  • Locate documents and assemble compilations of publicly available disclosure by corporations for projects and due diligence purposes.
  • Provide guidance and training on specific resources, both electronic and print to both attorneys and research services members.
  • Assist with preparing articles, presentations and training materials.
  • Monitor legislation, current publications, and SEC filings both online and in print and apprise attorneys of developments in the field on a regular basis which includes Lexis Publisher topical watches for specific client matters.
  • Provide coverage for other information specialists and the library when required and collaborate on projects or research.
  • Assist with maintaining corporate files (which will include data gathering, data entry, indexing and filing) including firm resources such as deal and subject databases, document systems, and wikis.
  • Assist Knowledge Management with product testing and assist with the successful utilization of firm resources.
  • General administrative duties

Job & Educational Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of standard secondary research resources and corporate documents. Resources include but not limited to Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Deallawyers, IntelliConnect, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Lexis, Westlaw and Thomson products,, as well as other Securities & Exchange Commission and EDGAR filing resources.
  • Ability to apply source knowledge to research projects that produce complete, cost effective results.
  • Communication skills required to confidently deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision and equally well as part of a team.
  • 4 year college degree, excellent academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills.
  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or related law firm or corporate experience.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  We require a cover letter and resume be sent to, or fax to 212 693 9766 or mailed to Human Resources Rescruiting Manager, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, one Liberty Plaza, New York, NY 10006. While we would like to respond to applicants, we only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.



Reference Librarian - Clifford Chance

Provide high-level legal and non-legal research and reference services to attorneys, paralegals, and Business Services staff.


  • Perform statutory, administrative and case law research for various jurisdictions
  • Search online and print secondary sources for guidance on a broad range of topics
  • Search for precedent SEC disclosures, including registration statements, M&A agreements, and periodic reports
  • Research trends in capital markets and M&A transactions across various industries and geographies
  • Gather company intelligence materials, including company reports, news stories, and executive bios
  • Assemble legislative and regulatory history documents
  • Retrieve cases, statutes, regulations, articles and other citations as requested
  • Create alerts to track news, legal and regulatory developments
  • Establishes and maintains vendor relationships by organizing training sessions, evaluating new services and providing informed assessments while contracts are being negotiated.


  • MLS or MLIS degree required or strongly preferred
  • Minimum of  3 years of reference experience in law library setting
  • Broad knowledge of legal and business reference materials in online and print formats
  • Strong research and database skills, including proficiency in searching Lexis, WestlawNext, Business Law Research (Westlaw Business), and CCH IntelliConnect
  • Ability to prioritize and work efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Resourceful, proactive approach
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • MS Office Suite


Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, with 36 offices in 26 countries and some 3,400 legal advisers.  A single partnership, the firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the four key markets of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and in the six core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax, pensions and employment; and litigation and dispute resolution.

It has been and continues to be the Firm’s policy to provide equal opportunity and equal terms and conditions of employment to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, or any other status protected by law.

Apply at:


If you have any difficulty using our online system, please contact Clifford Chance's Human Resources Department regarding your interest in applying for employment.


Reference Librarian/Supports Environmental Law program - Pace Law Library

Posting Number:  0602211 
Position Number: 198981 

Pace Law Library
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603

Basic Functions: 

  • Provide reference service to members of the Pace community and other library patrons
  • Provide research services to Pace Law School environmental faculty
  • Teach legal research skills to the Pace Law School community
  • Serve as liaison to the environmental law program
  • Participate in research guide publishing
  • Participate in library administration. 

 Position Qualifications: 

  • A.L.A.- accredited M.L.S.; A.B.A.- accredited J.D
  • Law library experience preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise or interest in environmental law
  • Proficiency in searching online databases
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good teaching skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work as part of a team. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:  This position requires demonstrated interest or expertise in environmental law. Your cover letter should address this and the specific requirements of the position. We prefer a candidate with some law library experience, but will consider entry-level candidates.

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Research Librarian - Troutman Sanders LLP

Job Description:

The Research Librarian shall provide research/reference services and training in use of information resources to partners and employees of the Firm. 


  • Bills research time and costs to client files as appropriate.
  • Performs manual and online substantive and complex research; determines research strategy, best resources to provide accurate, cost effective, and timely research meeting information needs; analyzes results to determine additional research requirements.
  • Determines appropriate sources and makes arrangements for timely and cost effective retrieval/borrowing.
  • Performs electronic current awareness monitoring analyzing the results and providing appropriate information to attorneys.
  • Reviews and evaluates practice specific web sites. Evaluates and updates practice pages and internal library sites.
  • Trains lawyers, paralegals, and staff in the use of information resources; develops, prepares and conducts presentations/orientations giving information and training on relevant resources; assists in preparing and updating guides, newsletters, intranet pages, etc. which assist in the use of library services and information resources.
  • Assists] in technical services functions.
  • Assists with implementation of technological advancements in research or research aids; participates in the testing of new software, resources, etc.
  • Participates in HELP DESK resolution of problems pertinent to the Library and library resources.
  • Collaborates across the Library with peers on assignments and projects.
  • Contributes ideas/suggestions for information/knowledge development/improvement and promotes resource/knowledge sharing within the Firm.
  • Proactively seeks input from practice groups, attorneys, and paralegals to identify new services/resources of value.
  • Identifies new or more cost effective ways to accomplish research tasks.
  • Continue to develop skills, knowledge and ability to improve processes and procedures as well as to keep updated on trends and developments in the industry. This includes meeting annual personal development goals.
  • Takes full ownership of issues/research and sees them through to resolution/completion.
  • Promotes team atmosphere and positive library image. • Assume Primary Research responsibilities for location served, and within defined subject areas.

Job & Educational Requirements:  


  • Extensive knowledge of library research tools using diverse and changing applications.
  • Knowledge if IP-based information sources and retrieval.
  • Ability to instruct in the use of a variety of print and electronic research resources and provide presentations related to information resources.
  • Must possess analytical skills for analyzing content and exercising judgment regarding information sources and validity of information; ability to provide basic synthesis and packaging of research results.
  • Ability to create research strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep current with new developments and adapt to change.
  • Strong verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a resource for, provide customer service in a courteous manner to, and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within the organization.
  • Organizational skills sufficient to prioritize work and complete assignments accurately, either independently or as part of a team, under pressure of competing deadlines and with frequent interruptions, working from one's own initiative and/or following direction, policies, or procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify customer needs and to maintain and support a customer service philosophy.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential materials and matters.
  • Thorough conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of library science.


  • BA or BS from an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a Master of Library Science program at an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • J.D. or a second Master's degree in a subject useful to the business is desirable.
  • Three or more years of professional research experience in assigned or related field preferred.
  • Or any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is acceptable.

 Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Please apply on-line by visiting our career page at